Eric Richard

Eric Richard
Eric is HubSpot's SVP of Engineering.

Recent Posts

The Hard Part About Creating New Teams Within an Engineering Organization

Part of continuous innovation means we’re constantly spinning up new teams with new missions within our product organization. One of the key challenges here is ensuring that team has the core HubSpot DNA that will allow it to be fully successful on its mission. Growing that DNA in isolation is possible, but slow. Finding a way to quickly infuse our core values and culture into those teams can really accelerate their ramp. As our team and product grows, we’ve been investing more energy into finding that solution, and we think we might be onto something.

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Why I’m Excited To Join HubSpot

Over my last 20 years in the Boston high-tech industry, what has kept me excited and gets me out of bed in the morning is the opportunity to join, lead, and transform high-performing teams. I’ve played a wide variety of roles ranging from founder to CTO to Chief Architect to VP of Engineering at some really amazing companies including NetGenesis, SPSS, Idiom, and most recently, Compete, and each of them has come with some incredible rewards and learning experiences.

For the next step in my career, I wanted a role that would challenge me to leverage all of those insights (and bruises) to contribute to a once in a generation company. For this reason, I’m ecstatic to announce that I’m joining HubSpot as a VP of Engineering, and I couldn’t be more excited for my next chapter.

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