Member Since January 2023
For most of the past twenty years, I've been building elite software teams. I sold my first agency, Monsoon, to Capital One in 2015.
There's an upside to a downsize. Here's how company leaders can make a difference and maintain their staff's trust. In the past few years, many companies are still facing economic challenges in a fluctuating market, which also makes it difficult when leaders are forced to have tough conversations with their dedicated team about potential or necessary cutbacks. Demonstrating transparency and open communication is one of the most important steps to keep your stakeholders well-informed along the way. If you work together with your team to engage in ideas for alternative solutions, you will set your organization up for success and strengthen your potential to come out on top in the long term. Below, 13 Fast Company Executive Board members share their best practices to help leaders prepare their teams for cutbacks in the business world.
Kunai Co. is a team of developers, designers, and product managers building seamless customer experiences that unite digital products with FinTech. Kunai concepts, designs, and develops unique digital products and payment experiences for the world's top companies. Starting in 1999, Kunai helped Cisco Systems prepare for Y2K, and then in 2006, built the world's first touchscreen PC. Later, Kunai designed and developed some of the world's first successful iOS apps. With Capital One’s acquisition in 2015, we focused on fintech and how to build on a massive scale, so a portion of our team rebranded as Kunai and continued to refine our approach to product development. Over 20 years, Kunai shipped over 150 digital products that are trusted by Fortune 500 companies and unicorn startups alike. Kunai's founders, being former bank executives, started the company with the insights of years-long struggles to hire developer talent. As a result, only the top 3% of developers worldwide make it onto a Kunai team.