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Get to Know our CEO, Ray Pawlikowski

Recently, the Austin Business Journal interviewed our President and CEO, Ray Pawlikowski. We thought we’d share an exceprt of the article with you and encourage you to check it out! bq. Ray Pawlikowski’s quest to invent a better mouse trap was a constant through his Houston childhood, enlivened by NASA space ships rocketing near by. […]

Recently, the Austin Business Journal interviewed our President and CEO, Ray Pawlikowski. We thought we’d share an exceprt of the article with you and encourage you to check it out!

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Ray Pawlikowski’s quest to invent a better mouse trap was a constant through his Houston childhood, enlivened by NASA space ships rocketing near by.

He spent his adolescence assembling business plans, crafting trinkets and pushing pitch after pitch – though admittedly most were a flop.

“I always loved coming up with ideas – building things. Anything with hands, I was really into,” he said.

It wasn’t until the Texas State graduate started waiting tables in college that he found his golden goose.

Pawlikowski fused his love of technology and the hospitality industry with a little intuition, kicking off HotSchedules on a shoestring in 2000. Hitting the Web with little expectation for success, the online scheduling company emerged a phoenix from the early millennium tech fire and has grown exponentially every year since. This month, HotSchedules celebrated its 5,000th client, which joins Austin locals such as Uchi and giants like IHOP Corp. Right now, Pawlikowski is most concerned with turning positions at HotSchedules into the most coveted jobs in the city.

Continue reading at the Austin Business Journal for a fun Q&A with Ray!

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