When to make your first finance hire

When to make your first finance hire

Bobby Pinero | | 2 min read

Ask CEOs, founders, and investors when a startup should hire its first full time finance person and you get a variety of answers. Some say to do so right after you’ve raised your seed. After all, the…

The only question that matters when interviewing analysts

The only question that matters when interviewing analysts

Bobby Pinero | | 2 min read

Over the last decade I’ve hired for 50+ analytical roles, and interviewed countless hundreds of candidates. I’ve tried giving take-home tests. I’ve tried in-person case studies. I’ve tried gimmicky a…

The dangerous analyst

The dangerous analyst

Bobby Pinero | | 2 min read

Every pre canned report and every email to a fellow analyst or engineer requesting data says the same thing. “SPOON-FEED ME DATA PLEASE!” A friend and former colleague summarized it best while discus…

Every analyst is a finance analyst

Every analyst is a finance analyst

Bobby Pinero | | 3 min read

The world for analysts is changing. Unlike ever before, every interaction with a customer is at their fingertips. Only a decade ago, marketing took place primarily at events, on television, on radio,…