Day in the life of
CEO – Josh Wood
As the CEO and founder of a marketing app operating in the tech/hospitality industry my days are certainly busy. We deal with over 100k users and 500 advertisers so every day is different. My typical day involves a lot of people management and analytical analysis. In essence, our app runs itself but we have to get more sales on the advertiser’s side and more users on the download side, so it’s all very much a typical sales and marketing business.
My day starts at 8 am and I work through to around 7 pm, with an hour before bed planning the next day. I always try and start my day by reading a business-related Blinkist before checking my emails. At 9 am I officially start my work day with a 30 minute stand up with my team, we all outline what we have planned for the day/week. I then triple-check all of our marketing activities, which is a core element of our business. I will also check our CRM and make sure that the sales team is organized and there are no overdue tasks. During lunchtime, I exercise without fail.
My afternoons consist mainly of new business meetings, HR-related meetings, or meetings with my marketing team to discuss new campaigns. I try and keep the same structure to my days so it becomes routine and therefore easier to manage my time. Once my team have clocked off at 5.30 I usually work a further hour and a half before dinner answering emails and admin-related tasks.
The hours are long but I love my job and managing my team, so it barely feels like work. If I was to change anything about my days it would be reducing the number of meetings + the length of the meetings, which is easier said than done. Getting a good number of consecutive hours where I can focus on my laptop would be a blessing.
As a CEO I have a big responsibility to work hard and perform for the business, the employees, and the investors. Some days are definitely harder than others and you never know what tomorrow will bring. I do love that I don’t have to answer to anyone (except the board) and I’m free to work on what I want.
determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.