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Bill Adkins

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Denver Area, US

Campus Director, CodeCraft School of Technology and Cofounder and CEO, 12Locks.

Campus Director, CodeCraft School of Technology and Cofounder and CEO, 12Locks.

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Product
  • Enterprise Sales
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Product
  • • Enterprise Sales

Involved In




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Campus Director CodeCraft School of Technology July 2015 - present
Cofounder and CEO 12Locks 2014 - present
Director, Business Development Gnip May 2011 - March 2013
VP Sales Trada December 2009 - April 2011
Business Owner Cartridge World 2004 - 2009
VP of Sales StillSecure 2002 - 2004
VP of Sales Freshwater Software 1999 - 2002
Strategic Accounts Manager Global Commerce Systems, Inc 1997 - 1999
OneWorld Account Manager Global Village Communication April 1995 - December 1995
Account Manager BRG Sports 1993 - 1995


Cathedral Prep
John Carroll University Economics
Trinity College, Dublin Business
University of Colorado at Boulder Economics

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Sports
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales • Marketing • Management • Business Development

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Alan McNab
am: data center sales and marketing for arista networks emea | into: disruptive technologies, eichlers and existentialism | opinions: mine
I've known Bill since our days at the Trinity MBA. He's always at the cutting edge of new ideas and speed, he's an F1 fanatic.
David Jilk
Serial entrepreneur and technologist. Currently coaching startup CEOs and advising startups on an occasional basis.
Bill is a thoughtful and driven leader who has been part of the senior team on startups managed in a large variety of ways. His own insights ... plus experience give him a lot of depth to contribute to both strategic and tactical questions. He knows how to close deals but as important he understands which deals to close. If you have found some product-market fit, but need help taking that to the next level, Bill would be a tremendous resource.
Kyle Kuczun
They're my advisor  •  Founder and CEO, Trending Well and Partner, Social Venture Partners.
Bill is a skillful entrepreneur that has many great attributes, including: Vision: Bill is consistently clear on what next steps should be ... and he does are great job collecting needed information and opinions prior to time of execution. Consistency: Bill will consistently increment through challenges and does a good job aligning expectations. Personable: Bill is quite socially adept and good manner of engagement. Tenacity: Bill is a great combination of project manager, leader and driven sales personality. This equates to someone who will always complete "the task".
Perry Quinn
They're my friends  •  SVP, Platform Sales, Altitude Digital and Advisor, VISIBL.
Bill has the context and perspective to know what is important and what is not.
Jud Valeski
We worked together  •  Previously CTO, Gnip. Previously CEO, Gnip. University of Colorado Boulder grad.
Bill already is a great entrepreneur. He's able to identify interesting use-cases, vet them, and build plans to attack them from a product/b ... usiness perspective.
Bill Quinn
We worked together  •  Director, Customer Experience Solutions, Tata Consultancy Services. Previously Vice President of Marketing, Trada. Colorado State grad.
Bill and I worked together at Trada, Inc. a croudsourced digital advertising start-up where I was VP of Products & Marketing and Bill was VP ... of Sales. Bill has a strong ability to not only effectively sell (even when the product is nascent and lacking key features), but to think more broadly than his role and consider all factors affecting the organization. Bill was a great partner to me as I managed products, in that he was very effective in distilling the key product problems/feature requests coming from clients in a way that helped set product direction. Bill truly has the ability to bring both tactical “get it done” capabilities and strategic thinking to the organization – both critical skills at a start-up.

David Jilk
We worked together  •  Serial entrepreneur and technologist. Currently coaching startup CEOs and advising startups on an occasional basis.
Dave *is* a great advisor because he can very succinctly cut through the clutter to discern both the main questions to be asked of a startup ... with regards to its key focus/needs/problems, as well as distilling down to its essence those areas needing attention. Those qualities help founders rank/measure priorities and set goals. His vast experience and willingness to go against the grain means he can approach founders from a wide range of origins and help them converge on measurable focused steps to accomplishing milestones.