Is it really work if you’re having fun?
That’s the first problem you can solve for us. You see, that’s who we’re looking for. Problem solvers who can defy convention and find a way to build a better mousetrap – or in our case, a comprehensive lending ecosystem that already has a big fan base. The challenge is they want more of a good thing. A better experience, better results, a better bottom line. It’s our job to make it happen, and we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to push the limits of what work can be.
Top 100 Places to Work (#21)
Dallas Morning News
Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurs
Company-contributed group medical coverage
Adaptable work-from-home policies
Flexible work schedules
Generous PTO policies
Fun work environment
Love to learn and grow
Talented, but humble
Hardworking and fun
Passionate about the process
Driven and determined
OUR FREEDOM PLAYBOOK
We are a team that values communication, works with great passion, and swings for the fences.
Embrace that it takes all of us to be great. No role is more important than another, just different. Hire “A” players and reap the rewards of a village.
STEP OUTSIDE YOURSELF
You can only change yourself. How do others perceive you? Step outside yourself and look at things. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
ASSUME POSITIVE INTENTIONS
We are all on the same team. Always start by assuming the other person’s intentions were good, even if the impact was not.
WE ALL HAVE A VOICE BUT WE CAN’T WIN THEM ALL
Use your voice, speak up, be heard – the sum of all opinions makes us better. But it would be impossible for all of our opinions to prevail 100% of the time. Don’t let it get you down. Get on board and stay on the same team.
ENJOY YOUR JOB OR MOVE ON
Fully engage in your success and the success of the company. If there’s a bad fit or bad timing, move on. Don’t be miserable and don’t make others around you miserable.
You are responsible for intentions and impact. Be present in whatever you are doing. If you are asked to be part of something you don’t need to be fully present during, set expectations.
MAXIMIZE EACH OTHERS’ STRENGTHS
We are stronger for our differences, not our similarities. Help each person maximize their strengths versus be beaten down by their weaknesses.
Let others know the true you – good and bad. Be real. Be vulnerable. Be humble.
Err on the side of additional details versus assuming people know or remember. Be clear on expectations.
BE PROACTIVE (NOT PROVOCATIVE)
Proactive communication solves many problems; passive aggressiveness creates problems. Be assertive; be proactive.
ASK QUESTIONS. GET THE DETAILS
We are all strong enough to stand alone, be smart enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it. Dig in, get details, find out intentions and big picture details.
Work together to create something great. Ask questions. Relate scenarios. Don’t try to solve in a silo. See outside your own area. Candidly engage the team to provide the best experience for all.
Address all areas of your work with maturity. Whether it is vacation time, picking up behind yourself, or dealing with others. With adulthood comes freedom. Let’s maintain that freedom.
BE AWESOME NOT PERFECT
You are responsible for you, no one else is. People are depending on you. Get it done. Take the initiative. Communicate status.
BE RELIABLE AND RESPONSIBLE
No one expects perfection, but we are a culture that won’t tolerate mediocrity. Be awesome.
FOCUS ON TODAY, BUILD FOR TOMORROW
Deliver results today with an eye on the future. Keep up on industry knowledge and leading trends. Anticipate and remove risks and roadblocks without being afraid of taking calculated risks.
DELIVER QUALITY RESULTS RAPIDLY
Rapid and right? Yes. We can do it. Don’t lose the speed and innovation we were founded on. It is our culture. We knocked it out of the park. Now embrace the challenge – hold that constant and deliver quality, too.
BE RELENTLESS ABOUT IMPROVEMENT
Reinvent constantly. If you continue to do what you’ve done, you will get what you’ve gotten. Always work on streamlining necessary tasks and expand on ”wow” projects.
Accept reality (you can’t make it go away by closing your eyes). But then challenge and push for change. Don’t accept the status quo.
CREATE EXCELLENT EXPERIENCES
Advance freedom. Put the customer first. Fix problems, not symptoms. Don’t just do a job, create an excellent experience.
Build the best platform. Find a way. Be 300% better than our competitors. “No” is not the answer if success is the goal.
Take chances and make big things happen!! Change is scary, regret is even scarier.
THINK BIG, START SMALL, MOVE FAST
Does the big end goal seem crazy, unattainable even? Good! Move quickly – make progress. Dreaming big creates momentum and passion. Moving quickly keeps it alive.
You will never have all of the data. 20% of the data will get you 80% of the way there – then move. Don’t get stuck in analysis paralysis. Perfection is the enemy of progress.
BOTTOM LINE: THIS IS NOT YOUR USUAL LINE OF BUSINESS.
Join defi SOLUTIONS, and enjoy your chance to change the way you view work.
POTENTIAL AND SHOW
OFF YOUR SKILLS
TAKE FULL OWNERSHIP
BRING YOUR IDEAS
TO THE TABLE
PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT
READ MORE ABOUT STEPHANIE’S AWARD
Stephanie Alsbrooks named Entreprenuer of the Year Finalist
Fantastic News! Stephanie Alsbrooks has been named a Southwest region finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year®! This prestigious…
EY Entrepreneur of the Year: Winner!
This 4th of July 2017, we have many reasons to celebrate! Our nation’s freedom and the freedom we extend to…