Michael A. Growth Hacker, Business Development

  • US United States
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About Me

In Summary: • 6+ years of business development experience (partnerships, cold calling, email campaigns, etc.) • 2+ years of growth hacking experience (building websites, sales funnels, digital marketing, etc.) • MBA from Loyola University Chicago '16 • BA in Business Administration and Finance from Augustana College '13 ******************* May 2019 - Present: Growth Manager with Intellivisit (on contract), an AI-powered telehealth startup. • Overseeing the formation of a joint venture with a commercial partner. • Introduced channel partner prospecting campaign, currently working with EHR providers, consulting firms, startup incubators, and more. • Developed marketing materials, including one-pagers, decks, pre-recorded demos, • Leading email, LinkedIn, and cold calling campaigns (HubSpot). May 2019 - December 2020: Contributor to online publication, Impatker magazine. • Wrote a bi-weekly article called "Silicon Valley Insider", covering sustainability-focused startups. • Developed network of startup incubators, tech CEOs, venture capital groups, and more. • Read my articles at: https://impakter.com/?s=silicon+valley+insider. September 2016 - April 2019: Head of Marketing at Investor Relations consulting firm, Alpha IR Group. • Led marketing efforts, attending industry events and communicating with Investor Relations and C-level executives of publicly traded companies. • Performed financial and shareholder analysis of existing and prospective clients using 13F filings and financial data providers, including Nasdaq, Ipreo and CapIQ. • Managed social media content on multiple platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. • Assisted in the creation of marketing materials as well as thought leadership and blog posts. • Communicate with PR vendors, sell-side analysts and institutional investors to form strategic partnerships. • Reviewed and edited outgoing client materials, including press releases, internal memos, quarterly investor activity reports, activist investor analyses, and perception studies. May 2013 - November 2015: Led Corporate Access function for boutique investment bank. • Reported to, and worked in coordination with, department heads in Investment Banking, Equity Research, and Institutional Sales. • Led international corporate access program and acted as the primary contact for all related activity, overseeing employees in Illinois and Texas. • Worked with C-level executives and IR departments of public companies to assist in expanding investor outreach in areas including: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Boston, New York. • In 2014 and 2015, led the organization of the firm's flagship investor conference taking place in Chicago. Responsible for preparing schedules for more than 180+ attending companies (combined), with more than 2,200 investor meetings scheduled in total. • Performed shareholder analysis, reviewing SEC filings (13F) using financial software (including Factset, BD Vision, Bloomberg, CapIQ). • Organized and planned a variety of investor outreach events including non-deal roadshows, investor conferences, bus tours, site visits, and more. • Created presentations, marketing material, invitations, handouts and more using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, and Adobe.