A living piece of the universe
Innovative Small Business Executive specializes in leadership, product design, strategic brand positioning, and sales.
Full Stack Web Developer
Recently graduated Northwestern University (#10) 24 week web development bootcamp
Living and working in Chicago, Illinois
Groupon Sales Business Development team.
#inside sales #collaboration #cold calling #negotiations #team building
At Happy Lucky Winner I achieved multiple productions of QR codes to the US market. We tested in the US but our eye was on the Asian market where QR codes are in mass production and widely used.
My private consulting business centered around strategic market analysis and product/ service design. With a wealth of experience working on startups I have developed a specialty identifying market opportunities. Every day I see new, fresh opportunities and have the experience needed to take advantage via direct marketing campaigns, product design, and team building. I help small businesses get focused, improve their situation, and develop what they need to enhance their ability to earn more revenue.
SPRATX (Spray Paint Collective and store)
Their core problem was focusing their vision of a spray paint collective into a sustainable business. I completed a business assessment and helped them focus their energy towards cornering the paint supply market and attracting Austin artists to their events. They are now a leading brand in Austin.
Wagging Tails Pet Care
Their core problem was making the transition from a startup to an established business. Their financials needed to be organized properly, their website was atrocious, and their price point was low. I was able to complete a business assessment for them, professionalize their finances using excel, build a new website (waggingtailsevanston.com), and increased their price point from $14 per walk to $49 per walk by offering trail walks in addition to around the block walks.
Moved from Austin, Texas back hOHMe to Chicago, Illinois
We were the first digital magazine to launch in Austin. Our stories highlighted Austin's progressive culture and people. This was a way for us to build a positive reputation in the city and make meaningful connections. It was also good experience managing a mid sized team and proof reading everyone's writing.
We launched #UniteAustin to bring together the city's arts and culture leadership. The city of Austin was proud of their arts community and we worked with various cultural creatives, small businesses, and startups to promote their work and send out an inspiring message to Unite Austin.
I brought together a team to launch an events company that focused on promoting the arts in unexpected, viral ways.
#TheSquad #LightLife #Austin #UniteAustin #PulseATX
#LightLife #TheResults #Party #RaineyStreet #Bungalow #PulseATX
I have experience managing a Delaware C corporation and building shareholder value. My partners included Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati General Council, Lee & Hayes, PLLC Patent Attorneys, Echales, Benjamin & Simkin, LLP Accounting, as well as senior private contractors and Indian software engineering teams. From 2008-2016 I grew my company from a community networking app for a college to a platform to connect a small city or non profit donor community. I networked with non profit executives and led marketing campaigns to unite a small city - the City of Austin, Texas USA. During this time I organized and hosted events and led guerilla marketing teams. My teams promoted parties, published a digital magazine, organized and promoted artist markets, and networked with local community leaders. We designed and tested several prototype systems and had begun development of a mobile app when funding was cut off and the company was forced to shut down operations. I also filed a patent with the USPTO that was several years into the application process. We secured a US trademark for our logo.
My responsibility was the development of an independent franchise under the College Pro Painters brand. During my term I was tasked with market development, sales funnel generation, team recruitment and training, project management, and customer success.
I have maintained a 3.7 GPA average throughout the class. In class I helped start a study group and lead group projects. I also learned the fundamentals of web development technologies that supports my UI/UX background.
At Colorado College I learned the fundamentals of economics, business management and organization, business leadership, political leadership, statecraft and governance, social psychology, and generally had an awesome time. I had a chance to study under Dennis Showalter, the nation's preeminent German Military History Scholar. We talked about the nature of human experience and how it impacts our development, why nations go to war and classic military strategic thought. Outside of class I enjoyed climbing and the beauty of the mountain range.
My senior capstone was on Organizational Leadership and the Limits to Change.
ETHS was a great place to attend school. It was racially diverse and offered a variety of specialized class such as mechanical drafting or hebrew. I was going to high school around the time Facebook started to get seriously big.
Here is a react.js app I built with my team to connect the Chicago community better and speed up networking by providing an online service.
Bamazon is a simple command line store. Here you can buy shares in Astroid mining operations.s There is plenty to go around for everyone.https://github.com/noahsimon999/mysql-amazon
My team created the Chicago Community Skill Share. An app that is designed to create a more inclusive and open Chicago. Answer a few quick questions and the browse other people's answers to see if there's a match! We built this to solve the problem of networking - most matchmaking is still done in person and we wanted to leverage the power of the internet to speed up the process and make it more convenient.https://github.com/noahsimon999/ccss
Resume availible upon request