Andrea Adams, Director of Engineering
A professional software engineering manager with 18 years of experience, Andrea oversees multiple facets of product engineering from project management and leading a team to promoting quality practices and supporting products to achieve 100% availability. She is focused on ensuring Spanning delivers the highest-quality “whole-product” releases.
Prior to coming to Spanning, Andrea led software development teams at ServiceMesh Inc., Paymetric Inc., and Vignette Corporation. She also managed customer support operations at UniSQL, was a project team leader at Ingres Corporation, and served as a technical consultant to Sprinkle Law LP, LLC.
Why is she such an effective leader? “I really love coming to work,” she says; “The energy is infectious here. Also, I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, just in case anyone steps out of line!”
Andrea holds a BA in statistics with an emphasis on computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. “I love collaborating with engineers to solve hard problems, fostering an environment that encourages innovation, and having a tangible impact in growing a company where people are passionate about their work.” When Andrea isn’t hard at work, she enjoys the outdoors with her husband and two children.