Currently, I'm the Head of Marketing at Pledgecamp. Also, I'm a growth marketer. Previously, I was an entrepreneur (StartupList, Advsor, AngelHack) and (AngelList, Mattermark, CoinCircle. I'm an advisor to Shift.org and Debut Inbox, both successfully funded startups. My passion is to help other people succeed and I 100% believe in the future of cryptocurrencies and the positive change and opportunities they can provide to the world.
It's been a wonderful experience to grow up on a farm in Missouri, USA, then serve 5 years in the United States Navy. During that time, I was deployed to Spain (6 months), Guam (8 months), and Afghanistan (8 months). While I was in Afghanistan, I started my first company called StartupList. After working at AngelList, Advsor, and creating AngelHack, I sold StartupList to Mattermark in 2015. It was an incredible experience to build something from scratch and sell it to a company that believed in my idea.
Mattermark was an amazing work experience, as I was the longest employee and the 1st marketing hire. When I was there, I ran most of the marketing programs, along with their most successful product, the Mattermark Daily. It was a newsletter that I grew from 5,000 subscribers to ~120,000 dedicated subscribers. That experience gave me the experience at a "real" startup I needed to better understand how modern software startups work and how to effectively collaborate with multiple departments in a company to achieve a common goal/ vision.
Right now, I strive to do the same at Pledgecamp.