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Jerrod Bailey

Entrepreneur • Advisor Phoenix, Arizona Area, US

Key operator and business architect at two successful start-ups. Worked with dozens of start-ups to date. Strong in BD, Marketing, Capital

Key operator and business architect at two successful start-ups. Worked with dozens of start-ups to date. Strong in BD, Marketing, Capital

34 vouches

Primary Skillsets

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

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


ClickIPO Holdings




Cofounder ClickIPO Holdings July 2016 - present
Cofounder ClickIPO July 2016 - present
Executive Revenue Producer Reliance Globalcom February 2008 - December 2010
Business Development Manager Virtela Communications, Inc April 2003 - January 2008
Sales Executive MCI 1998 - 2003
Advisor Shelvspace October 2012 - present
Partner and Vice President, Business Development Tallwave March 2011 - present
Executive Revenue Producer Global Cloud Xchange March 2008 - December 2010
Business Development Manager Virtela Technology Services Incorporated (An NTT Communications Company) April 2003 - January 2008
Sales Executive and Technology SME UUNET 1998 - 2003
Sales Executive Verizon Enterprise Solutions 1998 - 2003


Arizona State University Marketing, Spanish 1995 - 2000

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content
  • • Music
  • • family
  • • philosophy

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Contract negotiation • Marketing Strategy • Product Development • Sales Management • Prospecting

Key Accomplishments

I've helped commercialize over 60 internet and software companies, and helped directly capitalize 15 of those. I have developed some of the most advanced business methodologies and commercialization tactics that I've seen in my 14 years, all unfair advantages I hope to one day bring to a startup. I am one the of the original members and architects of the premier Accelerator in the Southwest. I have built relationships with over 2 dozen institutional capital sources, dozens of accredited investors, and line of site to hundreds. I have direct access to the largest corporations in Arizona. I have managed teams of various sizes and lead both vision and execution in whatever I do.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'm looking for a creative team that likes to re-think assumptions and develop true innovation. But then we have to put down the grease pen and get stuff done. Although I'm outgoing and can wax professional, I'm really a nerd and am most myself around intelligent and creative types.

As an Advisor

I don't have all the answers, but I ask that you be coachable and humble. I'll do the same. If one of us breaks that pact, it's time to move on.

