Don Tirea

Dir. Strategic Partnerships at Checkmate

Don joined Checkmate as employee number 6 in 2015, focusing on building an authentic partnership ecosystem to enable growth and opportunity. Don spends his time adding value for members of the Checkmate community through mentorship and meaningful introductions. Don is passionate about leading early stage tech startups from proof-of-concept to MVP whilst giving them access to resources they need to give them the best chance of success.

Outside of work: Don is actively involved with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through active participation in: UN Youth Delegate Programme, Novus, and the Global Sourcing Council. Don enjoys visiting North America’s beautiful national parks and has completed hikes such as Mt. Ida, Mt. Washington, Angel’s Landing, and The Narrows. Don resides in a beach town just outside of New Haven, CT with his wonderful girlfriend but you’ll likely catch them in line at Modern’s Apizza on State St.

Expertises: B2B Sales, Branding, Business Development, Customer Discovery, Lean Methodology, Pricing, UX/UI
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