However, the passion and excitement of being an entrepreneur never yields; hence startup number three, Checkli.
If you’ve worked with me, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Checklists. Checkli is the simplest way to make, share and find checklists.
With 70,000+ members and growing, who knows, maybe I’m my way to acquisition number three.
The Ocean Agency
My career started in 2003 when I opened The Ocean Agency from my two bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL. Little did I know that with in 5 years, I’d have 30 employees in a 10,000 square foot office, on Michigan Avenue, helping some of the biggest brands in the world grow online.
After 10+ years as CEO of The Ocean Agency, our enormous success and growth led to a full acquisition by Logical Media Group, of Chicago, IL.
Although given the option to stay, I decided walk away from Ocean to focus on my first SaaS startup, MySiteAuditor.
MySiteAuditor was the first website auditing tool that could be white-labeled, and embedded on any agency’s website, to generate more leads and sales.
MySiteAuditor exploded onto the market and quickly became one of the most important lead generation tools for boutique digital marketing agencies, in 20 languages around the world. Our extremely high growth rate, monthly revenue, and little to no overhead, made it a huge target for acquisition.
In 2016, Sure Swift Capital made an offer I could not refuse, and the company was soon fully acquired.