Kamal Hood

Chief Technology Officer, Oakland, CA

Chief Technology Officer

Expert full stack developer, team leader and project manager with over 20 years experience creating SaaS and business analytics apps. My passion is delivering elegant, simple solutions with great UI design. Known as a decisive leader providing coaching, guidance, and training to elevate employees to their highest potential. Able to translate creative vision into a functional web experience that engages customers while producing record profitability.

Core Competencies

Preferred Stack:
Ruby on Rails, Vue.js, React.js, AWS, Docker, ES6, Stimulus.js, Nginx, Redis, Elasticsearch

API Integrations:
Stripe, Braintree, Slack, Google Suite (Analytics, Adwords, Maps), DocuSign, Segment, Pipedrive

Full Stack Development JavaScript, TypeScript, ES6
DevOps, AWS Cloud Responsive Design
Software as a Service (SaaS) Product Development
Frontend Development SEO, Google Analytics, Maps
UI/UX, CSS, JS, JSX Webpack, Vue CLI
Vue, React, Stimulus Team Building & Training
Search Engine Optimization Mathematical Modeling
Budgetary Oversight / P&L Stripe, Braintree, Slack API


University of California at Berkeley

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Minor, Dramatic Arts, 1999

Work Experience


Chief Technology Officer

Palo Alto, CA | 2017 - present


Groupsite is an established SaaS collaboration application with thousands of paying customers. I was the Chief Architect leading a talented team of developers, UI/UX designers, DevOps and marketing specialists from concept to a successful launch of a new app.

  • Saved over 30% in web hosting and DevOps costs after migrating from decades-old cloud services to new Amazon AWS architecture (EC2, Docker, Redis, Nginx, ELB, SES, RDS)
  • Complete rebranding, marketing refresh, upgrade and migration of all front and backend systems
  • Dramatic increase in target market traffic, keyword search and position with SEO Optimization and UTM Tracking
  • Migrated Ruby on Rails from v1 to v5.2. Complete rewrite of the aging codebase using a highly vetted stack. Frontend UI overhaul using Vue 3, Stimulus, ES6 Javascript, Rails, Webpack.

Inheritance Funding Company

Tech Lead, App Developer

San Francisco, CA | 2006 – 2019


I managed all technical projects for IFC including app development, Systems Administration, networking, DevOps and security. My position transitioned into full time development of their in-house financial CRM.

  • Built and launched core CRM app used by all employees daily, responsible for managing customers and processing over $20 million annual revenue. (Angular JS, Ruby on Rails, Docker, React)
  • Oversaw purchasing of over $100k in hardware and software licensing. Secured low cost, long term vendor contracts.
  • Doubled the efficiency of customer pipeline with custom DocuSign API integration for eSignatures
  • Live incoming sales leads feed using Google Adwords API integration and web hooks. These new customer leads were then added to the pipeline and converted into deals.
  • Advanced Business Analytics dashboards and reports using minimalist design. Complex financial analysis, mathematical modeling and projections. (Accrual, Deferred Gains, Assignments Receivable, etc.)

The Right Move Group

Tech Lead, App Developer

San Francisco, CA | 2006 – 2019


I managed all technical needs for TRMG including transitioning them from a legacy in-house database to a publicly available web application for a dramatic increase in efficiency and communications between customers and mobile employees in the field.

  • 2x - 3x increase in business after app launch. Increased efficiency allowing guides in-the-field to submit reports and timesheets. Publicly available app allowed market expansion into new states and territories.
  • Primary business app used for scheduling thousands of tours, track millions in revenue, manage timesheets, send template emails and invoice employees. (Angular JS, Ruby on Rails, Docker)

New Remedies

IT Manager, App Developer, Systems Analyst

Oakland, CA | 2002 - 2006

Chief Architect, Tech Lead and developer of custom Process Manufacturing Application and UI. The app tracks product from its point of purchase through its manufacturing, packaging and distribution stages.

  • Processed over $50 million dollars of bulk product, with security checks and employee productivity tracking.
  • Inventory tracking over $30 million in annual sales. Deployed and maintained Microsoft Retail Management System for 7 storefronts.
  • Created custom Membership CRM with ID card printing for the Green Medicine Group. ID cards used scannable barcodes to protect and identify over 25,000 members.
  • Hiring and management of employees and consultants
  • Visualized, designed and implemented a new buying, weighing, inventory and sales business process.
  • Purchasing of new hardware/software solutions and ongoing support. In charge of network security, integrity and backup policies.
  • Established key business contracts with custom software developers, VARs and credit card merchant banks. Trained employees and managers in system use and policy.