Sam Minnée

Tangerine Labs

Experienced technology CTO and CEO, originally as co-founder of Silverstripe. Can establish & lead engineering & design teams, and own architecture, security, and technical operations. Works effectively at the intersection of technology & business.

With experience as both CTO and CEO of technology companies I work effectively at the intersection of business & technology, to provide solutions that work within the needs & constraints of both.

The bulk of my career was as a co-founder of Silverstripe, where I spent 10 years as CTO and another 10 as CEO. Since then I have joined another local SaaS start-up, Frankie, where I am currently virtual CTO. In addition, I have experience with advisory boards & mentoring start-ups.

I have worked in organizations of 1–100 staff, selling software products & professional services to SMEs, public sector, and large NZ enterprises. I also have extensive experience with open-source software and its application to business.


As a versatile technology leader I can step in wherever I am needed, notably:

  • Establishing & leading a design & engineering team, including hiring, line management, team coaching, and "ScrumMaster" duties
  • Leading decision-making on system architecture
  • Running technical operations & meeting information security needs
  • Providing a technology perspective in critical sales & investment discussions
  • Supporting product management as needed



Short engagements to assist with specific issues.


Monthly meetings, perhaps as part of an advisory board.

Monthly retainer

Work with your team for 1–2 days per week.