Meet the Team: Will
As our resident Head of Product and Fox no.4 in the team, Will looks after the Product vision, strategy and development.
We chatted (virtually!) with Will about his time here at Candlefox, and what it’s been like to see Candlefox grow over the years.
What is your role at Candlefox?
Will: My name is Will and I’m the Head of Product here at Candlefox.
The Product team is responsible for ensuring our users (prospective students) and clients (education providers) are having a great experience with us.
We make a solid effort to always wear many hats, to ensure that whatever we are working on is going to delight people on both sides of the fence.
What do you like most about working at Candlefox?
Will: We have an incredibly strong culture that is built around people. It’s a highly collaborative environment where everyone is empowered and cares deeply about what they do.
This makes it a very rewarding place to work. Most of the time it doesn’t even feel like work – we have so much fun and you can’t ask for much more than that!
How have you found working with the team?
Will: Challenging, rewarding and fun in equal parts.
Everyone is encouraged to pursue discomfort, which makes what we do challenging but also richly rewarding. And we make a point of injecting fun into everything we do, so there is never a dull moment!
What makes Candlefox unique?
Will: There are no egos! We have an extremely cohesive team where everyone is all about what they do and supporting each other.
Also, our celebrations are pretty hard to beat!
What’s been your biggest achievement while working with Candlefox?
Will: It’s difficult to pick out one thing in particular. I started at Candlefox as employee number four and we now have over 50 staff, so it has been quite a journey.
The thing I am most proud of is the amazing team we have built.
What’s been the most surprising part of the job?
Will: A/B testing always throws up plenty of surprises! Some of the tests we are most confident with end up losing and some we are not so confident end up winning.
That’s why we test so much!
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
Will: Can’t say, it’s a secret. But keep your eyes peeled for a new brand in the Candlefox stable soon…
What are you most looking forward to over the next 6 months?
Will: The last couple of months have been pretty manic with some big projects in the works – both of which are launching in the next couple weeks.
I’m really looking forward to seeing how the market responds to these, then working on optimising and improving them to provide the best experience possible for our users.
Check out our blog next month for another interview with a Fox! 🦊