Espn.com. Oh ... Gorilla76.com ... sorry.
B2B marketing and web development
Mizzou School of Journalism. I love being a Tiger.
Mom and dad, each with a corresponding stepparent. Two stepbrothers (never had bunk beds). A dog. And a most excellent girlfriend who is way out of my league.
What is your mission?
To find a good duck hunting spot. Really. If you’ve got something, email me: email@example.com. Serious offers only, please.
What was your first job?
Working for the sanitation department in Granite City. Picking up trash and dead animals, cutting grass, and weed whacking. Worked with a good buddy of mine. Summer I’ll never forget. And for all the wrong reasons.
What was your worst job?
See above. Brutal work. But great learning experience.
What led you to your industry?
Probably my “Aunt” Mitch (Meyers) of Zipatoni fame. She worked in advertising, and I always thought it was really cool. And my mom always told me I had a knack for writing ... she also told me I could play in the NBA one day though.
What is the smartest thing that your company did in the past year?
Hire our guy Dan. It was more than a year ago. But a great decision that needs to be noted.
Who is your industry role model?
We’ve always been inspired by what the guys over at Atomicdust are doing. Also, I’d be a fool not to mention Mitch Meyers again. Brilliant woman who built a really successful company from scratch.
How did you try to differentiate your business from others in your industry?
We work with B2B industrial companies. Guys who wear hard hats to work. It’s the work we love to do. And kind of all in our personal DNA (we hail from Granite City, Milwaukee and Detroit). If a knife fight breaks out, we’re going to be in great shape. Oh, and we stock our fridge with Ski soda. That alone differentiates us from everyone else.
What’s the hardest part of your job?
What’s the best part?
The clients – really. We work with an amazing portfolio of companies with really good people. They’re not just good at what they do, but they’re good like they’d help you change a tire.
What is the best advice that you would share with new entrepreneurs?
Never stop learning.
What has made you successful in your industry and in St. Louis?
The drive to work really hard. Thanks Mom, Dad, grandmas and grandpas.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Duck hunt, bass fish, golf, read, work in my yard, movies with my gal, spend time with my family.