Hi, I'm Rubie
At Sitecast, a software company I co-own with my amazing partner, Bradley Gauthier, I help our customers build high performing websites / web apps, create better businesses, and remove friction in the on-boarding process.
By extending the platform we built, we enable business owners and executives to focus on their business strategy instead of worrying about the confusing maze of technologies.
Prior to joining Sitecast, I worked at HP Inc. wearing different hats -- primarily as a platform integration engineer. I worked with geographically diverse groups and represented the firmware team in manufacturing sites overseas. My primary objective was to unblock partners from bottlenecks to accelerate the end to end product development.
I graduated from University of Washington (Tacoma) with a degree in Computing and Software Systems. I was a recipient of the Boeing scholarship and a university grant. I also lead and mentored various groups in technology and arts.
On a personal side, I am passionate about arts and the education sectors. I also love the outdoors, world traveling, latin and ballroom dancing.
Chief Technology Officer, HP Inc.
I’ve enjoyed working with Rubie over the past few years. As a mentor for Rubie, I have been impressed with her technical knowledge and ability to translate into strategy and business directions. She demonstrates exceptionally strong communication skills and brings great energy to topics of importance. I couldn’t recommend Rubie strong enough!
Born and raised in the Philippines, my native language is Tagalog.
By my early twenties, I became fluent in English. I can also read basic Cyrillic and can speak a little Spanish.
My travel experiences and exposure to different languages enables me to recognize many languages.
Migration To The USA
In 2004, at the age of seventeen, I moved to the USA. At the time, I was not fluent in English but I had already spent a year in college at a technology school. I graduated High School from the Philippines at the age of fifteen.
With 20 USD in my pocket, lots of perseverance, and a growth mindset, I started my journey in the USA. At the time, I had a series of goals set in my mind -- to become a US citizen, finish college, get a great job, and travel the world.
Day and night, working at least thirteen hours each shift at a restaurant, I told myself I was not maximizing my potential.
After a few months waiting tables, I decided to make a pivotal change in my life journey to develop skills and get more experiences that helped transformed my life.
I pursued my goals ...
Having English as my second language and being sheltered as a child, I realized I needed to make a leap to develop my self-confidence and also become more fluent in English.
I landed a job in retail as a sales associate where I built great trust and relationship with my customers and in effect, I sky-rocketed the credit card sales in the region.
The manager at the optical department saw my potential and offered me a position to be an apprentice optician where I gained much more experience in customer service and health management services.
Through all the gained experiences and active learning, I became more comfortable speaking with people and building relationships with clients.
I spent my freshmen and sophomore years working full time hours while attending school at the community college with full time credit.
With diligence, hard work, and perseverance, I was accepted and earned a full ride at the university through scholarships and grants -- all while working and leading various groups.
In 2010, I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Computing and Software Systems from the University of Washington (Tacoma). More doors opened up after I became a US citizen.
After college, I worked at HP wearing different hats -- primarily as a platform integration engineer supporting product build overseas and accelerating the engine platform and user interface development. I represented the firmware division and traveled extensively across the globe to meet with business partners.
A rare and incredible opportunity came up where I represented the USA in the technology sector as an ambassador for an international business forum abroad.
It was preceded with a few more invitations to speak at my former school and other local high schools to help inspire younger generation in their career aspirations.
My goal has always been to see more and to learn more.
In 2016, I quit my job and traveled around the world. I visited thirteen countries in eight months where I met a lot of people, experienced a lot of different cultures, learned new languages, and a bunch more. Most importantly, I have improved both my technical and soft skills which could not be learned anywhere else.
It was one of the most rewarding trips as I have helped build a house for a family in Mexico. I also created a product development roadmap and a business plan to build a platform for festivals and adventure planner.
Coming back from my worldly adventure, I met my partner, Bradley Gauthier. I discovered we have similar vision and we complement each other not only personally but our professional experiences. It made sense for us to move forward and pursue our common goals together.
We bootstrapped and built Quantum Pipes. I took the role as the Operations Director to run Sitecast, a Quantum Pipes product.
In 2018, Bradley and I decided to set our roots in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin where he grew up. We both are actively helping the community grow both in economic and technology development.
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