If you think we're a working match...that's great! Please reach out via email (Address is in my IndieHacker profile). I'd love to talk with you, get to know you, and share more details.
MY WORK HISTORY / ABOUT ME:
-Created multi-billion dollar proposals for a global multi-billion-dollar, publicly-traded, wind-turbine supplier. This was a cool experience, but I’ve learned that the corporate culture is NOT for me.
-Co-managed $800,000 of my school’s endowment fund. This was also a neat experience; however, I’ve realized I don’t like being in the business of consistently outperforming arbitrary benchmarks.
-All of the books from Jason Fried, DHH, and Ryan Singer’s (creators of Basecamp.com) have deeply impacted my thinking about how to run a company and treat my co-workers. Those guys are responsible for me wanting to own a remote, private company that encourages people to work a MAXIMUM of 40 hours per week. Consider reading their books. They’re incredibly awesome people, and I admire their work greatly!
WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO. MAYBE, YOU WANT TO DO THE SAME?:
-I LOVE LOVE LOVE personal finance and great, simple design. I’m a firm believer that well-created, simple products should not require manuals. So many companies today create edgy designs that are not obvious. Not cool. So…the Venn diagram of these 2 categories is to build a non-clunky, and “Oh yeah, I get it!” personal finance tool that is a one-stop-shop for younger people to best understand/manage their finances and pay ALL their bills.
-Because I love the product design role so much, the main designs have already been created, and I have a clear vision of what our “Version 1.0” will look like. These designs just need to built by someone. Maybe that’s you? Also, designs are fluid over time; just because the main designs have already been created today does NOT mean they will be used 10 years from now. We’ll work together and implement our new, vetted ideas as they come to us.
THE CTO PARTNER I’M LOOKING FOR:
-You’re self-directed. You’re also NOT just another “coder” or “engineer.” You want to understand the business/marketing side as well. You really want to sink your teeth into a serious project. You want to see the financials of the business. You’re someone who is always respectfully, brutally-honest with their co-workers, and deeply cares about understanding our future customers. You have a passionate voice about helping people save their money and want to share it publicly.