370 - Blake Mascali
Blake Mascali is a Product Marketing and Sales Strategy executive with 10 years experience in tech-startup leadership.
He is currently working at Dotmatics, a software startup selling to scientific R&D businesses seeking to make new drug discoveries, create new
medical treatments and develop new, synthetic chemicals and materials.
Blake evaluates market and competitive landscapes, designs strategies to take new software products to market and crafts positioning and sales strategies to attain market leadership.
Inside Blake's Workspace
His home office is a fully-finished garage remodel with a custom garage door that holds 16 windows opening the office to the outdoors.
- Custom-built, industrial standing desk from renewed, antique, french coffee table (circa WWII)
- Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
- 2021, 16-inch Macbook Pro (M1)
- Two, 40-inch Vizio LED TVs mounted to wall as external monitors
- Jabra Engage 75 headset
- FIFINE USB Microphone
- DEPSTECH 4K Webcam
- Walowalo XXL Bamboo Rotating Art Supply Organizer
What is the most useful item in your workspace?
Oversized, triple monitor setup. I am able to work very efficiently with all of my tools open at the same time.
How do you spark creativity?
I choose the right time of day (early morning) with hot coffee and my spotify playlist playing at low volume.
Sometimes it helps to take a break and play a game of pool, take a walk, or listen to a podcast - then get back to work.
How do you manage work-life balance?
I start early while the family sleeps, then spend time with my kids as they get ready for school. Then I keep a hard stop at 5pm.
What do you think is the main benefit of remote work?
There are many: enhanced productivity levels, improved personal satisfaction, less oversight/more autonomy. But for me, it's unplanned lunches with my wife on the back deck, being there to welcome my kids home from school, and a commute that consists of a simple walk downstairs from my bedroom.