As Coassemble continues to grow, our quest for an exceptional Head of Product Growth has been achieved! Kamil Jureczko officially became part of our team just before Christmas 2021. In just a few short months, he has seamlessly integrated and become an indispensable member of the Coassemble family.
Today, we'll find out what made Kamil join Coassemble. He'll also share valuable tips for those considering a startup journey and shed light on how the Apollo 11 mission has significantly influenced his upbringing.
1. What does your role as Head of Product Growth look like at Coassemble?
As Head of Product Growth, my role is to make sure our authoring tool is accessible to the broadest possible audience. It's also my role to retain customers and show them the value of growing alongside us.
2. What made you join Coassemble?
Before joining Coassemble, I spoke to many of the co-workers I would be working alongside, providing me with a clear understanding of the company's aspirations. In my initial discussion with our CEO, Ryan, I gained a profound insight into the business's vision, crystallizing its goals and objectives. What stood out was the refreshing approach of aligning the business strategy with the customer journey, a rarity in my past professional experiences.
My role had excellent clarity about what my position needed to achieve and how it fits within the business. After chatting to various stakeholders, I could see how everyone is really friendly and passionate about creating value for the customers every day.
3. What do you love about working in product growth for a start-up?
In the few months since joining Coassemble, I've been captivated by the pervasive transparency that characterizes every team in the business. Everyday work is shared on our Slack channels, providing a clear window into the collective efforts that contribute to building our authoring tool and creating new value for our customers. The unwavering support among team members in assisting one another is equally remarkable.
The hands-on experience of working for a startup is particularly appealing to me. It entails a greater degree of responsibility, with each team member playing a pivotal role in the intricate workings of the company. While it can be challenging, the rewards lie in the opportunity to acquire new skills and experience accelerated personal growth, a facet often unparalleled in larger corporations.
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4. What advice would you give anyone looking to work in a start-up?
As I said above, more responsibilities are given to you when working for a startup. This means you'll need to be prepared to move fast, and prioritize ruthlessly. You need to deliver incremental success through quick wins and foundational work that takes time but will enable future triumphs for the business.
I recommend being open to meeting your partners and stakeholders because you'll need to understand the context of everything. You'll want to set up meetings as soon as you join the business to understand their objectives and how it contributes to the business as a whole.
5. Tell us why you moved from Poland to Australia?
Call it fate, but my journey to Australia began with a chance encounter during my honeymoon in Bali in 2012. Meeting a group of British expats who had relocated to Australia years earlier, their stories of the country's exceptional quality of life piqued our interest.
Upon returning to our life in Poland, my partner and I made a bold decision to leave our stable jobs and embark on an adventure in a country we had never visited before.
Within two years of that fateful honeymoon, we crafted a strategic plan that led us to Cairns, Queensland, for a six-month holiday before eventually settling in Sydney to resume our professional journey. In 2020, we made another move, this time to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, solidifying Australia as our cherished home.
6. Where's your favorite diving spot in the world?
During our six-month holiday in Cairns, I grew to love scuba diving so much that my holidays are now revolve around finding amazing diving spots worldwide.
"I love the feeling of weightlessness which makes me feel like I'm flying underwater. It's a feeling like no other."
My favorite diving location to date is in North Sulawesi in Indonesia. The underwater life here is so diverse; you can see beautiful coral reefs on one side and the Lembeh Strait on the other, home to muck diving and some fascinating species.
The top of my bucket list is to dive in Silfra in Iceland. This is where two tectonic plates in Iceland collide, but you won't see any living underwater life here. The reason people dive here is that the visibility has no limit. Usually, in diving, you can see down to 40 meters, but when the visibility continues on and on, it's a site you won't see in many other places in the world.
7. Tell us something we wouldn't know about you.
Many people might not know about my love for Project Apollo. I have a few pieces of memorabilia in my house, not because I have a passion for space but because I love the objective of this particular mission. Before this program, NASA was working on hundreds of projects. When the team came together with one single objective, they changed the world as we know it.
Having a single clear objective is something I have used throughout my entire life, which is why working for Coassemble was an obvious choice for me to grow alongside. Exciting times are ahead!
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