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Josh Orum

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Operating partner at a private equity firm. Obsessed with business design, marketing, crafting amazing customer experiences.

Operating partner at a private equity firm. Obsessed with business design, marketing, crafting amazing customer experiences.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In


Loud Dog Corporation


Operating Partner Spotlight Equity Partners, LLC January 2015 - present
Chief Marketing Officer (Interim) Identity Automation January 2015 - present
CMO Identity Automation January 2015 - present
Chief Marketing Officer (Interim) Capita Technologies, Inc. March 2016 - present
Founder, Principal Creative and Technical Director Loud Dog Corporation 2001 - 2015
Interim VP of Marketing Ease Inc. - Process Performance Solutions June 2015 - March 2016
Product Manager Tomorrow Factory 2000 - 2001
Founder Surparts 1999 - 2000
Web Designer Conference Planners 1999 - 1999
Project Manager Concord Group 1998 - 1999


Claremont McKenna College Government, History 1994 - 1998
Univerzita Karlova v Praze 1996 - 1996

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Outdoors! Rock climbing
  • • mountaineering.

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Graphic design • Information Architecture • Marketing Strategy • User Interface Design • Web Design

Key Accomplishments

I'm an operating partner at a Private Equity firm, where I help evaluate potential deals, and work directly with portfolio companies, focusing on marketing and product issues. In some cases, I have an advisor-style role, and in others I'm an acting CMO. Previously, I ran a digital / brand agency. I've been involved in numerous early stage startups, as founder, advisor, and employee. I've raised funds, created business models, and designed and built web applications. Past clients include Google, Cloudera, Alcatel-Lucent, Intel, and others.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I've worked with a number of founding teams. In each case, I help teams distill the core essence of their product and help them achieve a new level of focus. Next, I excel at creating technically feasible business and product roadmaps. Finally, I've taken several startups from back-of-the-napkin idea to launch of an actual product.

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Rahul Chhabria
They're my friends
Josh is inherently talented at capturing and transforming an organization's mission & vision into something tangible. With Josh's leadership ... , Loud Dog emerged as a premier branding agency in San Francisco. His approach to branding helps companies become human and create an emotional connection with their customers. In addition to branding, he is a proven strategist who's helped several several startups flesh out their business models and led them to successful launches.
Jodi Wing
We worked together at Loud Dog Corporation
Josh has already founded and led two successful companies over the past fifteen years and is deeply passionate about creating great startup ... environments for himself and his employees. He has a unique ability to challenge those he works with to embrace their personal strengths and grow their self-confidence. He's relentless about the details, and strives at all times for perfection. He's also a smart cookie, with an amazing ability to quickly grasp complex concepts, identify business problems, and provide pragmatic approaches to business strategy. He's not afraid to tell you what he thinks, and his opinions are often founded with a lot of research and thought behind them. Most of all, he's a born leader, always ready to take the captain's seat and steer the ship towards the next great discovery.
Matt DeClaire
We worked together at Loud Dog Corporation
The time I spent with Josh was the most valuable in my career. I'll be watching what he does closely, and will jump at the opportunity to g ... et involved.
Justin Braun
They're my school
With direct experience founding and growing a digital brand agency that worked with early stage and venture backed firms, Josh knows first h ... and what it takes to start and build a business and has helped other firms develop their brand strategy and communicate that brand to their customers and partners.

Monica Tamaru Jones
They're my friends  •  Systems Engineering, Integration and Test, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.
Monica is thoughtful, resourceful, and persistent engineer. She combines big company experience with a startup attitude (without the bs). Sh ... e combines coding and mechanical engineering knowledge. I'd love to partner with her on a project down the road.