SaaS expert - SMB and Higher-Ed. CTO founder at Frederick. Previously CEO founder at CollegiateLink (Acquired '09). Also Product Management at Pivotal Labs and Constant Contact.
Aaron provided me with great insight involving enterprise SaaS, higher ed software, pricing, and sales cycles. He's smart and just gets it. Definitely give him a call!
Aaron is one of the most creative and passionate technology professionals I have ever worked with. He has an uncanny way of looking at a problem, presenting out-of-the-box ideas to challenge conventional thinking and ultimately coming up with a truly innovative solution. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Aaron and would go around again in a heart beat!
I loved working with Aaron. We partnered on evolving the social media marketing offerings at Constant Contact, iterating on the incumbent app while rebuilding it for better customer love. He's a straight shooter, passionate, technical, and likes to - actually needs to - get stuff done. He's at home hacking with a couple of engineers just as much as taking a long/strategic view of the market & how to best position the product to win. Total entrepreneur. And a really good guy to work with.
Aaron and I led the product development team that built Social Campaigns at Constant Contact. We had a great working and personal relationship. Aaron did a great job of helping create a collaborative, results-oriented team. He really cares about both our customers and his colleagues, which makes him a great product management leader. I would gladly work with Aaron again in the future.
I hired Aaron at Constant Contact because I needed an entrepreneur to shake things up and provide a fresh approach. He delivered as advertised. Aaron is passionate, smart and very driven. Along with that he has great business savvy. He delivered new social media features where none had existed and became instrumental in the integration of a new acquisition into Constant Contact.
Aaron Severs possesses a combination of willingness to do the work and a high level of intelligence and insight. Aaron develops a deep understanding of the issues and goals and has an impressive capacity to capture these business requirements and to develop technical specifications to support those requirements. In the case of CollegiateLink this was done with significantly reduced resources.
Aaron's team initially delivered a product out of the gate that had a high level of functional utility but what distinguished it was the fact that it was created with a strong and broad foundation that allowed future versions to support development that unlocked much higher value for clients and SaaS fees for the software.
I enjoyed partnering with Aaron Severs to take CollegiateLink into a market leadership position in the student involvement and student group management market. Aaron is a talented and entrepreneurial business executive. He is both a strong product developer with a sense for user-oriented design and functionality and a capable technology manager with deep technical acumen needed to manage all phases of technology development. I was impressed with his competitive drive to succeed and the speed with which he was able to make product adjustments and enhancement to secure CollegiateLink’s leadership position.
The thing I admire most about Aaron is his ability to communicate product vision at a technical level with software engineers and convey a sense of importance and urgency when called for. I've always been impressed with Aaron's ability to understand how a product should evolve and adapt to changing market conditions and trends.
Aaron Severs is one of the brightest young talents I have ever worked with. He has that wonderful "tweener" ability to understand the needs of customers, the needs of sales and the needs of technology organizations and to facilitate product conversations among them. For this reason, I would endorse him for any position that involves product management, product marketing or product strategy.
Aaron is also driven to get things done. For that reason, I would endorse him for any position whatsoever.
When Aaron turns his focus on something, watch out -- because it's going to get done, and it's going to get done well. Aaron knows the intricacies of the co-curricular education market and how to build products that deliver maximum value. It was a great experience working with Aaron to redefine CollegiateLink's user experience and interface -- and I'd definitely work with him again, anytime.
Aaron is a rare combination of top gun technology skills with innate business sense and terrific sales ability. He's also very patient with non-technical people and eager to hear ways he can improve his business. He did a herculean job bootstrapping CollegiateLink and he was a pleasure to work with. I'm sure that he'll be successful at whatever he tackles next.