Geoff Hamm on the Importance of Family Support in a Tech Career

In Chapter 15 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, mobile business executive Geoff Hamm answers "Where Has Your Family Been Most Supportive in Your Career Development?" Hamm involves his wife in all major decisions and finds assurance in her support and high-tech work experience. For higher level life advice, Hamm goes to his Dad for perspective and wisdom. Geoff Hamm is a business development executive and VP Strategic Alliances at mobile marketing platform start-up Applovin.

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