We have worked as team members and team leaders within multinational corporations and leading-edge tech start-ups. Over the years we have had the privilege of being part of highly-effective teams, and have suffered the pain of being on teams that were dysfunctional. As we were working on a start-up that focused on measuring the emotions that inspire customer and employee experiences, we asked ourselves, "what really makes exceptional teams and team leaders different from the rest?" The drive to find an answer led to our research on human motivation, employee engagement, and team performance. Many late nights and a doctorate later, the results of that research uncovered the one habit that exceptional team leaders share – they build strong, trusting relationships by consistently closing experience–expectation gaps within their team and across other key relationships.
The inspiration and idea for Xmetryx emerged from those insights. Xmetryx gives team leaders a set of easy to use, team relationship management tools that will help them to elevate the experience of their team members, deliver superior team performance, and make the world better - one team at a time.
Our purpose is to help the world build better teams. In doing so, we help leaders elevate the employee experience, creating positive energy that benefits the well-being of the people, their organization, and the communities in which they live.
Elena began her career as employee number 16 at a software start-up, with responsibilities ranging from technical writing to operations. After the company’s acquisition by a Dutch multinational, she held various leadership roles focusing on both customer and technical areas of the business. Ultimately, Elena led the establishment of the Global Services organization, with responsibility for the experience of the company’s +10,000 customers. In addition, she led the design and development of the company’s first cloud-based product. Elena went on to co-found Inspiration Engine, a people analytics software start-up focused on creating better customer and employee experiences, and most recently Xmetryx.
As CTO, Elena is responsible for product design, leading the development team, and social media technology strategy. She brings a blend of product design and software development talent, along with an unrelenting focus on execution excellence to create an exceptional experience for Xmetryx customers.Connect with me on LinkedIn
Jeb's passion for building teams and businesses was fueled by early experiences working in his family's business, being part of the team that took a fast-growing tech start-up into Europe, and leading the team that launched a new product category for a Japanese company. One path on his career journey led Jeb to global business unit VP / GM roles at two multi-nationals. A second path led him to CEO roles at a VC-backed imaging technology start-up and an established software company, and the cofounding of two software businesses. More recently, the two paths converged as Jeb has led multiple projects and teams at HP Inc. in the Asia-Pacific region, and co-founded Xmetryx, a software company that is creating cloud-based tools to help organizations build more effective teams and exceptional team leaders.
Jeb complemented his 25-plus years of global, cross-cultural leadership experience with leadership programs at the Center for Creative Leadership, The Aspen Institute, and Harvard Business School. Most recently, Jeb earned a doctorate in leadership with a focus on human motivation, employee engagement, and team performance.Connect with me on LinkedIn