My dad once said "you can't be an executive unless you've actually executed and executed well." Simple words that oddly stuck with me as I always find myself measuring my start and end of workday by.
I'm a hands-on brand, sales, and product strategist, who, for better or worse, have worked across most facets of B2B and B2C tech startups - from designing that very first logo, wireframing UI and QA-ing code, lead generating/demoing/presenting, to negotiating and growing complex relationships. Yes, I'm a thinker but I may stand out as a do-er. I rely on my personal contributions to overall teamwork in order to realize and adapt business direction so that I can lead well and transparently.
By brief background: I was involved with facebook after its third month of launch and have since launched or seeded various online platforms. For over a decade, I've balanced B2B and B2C entrepreneurial work. My last B2B venture was with an investment tech company. A core team and I took an alpha product to mature in brand, market penetration, and sales - gaining critical mass as I led effort to jump from 0 to 140 investment clients (whose avg size was $50Bil). Ultimately, a buy-out was secured to a blue-chip company.
I'm currently the CEO at TLDtraders. We are Internet Investors, Developers, and Franchisers, operating a network of 15,000+ sites while backing 30+ franchised startups. With our proprietary "inverted incubation" model, we leverage a portfolio of $100M in keyword domains to impact online trends, traffic, and transactions ("3T"). We acquire high-value keyword domains that enable us to quickly and easily enter niches and industries. We then develop a revenue-driven online product/service for each domain as we launch and arm/support franchised partners with best practices to take over. Our portfolio companies include BuyingAgent.co, Untag.info, Causation.org, and RentDriveway.com
I'm broadcasting my voice on Clarity as yet another way to participate in the startup community. I'm always interested in interacting with, learning from, and contributing to the global entrepreneurial energy. .