Matt Wheeler was the 3rd team member at Forward Internet Group, helping take it from a startup to a portfolio spending $100 million a year on Google Adwords. As an expert technical marketer, he helped develop software that gave his clients an unfair edge over the competition. His latest startup, DriftRock, helps brands reach more customers using the power of data.
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- ‘A band is only as good as its drummer.’ – Unknown
- Matt shares a failure that occurred when he let the weapons of mass distraction descend upon him. Fire Nation, listen close and avoid the same fate.
Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment
- Matt’s AH-HA moment has spurred him forward into multiple successes, as he is constantly challenging himself, pushing the envelope and getting out of his comfort zone. All the things you need to be focused on doing Fire Nation… daily!
- DriftRock is revolutionizing the industry. Windy? Let’s advertise a sailboat. Raining? How about an umbrella!
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