I am the supply officer. I go to BJS and get caffeine and snacks.
According to my kids it is ;) I am a Jack of all trades but master of none. But seriously, I lead the overall direction of the company and do a bit of human resources, sales, marketing, project management, and finance. More like lots of everything.
I wanted to start my own business and this is what I knew. I knew I could sell it. I had the background and the contacts. I also knew there were a lot of bad companies out there trying to deliver development services and I could do it better.
Who says I want to spend all day, everyday with a bunch of developers? They are a necessary evil ;) I had a really good experience working with the developers at my previous web development company, including my partners Brad and Sumit. At the end of the day, I know this business very well and I can sell it and developers are the guys that can deliver it. They are really smart people, and I enjoy working with them!
That they are a group of really smart people and it doesn’t require me to manage every minute of their day. They know what needs to be done and they do a great job managing day-to-day projects. I don’t want to worry about that part of the business: how things are being built and who's building it and are they meeting deadlines. And I don’t have to because they do it really well.
It’s different because I don’t work with them as directly as I used to. The ones who are completely honest and upfront when we deal with them, those are the clients I enjoy the most. I’ve have a lot of those over the years. No nonsense, just say it as it is.
No. Absolutely not, he would care less. I worked with my dad for a couple of years, and I don’t know that I would say he was my favorite employer either. He is, however, my favorite dad, my kid’s favorite grandfather and someone I respect tremendously!
Knowing that everybody’s paycheck and everything else that means is on your lap. Their paying a mortgage and putting food on the table is relying on the company being successful.
There are two trends that bode well for us as we develop our Slatwall Commerce platform. The first is selling multiple types of products. Many businesses are looking for new ways to generate revenue beyond selling just physical goods, and expanding into subscription services, events, digital products, IoT, etc. The second is selling products through multiple channels, online, retail, pop-up stores, channels, direct sales, distributors, trade shows, etc. Both of these trends create new technical challenges that traditional eCommerce platforms struggle with but Slatwall is uniquely positioned to solve.
I would have started the company earlier.
Worst thing was probably working at an assembly line at a bicycle lock manufacturing company.
With my wife and kids. Going to Basketball games and Crew races.
Airborne Toxic Event is probably my favorite band right now, although U2 over the course of my life is probably my favorite band.
The only thing I’ve ever heard is Bossman from Kevin. Although I’m sure there are others I have never heard.
Blog on ESPN site, Hot Clicks. Just a bunch of random sports stuff.
Subscription Accelerator by Subscription Insider, NYC
I don’t know if it’s a secret but I can juggle a soccer ball.
Coke with Jack.
Is that question a joke?