194 — Kristel Kruustük

Podcast Summary:

It was a lot of fun to speak with Kristel Kruustük. She started out her entrepreneurial journey as an app tester and then built Testlio with her insights derived from her experiences. I invited her to be a guest because she wrote an interesting blog post entitled, “3 of My Biggest Challenges Scaling a Startup.”

You’ll hear her talk about:

  • How she didn’t hire enough team members with leadership experience and the implications it had on growth
  • How hard it is and how necessary it is to transition team members who no longer align with the goals of the organization
  • How self-criticism helped her align her CEO responsibilities with her strengths

Click to Tweet @kristelviidik CEO @testlio - How the leader of the #testlions built a spirited team, retains top talent, and practices self-criticism to fuel growth https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=3147

 

Name: Kristel Kruustük – Founder & CEO

Company: Testlio

Headquartered In: San Francisco, California & Tallinn, Estonia

Powerful Promise of Value: Testlio helps mobile companies deliver amazing customer experiences by providing a community of highly vetted testers and an end-to-end QA management platform. Testlio handles QA for many successful apps including Microsoft, Lyft, Salesforce, CBS Interactive, Flipboard, Strava, OfferUp, Voxer, and GoDaddy.

Contact: www.testlio.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kristelviidik/@kristelviidik

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

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You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.