Sundar, Swaminathan, Fractional Growth Executive
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- Sundar views freelancing as the path to best support his family rather than the typical “I need the safety of a job.”
- Sundar works with post PMF B2C Marketplaces helping Series A-C make more profitable decisions through analytics and experimentation.
- Sundar chooses to freelance for the autonomy, flexibility, and impact he can make.
- Sundar views the freelance journey as… year 1 = existing network, year 2 = referrals, year 3+ = have to turn away business.
Our Favorite Quotes
- “So the naked part for me, and I picked a name that is not something people really like to throw around on LinkedIn too much. I went with that because I want to be super transparent. This is literally month two for me. But here’s all the information, here’s my full decision making process, and here’s my complete thoughts on what I want to do and work on.”
- “My mission in life is to make people better experimenters. A lot of people think that means just in the workplace. However, I don’t want people to just be better at experimenting in the workplace, I want people to be better at experimenting in life.”
What would you like to be called in this industry?
- “That’s a really good question, if you were to ask me what I am holistically, I’m a solopreneur. If you ask me what I’m doing when I help clients, I’m an advisor.”
Sundar leverages his 13+ years of experience (Uber, DIRECTV, Otrium) to excel in chaotic environments
- “My wife, for example, hates the first six months at a company. She’s like, you have to prove yourself and build rapport. For some reason, it’s the opposite for me. It’s chaos but I get to bring in a really fresh perspective. And I think I’m experienced and senior enough that I’m really comfortable knowing I’m not just talking a bunch of crap. Like, you know, it’s, it’s coming from a good place and I’m trying to drive change. And so many people at Otrium ask about ‘how you did this at Uber..’ A part of it is also giving back and just making people better at what they’re working on.”