I’m a passionate serial entrepreneur with a track record of solving complex problems, managing diverse groups of people and building innovative products. During the past 3 years I was able to use my advanced marketing and business development skills to build an app with 200,000+ monthly active users and an e-commerce site with a $200,000 run rate in less than 6 months.
Now that my boring status-quo intro paragraph is out of the way, I can tell you who I really am. Since I was old enough to know what a career was, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. My Grandfather is an entrepreneur, my Dad is an entrepreneur and I am an entrepreneur. Freshman year at Emory University I started an event promotion company that achieved considerable success, primarily through our use of social media marketing (yes we used MySpace!) and search engine optimization. It was then that I realized how powerful social media was for businesses, but at that time (2007) most business professionals wrote it off as a fad. They would say, “my customers aren’t on social media, so why should I be?”. Considering that over 1.5B people are now on Facebook this statement sounds absurd, but at the time it was the defacto response from nearly all business professionals.
Clearly 2008 was the best time to start a social media marketing agency (that was sarcastic)! The combination of one of the greatest recessions of all time and widespread doubt that social media was a viable marketing channel in the business world made selling services incredibly difficult. Fortunately, I was able to book several great speaking engagements at corporate conventions throughout our first year in business and present the merits of social media marketing to thousands of executives and business professionals in dozens of industries. While I shut the doors of that agency after transferring to Babson College, where I graduated second in my class (I know bragging is lame), I continued to offer social media marketing consulting in my free time because I love it!
Throughout the last 6 years I have been involved in over 10 startups and have consulted for dozens of small businesses, non-profits and multinational companies. While I love nearly all social media platforms and digital marketing channels, I have a passion for Facebook marketing and email marketing. These two channels have helped me grow my past startups incredibly fast and cost effectively. I was able to grow my latest ecommerce brand, Startup Drugz, from 0-$100,000 in sales in less than 4 months and hit a $500k run rate in just 6 months. This was all accomplished with Facebook marketing and several automated email funnels.
Currently, I am passionate about helping other entrepreneurs, small business owners and nonprofits exponentially grow their businesses by replicating the tried and true strategies that I have used to grow my own brands. If you want to take your business to the next level today, then we should talk!
Keep Up The Hustle,