We want to help you have better relationships at work and do the best work of your lives.
Our team’s goal is to help every boss become a great one.
Kim Scott is a co-founder of Candor, Inc. Kim is the author of a book called Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, published by St Martin’s Press. Kim has been an advisor at Dropbox, Kurbo, Qualtrics, ReelGoodApp, Rolltape, Shyp, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. Known for her ability to generate billions of dollars in revenue from millions of small customers while keeping her team happy and margins high, her unofficial title was High Priestess of the Long Tail. Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, a collaboration start-up, and led business development at Delta Three and Capital Thinking. Earlier in her career, Kim worked as a senior policy advisor at the FCC, managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was an analyst on the Soviet Companies Fund. She is the author of three novels; she and her husband Andy Scott are parents of twins.
Russ Laraway is a co-founder of Candor, Inc. Russ has had a diverse 22 year management career. He was a Company Commander in the Marine Corps before starting his first company, Pathfinders. From there Russ went to the Wharton School, and then onto Google and Twitter. Over that span, Russ has managed 700 person teams and $700M businesses facing a vast array leadership challenges along the way.
Now co-founder of Candor, Russ is bringing all of that operational leadership experience to the table for the benefit of our customers.
Matt is a software engineer helping bring Candor’s products to life. Prior to Candor, Matt led the Search team at Palantir. He enjoys mobile development and evangelizes React Native and Firebase.
Head of Product
Howie leads product management for Candor. Before joining Candor, he was Director of Product Management at the Wikimedia Foundation and PM at PayPal and Rhapsody. Learning to be a manager was both tough and rewarding for him, and he’d like to help others by lessening the pain and increasing the rewards.
Elisse leads Candor’s marketing efforts. Before joining Candor, she managed digital marketing, demand gen and design teams in the cybersecurity industry. She wishes Candor, Inc. had existed when she first became a manager to help her navigate the challenges.
TJ is a self described “Jack of all trades” software engineer who thrives at wearing his PM hat. A former developer on the Amazon FireTV, he plans to leverage his experience launching products and services at scale as well his customer obsessive attitude to help bring the Candor products to fruition.