Former Managing Director of Infinia Ventures (part of Infinia Group), where I did brand strategy & design work for startups in NYC. Formerly Havas Worldwide, Booz Allen Hamilton, and IBM. NYU Stern MBA, UNC Kenan-Flagler undergrad.
As someone who transitioned from management consulting into the more creative fields of advertising / brand strategy, I can help guide candidates with tools and tactics for making the move and getting a jump on the job search.
Every day, I work with startup clients on developing their brands thoughtfully - including naming, logo, visual identity, positioning, messaging, strategy and websites. I'd love to help you as well.
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It depends highly on the company's stage - number of employees, money raised, revenue, etc.
I'd recommend you look at comparable companies by stage on www.angel.co and see what others are being offered from an equity + cash comp standpoint for Head of Marketing / CMO type roles.
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I'm happy to share my naming process with you if you reach out. You'll want to look at factors like:
USPTO existing registrations
http://viable.af is a great tool on mobile for vetting name ideas.
Super helpful. Amazing advice. Chris gave me great advice on how to hire my first marketing/brand team member.