Jesse is a growth-oriented serial entrepreneur with a passion for Product, UX, and Technology. Jesse is the Chief Product Officer and Co-founder of Frontdesk, a leading tech-enabled urban short-term rental brand. Today, Frontdesk operates in 35 cities with over 250 talented employees. Jesse is a champion for all-things growth at Frontdesk, which includes leading the technology, sales, and marketing teams, while also nurturing key strategic relationships for the company. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Milwaukee.
Jesse is a proud husband and father of three boys, and a complete nerd at heart.
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In this episode, we explore:
03:20 – Guest Background
06:57 – Technology and automation is the key to solve complex operations
08:16 – Creating guest experience during Covid
10:24 – Challenges in the business
18:04 – Finding a great leader
19:28 – Managing the internal culture
24:27 – Not all things need to be automated
27:34 – Celebrating victories as the founder
31:39 – The biggest impact of Covid
33:58 – Hiring Skillsets vs Mindsets
41:32 – Scaling a large network of professionally managed tech-enabled apartments
43:02 – Managing the quality
48:23 – Connect with the guest
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