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Bill Lennan

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Red Rope Social, LLC Spent time in mobile, social media, recruiting, and publishing ventures. Mostly startups. Let's talk :-)

Founder, Red Rope Social, LLC Spent time in mobile, social media, recruiting, and publishing ventures. Mostly startups. Let's talk :-)

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5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Marketing
  • Operations
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

Red Rope Social

Advisor

changeTip
Postpath
OneTaste

Positions

Founder Red Rope Social 2015 - present
API Product Launch Project Manager - for 3Key Consulting at Google 3key consulting 2015 - 2016
Product Manager LiveWorld 2012 - 2015
Product Consultant/Development Team Lead MentorNet 2010 - 2012
Program/Product Manager SView USA 2009 - 2010
Marketing Technology Consultant Ensim Corporation 2009 - 2009
Director of Projects and Products Traffic Marketplace, a Connexus Company 2006 - 2008
Product Marketing Consultant Contract Postpath September 2006 - December 2006
Product Manager oDesk 2005 - 2006
Product Manager Knight Ridder Digital 2003 - 2005
Sr. Software Engineer Icarian 2000 - 2003
Lead Software Developer VJF.com, a division of Westech 1996 - 2000
Mechanic Modena Motors 1985 - 1992

Education

Windward CC Automotive Technology 1981 - 1983
Leeward CC Marine Technology 1979 - 1981
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Hotels
  • • Social Media
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Hotels
  • • Resorts

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

B2B sales

Key Accomplishments

Mostly startup experience ( other people's ).
Spent time at Google.
Roles generally product owner/manager.
Strong belief in talking with customers and prospects to understand business problems.
( data does not tell the story )
Past experience includes mobile, publishing, recruiting, and social media.
Clients have run the gamut from F100 to neighborhood pizza joint.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I've tried to get two startups off the ground in the past.
People dynamics prevented us from getting lift.

You've got to be as passionate about this as I am and willing to take risks, ask questions, get it wrong and learn.

If you want a cushy ride with lots of VC backing and TechCrunch articles - this isn't for you.

What kind of game have you got?

As an Advisor

I'm a huge fan of "sell the idea first" :-)

Ideas are in surplus, selling (proving), executing, and evolving with the market are in short supply.

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Vouches Received

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Vouches Given

Think Bill is awesome?
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Mark Williams
We worked together  •  Director of Social Strategy and Content Programming, LiveWorld. Previously Theatre/Acting Instructor, Lake Tahoe Community College.
Bill is a big thinker who knows how to translate concepts into action while keeping a keen eye on the shifting dynamics of the marketplace a ... nd user experience. He is a calculated risk taker who is not afraid to fail.
stephen shelton
They're my friends  •  Co-Owner, Founder, Black Sheep Brasserie and Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Lexington House.
Bill always thinks outside of the box. He is never afraid to ask 'what if'. He has a tremendous positive attitude and believes everyone brin ... gs something useful to he table. His passion for new ways of thinking and improving on the status quo is unparalleled.
Maya Gadde
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & CTO, ScootPad Corporation. Previously CTO, 33Across Inc..
He is very energetic with lots of great ideas. He is extremely resourceful and execution oriented. When things need to get done, he stays wi ... th the problem and gets behind people to find the solution.
Michael McEvoy
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, Scayl and Advisor, .. Purdue grad.
He listens actively, has a broad base of experience, and stongly focused on identifying and executing against critical success factors. I' ... d work with him again in a second.
Mohammad Musa
We worked together  •  Product Manager @ Google. Was head of Product Launch & Readiness, Google Apps for Work.
Bill is already a great entrepreneur :)

stephen shelton
They're my friends  •  Co-Owner, Founder, Black Sheep Brasserie and Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Lexington House.
Stephen is a great entrepreneur. Two years after opening his first restaurant, he was opening a second. Stephen thinks globally, acts loca ... lly, and has done a great job converting vision into a wonderful dining experience. He can advise anyone thinking about exploring entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry.

Jordan Slabaugh
Vice President of Marketing, Wayin. Previously Director of Strategy - Social Marketing, Digital & Content, LiveWorld.
Jordan knows a ton about social media :-) She's also easy to talk with, curious, willing to experiment and learn.

Eric Rude
Business Owner, BluQuest Inc..
Coach, communicator, researcher - all around mensch :-)