Mike Smalls is the founder and CEO of Hoopla. Mike created Hoopla to answer the burning question he faced running sales organizations at a variety of companies: How do you motivate people to perform their best? His inspiration came from a variety of sources including sports, motivational psychology, game mechanics, and a competitive drive. He is motivated by the desire to build a great company, have raving fans as customers, and the ongoing quest to help employees experience the thrill of winning at work. When not working, Mike enjoys hiking in the California foothills with his wife and 3 sons.
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