Under the Hood: Introducing Myleen

January 4, 2008


myleen-and-glenn.jpgAbout three months ago we set out to find ourselves another standout member for the FreshBooks team — someone who could start in support (like we all do) and then spread her wings over the long term.

As always, we invested heavily in the interviewing process, and our efforts have paid off in the hiring of Myleen Bacarra.

Recently arrived to Canada from the Philippines, Myleen is an honours graduate in computer science from Western Kentucky University, and a ten-year startup veteran. We’re confident Myleen can help us continue to manage our growth; she has twice helped organizations along from humble beginnings to teams of 50–400. We’re always careful to remember success is not measured by head count, but as we continue to get bigger (we went from five to 13 employees this year!), it’s really helpful to have solid performers on board to ensure our growth remains a smooth ride.

That’s where we’ll be leaning on Myleen: she has proven experience managing projects and teams, and is already beginning to move into such a role here at the office. We look forward to returning the favour by helping her continue to build her knowledge in application design, a passion she’s eager to continue pursuing.

Myleen, thanks for joining the family! Glad to have you here.


about the author

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.