I build companies... in the past at @bnymellon, @fundbox and @lendingclub and now Chief Business Officer @pipe

Miami, FL
Joined December 2014
It's always a pleasure to share my journey and the lessons learned. Startups are not easy... and operating them is even harder. I learned these lessons the hard way. Hopefully this pod will help all that are at the beginning of their journey. open.spotify.com/episode/7u3…
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1. @yas_moaven - Our new amazing CMO and true crasher of all things marketing and branding.
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2. @noelhillman - Our sales guru and our new CRO. We are lucky to have you onboard to build world-class sales org.
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3. @Wgnr_L - And last but not the least. Our finance extraordinaire and our new CFO who has been with us since Day 0!
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I shouldn’t be congratulating you… I should be THANKING YOU for accepting the jobs… and working every day to build @pipe!. Grateful for you all!!!🙏
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From day 1 when I met you… it was clear you would be Pipe’s CRO!!!! So well deserved!!!! LFG 🚀🚀🚀
Thinking back to when I was a wide-eyed grad with a fresh finance degree; I would have never dreamed that I would one day be the Chief Revenue Officer for a Multi-Unicorn start-up. 1/4
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Fully recovered from an amazing F1 in Miami. Thank you ⁦@eightsleep⁩ for the best rejuvenation tool!
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The highest power is… no power if you desire nothing!!! We desire too much and all of these desires make us slaves to the holders of such desire….
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If you think you know who you are… think again and give yourself a gift of being honest with yourself! YOU, your family/friends and your work environment will benefit from your self-awareness.
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I love a bit of time for myself… and one may wonder why??? Because I fucking love hanging out inside my brain!!!!!
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Radical self-awareness: Be aware of what you are good at and where you need help. I am creative… I constantly play mental chess games of building businesses but I know I am not great with numbers so… I get @Wgnr_L to be the finance guru! Build a team around your self-awareness!
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Great read!!!
0. Startup CEOs: if you want to hire the leader for a particular function, follow this playbook.
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Seek first to understand… not to be understood
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Real mensch here!!! One of the best!!!
New podcast alert!🎙Kainar Kamalov (@kainarkamal) - director of the developer relations team at @pipe joins @JasonEBaum1 to discuss what it means to be a good communicator, communication in remote teams and running🏃! Listen here: hubs.la/Q017VdC-0
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So true! Please read it as, on the business side/ops, we tend to complain as to how difficult it’s to work with engineers… maybe it’s because we tend to treat them differently? All humans want to work with great leaders…. @pipe has it with @zallarak , @usmanm and @kainarkamal
One of the most underestimated traits in all organisations I've been in – having a human-centric leader in engineering. A lot of leadership teams think that it's "job done" once they've made that new prod/eng hire and thrown them into a team. There's SO much more to it:
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I don't post enough about the stuff that I use/love... but I met @rahulvohra and @vsodera when they were starting @Superhuman and fell in love with its keystroke shortcuts, design and how it organized my inbox. I just hit 100 weeks of inbox zero in a row!!! Life changing tool!
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Today’s FT! Such simple lessons but so rarely applied… First one being the most important of them all: “Ideas are great but EXECUTION IS EVERYTHING”
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It's always a pleasure to share my journey and the lessons learned. Startups are not easy... and operating them is even harder. I learned these lessons the hard way. Hopefully this pod will help all that are at the beginning of their journey. open.spotify.com/episode/7u3…
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Couldn’t agree more…. That’s why @pipe trading platform model works… most competitive pricing for companies with recurring revenues driven by investors seeking stable fixed income asset!!!
FinTech consolidation via M&A will be a major trend this year. Winners: builders of great tech, niche monopolists looking for distribution, cash flow positives Losers: buyers of fickle growth, balance sheet lenders, high burners
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So true @marceloclaure !!! Everyday… Every moment… expand your knowledge!
Just want to keep on learning….everyday.
It’s a pleasure backing @greyngyen and @benjyang_ on their quest to make crypto accessible to companies of all stages and industries! It’s the true democratization of access to cryptocurrencies on par with fiat money. Go team!!!
1/ Today, I am thrilled to announce our $5M Seed led by @AbstractVC and A* Capital to help @starlight_money's mission to make crypto accessible for companies of all stages and industries. starlight.money/blog/series-…
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