Teaming is fundamental. To the start, growth, life and exit of a business. So what’s the secret sauce to finding, developing and keeping the right team? And, what consequences can result from unsuccessful efforts to team?
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Jason Seats is the Managing Director of Techstars in Austin. Before moving to Austin to lead this new Techstar endeavor, Jason was Managing Director of the Techstars Cloud program. In 2010, Jason joined Techstars from Rackspace where he was VP of software development for Rackspace Cloud, managing the company’s cloud engineering teams. Slicehost, an early cloud computing hosting company formed by Jason and co-founder Matt Tanase, was acquired in 2008 by Rackspace to become the core for the company’s initial Cloud Servers product. Jason holds a B.S. degree from Saint Louis University.
Just a few years ago, at the behest of Silicon Valley's venture community, Paul O’Brien relocated from California to Austin’s start-up mecca. In San Jose and San Francisco, O'Brien launched a series of startups in local search, crowdsourcing, web-based accounting, payments, and social intelligence.
Now in Austin, he continues his work as a growth hacker and fractional CMO; consulting with ventures of all sizes through scale, stages, and pivots, and serves as an advisor to organizations such as ATI and Fovnders.
O'Brien frequently speaks throughout Austin on topics of innovation, startup culture, economic development, and fund raising and takes a special interest in working with industry changing startups, stagnant established companies, and even cities; exploring the roles that environments, culture, and the architecture of businesses, play in market and economic development. He’s easily found online as SEO’Brien.
Paula Soileau is co-founder and CEO of Affintus, Inc., an Austin-based software-as-a-service company launched in 2008. Affintus provides predictive assessments of personality and cognitive ability, enabling business to identify job candidates who are most likely to be successful.
Ms. Soileau’s mission to help companies hire the right people is driven by a passion resulting from 22+ years of financial management and executive experience and her constant drive to help organizations improve productivity, maximize resources and ultimately improve the bottom line.
A successful business strategist and leader, Ms. Soileau has guided executive teams of several businesses and organizations from operating losses to profitability. She is a Certified CPA and holds both a Bachelor and Master degree from Northeast Louisiana University.
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