Charles Hsieh

I'm a San Francisco based sales leader, with product and coding experiences that helps companies with go-to-market strategies and generate 10x in sales.


I moved from Taiwan when I was 12 in pursuit of the American dream. I was fortunate to attend a top eng school (Go Illini!), and kick-ass in amazing companies. I'm also a proud father and husband!


8 years of top performing sales experiences @ Agilent, LinkedIn, HackerRank, and Google. Exceeded every quarterly quota.

Product Management

1.5 years of experiences in converting an idea through UI/UX and product roadmap to validate product market fit.


2.5 year of management experiences in sales, sales engineering, and technical support team.


2 years of embedded system and full-stack web RoR development experiences.



B.S. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign JUNE 2007

Minor in Chinese
Tsinghua University SUMMER 2006


CodingDojo 2017 - CURRENT

I advise CodingDojo on the go-to-market, building repeatable revenue model from the traditional service model. Coding Dojo is changing how people learn software. Coding Dojo is one of the highest-rated coding bootcamps in the industry for both in-person and online learning.

GrowingIO 2015 - CURRENT

I advise GrowingIO on the sales go-to-market strategy. GrowingIO is an end-to-end web and mobile analytics platform that provides predictive and actionable business intelligence. It is backed by top-tier VC such as Greylock Partners, NEA and Matrix Partner.



  • First sales/partnership hire in a new enterprise vertical that Google is trying to disrupt. Established the business model, sales process, sales pitch, and took the business from zero customer to 100+ paying customers in 9 months all without a public product! More updates soon.

Director, Solutions Engineering
HackerRank JULY 2014 - JULY 2016

  • I Led the unicorn team: a group of business savvy software engineers. The team consists of 2 managers, 7 US based representatives and 5 India based representatives.

  • Generated $3M in sales in 2014, and $5.8M in sales in 2015

Product Manager
HackerRank FEBRUARY 2016 - JUNE 2016

  • Built out the Tutorial domain on the HackerRank Community ( It focuses on teaching the community members Java, Javascript, and Bash knowledge through daily practice. Within 2 months of launch, it became the highest MAU driver for the HackerRank network.

Freelance Product Manager
Gigster JANUARY 2016 - CURRENT

  • I manage the entire technical product management cycle for a variety of clients from individuals to startups around the world. My duties include creating product roadmaps, figuring out tech stack/architecture of apps, testing and all client-facing interactions.

Senior Enterprise Account Manager
LinkedIn JANUARY 2010 - JUNE 2013

  • Founding member of the SMB Account Management team. Joined when LinkedIn was at 400+ employee.

  • President's Club winner: 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Global Sales of the Year: 2010, 2011

  • Closed $2M, 159% of quota in 2012. Ranked 3 of 250 globally.

  • Closed $2.8M, 140% of quota in 2011. Ranked 3 of 100 globally.

  • Closed $2M, 179% of quota in 2010. Ranked 1 of 15 globally.

  • 3 promotions in 3 years.

Strategic Account Executive
Agilent Technologies JULY 2007 - NOVEMBER 2009

  • Managed Strategic Accounts with $1M+ deals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Logitech, Boston Scientific, UC Berkeley, Thermo Fisher, Sun Power, etc.

  • Closed $5.3M, 115% of quota in 2009.

  • Closed $6.3M, 135% of quota in 2008.

Software Engineer
United Technologies JANUARY 2006 - JANUARY 2007

  • Developed diagnostic, and repeatable software in C++ to simulate all possible Boeing 787 power system errors.

  • The proprietary software successfully reduced all error rates below 0.1% and manual testing cost by $1M+ annually.


President's Club
LinkedIn 2010, 2011, 2012

Global Rep of The Year
LinkedIn2010, 2011

This is a prestigious global company award that is given out to the top 5 sales rep annually. Consideration criteria includes: performance, internal resourcefulness and leadership.

Hardball Award - Most Competitive Wins
Agilent Technologies 2008

This is the annual company award that is given out to one sales rep in each region for most wins in competitive situation.



A social travel website that enable traveler to be more productive. It allows travelers to create social profiles and openly share their itineraries with others.

It currently has ~2k monthly unique visitors, over 700 itineraries created in 35 cities, and 12 countries

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A iOS dating app where everyone is a matchmaker by connecting your single friends with other member’s single friends.

The intent is leverage the power of 3rd degree connections to drive a more relevant and validated dating matches.

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