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by Hawke Robinson published Aug 13, 2020 12:53 PM, last modified Aug 13, 2020 12:53 PM
Collection of recommendations

CTO Recommendation / Testimonial (2020) - ZOE & TFN

by Hawke Robinson published Sep 04, 2017 03:10 PM, last modified Aug 13, 2020 12:42 PM
From Ben Dobyns, CEO of Zombie Orpheus Entertainment and COO of The Fantasy Network, August 11th, 2020. I can provide serious employers with a copy of the original full letter upon request.

11 August 2020


To Whom It May Concern,


I am writing today to offer my unequivocable endorsement of Hawke Robinson’s skills as an experienced, world-class Chief Technology Officer.

A high-level corporate officer for many years, Mr. Robinson subsequently dedicated many years of his life to building a global non-profit that has advanced research in its field by significant margins, as well as helping countless individuals with cutting-edge trauma therapy.


As the founder of a successful tech startup, The Fantasy Network, I credit our success to the enterprise-level knowledge, support, and experience that Mr. Robinson brought to our company. His ability to design well-documented, scalable solutions that meet new and emerging needs is a gift to whomever hires or contracts him. It is clear from the quality of his work, his dedication, and his commitment that Mr. Robinson has, during his tenure running a non-profit, not only retained the technical and communication skills that make him a phenomenal executive hire but has also grown as a leader and visionary.


There are very few CTOs who possess not only the ability to execute complex technical tasks, but the high-level “soft” knowledge that maintains team cohesion, communication with non-technical partners, and essential support in investor pitch meetings. Mr. Robinson is one of them. Sincerely,


Ben Dobyns

Recommendation / Testimonial (2017) - Ben Dobyns

by Hawke Robinson published Sep 04, 2017 03:09 PM, last modified Sep 04, 2017 03:09 PM
From Ben Dobyns, CEO at Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. September 4th, 2017

"Hawke is a fantastic developer with strong security credentials". --Ben Dobyns, CEO, Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. http://www.zombieorpheus.com. September 4th, 2017.

Recommendation / Testimonial (2017) - Phillip Hillian

by Hawke Robinson published Sep 04, 2017 02:52 PM, last modified Sep 04, 2017 02:52 PM
From Phillip Hillian, Data Systems Engineer at Devon Energy. September 4th, 2017.

Hawke is one of the most intelligent, dedicated, and capable people that I have ever met.  He is extraordinarily gifted and insightful and a pleasure to work with.  He will be successful in any endeavor or capacity.

Recommendation / Testimonial - Brian Scardina

by Hawke Robinson published Sep 03, 2017 12:50 AM, last modified Sep 04, 2017 02:57 PM
Application Security Director at TSYS, October 4th, 2008.

Hawke was an outstanding leader with the highest level of integrity. He took a rag tag team of developers and built an amazing department through coaching and leading by example. Hawke is a perfect blend of business man meets technical maven. I would recommend Hawke to any company looking for a stand-up leader, with great people skills and a broad understanding of technology. --Brian Scardina. Director, Application Security at TSYS. October 4th, 2008. https://www.linkedin.com/in/bscardina

Brian was actually in a different department at MightyWords (I was CTO), working under the VP, when I asked for him to be transferred to my department to become head of R&D. He excelled as our "idea guy", our "IBM Think Tank", and our prototype creator. He was absolutely excellent at coming up with very creative solutions and  proposals very quickly, whatever the challenge thrown at him. He was a critical person for our department.

Recommendation / Testimonial - Rob Zazueta

by Hawke Robinson published Sep 03, 2017 12:45 AM, last modified Sep 04, 2017 02:57 PM
Director of Digital Strategy at TIBCO Software Inc. August 29th, 2009.

Hawke is largely responsible for the developer I am today. While at MightyWords, he sort of took me under his wing and gave me the room to expand my knowledge and make a massive impact on the technical operations of the company while providing opportunity after opportunity to let me learn, grow and put my new-found knowledge to work. His knowledge is amazingly broad and deep and he is able to see the big picture for any project and get the right people in the right places at the right time to make it all come together. On a personal level, he is one of the most generous and friendly people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. This engendered a loyalty to him that I still haven't shaken. I consider him a natural leader for all of these reasons. --Rob Zazueta. Director of Digital Strategy at TIBCO Software Inc. August 29th, 2009. https://www.linkedin.com/in/techknowme

Rob worked for me as a developer at MightyWords Inc. He was an excellent employee. Driven, hard working, sincere, enthusiastic, open, honest, and a great work ethic. It was a pleasure having him in the department.

Recommendation / Testimonial - Phillip Hillian, Devon Energy

by Hawke Robinson published Sep 03, 2017 12:40 AM, last modified Sep 04, 2017 02:58 PM
Data Systems Engineer, Devon Energy. April 8th, 2011.

I can unequivocally recommend Hawke Robinson as a person of high integrity and one of the very best technicians that I have ever worked with. I have worked with him on several teams and diverse projects and he has ALWAYS exceeded the expectations of the mission. His detailed knowledge and unyielding dedication make him an ideal choice for any effort on any team.
One of the brightest and most dedicated individuals I have ever met, Hawke is a highly skilled technician as well as a uniquely talented individual. He demonstrates outstanding leadership abilities, an unparalleled work ethic and enjoys tremendous success in all efforts he undertakes. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, he is an extremely pleasant person to work around. I can recommend Hawke Robinson as a person and technician without reservation. -- Phillip Hillian, Data Systems Engineer, April 8th, 2011 - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillian/

I worked with Phillip Hillian as initially as a co-worker at Information Technology International. Then later I employed him as my Data Director at MightyWords. And later still he helped me get the contract at Devon Energy for the Performance & Security Audit. We have been in contact over the years from time to time, and worked on various projects together. He is an absolute joy to work with.

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