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Nik is the CEO of Sharma Brands, a strategic-initiatives firm working with a wide range of brands to help grow and scale revenue across digital platforms. Nik is one of AdWeek’s Young & Influential, Forbes 30 under 30, and an investor and advisor to some of the fastest-growing brands in commerce.
DTC & Tech Executive Marketer helping your favorite brands scale with some of the top agencies
My goal is to 10X your cost of this call in our first mentoring session. My secret sauce is helping businesses scale their business at speed! With a great team and process, we can make big things happen! I have successfully exited multiple businesses and can help you prepare and navigate early stage to exit stage. I co-founded and grew the wine/spirit beverage distributor network, Palomar Beverage Company to 9-figure revenue in 7 years. I build teams and organizations to deliver impact and can help you scale at speed. I am a strategic and dedicated leader with a proven track record of success in building high-performance teams, mentoring, and identifying methods that drive new business, reduce costs, and secure customer loyalty. My coaching approach focuses on helping you become a great leader, clarifying your vision on where you want to go and how to get there, building an extraordinary team, and implementing a monitoring system to achieve big results. https://www.linkedin.com/in/meghanelizabethwatkins/
Paid Ads - Agency Growth - Brand Positioning - Founder Mentor Paid Media and Online Entrepreneurship has changed my life and I believe it could change anyone else's who wants to work for it.
CEO and Founder of collagen-fortified health & wellness brand Obvi, which has surpassed 250K customers globally, all whilst boot-strapping its way to $30 Million in sales in less than 3 years. Previously cofounder of Ghost 3 Media, which has helped more than 25 Inc. 5000 brands scale their digital footprints. Ronak is a strategic thinker and senior leader who creatively uses technology, marketing, strategy, and analytics to support innovation and revenue generating business goals. HUGE passion for boot-strapping and creative exploration of how to make teams and money work harder for you.
Co-Founder & CMO of Obvi, one of the world’s fastest growing health & nutrition brands. Since launching in 2019, Obvi has surpassed 250K customers globally, all whilst boot-strapping its way to $40 Million in sales in 40 months. Prior to managing Obvi's 7 figure monthly digital marketing budget, Ash co-founded Ghost3Media, a boutique digital advertising & growth agency managing over $15M of adspend.
Eli has spent the last 9 years building and operating early-stage startups. He is particularly known for his work around Customer Experience and Retention at DTC brands such as Jones Road Beauty, OLIPOP, and Simulate.
I help DTC brands grow profitably with brand first performance marketing.
A force behind the screen, Kendall got her start in digital marketing while at Spoon University, a food tech start-up, as the Social Media Marketing Intern before they were acquired by Food Network. While there, she got her feet wet in strategy, data + analytic tracking, copywriting, content curation + creation, partnerships, community development and more. She also helped launch their first vertical, Spoon Healthier, which focused on mental and physical health of college students through curating influencer takeovers, content, and handling optimization. While there, she was building her own brand, The Flexible Foodie, an instagram account focused on simplifying health and wellness that led her to create content for brands like Hint. Fast forward to 2021, Kendall began consulting with DTC and CPG brands helping them with all things social from audits to strategy to launch, seedings, and beyond. She has worked with brands like Starday Foods, Graza, and more.
I’m the founder of Pughaus, where I invest and advise fast-growing DTC SaaS companies and brands. Having built my own portfolio of consumer brands from scratch with outside funding and operating brands in the 8 and 9-figure range, I’m able to design a marketing and operations approach that would fit your brand. I work well with founders as an extra pair of eyes on their business and with their teams as an outside consultant.
Moiz Ali is the Founder of Native. Launched in 2015, Native was the fastest growing CPG company in the United States. The company was acquired by Procter & Gamble for $100 Million in November 2017, the first acquisition by P&G in nearly ten years. Moiz is also an active investor in the consumer space, and has invested in brands including Manscaped, Liquid IV, Sunday, Magic Spoon, and Pepper.
I have an obsession with brand building and DTC marketing. 13 years ago, I stumbled into entrepreneurship and haven’t looked back since. $250 million of bootstrapped revenue to date as a sole founder.
I’m a performance creative expert that works with direct-to-consumer eCommerce brands on their paid social advertising. Currently, I’m the Director of Performance Creative at Thesis (acq. by Barrington Media Group) where I oversee the Performance Creative Department. Creative for Instagram, TikTok, & beyond.
I am an analytically-driven growth marketer who has a passion for enhancing customer retention metrics. I have a proven record of strategizing, testing and scaling tactics to improve customer acquisition, customer retention, and increase LTV. I am guided by data to point to areas of opportunity and employ my experience with media buying and CRM to implement strategies across channels. I believe that customer acquisition and retention are two sides of the same coin and should work together synergistically. In all of my roles, I have concentrated on building a large of funnel of qualified leads, making incremental improvements to conversion (on web or in an app), and achieving faster payback periods on paid media acquisitions by using my deep understanding of retention loops. I am best when working cross-functionally with the other growth functions like the product, analytics, merchandising, and creative teams. I am also a proud UC Berkeley graduate, Go Bears!
I'm an executive business coach specializing in professional development for leaders and entrepreneurs. My focus is on business strategy, culture shaping, and brand building. I'm also a globally trained and Certified Visionary Leadership Coach. With 17 years of experience operating businesses and consulting Fortune 500 companies internationally, I awaken the untapped potential within you so you can navigate your career or business venture more clearly and confidently.
Over $450m in Shopify sales in 4 years. I'll help you scale your brand.
My superpower is having an insatiable desire to help people. I'm certainly not the smartest or the most talented, but I love going above and beyond to help people succeed. That's why I built MentorPass. I've had the fortune of learning from all the brilliant mentors on our platform, and I'd love to pass on their lessons to you. I particularly love helping early-stage marketplace & SaaS founders. I've gone across the startup stack myself, from building products with no-code to developing/executing a GTM strategy and scaling a business.
