Ted Coleman is head of technology for PromonTech, responsible for identifying places where design and tech innovation can make the biggest impact for PromonTech clients.
Coleman has built collaborative, cross-discipline teams focused on delivering functionality with great user experience for their client lenders.
Coleman has more than 15 years of experience developing scaling and enterprise solutions. Prior to joining PromonTech, he led teams at Parkifi and SendGrid, building scalable systems in Angular, Java and Ruby on Rails. Before that, he built enterprise software solutions for the mortgage banking industry and developed several mobile apps that are available today on Google Play and the App Store.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Probably the best advice I’ve received is what our CTO Michael Kolbrener calls his “Five Rules”. He told his kids: be on time, know where your stuff is, listen, try your hardest and look out for your brother. They’re all great, but the two rules I keep coming back to are listening and looking out for your brother. I try to step back and listen instead of just adding another idea to the discussion right away. It gives me a wider perspective to make a decision from. As for looking out for your brother, I think of it as looking out for our team. You can’t succeed on your own, so the team comes first.