We are proud to introduce our new team member, our Head of US, Ben Chester. Ben joined the team back in January to lead our U.S team and expansions operations in the west. To give him a chance to shine, we’d like to formally introduce Ben in his own words.
What have you done previously to TimeEdit?
I spent the past 5 years building a real estate tech startup NYC. It started as a scrappy business out of my own apartment, and we grew it into a great business with thousands of renters across New York City, Jersey City, and Boston. Today it’s the largest co-living company by number of locations in the United States.
What excites you about the company and this opportunity?
I wake up every day excited to build things from the ground up. I love being in the trenches and figuring out how to scale a new business, team, and customer base. TimeEdit presents an irresistible opportunity to bring a product that’s been a slam-dunk success in Europe over to a new largely untapped market.
What excites you about TimeEdit?
I find it extremely exciting that TimeEdit is already widely used by a loyal customer base. The fact that a customer has never voluntarily churned or left the product is incredible, especially given how long the company has been operating.
Product-market fit is something companies generally struggle at great lengths to get right, yet TimeEdit has hit this nail on its head. You know you’re onto something when you see delight in a customer’s eye when showing them the product - something I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing a handful of times so far. US schools and universities truly need a better scheduling solution, and from what I’ve seen so far TimeEdit blows all the other options out of the water. I’m excited (and honored) to take the reins in the US and replicate the model in a new country.
What are you most looking forward to right now?
Many things, but the top items I’m looking forward to right now: #1 getting TimeEdit in the hands of universities in the United States. #2 meeting more existing customers face-to-face at the TE Summit, and #3 cultivating a team in the US who share the excitement and enthusiasm that’s already been built in Europe. Lastly (and perhaps most importantly) revamping my wardrobe with a handful of TimeEdit shirts!
Awesome stuff Ben, we are happy to have you on board!