As a storyteller, consumer, and employee, I constantly witness how challenging it is for businesses and individuals to tell big, juicy, human stories. And yet, story is at the heart of what we all want most — to connect with someone else, an audience, a community, investors, employees, ourselves. From Google to VSCO to local and international startups, I’ve helped brands of all sizes establish and evolve their voice through written and visual communication. I also launched Dove Story, a project designed to help women around the world connect through real, vulnerable story. Whether I’m freelancing, consulting, or mentoring, my mission in and outside of work is to help us move closer to our goals through the stories we tell. So, what’s your story?
Hi! I'm 50% of the founding team at Born & Bred—a San Francisco Growth Branding agency. I lead new business, client engagement, and strategy. Need help bringing a brand to life or keeping it going? Shoot me a message. Prior to Born & Bred, I was a ground-floor employee (first 20) at Eaze, where I oversaw content marketing. My industry-shaping work on Eaze Insights was published by the New Yorker, New York Times, Fobes, AdAge, and dozens more. LinkedIn describes me as a: "skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Email Marketing, Social Media Management, Agency Management, Event Management, Public Speaking, and Design. Strong marketing professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Communication and Media Studies from University of California, Berkeley."
Dylan Ander is a Serial Entrepreneur, diversifying his experience in digital marketing in both B2C and B2B companies. Founder and CEO of SplitTesting.com and Co-Founder and CEO of NextCore Media, Dylan and has experience working with companies such as GEICO, Gravity Accelerator, Planet Fitness, and many more. "After $300M in sales, I’m the only dude on Twitter that guarantees to increase your conversion rate or I will pay YOU."
Aaron is the Co-founder and CEO of Paul Street, a strategic partner and affiliate marketing firm that works with brands like Solawave, Goli, Hexclad, Droplette, Obvi, Feals, Viome, and many more. Aaron has helped generate over $200 million in revenue through affiliate partnerships and growth strategies for incredible brands like, Hello Fresh, Onnit, Lululemon, Disney, Nike, Larq, Neuro, Glamnetic, Noom, Function of Beauty, Thirty Madison and more. Aaron also actively invests, consults, and advises DTC, Web3, and emerging tech startups. (Bonafide Health, Tushy, Immersed, Forbes, Ephemeral, gmgn Supply, Baron Davis, Hartbeat, etc)
Matt has worked for and with early-stage companies in a variety of capacities. He's spent the past 7 years building, operating, and investing in startups. Matt was the sixth employee at Bonobos in 2008 and is currently the Co-Founder and CEO at Huron. He earned an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and a BA from Brown University.
Shaun is a serial entrepreneur & performance branding expert behind numerous DTC brands. He is the Co-Founder of Oddit and has founded many companies including Kulin Co., Versett, Federal Moto, & more. Shaun has an extensive background in design, branding, and crafting incredible user experiences.
20 + years building things on the internet. Aussie creative/founder living in Southern California, playing deep within eCommerce, social, influencer/creator, creative, branding and growth marketing since 2008. Collectively, the brands I’ve started or worked closely with have well exceeded $1.5B in revenue, where I have lead a major part at either ideation, growth or scale phases. I bring deep expertise in creating performance-driven operating models, full-stack growth marketing, technology consulting and team buildout. I was early @ Facebook Inc., I advise and consult in venture capital & private equity, I'm responsible for helping over 2M men shave their balls ( Manscaped Inc. ), deployed hundreds of millions in paid media and been driving the subscription e-commerce movement since 2013. Investor to 44+ brands, acquirer of 4, founder, CMO of digitally native, eCommerce brands
People thought I was crazy when I quit Google to join a $14K marketing boot camp. But I wanted to learn about all marketing channels, not just Google. I then worked with several startups as a growth marketer before launching GR0, my own SEO agency. Simultaneously, I launched a grammar website, thewordcounter.com, to prove my strategies work. A year later, the site ranks #1 on Google Search for multiple keywords and gets 500,000 unique visitors a month. I live and breathe startup culture and work every day to help fellow underdogs. My top priority is to help pay my success forward, investing in and enabling small companies to grow and find the good fortune.
I grow brands. I drive growth through content and community (influencer, editorial, email, affiliate, growth loops). Expertise: acquisition, social media, Gen Z, emerging community platforms About: Midwest by birth, NYC by choice, grad school drop out. alum: Derris, Madewell, Condé Nast.
Just a 29-year-old kid from a farm town in Connecticut who had a great idea with his friends for a four-way volleyball game. On a rocketship and tons of fuel left in the tank 🚀 Film school graduate. Uber Alum. Co-Founder of CROSSNET, the world’s first four-way volleyball game. I’ve built retail relationships with some of the world's largest stores. Lover of e-commerce, alternative rock music, New York sports (Knicks, Jets, Mets, Rangers), live music, horror movies, chocolate, bbq, and overpriced wine.
Stewart is a growth marketer who specializes in content-led and audience building. He's been growing startups for five years using content. He will help you strategize, systematize, and scale content that attracts your dream customers. Currently, Stewart is Head of Content at Mutiny, publishes daily on LinkedIn, and interviews top marketing minds on his podcast, Top of Mind. Previously, Stewart was Sr. Content Lead at Demand Curve where his Twitter threads and newsletter insights were read by millions of growth marketers. Before that he launched a podcast and doubled newsletter subscribers at Customer Camp. His ideas have been featured by TechCrunch, Growth Marketing Today, Mailchimp, and Growth Machine.
