Douglas Brown, Founder

Product Manager

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Douglas is looking to join a startup

Douglas is looking to join a startup

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Consulting

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Finance
Product Management
Sales
Technical
Marketing
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Douglas

So I won't be telling you how to do what you do best, but I will help you make sure it fits the business intent and funding. My goal would be to create and maintain the environment in which you can go ahead and bring the business solution to life. I'm a business planner and have experience managing projects and businesses. I've also done soft sales - customer relationships, maintaining and expanding accounts, and some new-sales. I've been working in the IT field for the past few years because that's where the consultant dollars have been going but my wider area of interest is the business -- concept, planning, costing, execution. As a result of my years working with IT I have a decent understanding of the technical work, but I stopped actively programming years ago. I've worked in organizations for a long time, and after much too long I figured out that pyramid structures don't really foster team play. I'd rather be in a start-up environment where we can decide what is best for the company and then do it.