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Meet Connor Janson: The Fast Interview

Connor Janson, Product Manager at Fast

Connor Janson

Role: Product Manager

Teams: Orders, Broadcast

Why did you join Fast?

I joined Fast because of the opportunity size of the space and the people I would get to attack that opportunity with. Everyone at Fast is high agency and high intelligence, which is a rare combination and a recipe for success no matter the problem space.

What were you doing before?

I was building platform products in the health tech space, dipping my toes into crypto and exploring what was next as an On Deck fellow. (On Deck operates fellowships for startup founders, investors, tech leaders, and emerging talent.)

What's your productivity hack?

Whiteboards. I have a full-blown industrial-sized whiteboard in my room and without it, my life would be in constant chaos.

When did someone's kindness toward you make a big difference in your life?

It is hard to narrow this down into one instance. Small acts of kindness and grace have constantly made an impact in my life in ways I have realized and in ways I will never know. I believe in acting under the assumption of positive intent, which is something I am trying to improve on every day as it is definitely not a natural default.

Living or dead, who would you like to interview and why?

I would love to interview Seth Rogen and vibe with him. Have you seen his vases? He has an incredibly successful career but also carves out time for his passions and charitable contributions, which is both cool and underrated.

Who is your celebrity doppelgänger?

On more than one occasion, I have been compared to Terk from Tarzan in both personality and likeness.

What food or drink is always at your desk?

Coffee and gummy bears.

Morning person or night owl?

Night owl. I am useless in the morning, which is why flexible working hours and support from Fast is one of my favorite things ever.

What is your top travel destination?

Korčula is an island in Croatia with some of the best views, food and people in the world. I am constantly trying to find ways to get back there.

Where do you see yourself a year from now?

I hope to be continuing to execute on Fast's e-commerce mandate with the rest of the amazing platform teams. We are obviously growing really quickly, so I am excited to be able to tackle a lot of items on our ambitious roadmap and bring some amazing experiences to both buyers and sellers globally.