How Software Engineer Switches to Technical Marketing - Anatole Faykin

In Chapter 5 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, Internet entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "How Did You Decide to Leave Engineering to Pursue Product Marketing?"  After deciding to leave an engineering role at Oracle, Faykin finds an opportunity to do technical marketing in Silicon Valley for an Israeli-based startup and gain access to the adventurous travel that comes with the position.  Faykin is the founder of Tuanpin, a Shanghai-based daily deals site he grew to 25 employees and sold in the fall of 2011.  Previously, he worked for British Telecom in London, Intel in Shanghai, American Express in New York, and Oracle in San Francisco as well as several startup ventures.  He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BS in computer science and biology from the California Institute of Technology.