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Robert Gordon

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

co-founder: OurRecovery [Current]; HealthScout.com [Acquired]; Partner, Imagineering Consulting [Coca-Cola, IBM, Seagrams].

co-founder: OurRecovery [Current]; HealthScout.com [Acquired]; Partner, Imagineering Consulting [Coca-Cola, IBM, Seagrams].

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

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

Involved In

Founder

OurRecovery "Because No One Can Do it Alone"
Handprintsonmyheart.com / OurBrightSpot.com
healthscout.com div [Acquired]

Advisor

BrightSpot.com; HandPrintsonmyheart.com

Positions

Co Founder OurRecovery "Because No One Can Do it Alone" September 2014 - present
Managing Director Imagineering Consulting 1982 - present
Co-founder Handprintsonmyheart.com / OurBrightSpot.com 2010 - 2014
GM: founder healthscout.com div [Acquired] 1998 - 2001

Education

Lehigh University english lit 1965 - 1969

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Mobile Software Development
  • • Software Engineering
  • • Startup Operations
  • • User Experience Design
  • • Finances and operations
Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fitness
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Business Development • Business Strategy • Digital Strategy • Key account management • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Successfully building several companies in fields that I had to learn from scratch... establishing relationships with clients and cross functionally... coachable... out of the box thinking is where I excel... analyzing a situation and turning it into an opportunity... and pitching that opportunity inside and outside the company.

I can bring fresh eyes before and during product creation, building and operations..

Able to work across functional areas without bringing the albatross of history...

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Everyone has the area of expertise...
1. they must be trusted,
2. given authority along with the responsibility to manage their area,
3. be supported allowing them to have final say on decisions in their area
4. be open to new ideas, healthy criticism, coachable and accepting of change
5. be entrepreneurial and thrive in a fast paced environment
6. be willing to fail, learn from it, pick themselves up and move on to implement what they learned

As an Advisor

I am not only open to new thoughts and coach-able, but I seek that kind of feedback. I believe that if something is a problem, the sooner anyone speaks up, the sooner the team can consider it and pivot if necessary...

Products and services are made through a series of learning steps... to me, that's part of what's exciting - the discovery and taking the actions necessary to make the product/service more desirable.

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Liam Carolan
Director of Marketing, MMOB, Inc.. Previously Principle, QuantumNet Media, LLC..
Huy Nguyen
They're my friends  •  CEO, Cheddar Enterprises LLC.
Not only is Robert enthusiastic and knowledgeable, he is extremely generous with his time. He has provided me tons of insight as an adviser ... and I'm lucky to be able to lean on him as I navigate through my first startup founding experience. Robert has a keen eye for marketing content and his communication skills are impeccable.
Mary Lou Floyd
We worked together  •  Founder, Shop By Brands. Experienced interactive brand marketing and advertising executive for AT&T, IBM, British Telecom and Prudential.
Robert has an impressive background and skill set that have served him well in starting his previous online businesses. His initiatives com ... e from the heart as he is sincerely interested in helping people. Experience plus ingenuity equal the perfect founder. That's Robert!

Ward Supplee
Business Development, Swapbox. Prior: CEO, SNS Analytics; Marketing & Product Management; Consultant; Stanford GSB grad.
Ward is bright, full of energy and determination... and knows how to listen... all around good guy

Ward Supplee
Business Development, Swapbox. Prior: CEO, SNS Analytics; Marketing & Product Management; Consultant; Stanford GSB grad.
Ward is very bright, has quality experience and would make a great adviser or co-founder... He will add a valuable voice to the community

Marlene Moore Gordon
Co-Founder, OurBrightSpot.com and Director of Sales/Executive Stylist/Consultant to CEO, RUTI INC.. Boston grad.
Unique, almost magical ability to connect with people. She has successfully built one business with focused determination and is looking to ... create a process to help people with quality of life issues. You couldn't find a better co-founder

Yu-kai Chou
Serial Entrepreneur, Author and International Keynote Speaker. Rated Top Gamification Guru. Creator of the Octalysis Framework.
Yu-kai is one of the top gamification people in the world... he's insight and creativity will make a signicicant difference is success or fa ... ilure... Beyond that he's a good guy... no bravado, etc