I departed the Marine Corps in 2014 seeking a profession I could commit to, obsess with and excel in. I tried my hand in some remote solopreneur work but quickly burned a few thousand dollars of my deployment money, day trading penny stocks & launching terrible products on Amazon. Though the losses were tough, Amazon had caught my attention and I wanted to learn more.
I joined a full channel management agency as a data entry specialist and focused on developing more skills. Data entry and filling out New Item Setups developed into content creation & keyword research. Content creation grew into catalog management & detail page optimization. Before long I was managing PPC advertising campaigns, leading meetings between vendors & buyers and scaling E-com accounts to their respective ceilings.
Amazon Advertising was my favorite piece to manage and I caught fire controlling ACoS, conducting keyword research, increasing sales, stealing sales from competitors and testing out new ad types for brands.
I had the great fortune of joining an elite team of Amazon Advertisers. At BetterAMS I lead the DSP team, managed search accounts and helped build some internal tech that allowed AE’s to maximize their efficacy.
Today, I am the Training & Development Director at Pacvue. I am surrounded by brilliant minds who aggressively push the limits of what’s possible in e-commerce advertising. I have the pleasure of identifying pain points for users of the SaaS and creating in depth training that helps them hit their goals and grow their business.
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Here are some high level questions I think about regarding E-Commerce, Programmatic, Amazon, & PPC.
* How can we use data visualization to tell the story of ad profitability, share of voice, and market share?
* What happens when machine learning or AI step in and take over the areas in advertising that are ripe for machine management?
* What is the most effective and affordable marketing method, that will achieve brand X’ goals, at this time?
* Where is e-commerce going and how can I continue to play the game?
My specialties include quickly learning new skills and problem solving, Marketing strategy, Amazon Ads; PPC & DSP, copywriting, detail page optimization, building efficient business systems and being a good listener. I love e-com and marketing, I’m thankful to work in such an exciting industry.