Dopple Featured In Lessons From Inspiring Women In Tech
You cannot do everything on your own. Build the best team around you. Hire people that are smarter than you who can help you and the company grow. Your team is critical to the success of the company. You want to ensure you hire people who are passionate about your mission and share your vision but also bring different experiences to the company. We live by this at Dopple. When we identify an area of weakness, we identify it and then when needed, go out and hire the best person possible to fill that gap.
This interview was originally published in Authority Magazine
I had the pleasure of interviewing VP of Finance Ali Pringle. Ali oversees all of finance and human resources operations for Dopple. Dopple provides a platform and executes professional services for brands across verticals to deliver engaging and effective experiences through high fidelity product visualization and augmented reality. Before Dopple, Ali worked in finance at other tech startups in Charleston, SC and spent the beginning of her career in Audit at PwC in New York City. Ali has recently become a mother & is learning how to navigate the exciting challenge of being a working mother in today’s world.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
When I was young, mathematics was the one thing that came most naturally to me in the classroom. I envisioned myself becoming a math teacher and started down the education path when I entered college. After two years of education focused classes, I concluded that teaching was not where I saw myself in the future and made the switch to an accounting major. Graduating on time was important to me, so this switch meant packing my semesters full with 21 credit hours and taking a summer class or two since I was behind on the business school curriculum. It was tough and took a lot of focus, but I was able to graduate on time with a Business degree in Accounting. After graduating, I started my career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Audit. During my few years there, I worked on several retail and consumer clients, learned the basics of finances and gained invaluable experience that has shaped who I am today. From there, I have moved on and worked at and with a few different startups. This has brought me to where I am today as the VP of Finance at Dopple.