Retrospectives for Remotes | Jordan Husney from Parabol

In some ways, the Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t so much an economic disruption as it was a propellant. Already, companies across the globe were beginning to transition to agile teams. The pandemic may have merely forced this inevitable change to happen a little faster. But regardless of when or how companies transition, building a cohesive, productive team can be a challenge.

This was something Jordan Husney foresaw, all the way back in 2016. “I could see the change coming,” he says. So he founded Parabol, a company that offers a free, online retrospective tool that helps agile teams understand what they need to do better.

In this edition of UpTech Report, Jordan discusses the development of this tool and how companies are using it to assess and improve.

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As a teen during the 1990’s tech boom, CEO and Founder of Parabol, Jordan Husney was fascinated with connecting people through technology. Captivated by modems, bulletin board systems and amateur radio, his interests led him to pursue an internship at Minnesota-based IoT company, Digi International. He spent nearly 20 years at the company as an engineer and product manager to help technology serve people. 

Later, Jordan joined New York City-based management consultancy Undercurrent as a Director, where he assisted in shaping the futures of Fortune 500 leadership teams at companies such as GE, American Express and Pepsico. He was instrumental in helping businesses identify new markets, acquisitions and divestitures, while establishing improved processes for enhancing work culture, organization and collaboration for both remote and in-house workers. While working with multinational organizations stretched across time zones, Jordan began prototyping a new platform that would allow team members, and more specifically, agile teams to work together, better. 

This platform would later be known as Parabol. Today, Jordan leads multiple facets of Parabol’s growth and success by overseeing new talent acquisition, funding and product development. He holds several patents in distributed systems and wireless technology, and lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.




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