An Internet startup enabling users to buy, sell, and value their businesses; launched 4/08 in 10 countries and 2 languages with 3 staff, 20 consultants, 9 outsourced software developers in India, and 3 marketing consultants in Russia; ~$500K in revenue.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Seized entrepreneurial opportunity to establish and launch this business. In charge of strategic planning for new business development, all operations and marketing, as well as staffing and the oversight of software development. Challenged to leverage years of operational leadership success to drive higher levels of revenue, traffic, market share, sales and profits. Introduced a disciplined and measured approach to generating and servicing new business. Instrumental in controlling costs to maximize EBITDA and business growth. Develop business relationships to raise capital. Control communications with investors.
¨Built business from scratch, creating company, its design, and functionality.
¨Site has acquired 25K business listed for sale, and tens of thousands registered users within 8 months.
¨Authored and presented business plan, and raised ~$1M for launch.
¨Conceived and built in collaboration with the developers and a financial consultant the proprietary business valuation software that is used on the site.
¨Created the marketing plan that includes PPC, SEO, affiliate marketing, email marketing, online display advertising, and blog marketing.
¨Initiated, instituted, and built a proprietary distribution network targeting individual business for sale listings.
¨Built a national network of business brokers to handle referrals of individual business sellers.