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Cory Miller, founder of iThemes, gives an update on where the company is heading in 2011.

Cory Miller, founder of iThemes, gives an update on where the company is heading in 2011.

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    2011 State of iThemes Address 2011 State of iThemes Address Presentation Transcript

    • 2011 State of iThemes Address By Cory Miller Founder / CEO @corymiller303 cory@ithemes.comFriday, May 20, 2011
    • My goal today ... To show you what we’re all aboutFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Looking back How far we’ve comeFriday, May 20, 2011
    • The dream What I wanted to buildFriday, May 20, 2011
    • What our team does We climb and conquer summits togetherFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Our purpose & why we do it: To make people’s lives awesomeFriday, May 20, 2011
    • My role is ... To lead the way My personal goals are ... To inspire our team to greatness To innovate and be pioneers To offer value to the world To enjoy what I do & offer the same To leave a lasting legacy Oh, and to entertain sometimesFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Our Team Getting to know the team members who serve you as you support usFriday, May 20, 2011
    • iThemes Building the most easy-to-use, beautiful themes on the planet Chris Jean - team lead / code ninja Brad Ulrich - designer Justin Kopepasah - front-end developer Cody Smith - designerFriday, May 20, 2011
    • PluginBuddy Building the most easy-to-use, and useful plugins that help people do more with WordPress Dustin Bolton - team lead / code ninja Skyler Moore - developer Josh Benham - support / developer-in-training Ronald Huereca - developer Jesse Clark - developer-in-trainingFriday, May 20, 2011
    • WebDesign.com Offering professional, practical training to build your web design business ... right from your home Benjamin Bradley - team lead / instructor Justin Seeley - instructor / designerFriday, May 20, 2011
    • AllureThemes.com Joint venture with Lisa Sabin-Wilson to offer high-quality feminine themes Lisa Sabin-Wilson - team lead / designerFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Support Team The frontlines for serving & helping our community solve problems and answer questions about our work Ronald van Weerd - team lead / support ninja Sridhar Katakam - support / themes Jeremy Trask - support / plugins Our community - those who help out & pitch in!Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Central Team Serving all the brands, team and our community Cory Miller - founder / CEO Matt Danner - COO Nina East - marketing director Charleen Green - sales Barbara Skelton - accounting Brandon Irby - video internFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Our core values and philosophies What we’re all aboutFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Make people’s lives awesome.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Learn and grow, then teach and shareFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Innovate and improve, or whither and dieFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Be flexible and adapting, ready to pivot when necessary.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Be human. Be real.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Work hard. Play hard.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Be a tribe.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Bleed the brand. Be ambassadors & champions of our work.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Solve people’s problems.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Belong and contribute.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • 2011 Strategic Objectives The mountaintops we’re aiming forFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Objective #1: Team focused Become an extremely cohesive yet autonomous, efficient and devoted tribe.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Objective #2: Build and ship Release good products often & make them better with time & customer input.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Objective #3: Grow dynamic brands Build & grow great brands w/ unique personality, values, philosophies & community.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Objective #4: Always be improving Evaluate & improve what & how we do it, in all ways, always.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Objective #5: Customer community centered Love & serve our community and make raving fans.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Objective #6: Show, tell, teach, sell Be aggressive creative guerrilla marketers for our brands & products.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Objective #7: Scout new opportunities Explore new ways & areas to expand & diversify our biz; innovate, test & refine new ideas & products.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Objective #8: Work that doesn’t suck Offer a creative, fun & productive workplace where people do fulfilling, passionate work that matters.Friday, May 20, 2011
    • Team Direction What each brand is planning & doingFriday, May 20, 2011
    • iThemes Builder turned 1 last December Chris Jean has been with us 3 years in Sept. Hire Justin and Cody to amp up theme production 4 themes in last two weeks 32 themes for Builder (and more coming!) The roadmap (aka great things in store to make it even better)Friday, May 20, 2011
    • PluginBuddy BackupBuddy 1.0 launched March 2010 BackupBuddy 2.0 launched this April Only complete backup solution for WP Now at 17+ plugins including DisplayBuddy series, EmailBuddy, Contact Buddy, VidEmbed and more AND ... 15+ more coming by year end! Hired Ronald Huereca in April LoopBuddy in the works The roadmapFriday, May 20, 2011
    • WebDesign.com Benjamin Bradley full-time last July Just hired Justin Seeley as new full-time instructor Will be launching new Design track this summer Over 250+ hours of training now (and more coming!) May’s 4-Day WordPress Developer Course (highest attendance yet) Vibrant, active and helpful community in forum The roadmapFriday, May 20, 2011
    • AllureThemes.com Launched in April 2011 Joint venture with Lisa Sabin-Wilson Offer high-quality feminine themes Offer designs on main WP frameworks including BuilderFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Support Our best moderators have come as customers first and be extremely helpful (Ronald, Sridhar, Jeremy) Scattered throughout world (and in-office) to cover more hours than we guarantee Offering support, help and being available to do so ... enabling our customers to do more, do better Understanding not just specific problems but what our customer wants to ultimately do so we can help them achieve it Offering iTips email newsletter to educate, provide value to more peopleFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Support Our best moderators have come as customers first and be extremely helpful (Ronald, Sridhar, Jeremy) Scattered throughout world (and in-office) to cover more hours than we guarantee Offering support, help and being available to do so ... enabling our customers to do more, do better Understanding not just specific problems but what our customer wants to ultimately do so we can help them achieve it Offering iTips email newsletter to educate, provide value to more peopleFriday, May 20, 2011
    • Company Wide Attract the best, brightest & ‘right fit’ talent to our team Continue to build our Affiliate network Take our video production to the next level Help build & promote Oklahoma City as a tech hub Give back to our local community, our community & WordPress Train in and build our culture Recruit customer ambassadors Continue to design / offer shirts for tribe Continue to meet more of our customers face to face Continue to underpromise and overdeliver; build more & more value for community Stay small ... while growingFriday, May 20, 2011
    • 2011 State of iThemes Address By Cory Miller Founder / CEO @corymiller303 cory@ithemes.comFriday, May 20, 2011