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Mattermost Leadership Team (MLT)

Mattermost Leadership Team (MLT) consists of Mattermost department heads plus the CEO

Mattermost Leadership Team (MLT)

This section outlines:
  • Introduction to MLT
  • The operations of administrative, tactical, and strategic meetings
  • Process for alignment and cascading communications
  • Process for quarterly business reviews, planning, and board meetings

Introduction to MLT

  • Ian Tien: Co-Founder and CEO
  • Corey Hulen: Co-Founder and CTO
  • Tim Quock: VP, Finance
  • David Reardon: VP Worldwide Sales
  • Chris Overton: VP, Engineering
  • Nirosha Ruwan: VP, Legal
  • Natalie Jew: VP Human Resources

Fiscal Year Planning (1%)

Preparation for the annual plan and budget for the next fiscal year begins in the second half of the current fiscal year.

Q3 Planning for Next Fiscal Year

In Q3 we have three goals:
  1. 1.
    Fiscal year defining objectives for company and departments based on our latest thinking
  2. 2.
    D0 & D1 Goals by MLT and MLX Directly Responsible Individual
Typically there is not pressure for budget or headcount discussions in Q3, focus is strategy.
Q3 Punchlist for Next Fiscal Year Planning
  1. 1.
    The company 3-year aspirations are reviewed
  2. 2.
    A 1% MLT V2MOM for next fiscal year is drafted by CEO and reviewed with MLT department heads
  3. 3.
    Department heads draft 1% Department V2MOMs for next fiscal year and review with peer stakeholders and CEO
  4. 4.
    At Q3 Planning Offsite, MLT reviews 50% MLT V2MOM for next fiscal year developed from 1% draft
  5. 5.
    At Q3 Planning Offsite, department heads present 50% Department V2MOMs, reviewed by peer stakeholders and CEO
  6. 6.
    Action items are documented and developed around Obstacles to success of next fiscal year
  7. 7.
    50% MLT and Department V2MOMs, plus Obstacles, are presented to department leaders

Q4 Planning for Next Fiscal Year

The focus of Q4 is arriving at a 99% draft of the plan for next fiscal with alignment across MLT and departments, with key Obstacles mitigated, and headcount and budgets reviewed.
  1. 1.
    MLT and middle managers work through key Obstacles for next fiscal year
  2. 2.
    Finance works with MLT to draft financials plan for next fiscal year
  3. 3.
    CEO works with MLT to develop MLT V2MOM from 50% to 99%
  4. 4.
    Department heads work with their teams, peer stakeholders, and CEO to develop Department V2MOM from 50% to 99%
  5. 5.
    99% MLT V2MOM is reviewed by MLT and agreed
  6. 6.
    99% Department V2MOMs are reviewed by MLT peers and CEO and agreed
  7. 7.
    Plan for next fiscal year