As you can imagine, being CFO of a fintech startup can be a stimulating—and sometimes boisterous—job. Especially when you compare it to the more traditional CFO role at a larger enterprise company. Which is why when it came time for inDinero to find a fearless financial leader, it wasn’t easy—until we found Lisa Bunday. After all, it’s not every day you meet someone with Lisa’s background in accounting and finance who still finds a way to reference Ross Gellar and Excel Spreadsheets in one breath. Our COO, Keddrick Stuart shares why he’s excited to have Lisa on the team:
Each organization that inDinero serves has three teams working for them: a tax team, an accounting team, and a service team. In our series, “Getting to know inDinero,” we share more about the people behind these three teams -- everything from what they do at inDinero to their favorite things about supporting small businesses.
A quick intro from the editor: Steve Kornreich heads inDinero’s NYC-based consulting team that serves entrepreneurs east of Chicago. He is the proud father of a soon-to-be 5-year-old cockapoo named Mickey.
I recently had the pleasure of joining founder and CEO of Justworks, Isaac Oates, and Founder and CEO of LawTrades, Raad Ahmed, on a panel sharing personal success stories and practical advice to entrepreneurs of all stripes. While I haven’t personally started a business, I do have the breadth of experience working with countless startups and watching them grow. I’ve worked for a big Wall Street firm and an early stage startup (we, unfortunately, did not make it), and led business development efforts for small and mid-sized financial institutions at Gartner before coming back to the startup ecosystem with inDinero.
Some people start a business because they have an idea and others because they never imagined doing anything else. But every long-lasting business started because someone saw a problem go unresolved for too long and wanted to fix it.
The excitement of doing something new can be enticing and the sense of accomplishment very satisfying. But it’s undeniable that starting a company takes guts. So it makes sense that we many entrepreneurs touted publicly for being “fearless” and “unafraid”. In reality, a lack of fear is not what makes a good business leader. And by no means do you need to be fearless to be an entrepreneur.
We’ve all had a vision so clear and perfect we can almost feel the tug of the finish line ribbon, only to have our expectations fall into a million pieces for us to pick up. To Jessica Mah, that vision was to be an entrepreneur. She never saw herself working among the masses so leading a company is something she always knew she would do. But that certainly didn’t end up the way she expected at 8, 11, 19, or 21 years old…
Harry Stebbings is the founder and host of TheTwentyMinuteVC, a podcast on a mission to inspire and guide entrepreneurial listeners with insights and advice from successful venture capitalists on the rise.
In this episode he speaks with inDinero co-founder and CEO, Jessica Mah about how she has grown inDinero from zero to multi-million dollar revenues with over 100 full-time employees and has been featured in the Forbes and Inc 30 Under 30 Lists.
This podcast recording and blog post were recently featured on Harry’s website, TheTwentyMinuteVC.com.
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Whether you’re evaluating a business partner or hunting for a new job, you have a basic choice to make first: Do you want to work with an emerging or an established company?
Depending on your perspective, the startup world may seem vibrant, creative, and teeming with opportunity… or volatile, superficial, and rife with mismanagement. As a matter of fact, the same characteristics that look like benefits to one person may look like drawbacks to another.
This article originally appeared in slightly different form on Inc.com and is shared with permission.
Remember when all it took for a company to seem innovative were a few beanbag chairs, a couple beer kegs, and a ping-pong table?
To be fair, virtually anyone would welcome all of the above in their workplace, but we’ve come a long way from the early days of the startup economy when a “best place to work” was essentially a conventional office with a ball pit in the middle. (Nothing against ball pits!)
It’s 2016, and forward-thinking organizations are taking a holistic approach to company culture, challenging old norms regarding benefits, compensation, management structure, purpose, and everything in between.
inDinero’s teammates all have intriguing stories and we want to share them with our readers. So you can get to know the individuals behind the magic that each make inDinero a top-notch business and amazing place to work. Featured this month is none other than, Sarah Olbekson, who leads inDinero’s talent acquisition team (aka builds inDinero’s army of awesome people). Sarah joined inDinero’s team a year ago this month as one of its first hires the Portland, Ore. office.
inDinero’s teammates all have intriguing stories and we want to share them with our clients and readers. So you can get to know the individuals behind the magic that each make inDinero a top-notch business and amazing place to work. Featured this month is none other than, Sam Marritz, client advocate and one of inDinero’s very first hires at its office in Portland, Oregon.