Chief product officer, Nextech
At age 24, Christina Majeed didn’t realize how big of a deal it was that she created an electronic medical records product for dermatologists and plastic surgeons that generated millions of dollars in sales. She just thought, “Cool, people are buying this product and I’m getting a raise.”
But that’s what helped her eventually achieve her position as lead of strategy and business development at Nextech. Majeed says her father, the founder and former CEO of Nextech, pushed her to develop a strong work ethic by giving her a lot of opportunities at a young age.
Majeed didn’t know she would end up in the family business. In fact, she was accepted to medical school after graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in pre-med. But something didn’t feel right about it. So instead of going to school, she decided to take a year off and work for her dad.
That’s when she first helped with the electronic medical records product. In 2010, Majeed went back to school to get her master’s in technology management from Columbia University in New York. Since, Majeed has helped the company release a patented iPad application and a customer community feedback tool where users can exchange ideas and vote on a product wish list.
Though she remembers when the company was just a few people eating pizza and coding new software, today Nextech has nearly 200 employees with offices Tampa, Clearwater and Dayton, Ohio.
According to Majeed, her best business decision was finding the top talent from within the organization to build her products department. “You get the best people on the team, push them to be great, and push them to be greater,” she says.
This story was changed to reflect that privately held Nextech doesn’t disclose revenue and that Majeed created the electronic medical records product.
— Traci Beach
Name: Christina Majeed
City of residence: St. Petersburg
Twitter handle: @ChristinaMajeed
Title: Chief Product Officer
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio
Years on the Gulf Coast: Three years
Marital status/children: Single
Alma mater: Columbia University
Best place to network: Everywhere! But Bern’s Steakhouse and Desert Room is great.
Coolest business experience: Traveling to Nepal to train a teaching hospital on our software during a surgical mission trip in Kathmandu, Nepal. And leading the design and creation for our electronic medical records iPad application that received three design patents and has thousands of users.
The most important business lesson I’ve learned: What goes around truly comes around. Be honest, work hard, treat people with respect and success will follow.
One website that makes your job easier: Google!
One community group you’re most involved with: The Foundation Fighting Blindness. This charity is very close to my heart.
Favorite off-hours activity: Teaching yoga.
Two people, dead or alive, you’d like to have dinner with: Jesus, Leonardo DaVinci, Henry Ford and Cleopatra. (I couldn’t pick just two!)
What you would be doing if you could pick another career: United Nations Diplomat/Ambassador
Most adventurous thing you’ve ever done: Climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. The bridge climb is 440 feet above sea level!
What’s at the top of your bucket list: Visit Cuba and work on my pilot’s license in 2016.
What new skill would you like to learn: How to fly a plane. And mastering a handstand.
Who would play you in a movie about your life: Isla Fisher
If I had a magic wand I’d: Provide food and clothing to children around the globe, as well as the opportunity of education. And be able to teleport anywhere in the world by just batting my eyelashes.