Challenging the traditional models of employment and entrepreneurship: led brand at The Knot - global leader in weddings - former CMO at Teal, a career development platform with resources to help enable professionals to grow their careers with confidence - and now a second-time founder. I launched House of Wise, the luxury CBD brand empowering women to give more purposeful intention and take control of their lives. I was inspired to create House of Wise to offer impactful solutions to modern women, helping them reclaim some of their most important lifestyle routines and needs. Prior to launching House of Wise, I spent five years at The Knot Worldwide (formerly XO Group) as Vice President of Marketing, overseeing brand and product marketing for The Knot and WeddingWire. Before that, I founded a technology startup intended for the wedding industry, following my career as an international wedding planner, working with wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera. The earliest years of my career were spent working in professional services at Ernst & Young, leading the marketing efforts for their Entrepreneur Of The Year program.
Leading innovative operations strategies to facilitate hyper-growth and global scalability is the hallmark of my 16-year career. I have experience living in the US, UK, Australia and China, managing teams of over 500, overseeing >$200M budgets, and optimizing operations for >$750M P&L. I am passionate about forging strategic partnerships and relationships to drive growth, reduce costs, improve operational processes, and drive incredible customer experiences. I am committed to establishing a culture of performance and data-driven decision-making to create a collaborative culture among globally dispersed teams. I joined Athletic Greens as their COO and presently serve as Chief Supply Chain & Operations Officer, where I oversee our end-to-end supply chain, customer service, quality assurance, people, strategic projects, product safety and product development.
Monica is the founder and CEO of Marea a Women's Supplement Brand. Prior to launching Marea she was hire one at DTC pet brand, Rex Specs, where she helped them grow from 6 to multiple 7 figures in 2.5 years. Monica has helped tens of ecommerce brands build community driven brands through value add email marketing. She has worked as a Klaviyo consultant and partner for the last 6+ years. In addition to supporting brands with email marketing Monica recently grew her instagram following from 3K to 180K in less than 4 months and her tiktok to over 70K through organic content strategy. Looking to build community or grow on social? Lets chat!
Taran Ghatrora is Co-Founder and CEO of Blume, one of the fastest growing brands in the Shopify ecosystem. Taran took Blume from zero to seven figures in a year, she's been featured in TODAY and in Forbes, her products endorsed by celebrities like Gigi Hadid and she has a really, really powerful mission to help young women. By focusing on the problems of their target customers, Taran has grown Blume's website to 142K+ visits and hundreds of thousands of dollars in monthly revenue as well as scaled distribution through retailers like Nordstrom, Sephora and ULTA Beauty.
Currently eating a lot of candy + building BEHAVE | Previously: SoulCycle, Daily Harvest, Uber, and the NFL
Patrick Schwarzenegger is an American-Austrian actor, model, and entrepreneur. While some of his work includes staring in movies and Mini series- Patrick has gained reputation for helping and scaling small buisness. More specially, Patrick has become known as one of the top and most influential investors in the Better-For-You health and wellness CPG space. Patrick has helped companies with celebrity endorsements and fundraising, manufacturing contracts, re-brands, messaging and marketing.
I founded and bootstrapped Death to Stock to 500k subscribers and $3M in revenue. I now coach founders on... Building a better business through: Quarterly planning and strategy Building leverage with your time through: Delegation, and calendar design Building skills + leadership development through: Communication, personal growth, burnout, stress management
Vivek has over 15 years of experience as a startup lawyer, advisor, and mentor to early-stage startup founders in Silicon Valley, New York, and across the world. Vivek works with teams ranging from “2 people in a garage” to global multinational corporations. He has been a mentor with leading accelerators and incubator programs such as Techstars, 500 Startups, Founders Institute, Startup Chile, and many others. He has a passion for advising companies that are looking to “go global” and he has worked with teams from around the world. Vivek started his career with the top tech law firm in the world, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Later, he worked with several leading global firms such as Norton Rose Fulbright and Bracewell before launching his own law firm. He's now in the process of launching a startup/tech-focused boutique law firm that will provide corporate, securities, and commercial assistance to scaling startup technology companies from around the world. Vivek has lived in India, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States.
Danielle is the founder of Design Match, a service that connects startups with the perfect designer for their business. Danielle is also a UX/UI product designer specializing in early-stage product development. Collectively she's helped companies raise over 300 million in seed and VC Funding in the last two years. Her interfaces have serviced over 100 million users.
Nancy Fechnay is an accomplished founder, investor, and mentor. Nancy was a MP at Alumni Ventures and founding Partner of Flight Ventures (the brainchild of Gil Penchina). Nancy launched the first AngelList syndicate in Europe in early 2015. Since then Flight has built the largest online group of investors in the world. Nancy also mentors for Techstars and the Vatican's positive impact accelerator, Laudato Si. Nancy invests in high-growth tech companies (Angel through Series A), but is most interested in working with companies that have the potential to positively impact the world through scalable technology. Nancy has been a part of the startup investing world for nine years. Starting her career in cleantech venture, Nancy has since worked for top firms, such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and GE Ventures before becoming a partner at Flight and leading her own angel deals in all things tech. Passionate about unleashing one’s true potential through the power of community and sharing life’s highs and lows, Nancy co-founded The Inspire Movement with the help of Hephzi Pemberton and Google in London in 2016. The Inspire Movement brings people together to share impactful stories of overcoming life's greatest challenges in an effort to address the overwhelming problem of mental health in the 21st century. Nancy regularly speaks at events and advises companies on how to keep adapting and growing through fast-paced change. (Past speaking engagements include SLUSH, Google HQ, CognitionX, Europas, Oslo Innovation Week, GIANT Health, and Websummit.)
