Who are you, and what do you do?
I am the Founder and CEO of Control. Control’s mission is to help business monitor, manage, and measure the most critical part of their operations: payments. Our customers are behind some of the most innovative business models in the new economy, including SaaS, Marketplaces, Digital, and eTail. We have 25,000+ users on every continent, 7000+ MAU, and growing rapidly in cities such as San Francisco, New York , London, Paris and Berlin. Our partners include the groundbreaking payments company Stripe. Headquartered in Vancouver, we are backed by Vanedge Capital and notable advisers such as Hootsuite CEO, Ryan Holmes.
What forms of media have influenced you the most?
I have subscriptions to Fast Company, the Economist and Bloomberg Businessweek. I also check out TechCrunch and VentureBeat regularly and read the VC newsletters compiled by Mattermark and CB Insights .
What hardware / software do you use?
Hardware: Macbook Air, Samsung Galaxy Edge 6, iPhone6, iPad Air 2
Software: Evernote, Excel for financials, Slack, Adobe Fireworks for wire framing, Asana, Keynote for presentations, Control, Hootsuite, Dropbox
What would be your dream creative setup?
At our office in Gastown (old town Vancouver) surrounded by whiteboards and my team to bounce ideas. Also , there’s a lot of serenity and opportunity to get uninterrupted work done in the hours between midnight and 2am when my Slack and email aren’t blowing up.