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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
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.