A PivotDesk series that goes inside the minds and the offices of business leaders who are redefining the modern workforce.
Part 1: FreshPlanet CEO and PivotDesk Host, Mathieu Nouzareth
Join us as we dive deep with Mathieu on being a CEO, a Father, a Parisian and what it takes to lead his team as they take the social gaming craze by storm.
Paris v. New York
Having been born and raised in Paris, Mathieu highlights some of his favorite aspects of Paris and his perspective since moving to the states.
>> 1:00 Mathieu’s appreciation of Paris after years as a New Yorker
>> 2:25 See why Mathieu made a conscious choice to raise his children in the US instead of Paris
The relationship between being a CEO and a father
Mathieu has experienced extreme highs and lows in his time as a CEO. A lot of those emotions translate into fears of supporting a family and staying grounded as a parent while being completely unsure of the future of his business. His focus of teamwork and community are similar in his business and within his family.
>> 5:10 Mathieu discusses shifting his focus when it comes to his team, his family and his ego
>> 6:50 Hear Mathieu express some honest feelings of failure
Company culture and the office
Initially when the company took off, Mathieu found himself and his team cramped in a small office in time square. As the business took off, the team needed space to grow — and this time around, Mathieu would help the team take a completely new approach to their work space.
FreshPlanet hired an architect to ensure their office would properly represent their company. From the very beginning they made the decision to rent a space with space to grow into. To cover costs, the team decided to build out a section of the office that would be reserved for office sharing.
>> 10:00 Mathieu takes us through his thoughts on developing the new office and what it takes to turn a massive investment like office space into a positive return.
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