I assist Entrepreneurs, Executives and Leaders on their path to achieve more in less time, gain mental clarity and relieve stress. Since 2017 I have been working as a professional international coach. Over the years I helped dozens of clients from Mexico to Dubai use meditation and personal improvement techniques to better their performance at work and life. Through my background in business and marketing and my year-long experience of working in startups and successful companies, I know the challenges of the modern business world. Areas of expertise: Success Mindset, Productivity and Time management, Mindfulness and Meditation, Goal Setting, Dealing with Self-Doubt, Confidence
Experienced CPG founder and COO. I've launched brands from scratch and helped companies like Native Deodorant go from early-stage to exit.
Ben Jabbawy founded Privy, one of the top apps in the Shopify app store. Today Privy is used by over 250,000 ecommerce stores around the world. He started Privy after helping his parents market their small businesses, raised $10M in funding, scaled the company to 100 employees, before Privy was acquired by Attentive in 2021.
Digital Marketing Leader with expertise in acquisition for D2C brands. Currently at RIMOWA and JUDY overseeing paid efforts across paid search, paid social, affiliate marketing driving triple digit YoY channel growth
Kim is a leader in the Community space with experience building a diverse range of IRL and digital-first communities. She spent five years building the Glossier community from the ground up and has since helped numerous brands, organizations, and individuals build their own communities through her work at Geneva, an all-in-one group messaging app for communities of all shapes and sizes.
Sean Riley, CEO of DUDE Wipes, Bootstrapped to over 100m/yr and counting & now the most successful Shark Tank Winner Ever. Today and you can find his products in Walmart, Target, Kroger, Amazon and pretty much anywhere else stuff is sold. Sean has learned every aspect of CPG from the ground up with expertise in Amazon, Retail, Scaling Operations & Teams, Bootstrapping & Viral Marketing
Hyla Nayeri co-founded 437 at 21, alongside her best friend Adrien Bettio, by investing a few thousand each. In less than three years, the entirely self-funded brand, characterized by its universally-flattering apparel and swimwear, has amassed over 220k followers on social, been featured in the likes of Forbes, Cosmopolitian, HYPEBAE, and on many notable celebrities and influencers. Since launching three years ago, 437 has seen the company’s annual revenue grow 500% for the third year in a row, through organic marketing and a strong social strategy.
Ad, UGC, CRO, Growth specialist. I've helped launch & grow some of the biggest DTC startups. In the game since '08. 3/3 co's I worked for in '21 were acq'd 🤠 I've been buying and overseeing ads on Facebook since 2008. I have personally implemented, optimized, and managed monthly spends in the range of $1-5 million and cumulatively I have managed and overseen more than $600 million on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for brands like AT&T, Toyota, Microsoft, Kraft, LG, Spotify, Hyatt, and many more. In the last few years, I've been focused on helping grow DTC/startup brands like Hubble, Keeps, Nuts.com, Urbanstems, MoneyLion, Lumin, Cerebral, Wandering Bear Coffee, Flock Chicken Chips, Mirror, Athletic Greens, Spartan, and more. I can help you scale your brand or agency with proven methods and careful training.
The Lunar / Solar Group provides e-commerce and digital marketing services that drive transformational growth for our clients. Our team solves complex marketing challenges for companies of all sizes. In 2021 we worked with founders and leadership teams from 100+ brands and deployed $100M+ in advertising spend. Primarily through Paid Social, Google Adwords & YouTube. We also have a client retention rate of 95% since inception about 3 years ago. Outside of work, I spend every second deep in the crypto and NFT space and advise on brand strategy for a handful of companies looking to bridge the gap between web2/web3 or are simply trying to learn more about the crypto/NFT space.
Built and exited a 7-figure agency. Now building Structured.agency and @modcompodcast. I handle revenue generation so companies can focus on their product and their teams.
I'm an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor to some of the fastest-growing technology companies in the industry. The past companies I've founded have raised over $7M in venture capital and have done over $20M in revenue. My work has been featured in TechCrunch, NECN TV, Bostinno, DigitalTrends, Buzzfeed, Entrepreneur magazine, NY Biz Journal and more. I help founders with: - Fundraising (a lot) - Building (getting to market quickly) - Bootstrapping - Strategy - Problem Solving - Mentorship
I'm currently a Senior Product Manager at Stacker. Prior to this I was a Senior PM Softr and Lead Product Manager at Founder & Lightning - a startup studio creating some of London's most exciting tech startups. I work with founders and early-stage startups helping them bring their ideas to life. I'm also the programme lead for a micro-incubation programme. A 6-week, rapid, early-stage launchpad for passionate startup founders wanting to validate their online business idea. In my spare time, I create and experiment with small online bootstrapped businesses. Some of which have been acquired.
Daniel Snow is CEO and Founder of The Snow Agency, a full service performance and social media marketing agency that is disrupting the ecommerce landscape for DTC brands. Daniel is a proven expert having launched and scaled numerous viral ecommerce brands himself over the course of 3.5 years, generating close to $60M in revenue, without ever receiving funding or a loan. This entrepreneurial foundation is what inspired Daniel to launch The Snow Agency. Having an inherent understanding of what clients want, because he was once in the same position, is the unique perspective that gives The Snow Agency its competitive edge. After spending tens of millions of dollars of his own money on marketing Daniel has experienced the ins and outs of operating a successful ecommerce business and is now focused on bringing this knowledge to his clients. In his role, Daniel sets the strategic priorities for The Snow Agency. Leading his team in constant innovation across content, on-site optimization, search engine marketing and all integral components of growing a brand. The Snow agency has nearly 100 clients, who are all in the DTC ecommerce space. They also own a creative studio, Kindred, which produces branded photo, video, website design, and direct response advertising content.
4x E-comm Owner | Copper Pearl (founder/exited) | Maven Thread (founder) | Woven Nook (founder) | Piper Finn (acquired 2021) I've built 3 DTC brands in the last 6 years and have generated over $30M in revenue across Shopify, Amazon, and wholesale. I've sold one business for over $5M and acquired another small business recently. I have a lot to offer to those getting started!
