Elemental's leading edge video processing software has allowed the company to grow rapidly both in the US and in multiple countries around the world. While there, I learned how to scale operational teams and international product distribution, and set up corporations and employees in more than 14 countries.
The people at Elemental are the best and the brightest. Energetic, driven, and fun to work with.
The hardest part of my job was bringing people in fast enough to keep up with the growth. Quality and talent standards had to be kept high, so a lot of time was spent evaluating each candidate to make sure only "A" players were brought in.
The most enjoyable part of my job was developing highly efficient teams with great people, building camaraderie and life-time friendships.