CEO of Canada's 30th Fastest Growing Company
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
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.
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.
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.
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> 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
Google Partner Status.
Raising money, matching money and building in incenitves.
Team building & bonding.
Opening an office in Dhaka.
Mercedes-AMG GT Coupes.
This is my new adult toy car. And I love it.
Amazing conversation to help push my thinking in the direction of customer acquisition and business model. Looking forward to more conversations with Marshal.
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.
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!