Today we’re talking to Eric Crane, Co-Founder of Flatfile. We discuss why making a decision about your tech stack is deeper than you think; responding to the no-code movement with an agile yes-code mentality; and why taking time off can be just what leaders need to be more effective at work.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Eric Crane:

After more than a decade of experience across enterprise software, early stage startups, and scaling businesses, Eric Crane co-founded Flatfile with David Boskovic to solve the ubiquitous challenge of conducting a data transaction with a human in the loop. Flatfile has since enabled more than 1 million data onboardings across dozens of industry segments under Eric’s leadership making him an undeniable expert in this space.

About Flatfile:

When David Boskovic and Eric Crane worked together as product managers they faced an all too familiar challenge – onboarding customer data. It was time to (yet again) build a custom data importer. The data onboarding process could be described as laborious, inefficient, tedious and generally headache-inducing.

Why try and build a solution if a best in class version was available? The problem was, there wasn’t. A lightbulb moment occurred!

We started this company because we believe that humans shouldn’t have to struggle to use the data that drives our work forwards. At Flatfile, we’re creating beautiful, human-centric experiences to remove the barriers between people and data. We’re automating every repetitive and painstaking process involved in teaching machines what data is and where it should go. As a team, we follow a first principles approach to problem solving and employees are empowered to make decisions with total ownership over the areas in which they lead.

Every role at Flatfile has value and we value each role as a “million dollar” one. We’re a team of thoughtful designers, talented craftspeople, experienced engineers, and more! Most of all, we’re regular human beings. We wake up every day and work together tackling one of the final frontiers in technology – a job that’s equally challenging and fun.

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Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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