I Will Give Advice on Growth & Go to Market Strategies.
Whether you have zero in sales or millions, Mike can help you plan and execute a growth strategy to scale quickly.
I'm an expert at growth, having played a role in 4 successful exits. Also in October 2011, Willamette Week (a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper) named Mike Portland’s Best Boss (http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18057-portlands_best_boss.html).
Full Bio Below:
In 2015 Mike founded CurvedLine (http://www.curvedline.co/) with the goal of helping organizations and individuals reach and exceed their goals. Mike has a long and successful history in management, marketing, and sales with four successful exits under his belt.
Most recently, Mike was the COO of SwellPath, a digital marketing agency based in Portland, OR. SwellPath specializes in SEM, Analytics, and Site Optimization. At SwellPath, Mike managed the marketing service teams and accounts management teams while working with SwellPath’s CEO to drive overall company strategy, tactics, and culture. Mike helped lead SwellPath to a successful exit in March 2015 when SwellPath was acquired by 6D Global Technologies.
Before SwellPath Mike held various roles at Reply! Inc, a VC-backed advertising technology company. These roles included EVP of Reply! working with the C-Team to drive overall company strategy and GM MerchantCircle, an internet brand with ~11 million website visitors a month. Mike was responsible for MerchantCircle’s P&L and all MerchantCircle teams including sales, marketing, business development, finance, product, and engineering.
At Reply! Mike also held the role of VP marketing, managing the paid media team ($30M a year budget) and the company’s SEO efforts.
Mike arrived at Reply! via QualitySmith (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/reply-acquires-qualitysmith-leading-online-130000365.html), a 40 person, $10 Million a year home improvement lead generation company, acquired by Reply! in May 2012.
Mike worked his way up from a marketing associate to company President within two years of his initial hire and was the first person on the ground in Portland, Oregon. The Portland office quickly outgrew Mike’s living room and eventually became the company’s Sales and Marketing hub with over 50% of QualitySmith’s employees working out of the Portland location.
Mike also led the restructuring of QualitySmith’s inside sales team bringing on new management, growing it to a team of 10, and revamping the sales strategy, process, tools, and compensation plan.
Most importantly Mike aligned the sales, marketing, business development, account management, product, engineering, customer service, and finance teams on a very specific set of goals and priorities. This intense focus reenergized the company and helped the investors and employees realize a successful exit.
Mike’s effective leadership at QualitySmith not only grew the business but also won accolades. In October 2011, Willamette Week (a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper) named Mike Portland’s Best Boss (http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18057-portland%E2%80%99s_best_boss.html).
Before QualitySmith, Mike held a variety of management, marketing, and sales roles. Mike also launched, grew, and successfully sold an e-commerce company.