Roman Piszcz is the Founder and CEO of Quotebeam, a new company that's reducing friction in the purchasing process and building a marketplace for automation parts, quotes, and collaboration. But before Roman became an entrepreneur, he was leading a team at Apple, and that’s where this week’s story begins…
Roman joined Apple back in 2016 and worked there for nearly five years as part of the iPhone product operations team. As it is with most entrepreneurs, his company was borne out of a particular pain point he noticed in the industry — the disjointed nature of the machine part procurement process.
These days, you’ll find him tackling a whole new set of challenges that he delves into in this episode. Roman also shares a few leadership tips he picked up from his time at Apple and as the CEO of Quotebeam. He gives us some insights into the manufacturing support network he’s building and shares what he sees on its horizon.
In this episode, find out:
Roman talks about his work with Apple
The importance of raising team members to be leaders
Advice for people managers moving to a new role
What inspired Roman to create Quotebeam
The communication problem Quotebeam is looking to solve
How Quotebeam’s transactional and conversational aspects are part of its solution
Unexpected challenges Roman faced as a startup owner
How Roman’s experience at Apple feeds into his work at Quotebeam
Why data is a huge part of decision-making in business
Roman shares insights into Quotebeam’s core vision
How Roman’s manufacturing support network ecosystem is evolving