From left: GeekWire co-founder John Cook, Auth0 CEO Eugenio Pace, Convoy CEO Dan Lewis, and Outreach CEO Manny Medina. (GeekWire Photos / Dan DeLong)
Manny Medina may be the head of a billion-dollar startup, but when asked what mythical creature represents the company, it’s not a unicorn — it’s the mythical flying horse Pegasus.
“The moment Pegasus was born, he flew into thunder and lightning without any fear,” said Medina, the CEO of sales automation platform Outreach, at the 2019 GeekWire Summit. “As a leader, that’s my nature and the nature of the company as a whole. We run into fires. And we invite others to run into fires with us.”
Medina spoke alongside fellow Seattle-based “unicorn” leaders Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy, and Eugenio Pace, CEO of Auth0. In a wide-ranging discussion, the executives shared their views on how to build teams, find your values, and scale a company.
The mission: cold, terrible, meaningful
Auth0 CEO Eugenio Pace.
For Pace, attracting the best talent goes hand in hand with having a mission that is understandable and resonates with people. “[The mission] has to be meaningful, even if it’s at a small scale, from the very beginning,” said Pace, whose company …read more