Shoutout Atlanta Featuring David Hailey
We had the good fortune of connecting with David Hailey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi David, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business.
Why I started Countifi is a question I get all the time! It amazes me because isn’t everyone interested in inventory and asset management, lol? I digress, I spent a number of years working in Big 4 accounting and consulting prior to changing industries and joining a major airline. Once there, I was surprised at the amount of time we spent discussing customer satisfaction and savings but we didn’t have a complete handle on some of the smallest items that were costing us a fortune in the long run. So often it’s the small things that companies don’t count that end up costing the most. I recognized that managing onboard inventory was a tremendous challenge for the entire airline industry. I developed Countifi to address this specific challenge. Most restaurants and bars know that the drinks are where they can make their bread and butter; inventory is always top of mind, and I thought it should be a priority for airlines also. Once we developed a solution for airlines, we realized, once trained, our computer vision and deep learning models can add efficiency to asset processes in a variety of industries, which is how we expanded into hospitals and universities.
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