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Gordon Benzie

Advisor Orange County, California Area, US

Marketer and business plan writer seeking to make an impact on awareness and lead gen program for small- to mid-sized So Cal company.

Marketer and business plan writer seeking to make an impact on awareness and lead gen program for small- to mid-sized So Cal company.

3 vouches

Involved In


Event Eleven
Grail, Inc.


Director Marketing Communications Dassault Systemes December 2006 - present
Product Marketing Manager Apani Networks July 2005 - December 2006
Director of Marketing eEye Digital Security January 2005 - May 2005
Director of Marketing ClearPath Networks March 2002 - January 2005
Director of Product Marketing InternetConnect March 2000 - January 2002
Senior Marketing Manager Nextel Communications October 1998 - March 2000
Financial Planning Manager AT&T Wireless August 1995 - October 1998


Pepperdine Management 1989 - 1993
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Business Economics & Anthropology 1981 - 1985

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I have written over 30 business plans for entrepreneurs, which has included a business strategy review and evaluation. So far, 6 have been funded.

As part of my marketing communications knowledge and leadership, I have played an active role on a marketing team for a manufacturing software company. End result was the company being sold in 2013.

I have successfully merged public relations, market awareness and social media programs into a thought leadership and lead generation strategy that has resulted in actual sales opportunities.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I am actively seeking a new opportunity to help lead the marketing strategy as a member of the management team. Ideal company has already achieved initial traction, and is now ready to grow to the next level.

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Matthew Minkin
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Bizsnack. Previously Investor, Filter Foundry. University of Southern California grad.
Gordon is a long time entrepreneur and digital marketer. His experience, expertise and connections could be enormously helpful to start ups ... .
Tony Schubert
We worked together  •  Owner, Event Eleven Inc..
Ive worked with Gordon on two start up projects where he wrote the entire business plan from start to finish. Great detail and thought behi ... nd each project. He goes the extra mile to make sure your covered.
Tony McKeon, BCC
They're my friends  •  Principal, Matthew Ryan & Associates.
Great at coming up with new ideas - and following through

Heather Holst-Knudsen Stanton
CEO, HatchPad and KidBacker. Previously President & Founder, Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, Thomas Publishing. Georgetown grad.
Heather has much experience in working with vendors and customers, and finding a way for each party to feel interactions were a "win-win".