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Q&A with Andrew Dumont

Director of business development at Moz

My name's Andrew Dumont and I'm an entrepreneur/marketer based in Seattle, Washington. Currently, I run business development at Moz, which is essentially a growth and strategic partnership function. While at Moz, I co-founded Stride, which was acquired late last year. I've been tinkering around on the web since 2007 in various other startups prior to both of these.

Hardware

I have a pretty basic setup, nothing out of the ordinary. My primary machine is a 13-inch MacBook Air, which I hook up to a 27-inch Thunderbolt display while at the office. I also use a magic mouse, which I've grown to love. At home I've got a Mac Mini that's linked up to a 27-inch Dell monitor. If I had to pick the setup I prefer, it'd be the former.

Software

Nothing too crazy here, either. I use all of the staples on a daily basis, Excel, Pages, Google Docs, and Keynote. From time to time I use Sequel Pro for running database queries, Pixelmator for image editing, and Tower for Git. Oh, and I can't forget Things for task management – it keeps me organized and efficient.

Dream setup

If I could take my pick from the latest hardware, I'd hook up one of the new Mac Pros to my Thunderbolt display. I have no idea what I'd do with the extra hardware, but it's just so darn beautiful.

Inspiration

The end users. Whether it's a startup of my own or one that I'm working for, there's something so exciting about bringing a product that you know your end users will love to their attention. That's the goal and art of marketing.