Head of Growth at ChartCube. Prior growth roles at Eventbrite and Prezi.
Talk to me about growth and analytics.
I've been lucky to be involved with a string of early-stage companies that experienced hyper growth, including one and a half unicorns, so far. Apart from having exposed me to some spectacularly talented people, those experiences informed a philosophy and an empirical model for pursuing growth that I apply in my work and enjoy sharing at talks.
My approach is to get my head around the "system" at the level that is most inclusive of the factors that influence that system. In this case, "system" being the parts of a software application and the dynamics through which it engages with its users and the environment in which they operate. This perspective informs the installation of telemetry. That telemetry drives experimentation in high-impact-potential areas of the system.
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The skills and talent Jack brought to FriendFinder greatly contributed to the growth and success of the company. His insights were on target and he was very skilled at communication within and between departments. Not only that, he was quite personable, a straight-shooter and a really stand up guy. He is an asset to any business.
Jack is a tremendous asset to any marketing team as he brings with him a tremendous marketing acumen and a clear focus on doing what is right. In today's fast-paced environment, finding someone that places the best interests of the company is somewhat rare and under-appreciated. Jack also has a natural ability to communicate comfortably with anyone and everyone he interacts with and always with a smile.
I had the opportunity to work with Jack recently on the redesign of the SFCASA web site, and quickly realized what a talented and sharp marketer he is. Jack's expertise in web marketing was instrumental in helping SFCASA figure out how to best communicate our brand and mission to the web community. He is a very competent professional and his likable personality lends itself nicely to a strong and productive working relationship. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Jack in the future.
Susan Crown, Co-Vice Chair, SFCASA Board of Directors
Jack is one of the most passionate people I ever had a chance to work with. He digs deep into data, processes information and identifies important levers that drive growth. He does this with unmatched determination, elegance and style. Connecting puzzle pieces, highlighting relations and finding opportunities of improvement is what truly motivates him. He is a kind of person who not only finds the best opportunities for growth, he is also a great communicator effectively sharing his passion and helping people understand how certain steps connect to build something much bigger. Jack is a true explorer, someone who gets most excited in situations when others might get confused. He is passionate, but also stands on the ground with solid feet: his steps are conscious and always driven by verified information. Using data, metrics, and logs to understand relations, envision, and effectively introduce new opportunities is what he really shines at.
Working with the registration funnel Jack found effective ways of improving conversion: he built the company's social media strategy from the ground to a conscious and powerful tool that generates growth. He created strategy and built out much of our proactive communication and email campaigns as well. He is a great guy to work with, has an awesome knowledge on data driven grows, finds creative opportunities, tests, and delivers with end to end responsibility. It was a pleasure to work with him at Prezi.
Jack is intelligent, passionate, and infinitely curious. He has an admirable breadth of skills (strategy, analysis, people management, product management, SEO, SEM, email mkt, A/B testing, …) and a refreshing lack of entitlement for such a seasoned Silicon Valley professional. All of this plus his inexhaustible energy make him the perfect partner to propel a growing start-up.
Jack is a super-energetic growth hacker who never runs out of ideas on how to move the company forward. It was refreshing to see that every single conclusion he drew was heavily backed with charts on actual user-behavior related data. Keep on data-driven hacking, Jack!
Jack is an amazing thinker. He's inspirational, creative, smart, sharp, direct, on-point, get-things-done kind a guy. He is the go-to person
when you want to impact your business in positive ways. I worked with Jack on a project at Prezi and will jump at the chance to work with Jack again someday.
I worked with Jack and his team over a few months, and I found him to be a creative, thoughtful, generous, and considerate leader. His curiosity and broad experience gives him a well-rounded perspective regarding software, business, and artistic expression. He was easy (and fun) to work with, and quite adaptable to rapidly changing business environments.
Jack is an extremely competent, driven and versatile professional.
I had the chance of working with him and really would love to repeat the experience in the future.
I admired his capability to immediately identify what marketing inputs are required as well as his competence about what he is endorsing.
He adjusts quickly to his counterpart and immediately addresses what needs to be done and how.
I wish Jack all the best with his projects and professional objectives
While I did not work directly on Jack's team, I had the pleasure of working with him on several cross-agency projects from time to time and in a few brainstorming meettings. Jack was cordial, creative and an asset to his team - and to other managers outside his sphere as well.
Jack & I were part of the founding team. I have to say, though product and engineering team played very big role in chiseling v2.0 of Eventbrite, it was Jack's attention to detail and his unique style of conveying the message through social and other digital media brought Eventbrite user community closer to us, to stay connected with the community and eventually with an eye and ear for more customer acquisition through metrics driven approach in a cost effective fashion. I was genuinely impressed by his passion, creativity and enthusiasm during my time at Eventbrite. He will be an asset to any early to mid-stage technology startups.