Outsourcing Oasis

OO 009: How to Build a Successful Remote Team with Michael Grange

Self-proclaimed “technologist at heart” Michael Grange joins Charles Max Wood and David Hemmat on this episode of Outsourcing Oasis. After years of experience in companies large and small, Michael has taken all his experience and wrapped it up to offer via his own consultancy, which offers CIO and business optimization services to clients across the…

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OO 008: How to Hire in Competitive Markets with Charles Palleschi

Charles Palleschi is the founder and owner of SparkShipping—a company that specializes in helping e-commerce stores work with their distributors. He joins the show to talk about how to hire developers in competitive markets and when to outsource. Panelists David Hemmat Charles Max Wood Guest Charles Palleschi Sponsors Blue Coding Resolve Digital “The MaxCoders Guide…

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OO 007: How to Hire Developers if You Don’t Have Tech Skills

David and Charles break down the challenges of finding outsourced or in house developers that can help build your first version of your project even if you don’t have tech skills. They discuss the scenario of technical founders too. They open up the process of finding and hiring developers who will get you started on…

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OO 006: Building Long Term Relationships and Positive Experiences for Clients with Don Gregori

Don Gregori is the COO at First Factory. The main presence in First Factory is in Costa Rica, but Don is based in the USA. Don started as a client at First Factory at Kaplan Test Prep. He’s not a technical guy, but he understands user experience. Don focuses on creating a great experience for…

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OO 005: Evolving an App with Matt Bader

Matt Bader is the President and CEO of Exam Master. They provide resources for graduate level health professions. Matt leads off talking about Exam Master from a technology standpoint. They have been working with outsourced developers since the early 2000’s. They get into technology choices and the issues with limited availability while having one person…

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OO 004: Outsourcing as an Expatriate with Deb Cinkus

Deb Cinkus is a US expatriate living in Guatemala. She talks through the changes, challenges, and upsides of moving her life to Guatemala while having the business continue to operate in the United States. She also clues David and Charles in on what the expatriate lifestyle looks like and talks about her experience providing outsourced…

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OO 003: The Three Rules for Outsourcing with Paul Miller

Paul Miller has worked on both sides of the remote/staff augmentation coin. He’s hired people and worked as a provider. He gives David and Charles a solid rundown on how he approaches hiring outsourced talent and his rules for hiring and working with outsourced software developers and other service providers. Panelists Charles Max Wood David…

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OO 002: Building Your Business with an Outsource Team with Rory Laitila

Rory Laitila was David’s first client for BlueCoding. Rory works with CEO’s to scale revenue with software. They help them scale their systems with automation. They’ve worked with a number of companies in a number of verticals. Their sweet spot is helping companies scale their sales teams. Rory, David, and Charles talk about the ins…

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OO 001: Welcome to Outsourcing

In this first episode of Outsourcing Oasis, David and Charles talk about the details of the podcast, its focus on outsourcing, and their experience outsourcing and running outsourced companies. They also dive into the challenges and trade-offs of running an outsourced organization and how much of that can be mitigated to build toward success. Panelists…

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