After having been a full-time employee & CTO for the last 12 years, I am excited to announce that I am now doing full-time, independent consulting, as Gumtree Tech LLC. Consulting is not new to me, I was an independent consultant for 3 years from 1999 to 2001, helping large and small companies build web-based systems. This was also around the same time that I co-founded the New York CTO Club, so I have many found memories from that time.
I look forward to helping companies in NYC (and surrounds) manage technology, using the combination of my start-up digital experience and my corporate CTO experience. I've seen a lot, both what works and what doesn't.
Another exciting aspect of starting consulting is that there are so many productivity tools for small businesses today verses 1999, making the overhead of operating your own business much less laborious. The first three tools I am using in my business are Freshbooks, Asana, and Google Apps. Spreadsheets be gone!
Eucalyptus, common throughout Australia (let me know if you can spot the Koala :-)