David Higham

Portland, Maine, US

David's Skills
Marketing
Product Management
Technical
Sales
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About David

I am the sole founder of a startup providing a SaaS platform for the hospitality industry - more specifically restaurants at launch. Our platform is designed to build a networked community of hospitality professionals and restaurant employers. Industry professionals can create an online profile - similar to what LinkedIn does for white collar - that they can use to submit to any employer. We help restaurants gather, evaluate and manage large numbers of job seekers to help identify the best candidates.

The employee recruitment situation In Maine ( http://bangordailynews.com/2016/05/24/business/chef-shortage-has-maine-restaurateurs-scrambling-to-fill-spots/ ) and the US in general continues to be a major problem for restaurants. With Craigslist now charging for job listings, our service could not be launching at a better time. Our beta version (responsive design website) launched in Q1'16 and we are currently developing a mobile app for launch in Q3/Q4.

My strengths lie in the product management area and I am working with a great software developer based in Portland. Looking for a partner(s) with skills and experience in outreach, sales, and business development - preferably with experience and interest in hospitality.

I would also be interested in a technical co-founder to manage ongoing software development, whether that be in-house or working with our current outsourced development team.

Education

san jose state university

MBA Business

2002 - 2002

Salisbury University

BS, Marketing

1996 - 1996