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Launch Lessons (PODCAST): The Founder's Legacy with Brett Allred, Chief Product Officer, MX

July 4, 2022 | 0 min read

Launch Lessons Podcast (by Airwallex)
The Founder's Legacy with Brett Allred, Chief Product Officer, MX
By Shani Ishigaki
July 4, 2022

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Today, Sam will be talking to Brett, Chief Product Officer at MX, and they discuss the early days of MX, the legacy of their recently passed Co-founder and CTO Brandon Dewitt, and how he's striving to follow in Brandon's footsteps.

Brett Allred is the Chief Product Officer at MX: a fintech company that aims to connect people with their financial data in a way that automates their money experience. Brett started his career as an entrepreneur before joining MX as an early employee. He left MX to lead Nuvi, a social media reputation management company, growing it from a small startup to an international market leader. He's since returned to MX in a leadership role.

People don't always realize that as a founder, it can be very lonely. There's a lot of perceived glamour in being, in Brandon's case, a CTO. But it's tough. Every day you get to hear all the problems. You get bombarded every day and you take all that on top of your own personal problems -- in Brandon's case it was his cancer -- and it's a lot to bear. So that was my mantra [working for him]. What can I do to make it easier for Brandon?

Watch the full podcast here.

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