Meet Mike Lollar, Chief Technology Officer and Lead Developer, at Duoplane.
I am excited to work at Duoplane for so many reasons. Firstly, I love the company culture. We are a small, tight-knit team that supports each other and works together seamlessly. Duoplane bases itself on values I share, including acceptance, trust, and community, which has made working here very fulfilling.
Additionally, I love being a part of a fast-growing start-up environment. I have worked at quite a few start-ups in the past and have found the experience to be incredibly rewarding. Seeing growth in different aspects of our business – from engineering to sales and marketing – just in the past 6 months has been very motivating.
Lastly, I love the product. As someone who has worked alongside many entrepreneurs in the past, I can see how software like Duoplane is so helpful to e-commerce retailers and vendors alike. Like the software, the Duoplane team’s primary goal is to provide an affordable, well-built eCommerce solution that helps e-business owners.
Problem-solving: I pride myself on being able to find and create alternative solutions to problems. Whether that may be processes that are not working well or processes that are taking too long, I try to work smarter rather than harder to make operations as seamless as possible.
Communication: Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to talk. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to use this to my advantage by learning how to communicate not only effectively, but efficiently. Whether it comes to sending emails opposed to hosting a meeting or writing effective copy that leaves a lasting impression on your audience, I believe being a strong communicator is essential for success.
Creative: Ever since I was younger, I have been very interested in writing, drawing, and painting (among other arts at which I am far less skilled). Whether it comes to the actual act of creating or coming up with alternative ways to do things or communicate a message, I love being a part of building something unique.
Detailed-oriented: When it comes to day-to-day tasks, I have learned that “if you don’t have the time now, when will you?” This realization has helped me to maintain attention to detail in the moment in order to complete tasks more efficiently and avoid returning to tasks later on to make edits.
Adaptability: After working at a variety of startups, I’ve learned to assume many roles. As objectives can change quickly and startup environments typically move quickly, it is important to adapt to changing demand.
Most people do not know that I am an avid traveller and hiker. I really enjoy taking on challenging new terrain in different spots all over the world. Some of my favourite hikes have been in the Dolomites in Italy and in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.