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Connect with Marshal Finch,

CEO of Canada's 30th Fastest Growing Company

from Regina , Canada

Marshal's Offers

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Pick My Brain

$50 (CAD)

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

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Mentoring Me

$50 (CAD)

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

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Shadow Me

$50 (CAD)

  • 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 | Nominee of SMB Entrepreneur of the Year | Nominee of SMB Business of the Year | Product Driven CEO | Data Obsessed | Advanced Digital & SEO Advertiser | Self-Taught | Black Sheep | 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 80+ people who span 12 different countries. I 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 life as a start-up founder, business strategy, AI, advertising, scaling, negotiation, raising funds, building a team, partnering, culture, mental health and more.

I can help you:

  • life as a startup founder.
  • how I managed to bootstrap my company to >$8M in ARR.
  • how I managed to build a scaleable, repeatable and successful business model.
  • how I managed to build a remote team of 80+employees from 12+ countries.
  • how I've learned to incentivize and motivate my team.
  • why I decided to take $10 M in debt financing, and what I learned when I did.
  • legal mistakes I will never make again and how looking back I could have prevented it from happening.
  • resilience, grit, perseverance, adversity and what it actually takes to build a successful company.
  • digital advertising / predictive analytics / big data / building a team / sales / culture etc.

Feel free to also ask me about:

What I am currently working on

Industry trends, insights, observations & opinions

My current role & responsibilities

My day-to-day

My salary, rates, income & benefits

My education, training & qualifications

My biggest challenges, successes, failures & lessons learned

What success means to me

How I got to where I am today

What I enjoy most/least about my career

What it is like working for my company & why I chose to work there

What it is like to live and work in my city

Recommendations for anyone entering my career or industry

Recommended books, articles, blogs, conferences, tools, apps, etc.

Whose content do I consume regularly

Daily practices, habits, and strategies

Issues I care most about right now and why

My values, beliefs, philosophies and/or political views

My love story


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!