After recently moving from DC to South Carolina, Elliot Volkman is settling into his new home and life in Charleston. He’s the Digital Marketing Manager for Blue Acorn and definitely doesn’t miss the two-hour daily commute in the DC metro area. Outside of work, Elliot stays busy as a freelance tech reporter and as a husband and dog owner. Read on to learn how he gets it all done.
Rich DiTieri started out as a technology consultant at Deloitte, but left to co-found Pintley, a 2011 MassChallenge winner. Now, as the Head of Global Partnerships for Startup Institute, Rich DiTieri is a relationship builder, as well as one of the major players behind the program in Boston. Simply put, as his Startup Institute profile says, “You’ve got to do what you love, and I want to help you find that at a startup that needs you.”
Going from a large consulting firm to a small startup company can be a drastic change, and it tests the way you get productive. Karen Doster, DC city manager for cove, says that she is most productive in ‘environments with deadlines,’ which there is no shortage of in her position. After working at Penn Schoen Berland as a project manager for 2 years, Karen made the switch to cove, a DC-based startup that was just hitting its first year of existence when she joined the team. As a company all about productivity, Karen has some light to shed on how she gets things done.