@Zmoney - Special Council Nomination 01/2024

Personal Information

Discourse ID: @Zmoney

Twitter: https://twitter.com/any_eth

Country of Residence: USA

Educational Background: BS CS/Math Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Background: Founded Web2 SaaS Software startup, developed into market leader. Exiting in '24.

Nomination Statement

Concise statement on why you are running for the Special Council

Needs combination of experience in running real world technology organizations as well as web3 enthusiasm and experience. Experience growing and building teams from 1 person to large organizations.

Motivation

Details on your motivation for becoming an ApeCoin DAO Special Council member

Needs combination of experience in running real world technology organizations as well as web3 enthusiasm and experience. Experience growing and building teams from 1 person to large organizations.

Rationale

Share relevant experience and skills that will bring value to the ApeCoin community

Needs combination of experience in running real world technology organizations as well as web3 enthusiasm and experience. Experience growing and building teams from 1 person to large organizations. Will provide resume as needed.

Specifications

Further describe relevant experience, including crypto and governance participation, and/or ideas for DAO improvement

Needs combination of experience in running real world technology organizations as well as web3 enthusiasm and experience. Working with existing $APE stewards and Yuga executives to brainstorm and implement ideas for $APE usage throughout not just web3 economy, but web2 and real world economy.

Concluding Statement

Summarize your statement as to why you are the best choice for Special Council

Needs combination of experience in running real world technology organizations as well as web3 enthusiasm and experience. Experience growing and building teams from 1 person to large organizations. Group needs fresh ideas as well as willingness to spend out of their own pocket to further the goals of the organization and larger economy.

Hi @Zmoney, I am asking all candidates the following same questions:

If elected, what is the one item you feel passionate about and would like to see accomplished during your tenure within the DAO?

What is an area of expertise that you will be bringing to the table?

Are there any factors in your life that may limit your time and ability to serve? (Running a business, extensive traveling, secret agent for the SEC, etc…)

What is your least favorite thing right now with our DAO in its current state?

Currently, many of the proposals are determined by large wallets, there are many grumblings about it though I stand neutral on this; if possible, would you change this? and if so, how and why?

Will you be an active participant in the DAO even if unelected?

Thank you and best of luck,

F/S

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Happy to respond, thanks for the questions!

If elected, what is the one item you feel passionate about and would like to see accomplished during your tenure within the DAO?

Greater exposure of the APE community/ecosystem, OUTSIDE of the current nft/web3 space.

What is an area of expertise that you will be bringing to the table?

CEO expertise/experience and leadership in a tech based environment bringing fresh, innovative ideas and organization.

Are there any factors in your life that may limit your time and ability to serve? (Running a business, extensive traveling, secret agent for the SEC, etc…)

While I do hold an owner role in my current company, we are currently exiting in '24. I am fully committed to this position, and will even forego the guaranteed salary for a contingent salary based on an appropriate/reasonable set of goals that are established at the beginning of the appointment.

What is your least favorite thing right now with our DAO in its current state?

Lack of exposure outside of existing community.

Currently, many of the proposals are determined by large wallets, there are many grumblings about it though I stand neutral on this; if possible, would you change this? and if so, how and why?

This is something that can be looked into further and see if this deserves further mitigation, however, as the largest holders of APE, they have an obvious more vested interest in the further expansion/adoption/value of APE than smaller holders.

Will you be an active participant in the DAO even if unelected?

Always have been, always will be.

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How come nobody is talking about or addressing the exorbitant salaries of these positions? There is no need for this to be a six figure position if your passion and commitment to the ecosystem is real.

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Probably because these salaries literally just got cut in half.

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Well, they need to keep going, because its still absurd. Cut it in half again, then we’ll see who is really interested in the positions!

Sounds like you’ve found your first AIP Idea. This is the place to make it happen!

Best of luck on your campaign!