Welcome to Episode 55! Jim Stoneham is VP of Infrastructure Products at New Relic. Jim joined New Relic when the company acquired Opsmatic, where he was co-founder and CEO. Prior to Opsmatic, Jim was CEO of Payvment, a social commerce platform for SMB sellers that was acquired by Intuit in early 2013. He joined Payvment from Yahoo, where he led Communities (Flickr, Answers, Groups, Delicious) as well as the integrations of Facebook and Twitter into Yahoo products. Prior to that, he spent several years building consumer products at Kodak and Apple. A huge thanks to Cindy Padnos of Illuminate Ventures for making the introduction, without which this interview could not have happened.
In today’s episode you will learn:
How Jim came to found Opsmatic and why he decided to sell to New Relic over other acquirers?
Why does Jim have a preference toward hiring senior experienced individuals over young talent to the founding team?
At what stage should startups look to bring on fresh, inexperienced candidates who are passionate for the job but in need of mentoring and guidance?
Jim is a master of employee onboarding, so how does Jim look to onboard new employees in the most effective and fast manner?
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