Currently spending $2m+ per month on TikTok ads. Owner of 2 7-figure agencies - soarwithus.co (full stack, e-commerce growth) and foryouadvertising.com (TikTok UGC + Paid Ads) Also fractional CMO for JAQ Group (6 brands and growing!)
My mission is to help bootstrapped & funded SaaS companies with marketing to drive real, sustainable growth. Helping SaaS & subscription companies with metrics, retention, and growth at Baremetrics Helping marketers find their next great career opportunity in tech, SaaS, and e-commerce with HeyMarketers.com Helping marketers be more strategic, do their best work, and become a top-tier marketer with MentalModelsForMarketers.com Helping makers do marketing with RefactoringGrowth.com Everything else about me: CoreyHaines.co
Since launching Boundless Labs in June of 2018, we’ve helped our clients send over a billion emails, resulting in over $100 million in email attributable revenue.
Experienced software account executive with a successful track record of helping startups build their sales process from the ground up, land their first customers, and achieve revenue growth from $100K to $1M+.
I am an early stage investor based in NYC + own a business development consulting firm where we spearhead B2B sales distribution for CPG brands in the wellness/clean beauty/lifestyle/fem care + sexual health spaces through retail and brand partnerships. I’ve been 1st hire at several startups in the space + have worn many hats. I am well versed in a ton of areas (Biz Dev, strategy, fundraising etc). I have personal long standing relationships with thousands of retailers worldwide. I received my JD from Cardozo law and have angel invested in 20+ portfolio companies in fem tech, tech, fintech, future of work, CPG, food/beverage, healthcare verticals. I’m genuinely passionate about working with like-minded founders and growing businesses from the ground up in a meaningful way by adding significant value at a very quick pace. I mentor founders and advise companies on an ongoing basis.
Co-Founder of Lunar Solar Group and Retextion. Love to talk all things retention and subscription.
Experienced Social Media Marketing Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the social media industry. Skilled in Final Cut Pro, Social Media, and Editing. Strong marketing professional persuing a Bachelor of Arts - BA focused in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from University of Southern California. Launched @Blossom and @SoYummy on TikTok. Growth Strategist for @boohoo and @dreampops on TikTok. Helped launch @puma, @balmain, @nyfw, and more on TikTok.
Anne M. Mahlum is an entrepreneur who knows how to create and build with purpose…and she knows how to do it quickly. She is founder, owner and CEO of a fast-growing boutique fitness company she founded in DC in 2013 called [solidcore]. In just over seven years, Anne has grown her company to 70 locations and has raised over $70MM in private equity financing. [solidcore] is not a franchise. Prior to [solidcore], Anne was the CEO of Back on My Feet (BoMF), a non-profit organization she founded in Philadelphia in 2007 that uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing homelessness see themselves so they can make real change in their lives, which includes employment and independent housing. In addition to Philadelphia, the organization now has chapters in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Indianapolis, Atlanta, New York City, Austin and Los Angeles. Anne led BoMF to become a $6.5M privately-funded organization with staff of 48, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of members. Anne’s work with Back on My Feet has been featured in countless times in both local and national media. She has been named ABC world News Person of the Week, a CNN Hero, New Yorker of the Week, a top 40 under 40 individual by both Philadelphia and Washington DC’s Business Journal. Anne regularly speaks at corporate events, academic institutions and conferences on numerous topics including, leadership, being bold, finding your happiness, the business behind starting a nonprofit, fundraising and social change.
With over 15 years of experience delivering software solutions to business problems, Peter has managed a variety of successful products including enterprise SaaS software used by millions, e-commerce sites earning $100M+ in annual revenue, startup marketplaces, native mobile apps and more. He's passionate about prototyping, empathetic toward users, data-driven and an inspiring public speaker. He's also a leader who has co-founded his own company, built and managed product teams.
Val Geisler is ridiculously obsessed with email, and for good reason. As Customer Advocacy Lead for Klaviyo and former Chief Email Officer of Fix My Churn, Val cares deeply about the biggest problem plaguing subscription-based brands: how do we get customers to stick around? Turns out there's more to that than just a great product. Corner her on Twitter (@lovevalgeisler) and ask her just that and you'll likely get an earful. Or get more details here on MentorPass for customized answers just for your brand!
Over the last decade I've helped scale three SaaS startups as a sales leader, as well as sold a community business I founded. Currently I'm GM of a venture studio for DTC brands.
Director of Business Insights working in the food & beverage industry for retail & DTC with emphasis in forecasting and syndicated data. Experienced in SPINS, Nielsen, Shopify, & Numerator (consumer insights) across 15+ brands & categories. Strong sales & financial analyst with a Bachelor of Science focused in Mathematics (Actuarial Science) and a Certificate in Business and Risk Management from The University of Texas at Austin.
8 years of experience at Macy's working in corporate strategy, e-commerce, omnichannel, and stores. I evaluate new brands and retail technology to bring into our ecosystem. I've led projects from launching our online marketplace, branding new partnerships & developing the strategy for our new concept stores.
Karly is the author of the 'Email Is Not Dead' and the co-founder of the Tequila Sunrise agency. Karly has personally worked with hundreds of brands over her career and specializes in email marketing and sms. Karly is currently the Director of eCommerce at Mini Katana.
Ariel is the General Manager of Fabletics, the industry’s largest digitally native activewear brand with over 2.5M active customers. She is responsible for launching and scaling the Men's category to $120M+ rev in under 3 years. Before Fabletics, she was a Bain consultant, serving clients across a wide variety of industries including technology and bio-tech. An east coast native, Ariel has lived by the beach in Santa Monica, California for the past seven years.
