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The Founder Pack: A Conversation With Jon Darbyshire, Co-Founder / CEO @ SmartSuite

The Founder Pack: A Conversation With Jon Darbyshire, Co-Founder / CEO @ SmartSuite

7 minutes

November 2, 2022

Revolutionizing Work Management with Jon Darbyshire: Insights for Business Transformation

Join us in this compelling episode as we sit down with Jon Darbyshire, the visionary founder of SmartSuite. Jon's journey is a testament to the power of people and processes in driving business success. In 2021, he and his team introduced SmartSuite, a groundbreaking work management platform that serves as a unifying force for processes across industries.

A Fusion of People and Process: The Essence of Success

Reflecting on his experiences, Jon Darbyshire reveals the two fundamental pillars that contribute to any organization's triumph: people and process. His insight into the pivotal role these elements play in achieving business excellence underlines the essence of SmartSuite's success.

Empowering Organizations with SmartSuite

SmartSuite, born out of Jon's passion for automating critical business tasks, is more than a platform—it's a transformative force. With a track record of elevating efficiency and productivity, Jon has leveraged his extensive background, including leadership positions at EY and Price Waterhouse, to create a solution that transcends industry boundaries.

Unveiling Key Insights: Founder-Led Sales, Hiring Strategies, and More

In this episode, we delve into essential topics that are crucial for startups and businesses striving to scale:

  1. Founder-Led Sales: Discover the optimal timing for transitioning from founder-led sales and the considerations that guide this pivotal decision.
  2. Hiring the First VP of Sales: Jon shares valuable tips for recruiting your startup's first VP of Sales, a pivotal role that can define your growth trajectory.
  3. Customer-Centric Approach: Uncover the significance of understanding your customers before embarking on a Product-Led Growth (PLG) strategy.
  4. Tailoring PLG to Generational Preferences: Jon's expertise sheds light on customizing your PLG approach to cater to the unique preferences of Gen X, Gen Z, and Millennials.
  5. Metrics for Fundraising Success: Gain insights into the metrics that can significantly enhance your fundraising efforts, helping you secure vital resources for growth.

A Glimpse into the Future of Work Management

In this thought-provoking episode, Jon Darbyshire offers a comprehensive perspective on the future of work management. From harnessing the potential of people and processes to adopting a customer-focused PLG strategy, the conversation is packed with actionable insights that can drive meaningful transformation within your organization.

Listen to the full podcast episode here.