118: Tic:Toc - Lisa Virgo

By Dexter Cousins on 08/07/2022

In Episode 118 of Fintech Chatter Dexter Cousins is joined by Lisa Virgo, Chief People Officer at Tic:Toc Homeloans. They talk about the huge benefits of having People and Culture on the founding team.

About Tic:Toc

Tic:Toc, is a platform Fintech company based in Adelaide, South Australia - with a growing presence in Sydney.  Founded in 2015, but launched to the public in July 2017, Tic:Toc offers automated digital home loans to consumers while selling its automation technology to other lending businesses. 

Lisa has been emersed in the journey of Tic:Toc from the early days, from a start-up with 9 employees to scaling the headcount of approximately 130 employees. 

Dexter talks to Lisa about the lessons they have learned along the way, including:

- How P&C delivers the growth strategy for the CEO/Founder
- The importance of values from day one
- How Tic:Toc have managed remote working
- Avoiding the growing pains
- Setting principles around salaries and remuneration
- Attracting great talent when you don't have much money or a recognised brand
- Not using job descriptions
- Getting rid of performance reviews
- Overcoming talent shortages by identifying and developing people with potential

There's some incredible advice in this podcast delivered in a very honest and candid way, which will hopefully resonate with many founders and Fintech leaders.

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About Tier One People

Founded by Dexter Cousins in 2016, Tier One People is on a mission to help Australia become the world leader in Fintech innovation.

Tier One People helps companies like Revolut, TrueLayer and 10x build founding teams for launch in Australia. 

And series A+ / ASX Listed Aussie Fintech like Lendi, Afterpay and 86 400 hire executive talent capable of delivering growth and scale. 

If you are building a world-class Fintech venture and need help in hiring tier-one people, you can reach us info@tieronepeople.com

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Website: https://tieronepeople.com 

Article written by Dexter Cousins
Founder of Tier One People and host of the Fintech Chatter Podcast.

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