Meet the untied team! This week we talk to Paul Loberman, Chief Product Officer about what he does, what it’s like working at untied and what he’d do if he won the lottery…
What do you do and how does this help users?
I work very closely with the whole team, shaping product vision and strategy, listening to user feedback, adding new functionality, improving user journeys, designing better experiences.
How long have you been at untied?
Six amazing months. I’ve been inspired by how much the team has both grown and delivered during that time.
What made you want to work in a start up?
I wanted to do more, deliver quicker, and get things into the hands of users sooner. I love how a vision can get turned into a reality within hours at a start-up. untied is no exception.
What are your favourite things about working at untied?
I wanted to work in a fast moving company building a product which will be valued by millions. untied combines my passions for products, fintech and helping small business owners and therefore was just what I was looking for when I met Kevin and Marcus. Having fun with a great team keeps me here.
How do you think working at untied will help your career?
Gaining experience in all aspects of our business is enabling me to learn new things, increase my knowledge and improve my skills. I can already see that the broad experience in a start-up is going to be helpful as I continue my career.
What is it like working at untied compared to working in an established business?
I mentioned it earlier, but I love how much fun we put into our work––we are always laughing–– and also the variety of work. It can sometimes feel a little chaotic as we zigzag our way through it all, but I love that everyone in the company has a voice to step up and challenge what we’re doing––which means we can zag more than we zig sometimes.
What was your first job?
A shop assistant at Tie Rack. I have gone from ties to untied.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Aside from making sure I took care of my family and putting money to work for some good causes, I’d love to build a state of the art bowling centre.
What is the last picture/photo you took?
I took a photo of the city from the top of our office. I love the London skyline even though it was raining when I took the photo.