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Connect with Marshal Finch,

CEO of Canada's 30th Fastest Growing Company

from Regina , Canada

Knowledge Services

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Pick My Brain Call

$500 (CAD)

  • Over the phone
  • 20 minutes
  • 3 call(s) remaining this month

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Coffee and Conversation

$750 (CAD)

  • Online
  • 1 hour
  • 2 booking(s) remaining this month

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1-on-1 Online Working Session

$1,000 (CAD)

  • Online
  • 1 hour
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

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CEO's in Cars Getting Coffee for Charity

$1,500 (CAD)

  • In person
  • Your Place
  • 3 hours
  • 1 booking(s) remaining this month

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Mentor / Startup Advisory Session


  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

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Shadow a CEO for 1/2 a Day


  • In person
  • Smedia Headquarters
  • 3 hours
  • 1 booking(s) remaining this month


I am a(n):

CEO of Canada's 30th Fastest Growing Company

I am also a(n):

CEO of SMedia | Founder of a AI Driven Digital Advertising Firm | Google SMB Channel Partner | Top Google Partner in 2014 and 2015 | Recipient of the Canada’s 500 Fastest-Growing Companies 2018 | Product Driven CEO | Data Obsessed | Advanced Digital & SEO Advertiser | Self-Taught Entrepreneur | Black Sheep | History Obsessed | Axis & Allies Player | Board Advisor

What I do:

I help 450+ dealerships across North America understand their web traffic, increase leads, and grow sales by using AI and Big Data. I have a team of 75+ people who span 12 different countries. I've also hold and manage one of biggest automotive datasets in the world.

My special power: Building tech companies on a shoe string budget.


My Offer:

I am using Pick My Brain to:

1. Connect with other entrepreneurs who see an opportunity in collaborating and/or working together
2. Offer advice to up and coming startups founders
3. Help more startup founders make money.

My ideal target audience:

Anyone who loves to talk about business strategy, AI, advertising, scaling, negotiation, raising funds, building a team, partnering etc.

Feel free to ask me about:

  • digital advertising / predictive analytics / big data / building a team / sales / etc.
  • how I bootstrapped a company to >$7M in ARR.
  • how I built a scaleable, repeatable and successful business model.
  • how I built a remote team of 75+employees from 12+ countries.
  • how I incentivize and motivate my team.
  • why I took $10 M in debt financing, and what I learned when I did.
  • legal mistakes I will never make again.
  • resilience and how hard it is to build a successful company and what it takes to do so.


Why you might want to connect with me:

> CEO of Canada’s 53 Fastest-Growing Company
> Bootstrapped my way to $700,000 a month in net profits
> Generate 108% year over year growth
> Manage 75+ employees in 12 different countries
> Worked directly with Facebook and Google
> Helped 1000's of dealerships optimize their marketing and advertising strategies
> I am not University educated

Professional work experiences:

Educational experiences:

  • Google Adword Certified at Google
  • New Media Communications Certification at SIAST


Where else you can find and follow me online:

My Pick My Brain portfolio:

sMedia office.

Google Partner Status.


Raising money, matching money and building in incenitves.

Team building & bonding.

Humble Beginnings.

Opening an office in Dhaka.

Mercedes-AMG GT Coupes.

This is my new adult toy car. And I love it.


My Overall Rating:

(3 Reviews)

Written Reviews I've received:

Matthew Smith, Entrepreneur, Software Engineer, Builder of cool stuff
April 21, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call

Amazing conversation to help push my thinking in the direction of customer acquisition and business model. Looking forward to more conversations with Marshal.

Deepanraj Prakasam
December 1, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call

Marshal was patient and listened to my concerns. He helped me with my situation. It was a great experience for me, a real picker-upper.

Kaila Holtz, Physiatrist
November 5, 2018 | Full blown Strategy Session

Marshal and I met to talk through my idea for a healthcare tech start-up. His previous consulting experience in healthcare and expertise in database building was apparent. Throughout our discussion he asked relevant questions and together we formed a concrete list of attainable next steps. He was helpful in identifying some of the potential challenges I might face and offered cost-effective and practical solutions based on his own experience.

More than being knowledgeable Marshal was fun to hang out with! He was genuinely curious and open to sharing the components that have helped him build a successful business model. When you come out of a meeting with a new perspective and a grin ear-to-ear it's time (and money) well spent. Thanks again!