Zachary Goldberg, Product Manager in Los Angeles, United States
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Zachary Goldberg

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Los Angeles, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 29, 2018

Zach Goldberg is an experienced technical entrepreneur, having recently served as the CTO of, an entrepreneur in residence at Tencent, the CEO/CTO of three of his own startups, and many others. Zach is passionate about using technology to improve the human condition, and has served as a consultant to over a dozen tech startups. Zach also has a private pilot's license, races sports cars, and is an expert at Kerbal Space Program.

Project Highlights Rebrand
Rebuilt the tech stack and team from AutoLotto to, including a shift in culture and development of internal org.


Work Experience

Chief Technology Officer

2016 - PRESENT
  • Led a team of 20.
  • Transitioned to a new brand.
  • Rebuilt the entire tech stack.
  • Built the hiring process and managed team culture.
  • Built the product and engineering organization structure.

Engineer | Engineering Manager

2016 - 2016
  • Managed a technical project with a client and an outsourced developer.
  • Built a demo app to win a deal with a client.
  • Managed a remote developer.
  • Built a WeChat API.

AWS, React

2016 - 2016
  • Optimized the client's cloud infrastructure.
  • Built an HTML5 app version of the client's product.
  • Worked with React and HTML5.
  • Maintained and fostered client relationships and performed consultancy management.

Engineering Consultant

2015 - 2016
MW Delivery
  • Updated and rebuilt Android and iOS apps.
  • Migrated a production web app to a new platform.
  • Revamped a web platform by adding many new features.
  • Provided technical consulting and advising for the company, including IT-related tasks (mail migration, DNS migrations, etc.).

Co-founder | CTO

2014 - 2015
Sticks and Brains
  • Built the Erlang back-end for a mobile messaging app.
  • Developed the Android client for the messaging app.
  • Experimented and developed new features based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology.
  • Updated and maintained the iOS app.

Entrepeneur in Residence/Product Manager

2013 - 2014
  • Developed internal processes for analyzing customer data.
  • Created new product features (translation).
  • Developed and iterated a product roadmap.
  • Planned international expansion and exposure plans for products.
  • Worked with senior management and VPs for product planning.
  • Implemented A/B testing as a process and core competency of the product team.

Co-founder | CEO | CTO

2011 - 2013
  • Carefully selected and interviewed a team of approximately 15 people.
  • Developed an initial Android app and web framework.
  • Built an internal tool for testing company software on hundreds of embedded devices.
  • Managed the teams and culture.
  • Developed and tested a number of business models.
  • Raised a series seed and series A funding.

Product Manager

2010 - 2012
  • Led the SRE and DevOps team for a product with eight figures in yearly revenue.
  • Worked as a PM in advertising and cloud computing.
  • Developed internal product dashboards in Google's codebase.
  • Coordinated multiple teams across the country.
  • Worked with sales and marketing to plan new product launches.

Lead Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

2008 - 2010
Invite Media
  • Developed, as an early engineer, a demand-side platform for the real-time bidding of display advertising.
  • Contributed to the build of infrastructure automation and operations.
  • Involved with the server memory and performance profiling.
  • Developed the operational alerting management.
  • Implemented load balancing and worked on the global scaling of the infrastructure. Rebrand

Rebuilt the tech stack and team from AutoLotto to, including a shift in culture and development of internal org.

Rebuilt the entire tech stack and team from AutoLotto to, including a shift in company culture and the development of internal organizational structures.
2006 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA ,USA


Private Pilot



MongoDB Atlas, Google Cloud Messaging, Google Compute Engine (GCE), AWS SDK, iOS SDK


Ubuntu Linux


Kanban, Agile, Agile Product Management, Scrum, Agile Workflow

Industry Expertise

Bitcoin, Energy, Automotive, Video Gaming


Product Management, Ethereum, Communication, Business Analysis, Growth, Remote Work, Virtual Work, Enterprise, IT, Contract, Requirements, Product Strategy, Product Roadmaps, Go-to-market Plans, User Research, Business Models, Product Design, Product Marketing, Product Frameworks, Innovation, Product Ownership, Product Discovery, Product Delivery, Product Leadership, Technical Product Management, Virtual Reality (VR), Director of Product, Android, Digital Advertising, Leadership, Team Building, Team Management, SQL, User Interviews, Python 3, Java

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