We are thrilled to announce that MyVest’s Senior Director of Engineering (now VP of Engineering) Joanne Pons has been awarded San Francisco’s Best Tech Manager at the 2016 TIMMY Awards! The competition was fierce, and Joanne was among a group of just 10 finalists selected from dozens of nominees.

Organized by Tech in Motion, a national event series for tech communities, the award recognizes the Technology Manager who promotes career growth, ensures a great team culture, and leads their team to produce cutting edge technology.

Best Tech Manager in SF MyVest's Joanne Pons
What makes Joanne San Francisco’s Best Tech Manager is her embodiment of our core values here at MyVest:
– People Matter
– Do Great Things Together
– Raise the Bar



People Matter
Joanne is passionate about empowering team members to share their opinions – whether they have been with the company for years or they are on day one. She encourages each team member to raise their hand with ideas for a new approach to problem-solving or to give recommendations on priorities. We don’t believe in adhering to the status quo here at MyVest – we endeavor to raise the bar and become world class in everything we do.

Do Great Things Together
Joanne pairs everyone on her team with a mentor for an opportunity to learn from experienced team members (or even peers in some cases) and to gain different perspectives. She also strongly encourages her team to take full advantage of outside learning & development opportunities using MyVest’s generous professional development budget. We believe that team member growth and company growth are intertwined.

Raise the Bar
We believe innovation comes from stepping outside your comfort zone. Each team member is encouraged to take on leadership opportunities with new initiatives outside of their core projects, with a goal to get them to think outside of their day-to-day job and do what they’re passionate about.

Joanne truly embodies our core values here at MyVest and is one of the many stellar team members who contribute to the MyVest culture of teamwork, transparency, and innovation. Learn more about what makes MyVest a great place to work.

About the TIMMY Awards
Presented by Tech in Motion, The TIMMYs recognize the best in technology work culture, management, and startups in 11 regions across North America, including New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. The goal of the TIMMY Awards is to recognize the companies striving to create better places for tech professionals to work in their local communities. Previous winners have included innovators such as Jet.com, LearnVest, Venmo, TripAdvisor, Gilt, Constant Contact, Casper, and Instacart.