Victor Alikin

Portland, Oregon, US

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

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Victor

My foundation is in finance and accounting. I became a CPA in 1989 and have been a CFO, then a CEO in the last company where I was on the founding team. As CEO of a startup, I quickly learned that nothing really matters unless you have sales. As a result, after we raised our initial capital, I focused much of my effort on business development and sales.
I love technology and while I am not a programmer or developer, I am good at understanding the customer and market needs and translating that into requirements for the developers to run with. Then, taking the products to market and building the brand.
I can only be successful by teaming up with people who can create the products.
I have broad knowledge and experience in services offered through websites and mobile applications. Check out the W Hotels app on the Apple App Store to see a mobile app developed under my leadership at GBCblue.

Education

Portland State University

BS Accounting

1987 - 1987

Certification

CPA