I've been a reporter at CNBC International for 7 years and have been based in New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong. I've heard hundreds of startups pitch and interviewed hundreds of executives. Today, I work with startups to help them pitch better and create better content.
Kyle York is co-founder, CEO and managing partner at York IE™ where he sets the vision and leads the vertically integrated strategic growth and investment firm helping reshape the way companies are built, scaled and monetized. Kyle works closely with entrepreneurs, operators and investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth and impact the world. Advising and investing in over 100 startups over the past decade, Kyle is an active board member for Blustream, CloudApp, Forcivity, TorchPro and chairperson for Canvs AI. Kyle is a co-founder of 3rd generation family business, YORK Athletics MFG., an ecommerce footwear brand in Boston. Kyle’s most successful startup engagement to date is Fastly ($FSLY) who IPO’d in 2019 and peaked north of $12B. Current York IE portfolio highlights include Auditoria, Finmark, Metadata and Vetro. Previously, Kyle was the vice president of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and general manager for Oracle’s Dyn Global Business Unit, focused on growing Oracle’s cloud market position and leading Dyn operations. Founders and talent from Oracle acquisitions StackEngine, Wercker, DataScience.com and Zenedge reported into Kyle’s strategy and marketing organization. Prior to joining Oracle, Kyle was an executive with Dyn since 2008, primarily as Chief Revenue Officer. During his years there he spearheaded corporate strategy, growth, and go-to-market, scaling to $100M annual recurring revenue, 5000 enterprise customers, one million paid users, $100M fundraised, 500 global employees, and 11 executed M&A transactions, which led to its strategic acquisition by Oracle in 2016. Kyle past served as an independent board member for Datanyze (ZoomInfo), Assent Compliance (Warburg Pincus) and Flowtraq (Riverbed). As an expert in the global internet, cloud, SaaS, IaaS, and technology markets and trends, Kyle has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, the New York Times, TechCrunch, USA Today, and Wired, and on broadcasts such as NPR’s All Tech Considered, NBC’s Today Show and PBS’s Frontline. He has been a guest speaker at many conferences worldwide educating and inspiring audiences. Kyle has spent his entire career working in the internet and enterprise software industries driving growth for subscription business models. Prior to joining Dyn, he spent six years at vertical SaaS company WhippleHill Communications (EdTech), which was acquired by Blackbaud in 2014. Kyle has a BS in marketing from Bentley University.
Co-founder at immi (www.immieats.com). immi is a leading better-for-you food brand backed by investors and advisors including Siddhi Capital, Palm Tree Crew (Kygo & Myles Shear), Collaborative Fund, Pear Ventures, Constellation Capital, Animal Capital, individuals like Kat Cole, Nik Sharma, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and the CEOs or Co-founders of Thrive Market, Caviar, Daring Foods, Madhappy, Twitch, Kettle & Fire, MUD\WTR, Native, Amity Supply, Visionary Music Group, Italic, Tatcha, Casper, Hydrant, Naturebox, Revolution Foods, Otis, Islands, Magic Spoon, Boba Guys, Gumroad, and more. Previously a Principal VC at Pear Ventures and held several product manager roles in tech before that.
Raphael is the CEO & Creative Director of TRUFFL Branding Agency and Venture Studio, which counts as clients both household names like Tesla, Heineken, and LinkedIn, along with dozens of leading consumer brands and startups. In addition, Raphael is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Last Crumb; a founding partner of over 20 consumer brands like BetterBrand; Sweet Nothings; and Barcode; and the CEO & Founder of two venture capital-backed brands in the incubation phase. Raphael brings a unique mix of brand strategy, entrepreneurship experience, copywriting, and creative direction to his efforts to help founders create authentic and meaningful brands that bring their purpose and vision to life. Raphael is a Guest Lecturer of Branding at Stanford University and an active Angel Investor and advisor. He has been profiled in publications such as Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, New York Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.
I’m passionate about human connection, sustainable growth, and radical kindness. I work with direct-to-consumer brands to consult, manage, and strategize their affiliate marketing programs, specifically through performance PR and quality content partners. Brands I've worked with include: Golde, Knickey, Kinfield, Great Jones, and more.
Hey! I'm Alexa - Head of Brand at Triple Whale. Just a few years ago, I was an ambitious high school English teacher seeking for something to quench my entrepreneurial thirst. I took a chance, pivoted into e-commerce, and within a few short years rose through the ranks to become an e-commerce marketer through and through. I've managed six figure ad campaigns for multiple DTC brands, spent hours studying consumer behavior and digital marketing data, developed creative strategy from the ground up, written LOTS of copy, shot lots of creative + built performance marketing teams for brands... if it's in e-comm and it's related to marketing or leadership, I've probably done it. I'm passionate about helping businesses use their data (or market data) to figure how exactly how to convert their customers through compelling messaging & visuals. I also love chatting about team growth, building brands, and all things advertising. Here's a non-exhaustive list of things I'd love to jam with you on: creative strategy, consumer psychology, branding, digital marketing, data-driven decision making, young entrepreneurship, and female entrepreneurship.
Kevin Gould is the founder and CEO of talent management firm and digital consulting agency Kombo Ventures, as well as the co-founder of three digitally native powerhouse brands: wigs and extensions brand Insert Name Here, magnetic lash brand Glamnetic, and Wakeheart, a body and home fragrance brand co-created with Gen Z YouTube sensations The Dolan Twins. In the last year, Kevin’s brands have skyrocketed from $4 million in combined revenue to $75 million. Kevin consults and advises early to mid-stage tech startups and brands on entertainment and media partnerships. He is also an active angel investor.
