Chief Executive Officer at AppSumo

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CEO


Who Is AppSumo

AppSumo is the tech powerhouse you’ve probably never heard of. We’ve helped launch MailChimp, Evernote, and Dropbox (to name a few) — over 1,500 startups have come through our doors and become household names in software.

Our motto? The tools you need to run your business shouldn’t put you out of business. And we are committed to bringing our community the absolute best deals on software. With thousands of successful product launches and over a million entrepreneurs served, we’re looking to take AppSumo to the next level!

We’re passionate about the future we’re building, and we need strong leadership to help us get there. That’s where you, our fearless new CEO, come in.

About This Role

This job is about casting a strong vision and uniting our team around it. As the Chief Executive Officer, you’ll provide strategic, financial, and operational leadership for the entire company. Working closely with our Board of Directors and leadership team, you will grow AppSumo to nine figures, and beyond.

Responsibilities:
  • Analyze and develop long-term growth and strategy initiatives (a.k.a., you will build the road map to our future successes)
  • Evaluate the company’s financial, operational, sales, and marketing strategies and tie it all together
  • Provide expert financial guidance with cash flow projections and profit and loss statements (turning data into key insights)
  • Craft a 1–3 year strategic plan, and share it with our team
  • Hire the executive team and scale-out the overall team
  • Provide strategic input and leadership on key issues, specifically potential mergers, acquisitions, or partnerships (we can do anything here, but you know which direction is best)

Every company is unique, and we want to make sure we’re a great fit for you. Here’s the kind of teammate we’re interested in:

  • You’re an effective communicator with a story and a mission
  • You’re a strong leader and can train, mentor, and manage growing teams
  • You’re inventive and find creative solutions when faced with obstacles
  • You like getting your hands dirty, good leadership means rolling up your sleeves
  • You have at least 5 years of experience as a CEO
  • SaaS background
  • Strong executive presence and ability to drive results, but can still keep AppSumo weird
Pay & Benefits

We offer a competitive total compensation package including Base, Equity and Bonus. We’ll align your incentives with the overall success of the company.

Although we remain a Hybrid Remote work environment, we also have an outstanding office in East Austin if you so choose.

Our founder, Noah Kagan, also has a sweet podcast room frequented by impressive entrepreneurs, tech founders, and other CEOs. (Office with cool studio setup = hack for networking with amazing people.)

During normal times, we do two all-expenses-paid company trips. The last one was an all-inclusive resort in Costa Rica; you can check it out here.

Why work for us?

We’re committed to creating a diverse, encouraging, and collaborative working environment — every person on the team helps cultivate a culture that we’re proud of. We actually mean this. As soon as you meet the team, you’ll see it.

AppSumo is skyrocketing right now. We’re helping more entrepreneurs and customers than ever before. Customers send weekly notes to our support team to just say thank you for simply changing their lives.

There’s never been a better time to join the team and take us to the next level! It’s a HUGE opportunity with an even bigger upside. And you’ll be in charge of it all.

Individuals seeking employment at AppSumo are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us align with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • VueLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • ElasticSearchDatabases

Location

Our office is in a trendy area along E. 6th St, within walking distance of plenty of restaurants & bars. We’re also close to the train for commuters!

An Insider's view of AppSumo

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I can't stress it enough that creative professionals need to get the space to refresh our minds to stimulate our imagination. AppSumo actively encourages that with check-ins, unlimited PTO, and eliminating the Monday blues! Our team is more resilient during the work week because we have the space to live our lives and recover off the clock.

Celeste

Graphic Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At AppSumo, in order to be successful, collaboration is vital in this digital age. We have a mixture of in-office and remote employees so open communication is a must. We also take full advantage of project management tools and company chatrooms, including channels for fun stuff like music, games, and our furry companions.

Jeir

Creative Director

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

AppSumo has been nothing short of incredible when it comes to supporting my career growth. I started three years ago as an Email Marketing Manager, and was given the space and creativity to build out an entire Content department, including Design, Copy, Video, Blog, and, of course, Email (my first home ❤️).

Ilona

Head of Content

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to become the #1 Digital Marketplace helping millions of Everyday Entrepreneurs take life into their own hands

Ayman

President

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The AppSumo vibe is very unique. I've never been part of such a tight-knit, young team where everyone is excited about their work. I think this really helps with accountability while we WFH. No one needs to be micromanaged because they're actually invested in helping our customers and partners. Also helps that we're friends outside of work!

Nick

Head of User Acquisition

What are AppSumo Perks + Benefits

AppSumo Benefits Overview

A fun and quirky family made up of former Facebook, Mint, and Google employees that love what they do: making you love what you do!

High-fives, tacos, and constant pushed for growth are common, as well as urgency and diligence. In simpler terms: you have the best of the best working with you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We had our first company sponsored volunteer day this year, working with the local food bank and we're working with our Culture Crew to plan virtual volunteer opportunities throughout 2021!
Partners with Nonprofits
AppSumo partners with local companies to support our communities! We recently sponsored local cookie maker Teddy V's Cookies for Teachers campaign.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We are committing to our people at AppSumo. We have employee led committees that are in charge of planning our lunch & learns, volunteer activities and CMF events for our local and broader community.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
We're doing our best to make sure that the rest of the company reflects the same diversity as our leadership team. D&I is something we care passionately about and are ready to tackle.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We are committed to equalizing our gender gap by 2023 and have tied it directly to our company's business goals. We also diverse candidates in the interview process for every role that we hire.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
AppSumo's employee's health insurance is fully paid by the company
Life Insurance
Life insurance is offered in $10K increments, from $10,000 to $30,000.
Wellness Programs
We have Corporate Mandated Fun Days that we are shifting virtually for team and community building. (Outside of Covid-19), we offer 2 company paid trips a year!
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Good luck catching the AppSumo run group! (Just kidding, everyone is welcome!)
Mental Health Benefits
We have a company sponsored EAP that covers at least 3 mental health visits.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Up to 3%! Woot Woot!
Performance Bonus
AppSumo's performance bonus plan includes everything from monthly cash rewards to annual bonuses.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave. Employees are also offered up to 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
We believe life is what happens outside of the office, and we support our team's individual needs to manage their schedules outside of the core working hours of 10-3.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes full-time remote for all positions through summer 2021 and flexible WFH options after!
Family Medical Leave
Employes are offered up to 12 weeks of FMLA.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Pre-covid, AppSumo regularly held community-building events for employees, friends and family! Now we've taken them online. Virtual pasta class...any takers?
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
AppSumo has unlimited PTO and strongly recommends employees take at least 1 week off per quarter,
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited hours of paid sick leave. We trust you!
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Parking on us!
Company Outings
AppSumo hosts company trips 2x a year (barring restraints from Covid)
Free Daily Meals
Pre Covid, we provided lunch daily in the office. During Covid, we have team lunches on Thursdays!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted weekly!
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
AppSumo's volleyball team's internal rivalry is the new Westside Story.
Fitness Subsidies
We offer an onsite gym for employees, but during Covid, we have created a wellness, productivity and food reimbursement.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
AppSumo. offers employees professional development through trainings and courses that are 50% covered by the company.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
AppSumo hosts lunch and learn meetings on employee suggested topics! Our most recent was on 401K and retirement planning.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Covid has made things a bit weirder than normal, so we have created we have created a wellness, productivity and food reimbursement to help offset some of the perks that employees are missing in the office.

Let us know how we can best support you!

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