We’re here with our newest CBO – Flea Van Schaack. We’ve been searching for a Chief Barking Officer for a while now, and we’ve finally found the perfect fit! Ever since we brought on Jacapo Lingenfelter as our CTO (Chief Terrier Officer), we’ve been searching for our next addition to the team.
Flea has been with us for just over a month now, and we thought it was a good time to share what Flea has brought to NS804 in the short time he’s been a leading member here.
First, tell us a little about yourself:
Yeah, sure thing Kate! First, I’d like to thank you for having me here – It’s been a really exciting first month, and I can’t wait to talk about it. I know you’re busy, so I’ll try to keep everything as quick as possible.
Um, thanks Flea – but I’m just doing my job.
Yeah, great! Well – um, sorry, this is a little awkward – I tend to try and stay humble. You know, being a good boy and all that.
So, when I was growing up, I always knew I wanted to help make people’s dreams a reality – I went to school and graduated with a degree in business leadership – I was hoping to start my own chew toy company. I figured, “Hey, I’m always dreaming about chew toys. I should make my own and help make other people’s dreams come true.”
Well, long story short – turns out the market out there is ruff.
And that’s when you decided to start working with NS804?
Yes – I appreciated that our goals aligned so perfectly. I mean – it even says it right there on our conference room sign: “Making dreams a reality!”
How much more perfect of a fit could you ask for?
What’s your favorite part about working for NS804?
I want to say it’s about the chew toys – I really do. But if I were to be honest, it would be the people I get to work with. They say a good manager works for their employees, not the other way around. I always make sure to carry that advice with me – I find the harder I work for my team, the better everyone feels, and the better work we produce.
When you’re working at a company, and you’ve got that capital “C” at the beginning of your title, this is especially important – I could talk all day about the technical and strategic side of what we do here – everything from perfecting new peer-to-peer data sharing techniques to managing the backend for a significant number of apps.
I always make sure to take the time every day to check in with my entire team – keeping up with your employees is hugely important for team cohesion and individual productivity.
What are you most excited about for your future with NS804?
Oh boy – there’s so much I’m excited about! But, if you’re going to make me choose just one thing… It’s a new full package ASO program we’ve been working on. I’m not allowed to say too much about it – but we’re excited about the implications this new project will have on user acquisition and conversion rates.