Edward Zeimis

Whitmore Lake, Michigan, US

Edward's Skills
Business Development
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Edward

I believe with all my heart in what Jack Welch said, that the most important position in any company next to the CEO is the head of Human Resources. I have numerous projects in various stages of (pre)development and I'm looking to turn that "I" into a "we" and then build that "we" into an even bigger "us". With the right people on the bus, in the right seats, no matter where we go, success will truly be in both our journey and our destination. We aim to become leadership factory, unmatched in constantly improving the things that we believe will never go out of style -- Quality, Cost, Delivery, Morale, and the Environment.

App Savvy Developer/Program Needed: Above is the vision for multi-industry conglomerate, but more specifically and more immediate is the need for an App Savvy Web Programmer/Designer to join in the execution of our Minimum Viable Product (for starters) for one of our businesses. It's an IMDB meets Snapchat meets Crowdsourcing company. We bring actors looking to audition for movies together with castors (film makers, producers, directors, casting agents, etc.) looking for actors: Create a profile and audition for roles right from your mobile device that filmmakers have posted a need for. The business is more robust as is the list of features, but this is our MVP.

As for me: I've been a student of the entrepreneurial arts and sciences for years. I've been afforded the opportunity to execute in a variety of roles under the corporate veil on the business management side of the automotive manufacturing industry, frequently in the form of an intrepreneur, whilst also pursuing activities off and on in the entertainment industry, both for more than 20 years. It's time to take this double-decade plus experience and manifest it into my own company/companies, and I'm looking for the like-minded to share in this journey.

As for you: I believe in transparency, fairness, and slicing the pie at the right time (read Slicing Pie by Mike Moyer). So if you're interested, be willing to match the openness of my profile with information about you. At some point, if we're going to work together I'll expect you to take the Kolbe A assessment (www.kolbe.com) and Gallup's Entrepreneurial Profile (EP) 10 (www.gallupstrengthscenter.com). I believe in complimenting strengths. As much as I like myself, I don't need another me (read The Productive Narcissist). I don't think I could live with myself! Side note, sense of humor a must! You don't need to exude it, as long as you appreciate it.

Next steps: If you find all this appealing, let me know. If you're a app dev extraordinaire, let me know your thoughts on cost structure for your services; cash, equity, mix, timing, etc. A final note, for this early stage, someone local to Detroit is a preference, but not a must. And most importantly, if you send me a message, give me some indication that you've read my profile. This is a big step for both of us, and if I send a message to you its going to have something personal about why I think we might be a fit, so give me more than a cookie cutter introduction. We're not throwing darts at a board, we're building a future together.

Quote

The greatest contribution you can make is the impact you have on other people. - Jim Carrey