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William Agush

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Founder and CEO, Shuttersong Incorporated. Previously VP, Marketing, Brilig.

Founder and CEO, Shuttersong Incorporated. Previously VP, Marketing, Brilig.

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Founder

Shuttersong Incorporated

Advisor

Education Affiliates
Nuance Communications
Workscape
Sitescape

Positions

Founder and CEO Shuttersong Incorporated September 2012 - present
VP, Marketing Brilig August 2009 - July 2012
CMO (Interim) SmartBear Software September 2011 - May 2012
VP, Marketing CloudFloor Corporation October 2010 - 2011
VP Marketing Gomez, Inc. April 2006 - January 2009
Principal Brandshake Worldwide November 2001 - April 2006
Director of Corporate Communications MarketSoft February 2000 - November 2001
VP Corporate Marketing Verbind February 1999 - February 2000
Director Global Marketing Programs Global Knowledge Network June 1996 - February 1999
Director Marketing Communications PictureTel Corporation November 1994 - June 1996
Principal William Agush & Company January 1991 - November 1994
Sr. Manager, Creative Services and Advertising Prime Computer September 1978 - December 1990

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology Photographic Science 1972 - 1975

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Education
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Lead generation • Online advertising • Copywriting • Demand Generation • Product Marketing

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

In an ideal advisory situation my role is that of facilitator and de-railing preventer. In most of the assignments I've worked on - the teams for the most part knew what to do but needed help in separating what's important from what isn't, setting goals and not censuring the creative ideas they already had. I've worked with highly dysfunctional teams as well as teams so close to a big breakthrough they couldn't see it in front of them, and often just helping an internal team sell their project to senior management. What makes me an interesting advisor is that I've been part of more cycles, bubbles and breakthroughs than I care to count and at 61 I'm just getting started. I've raised millions of dollars for Shuttersong, patented its technology, and have two other companies I plan to start in the next year. I may have some grey hair but I most definitely don't have a grey brain.

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Andrea (Mulligan) Carlson
We worked together  •  CEO and Founder, Sophity LLC. Previously Senior Director, Services, Veracode.
I had the pleasure of working with William when we were both at Gomez. William is an energetic and creative leader who inspires his team to ... perform at their best. He will be successful at what ever he puts his hands on.
John Ivey
They're my current cofounder  •  Founder & CEO, Catalyst Marketing. Previously Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Consultant, Altus Marketing and Management. Brown grad.
William is a classic multi-tool player - highly skilled in all aspects of building a business. There is no one better at driving all aspects ... of the lifecycle of a start-up, from ideation to product design / development to building a go to market strategy and executing on an ongoing basis against a clearly defined plan.
Frank Cioffi
We worked together  •  Founder, Tech Investor News and Principal, Medialink Group.
A solid business exec with great team building skills, he knows how to cut through the clutter and get the job done.
Eric Borzino
We worked together  •  VP Corporate Development, Everbridge and Senior Director Business and Strategy Development, Manager of CloudFloor DNS Business, Everbridge. Univ
Brilliant out of the box thinker. Been around the block and has great experience. Has an incredible network of seasoned and up-and-coming ex ... ecutives. And all around great guy, passionate about technology and making things happen.
Steven G. Chambers
We worked together  •  CEO, Jibo, Inc. and Board Member, CallMiner. Boston grad.
William is among the most creative executives with whom I've ever worked, and that 'guy in the room' who always has an inspired orthogonal v ... iew, or makes the connection no one else sees. William is an impressive talent with unique creative insights and solid executive leadership skills...a rare combination.
Hugo Barreca
We worked together  •  President & COO, National Standard Finance, LLC. Previously Interim CFO, New York Restoration Project.
I've worked with William in several technical companies and his brand development and strategic advice has been top notch.
Gil Anderson
They're my investor  •  Private Investor and Member Board of Directors, Shuttersong Incorporated and Management Affiliate, MidOcean Partners. Northwestern grad.
William has a wealth of experience in the technology industry and is a very personable, collaborative, and insightful entrepreneur.
Wendy Wheeler
We worked together  •  Board Member, Shuttersong Incorporated. Previously Director of Marketing Programs, IBM.
William is a rare breed: he sees strategic opportunities, but can also come up with plans to exploit them. Particularly good at helping team ... s to sell their ideas to senior management or the board.
Mark Burgiel
We worked together  •  Attorney, BRL Law Group. Previously Owner, VC Ready Law Group, LLC. Emory grad.
William is extremely focused on developing and marketing a product and has excellent skills in putting together a management team and guidin ... g the process.
Tim Bourgeois
We worked together  •  Founder, Chief Digital Officer | ChiefDigitalOfficer.net and Digital Marketing Consultant & Media Strategist, East Coast Catalyst.
Easy question -- he has a unique combination of big company experience combined with entrepreneurial know-how. He understands big picture is ... sues and respects nuts-and-bolts tactical issues. I learn something new and valuable every time I talk with William, and I can't say that about most people.
Frank Cioffi
We worked together  •  Founder, Tech Investor News and Principal, Medialink Group.
William's ability to see an opportunity, chart a direction, and assemble the right people make him a good advisor. While he can think big, h ... e is also grounded in the real world...always a good trait.
Jennifer Janson
Managing Director, Six Degrees - PR that connects and Chapter Launch Director, Western Europe, Entrepreneurs' Organization. Queen's grad.

Andrea (Mulligan) Carlson
We worked together  •  CEO and Founder, Sophity LLC. Previously Senior Director, Services, Veracode.
Andrea is in the never ending quest to apply her understanding of technology and how users interact (or don't) with it. She's fought hundred ... s of techno-fires and understands where and when technology lets users down. She's smart, analytical and earns the respect of everyone who works with her.

James Maiocco
General Manager, Xero. Previously Director, Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft. University of Washington grad. University of Virginia grad.
James makes a great entrepreneur because he can think both expansively (to create a vision and drive people towards it) and concretely (busi ... ness operations and planning). He's one of the few people I know who truly thinks in multiple dimensions at the same time. He's off the charts intelligent and is a modern day Renaissance man having been an architect, a corporate attorney, a venture partner and probably a few more things I've missed.

Mark Burgiel
We worked together  •  Attorney, BRL Law Group. Previously Owner, VC Ready Law Group, LLC. Emory grad.
Mark has a deep understanding and appreciation for the legal needs and challenges of a startup. He makes everything understandable and is al ... ways available for a quick question or idea discussion. He gets a lot of work done quickly and cost-efficiently and in our case took charge of a complex restructuring challenge and worked seamlessly with the board to move the effort along. He's able to work collaboratively with big name firms and I'd never doubt his ability to negotiate something on our behalf.

Tim Bourgeois
We worked together  •  Founder, Chief Digital Officer | ChiefDigitalOfficer.net and Digital Marketing Consultant & Media Strategist, East Coast Catalyst.
Tim gets all things digital. When it comes to conceiving and executing a digital marketing strategy few people compare. He's constantly on t ... he leading edge of ideas and approaches and never fails to be provocative when new and fresh thinking is needed.