Dr. Jonathan Snow is the COO and Founder of The Snow Agency. Jonathan has an interesting background in that it blends two entirely different skill sets: digital marketing and dentistry. Jonathan completed 10 years of higher education between college, dental school, and Orthodontic specialty training. During his time as a dentist and orthodontist, he took up digital marketing as a hobby, which subsequently turned into much more. Dr. Snow helped build Caffeine Digital, a multi-million dollar influencer/affiliate marketing platform, where he formed numerous impactful relationships with influencers and celebrities and eventually managed hundreds of marketers. Utilizing this digital marketing experience, he co-founded and launched several e-commerce brands, generating over $50M in revenue, leading to the establishment of The Snow Agency, a full-service digital marketing agency. Jonathan serves as an Advisor to Revere Partners, the world's only oral health VC fund. Jonathan is also a KeyBanc Capital Markets Industry Leader, where he leads discussions and Q&A sessions with institutional investors on digital marketing and DTC trends. Areas of expertise: scaling and optimizing DTC brands, agency operations, performance creative funnels.
I'm a marketing professional that has worked with Spotify, HootSuite, Apple, Red Bull, and a variety of other companies for marketing to high school and college students.
Great design gives Fonz life. Prior to joining Netflix, he led a design team at Coursera – the world’s leading online educational platform. As a founder and growth designer, he’s led product design at two startups and worked with some of the world’s biggest companies. As a leader, Fonz focuses on balancing experience with spontaneity and intense creativity with the discipline and methodology of production. His undergraduate career began at the HBCU Morehouse College and ended with his earning a B.S in Computer Science from Georgia State University. With no formal education in design, he is an advocate for the self-taught designer. Additionally, he mentors design students through Cascade SF, California College of the Arts, and General Assembly’s UX Design Bootcamp. Fonz’s passion is creating effective and successful experiences that engage, inspire and attract customers. He was a cohort member at First Round Capital’s Founding Designer Track and is currently a cohort member at Floodgate Fund and a Design advisor for Signal Fire. His talent and enthusiasm are well-respected throughout the Design industry and he has been invited to speak for several professional tech audiences, including Afrotech, DesignxUs, UC Berkeley and UC Davis.
9+ years of experience in assessing and strategically scaling new businesses across multiple industries both domestically and abroad. Experience in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Africa markets, and with both B2B and B2C business models.
Facebook/Instagram Ads Junky. Love ad tech, marketing, photography, philosophy, nature and anything nerdy. I used to write code, now I compile marketing strategies and develop attribution models. If you think you need a tech head who loves marketing and can't live without analytics then shoot me a message and we can create something meaningful together!
Taylor builds, scales, grows and improves ecommerce businesses. Working with both merchants and service providers he helps better the online shopping experience.
Chad Rubin builds e-commerce businesses and is a top 250 Amazon seller. Fresh out of college and Wall Street, he took his family vacuum business online and built his own direct-to-consumer e-commerce business called Crucial Vacuum. After growing it from 0 to $20 million dollar valuation in 7 years, he co-founded Skubana with DJ Kunovac and built one of the industry’s hottest operational softwares. His latest venture, Profasee, helps Amazon brands predict the perfect price for every product by analyzing hundreds of real-time data points through dynamic pricing.
Here to help you achieve your conversion goals. I help clients implement successful inbound marketing campaigns by utilizing their internal data assets to find strategic solutions. Expert in email automation and improving website conversion to drive higher profitability and revenue for your business. I work primarily in eCommerce consulting on agency work, helping brands turn their traffic into revenue through Conversion Rate Optimization and Email Marketing/SMS (MUD/WTR, Far Niente Winery, Alpha Industries, Vive Organic, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Flex Fit), and investing & advising (Calm, SpaceX, Seed, Spark Grills, MindBloom). Areas of expertise: - Conversion Rate Optimization - Customer Retention - eCommerce Strategy and Consulting - Platform/Infrastructure - Agency Referrals
Professional athlete turned entrepreneur. I'm passionate about all things digital; from M&A and e-commerce to Web 3 and crypto. I currently serve as the Director of Growth at unybrands - an e-commerce aggregator.
CEO & Founder of Modifly, an agency focused on helping brands scale E-commerce & Retail, boost customer retention & build great performing creative. I founded Modifly when I was 19 due to a huge issue I saw from others around me of "it doesn't work" or "I don't trust agencies". My goal is to change that perception and help brands in all stages succeed.
Conversion copywriter with a focus on persuasion. 6+ years as a freelance copywriter, working primarily in tech, SaaS, and blockchain.
Customer Success leader with over 8 years of experience adept at leveraging analytical skills to create targeted customer journey across the lifecycle.
I'm currently scaling a sports podcasting network with influencers and former athletes called Blue Wire. I've worked as a journalist and content strategist at both Facebook and Salesforce. I've seen a lot!
Alexa DePasquale is deeply passionate about helping startups and brands define their brand strategy and innovation efforts. She was a founding team member of Evol8tion, an innovation consultancy focused on strategic partnerships between startups/brand, the co-partner of Grey Adventures, an innovation unit inside of creative agency, Grey, was a leader in innovation and brand marketing at Daily Harvest, and now serves as the Director of Strategy at Bullish, a hybrid venture capital firm and brand strategy agency.
