Richard Purcell, Founder

Business Developer

Charlotte, North Carolina, US

Richard is looking for someone to join him/her or to join a startup

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Richard is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Consulting

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Sales
Product Management
Finance
Technical
Managing People
Marketing
Richard is open to joining 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
Sales
Marketing
Finance
Technical
Product Management
Background

About Richard

In a nut shell: I'm Social, Seriel Entrepreneur and Change Agent. NYC Go-Getter Meets CLT Charm with Moxie Out the Wazoo.

I've been on the leadership team of a few non profit and for-profit startups all with varying success. There are a few projects I am working on; each in different stages of development. I'm open to joining or having individuals join my team which already consists of talented leaders with diverse backgrounds.

I would consider my strengths to be in relationship management, creative writing, and problem solving (right brain thinking). I am looking for a person (or persons) who are extremely detail oriented and technical (left brain thinking).

In addition, I identify with these traits, and expect the same from my current and future partners:

Driven
-Maintains a higher bar for him/herself than CIS does, and thus consistently delivers work that exceeds the expectations of colleagues.
-Takes initiative—fixes what’s broken and improves what isn’t without waiting to be told to do so.
-Runs through walls—finds ways to break through barriers, internal or external, that get in the way of his/her success.
Clear Thinker
-A simplifier, able to boil down complex situations into clear goals and solutions.
-A ruthless prioritizer—always knows the most important two or three things and is able to ignore the rest.
-Anticipates all possible questions and outcomes.
Action-Oriented
-A problem solver, not just a problem pointer-outer.
-Translates ideas and analysis into actionable outcomes.
-Avoids analysis paralysis - moves fast and shows urgency to get things done.
Straight Shooter
-Speaks up—comfortable asking uncomfortable questions.
-A truth-seeker - forsakes politics at risk of being annoying in pursuit of the best answer, even if it’s not his/her own.
Self-Optimizer
-Humble and self-aware—is his/her own biggest critic, knows what he/she doesn’t know, and is always learning.
-Embraces mistakes as learning experiences and doesn’t make them twice.
-Adaptive—embraces change.

Education

University of North Carolina Charlotte

Global, Area & International Studies

- 2009

Universidad de Guadalajara

Conversational Spanish

- 2008