Picture yourself in a world where work is a magical mix of the most talented employees, working with one common goal, from anywhere. For most companies, facing this challenge has been as daunting as facing your biggest fear. To this, we say “Riddikulus!” By combining three powerful ingredients – our learnings about managing the mischief of remote workers, experience with tools for boosting and inspiring collaboration, and stories from our favorite wizarding world – we will share the top five lessons any business can use to create a magical remote and mobile workforce. From training to onboarding to communicating to tracking – we cover it all. Let us share how we cast a spell on remote employees in a way that surely won’t be frowned upon by HR teams. (Plus, you can instantly apply our tips and get work done while waiting in line to see "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" which hits theaters soon after Inbound 2016!)
Jeff Valentine is an entrepreneur and optimist. He has started, invested in, bought, or sold 8 companies in the past 15 years for a combined enterprise value of half a billion dollars. He currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Fonality, a provider of cloud-based business phone systems and a HubSpot customer for more than three years. In that time, Fonality has nearly doubled its subscribers as it shifted to a recurring revenue model, cut churn in half, and increased earnings by $5M per year. Prior to joining Fonality, Jeff was CEO of Callfinity, a company he co-founded and later sold, and SVP of Product at M5 Networks and ShoreTel. Jeff is a member of the board of directors of several private companies and non-profit organizations, and an active investor with a private equity buyout firm he started in 2012. He is a cum laude graduate of Cornell University in Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration in Polymer Chemistry, and lives in Fairport, New York with his wife and two daughters, where he spends his weekends building out a ridiculous tree house.