CTO & Co-Founder

What quote or saying has stuck with you?

"Love the problem, not the solution." - Too often, we become enamored with our ideas and solutions, losing sight of the user's problem. Always return to the user - engage, understand, and address their pain points.

What's your secret sauce for building a great team?

Empower people with purpose and the right amount of freedom to pursue a meaningful mission. Support them on their way. Everything else is a bonus. Why? Smart individuals thrive on challenges and aspire to contribute to something greater than themselves. The more responsibility they hold, the more dedicated they become.

What should leaders understand about their own role and responsibility?

Trust is foundational. Onboard the right people, have trust in their skills to do the right things. Align them with the mission & support them on their journey. As you lead more people, operational task is not your job anymore. Learn to delegate early.

What motivates you to work as a leader / entrepreneur?

I love solving problems. Seeing people use my solutions, saving significant time with a sparkle in their eyes, is my life's elixir.

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What quote or saying has stuck with you?

"Most People Won't" by Bryce Roberts. It's such a simple yet powerful idea. Most people will talk about their ideas, but not bring them to life. Most people want to reach out, but most people won't. Most people will never overcome their blockers - so the ones that do have all the power.

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What personal habit or behavior has shaped you as an entrepreneur?

In conversations with other entrepreneurs, I always try to be honest, humble, and inquisitive. Only then can I receive good experiences from others as a gift.


What quote or saying has stuck with you?

If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” How often do we NOT get the engagement we want, because we have NOT asked for it?

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What’s a guiding principle that informs the way you build and run your business?

Going the extra mile. This principle encourages professionals to create work that exceeds expectations.

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