The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.
I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.
Can you please tell everyone your name?
Benjamin ( Benny) Czarny
What is your job role?
CEO and Founder of OPSWAT, Inc
Tell us about your company?
OPSWAT manufacture Cybersecurity solution that help the organization protect cloud applications, critical networks, web portal and others with a unique approach where we do not trust files and devices, OPSWAT mission is to protect organizations from content and device based threats in a simple, elegant, usable, and effective way OPSWAT also leads a cybersecurity certification program.
What do you love most about your job?
Innovating cybersecurity solutions that are effective and elegant, building teams, building people, helping customers and users researching cybersecurity topics.
What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
New challenges, and research.
How do your co-workers inspire you?
Thinking outside the box, innovating, taking initiatives, inspiring their team members, building careers
How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
I like to balance between surprising teams with events activities and well-planned events where the teams are defining and building the events
What are some of the challenges of your job?
hiring, interviewing, building teams, maneuvering
What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
take the time, interview, hire slow and fire fast, cut initiatives fast if they are not successful, let teams and individuals prove them self more before providing them with more responsibilities
What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Interview customers invest in marketing sales and quality products.
Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web: