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About Me

Startups | Business | Code

I’m a Sales and BizDev professional with a passion for startups, marketing & design.

Most recently, I served as the VP Business Development at SEO Inc. where I helped solve and manage complex search engine marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 and SMB companies. Previously to SEO Inc., I worked as the lead account executive at 1-800-TAXICAB where played a large role in managing the sales and marketing process for a large book of independent cab companies. Since my teenage days, I’ve also worked independently with clients in offering digital media solutions. Most notably, I worked with Maker Studios as a Content Marketing Consultant for branded video across Maker Studios owned and managed web and YouTube properties. In my spare time I enjoy playing basketball, the occasional chess game and studying startups and computer programming.

Experience

VP Business Development
  • Joined company as Account Executive and internally promoted to VP Business Development at 9 months
  • Accelerated company growth with the addition of $1.2MM in total attributable sales since hire date
  • Built book of business to $20,000 in MRR within first six months, bringing in SEO Inc.’s two largest clients by total deal value
  • Improved sales activities including: Salesforce CRM curation, streamlined website audits, sales presentations and tradeshows
  • Built valuable industry partnerships leading to co-branded webinars (SEMRush & Convirza), lead generation partners (Web Marketing Association) & creative agency (Lambesis Agency) affiliate relationships
Content Marketing Consultant
  • Developed content and marketing strategy for branded video across Maker Studios owned and operated web & YouTube properties including, Disney’s Descendants, Disney’s Avengers, Star Wars Episode 7, ThePlatform, & AlertAllCommands
  • Created content and video META data strategies for video uploads across Maker Studios branded channels
  • Coordinated video upload process with internal stakeholders to ensure maximum video reach on Makes Studios owned and operated web and YouTube properties
Account Executive
  • Built and managed cumulative total of 100+ pay-per-call taxicab accounts as lead account executive
  • Grew monthly sales volume for pay per call accounts by over 300% with the addition of 10-20 new accounts per month
  • Generated new business through outside sales calls, inbound e-mail marketing campaigns, and industry trade show leads

Education

Business Economics Major

  • UCSB 2010 Technology Management Program New Venture Competition Semi-Finalist

Web Development Fundamentals

  • Completed Web Development course on HTML/CSS/Javascript at Peter Thiel backed mentorship bootcamp, Thinkful Academy

I’ve also consulted various startups and businesses on
web strategy, search engine optimization and creative.

More About Me

What are your favorite hobbies?

Poker, Music & (good) Food

What’s your background?

I’ve been building websites and marketing products online since I was in middle school. I went to school to UC Santa Barbara to study technology management and have been working on(with) startups ever since.

What I’m reading now:

Recent:

E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
The Lean Startup – Eric Reiss
Choose Yourself – James Altucher
How To Be Rich – John Paul Getty (Published by: Playboy Press 1965)
The Art of the Deal – Donald Trump
The 4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris
You’re Hired: How to Succeed in Business and in Life – Bill Rancic

In Progress:

Zero To One – Peter Thiel
Richest Man in Babylon – George Clayson
The Ultimate Sales Machine – Chet Holmes
1984 – George Orwell (Regular Read)

Upcoming:

Money – Master the Game – Tony Robbins
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
Secrets of Closing the Sale – Zig Ziglar
Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

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