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Kevin Mackey

Recent Posts by Kevin Mackey:

How to Scale Your Growth Process In 8 Weeks - Part 3

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes and 54 seconds

Remember Allen Iverson’s, “We talking ‘bout practice” rant? Iverson, irate at the gall of a reporter to question how his in-game performance may have resulted from lackluster effort in practice, sounded off, the jarring undercurrent asking, “Who cares about preparation so long as you execute when it counts?”

Topics: growth

How to Scale Your Growth Process in 8 Weeks - Part 2

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes and 27 seconds

For those new to this blog series, I’m chronicling my first eight weeks at Astronomer as I build the growth model that will position us for Series A funding and beyond. I’m calling it The Beacon Project, because that’s my inspiration—to be an intentionally inconspicuous device that attracts Astronomer to the right customers, and vice versa. I believe we can do that by becoming a growth team that's focused on the right opportunities.

Topics: growth

How To Scale Your Growth Process in 8 Weeks


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes and 23 seconds

I had an epiphany during my morning commute last week (don’t you love it when that happens?): Our growth team should be a beacon, an intentionally inconspicuous device designed to attract attention to a specific location.

Aspirational, right? As usual, the hard part is setting out to actually do it. Only two short weeks ago, I joined Astronomer to scale our growth team. For newcomers to Astronomer, like me, it’s important to understand why what we’re tackling is so important, and therefore, why my mission feels personal.  

We’ve heard about big data ad nauseum—and we get it, data is everywhere and we need it to make better-directed decisions for our business (and life for that matter!). At the same time, there’s a ton of people like me: non-technical quant analysis folks who need a data infrastructure that’s scalable yet flexible and, most importantly, accessible. I am the future of your workforce. I—and so many like me—need Astronomer to grow.

Topics: growth