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杰夫·侯赛西那CEO and co-founder of Tempered, and his wife on a trip to Austria. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Hussey)

杰夫·侯赛西,西雅图的脾气共同创始人兼首席执行官,并不是在家庭长期工作中的信徒。

“We have all the technology to do it, but I don’t think human nature is wired for it,” Hussey said. “I don’t think we have the programming to collaborate and develop new ideas that are creative when we are not together.”

Hussey misses grabbing a cup of coffee with a colleague or an impromptu whiteboard session for brainstorming ideas for his network security company. The lockdowns, the remote work, they’re cramping the style of a tech leader who has a tendency to go his own way.

早在1996年,赫西赌相信the internet would keep taking off and launched F5 Networks, which as a startup set out to manage and improve internet traffic. As Hussey has explained over the years, he was trying to replace a system that was offering twice the performance at five-times the price.

“这是一个价值主张,你可以通过SEMI通过,”他说。他的教育和工作背景主要是财务,因此他读取了技术文献和产品手册,最终建立了一份作业的负载平衡器。

F5 went public in 1998, opening at $8 a share and rising to $70 by the end of 1999 as business grew steadily. But the burst of the dot-com bubble ravaged the company, and its stock plummeted to around $7 at the close of 2000. It bottomed out out at a little more than $2 the year after.

Hussey聘请John Mcadam于2000年中期担任首席执行官,并避开了他的领导作用。该公司在过去的二十年中恢复过来,2011年成为一亿美元的业务,今天股票价值约140美元。狗万平台Hussey于2004年离开了F5董事会。

跟随ing F5, Hussey went to Lockdown Networks, which was acquired in 2008 by the cybersecurity company McAfee for $2 million.

从那里开始,他涉足退休,在国际上旅行,从事慈善事业,他说很难做得很困难。他与社会影响公司合作,包括Ecofiltro,危地马拉净水企业,和Pura Vida Create Good那a fair-trade, organic coffee roaster in Seattle. Hussey is co-owner of both.

After a few years, Hussey evaluated his career situation, concluding: “Being retired at 40 was grossly overrated.” He revisited the network security sector and realized that vulnerabilities persisted were everywhere, including utilities and other essential systems. He again saw a lucrative opportunity.

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“这些网络是,宽敞的,不安全 - 就像三级口径黑客一样可以发现它们并破坏它们,”他说。所以Hussey与一些前波音工程师合作,他们正在努力解决这个问题,并为他们的创业公司提供财政支持。In 2014他成为首席执行官和共同创始人的回火。

“我买了我的下一份工作,”Quped Hussey,他们将自己描述为失业。

脾气暴躁地增长到55名员工,并筹集了5610万美元的资金。该公司已建造了一个名为Airwall的产品,它将其吹捧为“世界上第一个超安全网络平台”。

在他的职业生涯过程中,Hussey说他正在制定自己的管理精神。

“我明白,在商业中,特别是在初创公司中,没有人真正拥有金融问题或营销问题或技术问题,因为他们有导致这些问题的人员问题,”他说。

So he strives to hire talented employees, and get out of their way and let them do their jobs. Hussey looks for people who have great domain expertise or are terrific at problem solving. He described the workplace environment at Tempered as egalitarian.

“你得到一种文化,人们努力工作,努力地努力,享受在一起,”他说。

We caught up with Hussey for this吉克,常规的Geekwire特色。Continue reading for his answers to our questionnaire.

当前位置:西雅图

计算机类型:Mac,自1984年发布以来

移动设备:iPhone,iPad.

最喜欢的应用程序,云服务和软件工具:Photoshop,ProTools,Salesforce和Firefox

Describe your workspace. Why does it work for you?Office and home office: My office has a great view of Puget Sound, is comfortable for 1:1 and small team meetings, and I can see over most of the team from my stand-up desk. At home, I just installed a 65” hi-definition screen so I can see my entire team on a Zoom call.

Hussey遗漏了由于Covid-19限制而亲自合作的能力。他的办公室锻炼有普吉特的声音。(锻炼照片)

您对日常工作和生活的最佳建议?Don’t let it happen, make it happen. Plan your work then work your plan.

你喜欢的社交网络?您如何将其用于商业/工作?LinkedIn,主要用于网络和招聘

Current number of unanswered emails in your inbox?3.

本周日历上的约会/会议数量?13.

How do you run meetings?Have an agenda, begin on time, exchange information, make decisions as appropriate, summarize and adjourn.

每天工作制服?牛仔裤和长袖T恤或纽扣

你如何为家人腾出时间?在工作周期间,工作/通勤通常为11小时,7小时为7小时,睡眠,1个锻炼,为家庭5。周末主要是家庭聚焦。

最好的压力救济者?你怎么拔掉?Music and wine, head for the hills or beach in the Sprinter van, “lose” my phone

你在听什么?贝多芬,Composer Dave Grusin,爵士钢琴家Bill Evans’“完整的河边录音,”80年代的摇滚

每日读物?最喜欢的网站和新闻稿?Zerohedge,雅虎金融,sdxcentral.

Book on your nightstand (or e-reader)?Peter Thiel“零到一个”

Night owl or early riser?早期提升者,从下午11点睡觉。到上午6点

Where do you get your best ideas?在运动自行车或跑步机上

您想要了解其工作风格,了解更多信息或模拟吗?狗万平台我总是幻想狗万平台蒂姆飞铁四小时工作周,但它根本不直接向我们发展阶段的公司申请。然而,它确实担任委派委托的一个有抱负的指南,并专注于你的力量领域,所以我仍然留意了这一点。随着我们居住的新世界,我也花在“虚拟文化”中的专家学习时间Brean Miles files belay

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