Vanya partners with CEOs and executives in the Startup ecosystem, focusing on post-series A companies. She supports the CEO with executive 1:1 coaching and the business by bringing best practices and expertise in scaling internal operations, building infrastructure, and people processes to lay the foundation to grow. She supports the company in sustaining culture and helping teams stay connected and engaged. She facilitates strategic planning off-sites to help executive teams align and execute their vision and designs and delivers manager trainings. She served as the director of people and culture at a high-growth AI company, based in the Bay Area, to help build out their people function, which she's still supporting in a coaching capacity. Vanya is an executive coach at On Deck and is involved with the city of London's LEP entrepreneurship program, PlugNPlay, Founders Institute, Newchip, and various VC firms, supporting growth-stage companies in their cohorts. Besides entrepreneurs, she has worked with leaders at Citibank, Estée Lauder, Youtube, IBM. Vanya received her coach training through the “Institute For Professional Excellence In Coaching” (IPEC), recognized as one of the world’s top training programs for professional coaches. Prior to her coach certification, she graduated from Sofia University where she studied History of philosophy and psychology. She offers a variety of coaching tools and assessments, such as the Energy Leadership Index, DISC, True colors, 360s, etc. Her style is very operational, she works with templates and tools she gathered, and some developed herself over the years with the startups she's worked with. Not starting from scratch could save a lot of time when it comes to processes, best practices, and company rituals. She brings a mindful approach when needed, which she draws from her philosophy background, the Paramahansa Yogananda fellowship she belongs to, and the experience from living and studying at Buddhist temples in Asia and Europe. She is also a Breathwork facilitator, which allows for a deep exploration of the inner world, enabling leaders to meaningfully influence their outer world.
I'm a bit of a weir-dough. 🍪 My name is Erica, I am a Canadian entrepreneur who took a passion and turned it into a business. I have spent less than $1500 on marketing in the first 2 years for my protein cookie dough company, Bro Dough. I have grown my social media accounts to over 270k followers combined. In addition to this, I was able to scale my CPG company from a commercial kitchen (and working out of my apartment), to outsourcing all operations (moving to a manufacturer and 3PL). I know what it's like to hustle and I've spent the past two years elbows deep in all aspects of my company, wearing all of the hats. My passion is sharing my knowledge with others and watching them be successful. Let me help you GROW! 🌱
Lauren Kleinman is the co-founder of The Quality Edit, a media company curating and reviewing the best DTC brands, and the founder of Dreamday, a marketing and growth consultancy focusing on performance PR and affiliate marketing. Lauren was most recently part of the Founding Team and VP of Marketing & Growth at Ritual, where she led marketing and growth from the brand’s inception and helped build one of the most successful and influential brands in DTC Health. Prior to Ritual, Lauren was an early employee and Director of Communications & Special Projects at Scopely, where she helped build the PR, Recruiting and HR teams from inception.
My greatest skill is team building. I have an entrepreneurial mindset with a bias for action. As a 3X founder and an executive in multiple nine and ten-figure businesses, I will help you drive organizational growth in several ways regardless of your business's stage.
I'm a human centric and empathy driven professional in both DTC and SaaS spaces. Beyond general marketing assistance, my strengths lie in: ● general marketing strategy, customer experience, retention, and subscription management ● Research and implementation of SaaS programs for DTC or online revenue expansion ● Ideation and/or execution of general and segmented campaigns including customer referral and loyalty programs ● Manage and drive retention efforts to track ROI and AOV for a broad or segmented customer base ● Create upsell, win back, and post purchase email campaigns ● Planning and execution of small (20+) people to large (300+) people events ● Oversee marketing efforts including print, digital, outdoor, email. social, and in store execution for online, retail and DTC brands
Experienced CMO with a demonstrated history of growth marketing through storytelling, creative and brand partnerships and a strong focus on omni-channel marketing. I have worked in the online retail industry for 20 years. Skilled in management of Pay Per Click (PPC), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Advertising, Email marketing, Digital Strategy, A/B testing, Integrated Marketing, Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Licensing, Brand Partnerships, Budgeting, Forecasting and Sales. Strong marketing professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in Marketing, Major in E-Commerce and Public Relations.
Ran a NA beverage division of a company started by my grandfather for 20 years. Astute industry trend identifier, my company was among first to distribute Snapple, SoBe Red Bull, and Monster. The first vitaminwater distributor. As a Board member of GLACEAU (parent of vitaminwater, smartwater), I learned a new perspective of the beverage industry. Currently working with some energetic and creative companies. Specialties: Assisting start up beverage companies with path-to-market strategies, packaging, marketing, coaching founders, and $ raising.
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of BOXFOX, an 8-figure e-commerce gifting business. Built our B2B business from $0 to multiple 7-figures. Currently, Head of Curation at Canal, identifying fast-growing DTC brands and categories to bring into our ecosystem. Prior, Chief Product Officer at DEUX, helping develop new CPG products and building a long-term product roadmap.
Software Engineering for many early to mid stage B2C, B2B and marketplace startups in Australia with experience in software architecture and process automation.
I'm an early-stage startup expert and founder coach who's seen 2000+ startups launch and has worked with dozens of startups and corporate innovation teams on the development, launch, and growth of new initiatives. I've also built and sold five of my own products (and failed at 25+ ideas). Most notable is Startup Stash, a curated directory of resources and tools for startups that's been used by 1M+ people. I absolutely love to people in the early stages of their startup and business ideas. What I bring to the table is an honest, unbiased, and outside perspective to help you derisk your ideas and move forward with your startup. We can work on and discuss: 🧠 Idea mindset 🔎 Customer Discovery 🎯 Idea validation & Building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) 🧲 Go-to-market & Growth strategy 💸 Business Model Creation & Validation
I'm a movement builder who focuses on scaling mission-driven companies with community, content, and growth tactics. I've built and sold 2 startups doing this. I've also supported ~10,000 entrepreneurs through building and running accelerators and mentoring founders. I've also spent time on both sides of the table raising $10M in venture capital and investing $30M as a Silicon Valley VC.
I'm passionate about two things: systems and people. I can help founders looking to set up the tools, processes, and teams to grow quickly in a sustainable way. As you grow, it becomes more and more difficult to go back and redesign the foundation on which your company is built - let's get it from the get-go. I can also help with project planning, project management, hiring, firing, conflict resolution, and leading teams.
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