I currently live in Sunnyvale, CA with my lovely wife Melissa DesAutels. My goal throughout the next decade is to get involved with and help as many start ups in Silicon Valley as possible. I currently work for BirdEye as Director, Channel Sales. A couple other companies that I’m involved with are DrinkSnap and Moably. Feel free to browse around, check out the site, blog, and even reach out to me if you would like to chat.
Responsible for strategy guidance, business development, UI/UX, and technology advice. I have helped grow the user-base from 0 to over 1,000 users. Next step is monetization and app development.
I started by running the reseller division and increasing the number of resellers from four to over 100 resellers. I handled the account management for all of our resellers, and treated our resellers as a sales team to increase their month-over-month growth. Provided guidance and suggestions in regards to new features and UI implementation, company direction, brand messages, and much more. Between running the reseller division, managing the sales team, and providing advice along the way, I’ve played a significant role in increasing BirdEye’s run-rate by 416% within my first 12 months.
Took an idea, raised funds, hired a development team, and gave them specific direction on how to build the product. Approached and negotiated deals with 14 distribution partners located all over the world. Handled all customer support and sales. Grew the user-base to over 11,000 users from five continents and 183 countries. Brought a concept from $0 to over $150K in revenue.
PowerScore brought me on to help bring technology to their marketing efforts. I managed online marketing budget of $500K per year (SEM, affiliate, social, etc.) Managed and implemented a number of digital development projects including blog creation, mobile application development, website development, UI/UX changes, and additions to our online student center.