March 5, 2014
This is not another build-versus-buy debate. This is an if-you-build-it-you-are-going-to-overpay-for-an-underperforming-system-that-will-be-an-ongoing-nightmare-that-you’ll-regret-forever discussion. So, if you’re looking for reassurance that devoting the time, money and resources necessary to build and maintain your own revenue operations management system is a good idea, you’ve come to the wrong place. This is a reality check about what you’re really up against and why it’s not worth it despite perceived benefits like control or compatibility. Let’s examine a few considerations.
Cobble together a system or approach using a mix of spreadsheets and basic accounting tools.
Companies that patch solutions together may be leaving significant money on the table and miss opportunities for innovating their revenue cycle, including... read more
February 25, 2014
In my nearly 20 years as a recruiter, I’ve worked with a lot of companies so I know a thing or two about workplace cultures. As an entrepreneur myself, I would have never left my successful recruiting business to join the Transverse team, if I wasn’t excited by their emphasis on maintaining a startup-like culture that both inspires and empowers employees.
My relationship with Transverse co-founders Jim Messer and Chris Couch predates the founding of the company. I actually first started talking to them as they were exploring the possibility of Austin as a base for Transverse. Both of them loved Austin and the live music scene and felt like the style of the city was ideally suited to the type of business they wanted to build.
I recruited some of the original Transverse employees, which are still... read more