Kirk Quesnelle

Toronto, Canada

Kirk's Skills
Design
Programming
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Kirk

I live about 2 hours north of Toronto. I'm a mostly "full stack" developer but I'm definitely happiest hanging out on the front-end side of
development making things look and function good for the user. My skills are with Ruby / Ruby on Rails / SASS / Javascript / Backbone.js / Coffeescript / iOS iPhone / iBecon.

Most of my experience has been helping small companies solve their problems or bringing their ideas to life with limited resources.
Working alone or in very small teams, I am often responsible for the full stack. Everything from graphics to database design and everything in between. This has given me great perspective and resourcefulness in solving problems or working with other members of a team or startup.

The thing I am most interested in now is to stop trading my hours for dollars. I want to build something I am proud of and that is meaningful to me and that prospers over time. Not simply going gig-to-gig. I want to starting something that has recurring revenue. I've worked with a few SaaS startups and realize how lucrative this can be. I've built my own SaaS product in the real-estate world but it really didn't take off as I expected. This was mostly because of the all too common thing developers do: jump in and start coding without thinking or asking what your market really wants and values. Therefore it's extremely important to me that whoever I may partner with is conscious of this. I do not want to waste time building something that nobody wants at the end of 3 months.

I have studied some of these resources and really feel it sums up my mindset:

Dane Maxwell
Lean Startup
Amy Hoy
Patio11
37 Signals


If you want to checkout some of my work: http://www.kirkquesnelle.com

If you want to know more about me feel free to message me. Love to chat about all things business, development, startup whatever.

Best of luck out there!
Kirk

Education

Georgian College

Computer Science

2007 - 2007