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What a great COO can offer your tech startup – Ben Sanders



In this episode Andy Davis talks to Ben Sanders, the COO at Pockit. He chats to Andy about his role and responsibilities as a COO, why it’s important, when on-boarding, to hire people who share your company’s vision and the new skills you need to learn as a manager. They also touch on the exciting advancements happening in the technology sphere and Ben’s personal motivations for working in technology.

Ben is passionate about private-sector solutions for urban issues. He’s a senior executive at Pockit a fast-growing FinTech 50 tech startup aiming to become the world’s most inclusive bank.

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Show Notes:

1.29 How does your approach to workplaces change due to their size.

4.13 Managing a team is a whole new skill set.

7.05 What’s your take on the role of COO and is it true that it’s a very diverse role.

10.28 Was the excitement around the space you’re company is working in a big motivator for you.

12.42 When you’re bringing new people onto your team is it important that they have a belief in your company’s vision.

15.03 In startups it’s a necessity that new employees are on-board with the company’s culture.

18.47 How aware do you have to be from a technical perspective when looking at macro external factors that can affect your business.

20.59 Do you have a consistency approach to work or does your approach change form role to role.

24.33 What things are you excited to see in the coming years in the technology sphere and in your work life.



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