I distinctly remember the first time I was asked if I had looped in the appropriate people. I wanted to say, “Why? How can everyone not already be looped in?” Between lunch, beer o’ clock, Slack, random conversations in the bathroom or at the printer, how could anyone at a 60-ish person startup not know everything going on in every department.
Then it hit me, I didn’t know what every department was working on in detail, nor had I for some time.
Interviewee: Cameron Kashani
Interviewer: Jorge Soto
Jorge: What your professional background and how did you get involved in the startup world?
Cam: I graduated with a degree in marketing, and have my MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. My background spans from healthcare, marketing, to technology. My first position (job) that impacted me was as Director of Marketing for a diagnostics medical corporation called Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, Inc.
Rick Nucci has been an entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area since 1999. He’s currently the co-founder & CEO of Guru, which helps companies centralize their collective knowledge. Prior to Guru Rick was the Founder and CTO of Boomi, which defined and led a new segment as the industry’s first cloud integration platform-as-a-service. Boomi was acquired by Dell in 2010, where Rick went on to run the Boomi business for Dell, helping grow the organization into the industry leader it is today.
Rick is currently the chair of Philly Startup Leaders, one of the most active entrepreneur groups in Philadelphia. He also an active blogger, and frequently speaks at industry events about startups, SaaS and cloud computing.
Check out my recent conversation with Rick about launching startups: