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Chad Walters

Vice President of Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering, Chad is responsible for executing Praetorian’s product vision within engineering. In addition, Chad is responsible for recruiting top engineering and machine learning talent, while creating tools and processes to help the team succeed and grow.

A proven executive with 20 years of engineering experience, Chad joined Praetorian to buildout the product team, supported and funded by the company’s profitable professional services business. In his role, Chad continues to recruit top talent and scale Praetorian’s product team while guiding the firm’s engineering culture.

Throughout his career, Chad has led engineering teams and taken concepts from early idea to mature product for leading organizations, such as Amazon, Socialware, 21CT, and Civitas Learning. In addition, he has a successful track record of scaling high-performing engineering teams and guiding startups through hyper-growth.

Most recently, Chad was VP of Engineering at Civitas Learning where he was responsible for creating products that use machine learning techniques to predict student success in college. Chad scaled his team at Civitas from 14 to 82 people, while adding new engineering disciplines including QA, data QA, development management, and scrum master. Prior to Civitas, Chad was the VP of Engineering at 21CT where he was responsible for creating products that use machine learning techniques to find Medicare fraud.

Chad holds a BS in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.

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