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Brad Bennett

Advisor Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area, US

Owner, Wildfire, LLC. Previously SVP, Director of Marketing, Mullen. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grad.

Owner, Wildfire, LLC. Previously SVP, Director of Marketing, Mullen. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grad.

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Positions

Owner Wildfire, LLC January 2002 - present
SVP, Director of Marketing Mullen 2000 - 2001
Director of Marketing Long Haymes Carr Advertising 1995 - 2001
Various Long Haymes Carr, Winston-Salem 1995 - 2001
Marketing Director Long, Haymes, Carr 1995 - 2001
various long haymes carr 1995 - 2001

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Journalism & Mass Commuincations 1986 - 1990
Grade School

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Edutainment
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • CPG
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

My expertise is in Marketing Communications, but my passion is growing business. I co-founded a Marketing Communications company in 2002 which now employs over 75 people in two divisions. Within that company, I've started and grown different divisions.

In 2014, I become a founding partner of Flywheel, a coworking innovation space. We offer a physical plant to work alongside other innovators and entrepreneurs, but our focus is on turbo charging the start up ecosystem in Winston Salem.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

As intensely as they need. I am very well networked and deeply experienced in problem solving. I like to provide a perspective and give cofounders an angle from which to think differently about things. I am also have a good knowledge of the right things to do to organize a company.

As an Advisor

My style is laid back, but focused. I listen and learn where you are and what you know. Then I try to fill in the gaps. My primary focus is to fight entrepreneuritis...the disease that afflicts many entrepreneurs. The two primary characteristics of entrepreneuritis are first the belief that they are the only person ever, in the history of problems, who have encountered the problem in front of them and second the belief that they have to solve the problem on their own without seeking help. These beliefs are patently false. My approach is to help enterpreneurs understand that they are best when they understand their strenghts and expertise and then surround themselves with smart people who compliment their weaknesses and as a whole make them smarter.

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Peter Marsh
They're my current cofounder  •  Founding Partner, Flywheel Coworking LLC and President, EcoLens Group. Harvard Business School grad. Duke grad.
Brad is focused, energetic and wonderful to work with.
Mike Doughan
We worked together  •  VP/Team Leader-Sales, Hanesbrands Inc.. Previously Director of Sales, Sara Lee Branded Apparel.
I have worked with Brad for several years primarily during our annual sales meetings. He is very creative and an expert in managing multipl ... e projects and personalities at the same time. He is patient and adapts his coaching style to the individuals needs. Brad has many more talents and more expertise than I was able to check above.
John Adams
We worked together  •  Senior Director, Global Brand Strategy & Management, Red Hat. Previously Director, Global Brand Strategy & Management, Red Hat.
Brad has a wealth of experience in starting, building, and managing brands, and supporting those brands with impactful creative direction. T ... hough I've only worked with him in an agency capacity as a client, I appreciate his ability to see the business objectives from the client's perspective. This informs his strategic recommendations and keeps all of our work on message.
Dave Neal
We worked together  •  Managing Director, The StartUp Factory. Previously Director, Patient Pay. Stanford GSB grad.
Brad is intelligent and knows where he adds value. He is persistent and committed to the tasks he undertakes. He has a long assortment of ma ... rketing experience that he can use to your beneift.

Kelly Cates-Thornton
Manager, Online Marketing, Brand Relationships, Direct Sales, Hanesbrands Inc..
Kelly has been in this space for a long time and is one of those who will find a way to get it done.