As VP, Business Development at Affirm, Chip Overstreet’s role requires a full understanding of the entire partner ecosystem. The more he knows about what’s going on in his market, the more effective he can be – which is why Chip turns to Owler.
We were fortunate enough to sit down with Chip outside of Affirm’s San Francisco office to capture his success story. Chip told us, “if you manage partnerships and business development, Owler is essential – you need to be looking at Owler every day.”
Check out Chip’s video testimonial and recap below.
Owler = Time Savings
Chip says that in his industry, “time is our most precious commodity.” Because of this, he’s always on the lookout for ways to be more efficient while still remaining fully aware of the moves of his competitors. Owler is a way Chip maintains his efficiency—it takes him virtually no time at all to stay up to date on the latest news and alerts. Chip says, “I look at Owler once a day when it arrives. I scroll through it, click around, read up on articles relevant to me, and then I contribute.”
Chip says, “Owler keeps me abreast of what’s going on. It’s a single point where I can get access to news across the entire partner/competitor landscape.” Each day Chip expects to receive one to three different articles from Owler that are going to be relevant to his market.
With Owler, It’s Better to Follow the Crowd
Chip feels that “Owler’s community aspect is what sets it apart.” He continues, “Owler allows you to tap into the knowledge of the community, access relevant company information, and then have it presented in a meaningful way. It’s true value add.”
Chip is all about innovative business models. Affirm aims to deliver powerful alternatives in the banking and credit markets, and Owler offers an innovative way for business professionals to receive company and competitive information.
“Owler offers information you can’t find anywhere else,” says Chip.
About Chip Overstreet: Chip is a Marketing and biz dev executive in B2B software & services. Chip’s experience includes ten years as VP of Marketing & Business Development, nine years as an early stage CEO, and five years of technical grounding in IT, pre-sales & app development.
About Affirm: Affirm’s mission is to revolutionize the banking industry to be more accountable and accessible to consumers.