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I met Russ Fradin at an Alpha event and he introduced me to his father, the Vice-chairman of Honeywell. At first his father simply gave me advice but fast forward a couple of years and we just announced a partnership with Honeywell. More than 19,000 security dealers nationwide are now able to offer the August Smart Lock to their customers, fully integrated with the Honeywell Total Control system.
The financing we received, from an investor we met at an Alpha discussion, provided us with the resources to accelerate our product development and significantly ramp-up our customer base. Chime is now a leader in US challenger banking with a mission to help our members achieve financial peace of mind.
Nobody talks about it, but being a CEO is probably the loneliest job in the world. Very few people get the stress, demands, and issues CEOs face each day — but other CEOs do. It's gatherings like these Alpha events that provides a forum of peers, fellow CEOs where we can share ideas, ask for advice or just vent. In so doing, I have also made new friends. My time is limited, but I make time for Alpha.
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