Hello, my name is Karl Cardenas, and I am a technical leader with a passion for technology and software. To better help you understand who I am, I would like to summarize my strengths into three buckets; leadership, learning agility, and developing others.

I am the kind of person that will take charge when there is a lack of leadership. I wasn’t always this person. It took a lot of personal sacrifices and overcoming challenging situations for me to become this leader. The challenges in life-threatening conditions and hostile environments the military exposed me to as a team leader helped shape me into the leader I am today. I lead by example, and I wouldn’t ask anyone to do something I would not be willing to do.

What sets me apart from other people is the willingness to dive into something completely foreign and get out of my comfort zone. I can do this because of my passion for learning and the desire to be a well-rounded IT leader.

Mentoring is something that I am passionate about and thoroughly enjoy, especially helping others unlock their best potential. I welcome the opportunity to mentor others. I find it rewarding seeing someone I have developed and coached become a leader in their space.

Creating communities is a passion of mine. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and getting others up to speed. It’s something that I find to be a core leadership attribute. Sharing knowledge and being a technical role model is what drives me daily. As stated earlier, I lead by example, and I strive to be a technical leader who promotes knowledge sharing and self-improvement.


I like to keep things simple, I use the following equation as my north star in life.

 (learning + hard work + helping others) = success
  • Listen, learn, lead
  • Laugh, and make things fun
  • Embrace continuous learning
  • Put in the hard work to become a valued asset and inspire others
  • Share knowledge back to help others
  • When in charge, be in charge! A bad decision is better than no decision.
  • Look after your team and those close to you


  • Reading
  • Excercise
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Investor
  • Crypto currency and blockchain

Karl Cardenas