Subscribermail Co-founder (with spouse) Early SAAS email marketing company (sold to public company).
Jordan and Jan Ayan are serial entrepreneurs that have been Married with Business for the past 20 years. Together they bootstrapped and built several companies using Lean Start Up techniques and Growth Hacking before either term was defined. One of their companies was involved in the early stages of the Lean Six-Sigma movement and consulted and trained numerous Fortune 500 companies in the use of the techniques.
In 2000 they launched a new technology company focused on helping any business create and send permission-based email communications with ease. They received a patent on their unique email concept (US Patent - 6,769,002) which they also licensed to others in the industry. The company, SubscriberMail, was a pioneer in the non-spam email marketing space. On December 31, 2009 they were acquired by a public company who was also a client. At that time, their customers ranged from start-ups to Fortune 10 companies (including two of the few brands people actually tattoo on their bodies – Apple (who originally found them through an orgnic search on Google) and Harley-Davidson).
Their business was based in Chicago, but after the sale and tired of shoveling snow, they moved their permanent home to Scottsdale. Today they have a consulting practice that helps businesses quickly identify growth and company issues, and develop innovative implementable solutions.