Will Sykora

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Founder & UX Designer
Will's Skills
Design
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Will

I’m a UX Designer and Covailnt’s founder. When not focused on Covailnt, I work with companies to craft, validate, and focus their product experiences for their customers.

After a decade working across food & beverage, hospitality, and financial services, I have found my calling as a freelance consultant and founder. I’ve experienced the success that comes from putting people first and staying grounded in empathy. I believe strategy is only as strong as it’s execution, and delivering on customer needs is key to building a great business.

I’ve become well versed in LEAN, Design Thinking and the various flavors of Agile, and have the hands on experience making these methodologies successful. I am a Certified Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner, and hold a Masters in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland.

Covailnt (pronounced Covalent, like the chemistry bond) is a web application for creative freelancers & small agencies. The goal is to connect freelancers, set them up to collaborate, and showcase their gained experience and ranking in real time.

Smart collaboration comes down to a few core things. Covailnt focuses on:

• Real Time Availability
Quickly see who has the bandwidth to collaborate on our efforts.

• Emotionally Intelligent Ranking
Rank is based on the input of both collaborators and rewards transparency

• Metric of Future Performance
Rank Potential, based on good collaboration habits and happy collaborators.

I'm looking for a technical resource to who share's the vision and can oversee the transition from MVP to scalable platform.

Education

Salisbury University

BFA Graphic Design

2009 - 2009

The University of Maryland

Masters of Technology Entrepreneurship

2017 - 2017

Certification

Certified Scrum Master

The Scrum Alliance

Certified Scrum Product Owner

The Scrum Alliance