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Elise Krentzel

Entrepreneur • Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

CEO, Founder smartART Coverings© & CEO,Chief Creative Officer, ek Consulting LLC - Building Brands. World traveler, author, market maker

CEO, Founder smartART Coverings© & CEO,Chief Creative Officer, ek Consulting LLC - Building Brands. World traveler, author, market maker

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Advisor

House of Erin Adams
The BAM Academy

Positions

CEO & Chief Creative Officer ek Consulting LLC - Building Brands August 2008 - present
Vice President Sales and Marketing House of Erin Adams March 2016 - present
Marketing & Sales Strategy and Implementation Setup BV 2002 - 2008
Vice President, Board of Directors American Womens' Club of Amsterdam (AWCA) 2000 - 2001
Vice President, Digital Capgemini 1999 - 2000
Group Future Media Consultant AMV BBDO 1997 - 1998
Vice President, Partner - Marketing, Distribution and Sales VNU/BOPP MEDIA February 1990 - February 1997
Director of Sales and Marketing EK International, Inc. 1984 - 1989
RADIO DJ Tokyo FM Broadcasting Co., LTD. April 1978 - April 1980

Education

Columbia University in the City of New York Journalism

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Industrial Design
Advisor With
  • • Crowdfunding
  • • CTO
  • • Digital marketing
  • • Social networking
  • • Backend Development
  • • Digital Strategy
  • • Firmware development
  • • Nontraditional Fundraising
  • • Strategic Partnerships
  • • UI Engineering
  • • IoT- Internet of Things
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Smart Home
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV
  • • Millennialls; Generation Z; girls; young women

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Business plan • Contract negotiation • Blogging • Go to market strategy • International Expansion • Marketing Communications • Marketing Strategy • Strategic Communications • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Launched a fine jewelry design co-op, Aluxa in Austin, TX. Developed product lines from scratch.

Founded the first content driven digital travel publishing company in Europe. Produced city guides. Sold venture to VNU, the largest magazine group on the continent. Raised $2M in seed capitol.

Co-Founded The HOPE TOUR, an AIDS prevention NGO; raised $1M. Mission: communicate to teens-at-risk though music videos, distributed in Soweto, South Africa.

Founded the first foreign owned music publishing, talent booking and promotion agency in Japan. Signed on Elvis Costello, Billy Idol, The Stranglers, Cheap Trick - launched their international careers.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Strategic partnering is best. Co-founders to provide strategic alliances, financial planning/advice, and operational support.

As an Advisor

I think holistically and laterally. Big picture top down to smaller details.
I provide a future vision based on concrete steps to achieve success.

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Vouches Received

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Think Elise is awesome?
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Bea Baylor
They're my friends  •  Founder/CEO, Baylor Business Consulting Firm and CEO, Baylor's Business Consulting Enterprise.
Elise is great with calaborating on bif projects. She is great at marketing strategies. I would have here on my team any time
Kari Abelman
They're my friends  •  Sales, Investments & Rentals, The Corcoran Group. Previously Sales Associate, Halstead Property.
Elise has been an entrepreneur her entire life. Her enthusiasm for her love of business has taken her around the world. She has been at the ... forefront of many industries since their inception. An intelligent woman with an eye for the next big thing.
Dr. Fred Blum
We worked together  •  Transformational Coach and Trainer, Energy Rich Living. Previously Student, ACS.
My experience with Elise is that she brings a wealth of really cool experience and a true desire to serve to every interaction.
Carl Berry
We worked together  •  Developer, Saratoga Spa Polo and Partner, Seahorse Beach Club.
She is everything that I am!
Leah Kaminsky-Levy
Lead Education Writer & Content Strategist at Just Start Storytelling. University of Washington MFA grad.
Ken Bell
They're my friends  •  President and Founder, Matterhorn Consulting, LLC. Previously Sr. Vice President Sales & Marketing, HLD Global Ltd..
She has the tenacity, experience, and communication skills that will help her navigate the challenges of being an entrepreueur. I believe sh ... e's a calculated risk taker willing to lay it on the line for something she's researched thoroughly and determined the goal and realistic time lines.
Christopher Archer
They're my friends  •  Teacher, New York City Department of Education.
Elise seems to have an enormous talent for finding her strength in challenges, seeing opportunities where others see nothing, and taking adv ... antage of those opportunities with great energy and gusto.

Leah Kaminsky-Levy
Lead Education Writer & Content Strategist at Just Start Storytelling. University of Washington MFA grad.

Paul O'Brien
CMO to VC. Growth hacker, startup advisor, & fractional CMO via SEOBrien.com. Passionate about CRM, financing, economic dev, & VC

Carl Berry
Developer, Saratoga Spa Polo and Partner, Seahorse Beach Club.
He has a can do attitude, is open minded and never gives up.

Leah Kaminsky-Levy
They're my friends  •  Lead Education Writer & Content Strategist at Just Start Storytelling. University of Washington MFA grad.
She's driven and vivacious.