I'm an experienced Marketer, Strategic Partnerships Developer, and Entrepreneur. I've worked across a wide array of positions, projects, and companies. From campaign strategy for Fortune 500 clients to operating my own tech and media companies, I'm always hungry to learn more and execute at higher levels.
Director of Customer Success - THESIS Education
In this multifaceted role, I am helping bring THESIS Education to the next level. This includes creating and execute sales processes for both of THESIS' software platforms: BusinessU and Collabra Music. I also have created processes for business curriculum development and executed creation of this refreshed curriculum - one of BusinessU’s primary selling points. At the same time I am creating a full-stack marketing strategy, distilling customer feedback into actionable insights for product development, and providing ongoing customer support.
Senior Manager, Media & Partnerships - IZEA
As Senior Media & Partnerships Manager I oversee special projects to augment Influencer and Content offerings in both the SaaS and Managed Services business lines. This includes software feature launches, vendor relationships, competitive intelligence, and global alliance partnerships. My team also manages ongoing internal education to ensure team understanding of these offerings among a staff of 100+. In addition, I oversee IZEA's paid media offerings and lead the buying team that executes $4.4M+ in annual buys. While forging external partnerships to further possibilities of non-traditional revenue my team creates internal processes for execution of all these offerings.
Co-Founder - Middle Tech
What started as myself and my buddy in front of a microphone in February of 2018 has turned into a Kentucky-based media company with a large audience share for local business news. As co-founder of the company I co-hosted, produced, and marketed Middle Tech's main podcast for its first two years before moving to Chicago. I now manage operations for our team of ten as they develop new content mediums, negotiate sponsorships and partnerships, and grow the brand community.
Founder & CEO - AwayGame
With an idea for an app that would take your activity preferences and travel plans and turn them into a personalized itinerary, I founded this schedule-as-a-service software company and lead a team of three engineers to a successful launch on the App Store. The company was completely bootstrapped which made CAC too high to reach a critical mass of users, causing me to eventually sunset the product.
Marketing Manager - Fooji
I was the Marketing Manager at this young experiential marketing startup, making it necessary for me to wear multiple hats and impact the brand wherever it was visible to the public. With a focus like a Product Marketing Manager, I lead our App and Web teams through UI/UX testing, feature roadmapping, and marketing strategy development to launches that found our app in the App Store Top 100 and increased inbound website leads by 200% within a single quarter. I also managed the social media team that drove 90% community growth within a year. At the same time, I executed and strategized campaign launches with clients including Disney, Amazon, Adidas, and Viacom.
Account Manager - Elevate Studio
I acted as the main point of contact between Elevate and clients and advocate for clients during project scoping, preparation, and execution. I handle the client experience from business prospecting to final deliverable presentations.
Project Manager - Elevate Studios
I managed designers, developers, and other stakeholders to create compelling ecommerce experiences for clients that convert while aligning with business needs.
University of Kentucky
Media Arts & Studies B.A. complete with Honors, Dean’s List, a Minor in Business, and a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies.
McQuaid Jesuit High School