Meet the Otters

Since 2011, our founders have built multiple products, apps and services together, including a home care marketplace HomeHero, and raised collectively over $23 million in venture funding.

Our beginnings

Building businesses since 2011

When we're not screening developers for Otter, we enjoy interviewing founders on our podcast Around the Coin.

Since entering the Santa Monica and Bay Area tech scene in 2011, our founders have met hundreds of senior-level developers. We know that hiring, screening, managing and retaining top technical talent can be a full-time job. We give startup companies an option to grow their engineering teams at a fraction of the cost of U.S. developers, backed by Otter's quality guarantee.

Meet the team

Friendly, fast, and fair.

Mike is an Ironman, active writer and host of "Around the Coin" payments podcast. He sold two tech companies (HomeHero and Zing) and founded a few others. He has attempted three Guinness World Records.

Mike Townsend

Founder & CEO

Julian is a Mexican-American who is deeply passionate about helping people of color get more exposure into the greater tech industry. You can find him working to help talented professionals land positions at tech companies big and small. He is also an avid basketball player, musician and comic book nerd.

Julian Torres

Client Partner

With a B.S. and Masters degree, Pray is a digital nomad who appreciates diversity and interconnectedness. He is an absolute hustler and leader at a young age, having worked in sales, customer support, and recruiting across multiple industries before joining Otter. Pray enjoys boxing in his spare time.

Pray Nadal

Operations manager

Alex is a seasoned product manager, QA engineer and technical recruiter with deep roots in Buenos Aires. He is Agile and Scrum Master Certified with 10+ years of development experience. He's a passionate football fan.

Alex Vazquez

Candidate Sourcing

Jenny is a recruiting Jedi and in her local community she volunteers to lead exciting events with youth groups. She loves traveling and exploring new lands and people.

Jenny Dela Torre

Candidate Sourcing

We are actively recruiting ambitious people to join our team. If you are interested in the future of remote work in South America, we would love to talk to you! 

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