Brief interview with Geoffrey Michener, CEO of dataPlor.
On October 10, 2019 dataPlor’s CEO Geoffrey Michener was interviewed by Leo Kangin at Brief. Here are some highlights, for the full transcript visit Brief website.
Geoffrey Michener is a serial entrepreneur with over ten years of experience solving complex problems in the big data, small business, and enterprise space. His passion for helping small businesses was sparked during my time studying abroad in Nicaragua and working in restaurants throughout high school, college, and grad school.
My system is being present and engaged so I can effectively prioritize issues and daily tasks. Having led startups in the past, my instinct is well developed to assess what is urgent and what can wait. My team is skilled in prioritizing client issues and concerns, escalating to me when necessary. Regular communication with our explorers is also critical to our operational success.
Data has always been an area of interest for me. My last two startups focused on small businesses and data, and at my previous company, I was intrigued about the potential. Consulting with my mentors, a number of them mentioned the challenges and opportunities of small business data in emerging markets. I immediately saw the value in creating a service that curates and validates data from small businesses in emerging markets and provides that information to larger companies.