Felix and I started EatAbout late last year in our flat and it's incredible to see how far we've come in such a short time. We're now receiving organic bookings, and the fact that we're hosting many of our guests for repeat bookings shows we're doing something right!
With happy customers and chefs, I set my sights on building a team, which is one of the most challenging jobs for any CEO. The ability to attract, hire, and manage people who are smarter than yourself is crucial for the success of a company, and is no easy task. A number of books have helped me navigate these waters, such as High Output Management, Startup CEO and The Hard Thing About Hard Things. I've also been lucky to learn from some of the best in the business about building a stellar team - including Khash at Cloud 66 and the incredible people at Techstars.
With this, I'm delighted to announce two new additions to the EatAbout team: Alexandra Kalinowski and Richard Källberg.
Alexandra joins us to head up Community, and I could picture no better person for the job - she's a foodie in every sense of the word, and her social media skills coupled with an incredible can-do attitude make her invaluable. Her experience running Community at Zomato is the cherry on the cake! Check out Alexandra's new blog post for her reasons for joining us...
Richard joins us to head up Marketing, and boy does he know how to drum up excitement. From hosting social events for 100+ people, to chairing numerous prominent societies and clubs, he is the embodiment of a social and approachable person. Having lived on 3 continents and speaking over 5 languages makes him perfect for the job as we grow EatAbout.
Having Alexandra and Richard join the team is an incredible testament as to the power of our vision and how far we've come. They're both experts in their areas, and we'll no doubt be able to deliver more meals beyond the restaurant with their efforts. Now that they're here, it's my job as CEO to give them the tools they need to get the job done, and get out of their way :)