Vouches Received

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Roberto Guerrieri
We worked together
Jerrod and I have know each other for many years. He keeps in touch on projects and startup companies for a regular basis. Has his finger on ... the pulse of many start-ups in the valley and his start-up best practices are some of the best I have seen.
Chris Canter
They're my friends
Jerrod Bailey is one of the most intelligent and ethical people that I know. He is also a visionary and a natural leader. If I were a qual ... ified investor I would entrust my money to Jerrod in heart beat. I have known Jerrod for about 3 years now and have greatly benefitted from our friendship.
Josh Wrede
We worked together
Jerrod has been great to work with and offers a vast knowledge base in all things critical to a startup. He is an excellent communicator and ... has the resources to help startups and entrepreneurs take their company to the next level. He is simply a great person to work with.
Martin Zwilling
They're my friends
He is an experienced entrepreneur advisor at a local startup accellerator
Erin-Michael Johnson
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & Dir of Engineering, NetworkedLocal
My experience with Jerrod has been as him in an advisor role. He introduced my Startup to his team at Tallwave (a venture accelerator in AZ) ... . In that role, he has been, and continues to be, infinitely resourceful. He's deeply versed in all areas of venture acceleration and business development. When he can't answer a question himself (rare), he connects us with the best people the AZ tech community has to offer. As a business partner, teaming up with Jerrod is simply a no-brainer.
Aaron Post
We worked together
Focused, communicated clearly and understands the business side of technology.
Scott Salkin
We worked together
Jerrod's not only has deep knowledge and understanding key aspects of the startup and entrepreneurship space, he also has incredible drive a ... nd a unique communications and sales ability to not only start a business, but also to take one to market and effectively grow it.
Vincent Serpico
They're my friends
Jerrod is very focused on start-ups and entrepreneurs. His focus and mind-set make him a great entrepreneur. He also has been around start-u ... s a lot, and knows the ins and outs.
Gelie Akhenblit
We worked together
Jerrod has been there and done it, so he gets it. He speaks the "entrepreneurial" language and understands how to tap into other founders’ ... vision for their company; which is not a talent that many possess. Working with him has been very “easy,” in a sense that he walks me through un-charted waters, is there for me to bounce things off of and is always available to give input and guidance. I’m also extremely impressed by his ability to take my thought process and deliver it back in a very efficient and articulate way. He’s a wonderful resource for anyone’s team and a true entrepreneur.
Fred von Graf, PMP (
We worked together
Jerrod is great with people, has worked in the startup ecosystem extensively, has great connections and is very collaborative.
Yarrow Kraner
We worked together
Jerrod is a force - melding insight, intuition, and experience into an extremeley valuable asset for any start up.
Dhruv Patel
We worked together
Jerrod has the capacity to carefully listen to your needs and transform ideas into a successful product launch. Articulate, insightful, and ... well-versed in startups, entrepreneurship, business development, and management, Jerrod's contributions to any project will yield positive results.
Scott Jochim
We worked together
He understands the needs and wants of entrepreneurs and has the vision to see how to get there.
Leon Klepfish
We worked together
Jerrod is driven and knows the market well. A great partner for any endeavor.
Doug Guilbeau
We worked together
Understanding of market opportunities and the application of capital. Established methodology for evaluating and positioning companies with ... in markets.
Benson Garner
They're my friends
Because he's a rockstar venture manager and business development guru.
Joshua Manley
They're my friends
Jerrod is a star and understands not only what it takes to build a company but also the fundamentals in bringing a new product to market exp ... editiously.
CJ Cornell
We worked together  •  Edson New Venture Competition - Evaluator, Skysong / Arizona State University and Judge/Evaluator/Mentor, Cleantech Open.
Because he works in training entrepreneurs and sees entrepreneurship at a high level.
Jordan Armstrong
They're my friends
Jerrod really poke holes into business models early on to make sure they’re taking every step to becoming profitable and successful. His h ... onest and data proven approach allows him to get down to business very quickly. He not only understands technology & numbers, but he also has the charisma and leadership every company wants. He’s a natural born entrepreneur; it’s just in his DNA. Jerrod immediately caught my attention when he showed me ways to improve, save money, and grow my startup venture. We got along instantly and from that day forward, I knew he was a player!
Samantha Meis
They're my friends
Jerrod is an extremely driven individual. He is willing to take huge risks to follow his passions. He is very thoughtful about helping and e ... stablishing relationships with other entrepreneurs.
Robert Lunny
We worked together
Jerrod has a great mix of hands on startup entrepreneurial experience, current startup best practices as well as the desire to help other en ... trepreneurs find their path to success.
Dave Grundfast
We worked together
Jerrod has been in integral part of my start-ups success because of his knowledge, connections, and vision. He's able to visualize exactly w ... hat needs to be done and execute accordingly
Steve Cooper
They're my friends
he is a great guy who loves helping companies grow :)
Nick Labadie
We worked together
First and most important, Jerrod is someone you would be happy to work with on a daily basis. We all know startups come down to a good team ... and Jerrod is a good guy with great skills but more importantly the intelligence and motivation to get things done. I would love to have Jerrod on my team and think you would too.
Kyle McIntosh (Mac)
We worked together
he's learned from doing it before.
Stephen Grutzius
We worked together
Jerrod has a deep passion for product innovation and isn't afraid to get his hands in the mix. His strategic mindset allows him to simplify ... complexity into patterns and straightforward messaging. He is also a great sounding board for new ideas, always asking the right questions to help startup executives get to the next level.
Jodi Deros
We worked together
Jerrod's MBA in business and his understanding of start up business endeavors makes him an exceptional entrepreneur. He has the key ingredie ... nts and knows how to bake the cake. My experience with Jerrod has been nothing short of exciting. He is innovative, driven and resourceful and can make things happen!
Jonathan Cottrell
They're my advisor
Jerrod is a connector. He is always reaching out, developing relationships that last, and making connections that count in strategic and fin ... ancial ways. Refreshingly, he's not in it just for himself, but for others, too, making sure he makes relationships happen that he thinks will be beneficial.
Alan Lobock
We worked together
Jerrod has a realistic grasp on the challenges entrepreneurs face, understands that execution is key, and has the resources and intellect to ... drive a new venture to be successful.
Alan Lobock
We worked together
Jerrod has a deep understanding of the challenges new ventures face and the policies and procedures one can use to anticipate and overcome t ... hese challenges. He also has the network, intellect, and leadership skills to assemble a high-quality team and manage them effectively.
Vaidy Iyer
They're my friends
He is hungry for success and will work hard to get it.
Jack Irving
Entrepreneur in Residence, Venture Ready and Senior Partner and Consultant, Lexicon Management - formerly James Equity Partners.
DeWayne Adamson
Founder / President, Pantera Global Technology - Pantera Tools and Founder and CEO, Plan Express. Author, Evil in the Boardroom
Marc Yagoda
Sr. Director of Business Development, North America, Ethology and Sr. Business Development Consultant, Tallwave. Boston grad.

CJ Cornell
We worked together
CJ is entrepreneurial at his core. A seasoned startup leader that has seen all sides of building a tech business.

Erin-Michael Johnson
They're my advisor
Best technologist you'll find. Can build anything you can imagine, but equally capable innovator. Cool as hell, too.

Scott Jochim
They're my advisor
His creativity is off the charts. Keep his creative engine running, and harness the output into focused execution.

Stephen Grutzius
We worked together
He knows how to grow revenue. Very professional. Great sales intuition. Very well connected and resourceful.

Chandra Jacobs
tripchi CEO, a SoLoMo travel app. Deloitte tech consultant, EMC marketer. Thunderbird, GMU and Duke grad. Passionate learner & traveler.
Chandra has a great entrepreneurial mind. Her sound thinking is only exceeded by her passion.

Ken Robertson
They're my investor  •  Advisor, Smart Armor and Executive VP of Operations, co-founder, Picmonic Inc. Arizona State grad.
He's a calculated risk taker, gets the job done, and knows how to launch a company like a boss. Highest marks from me.

Anita Bhappu
We worked together  •  Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Sharing Tribes LLC Professor, University of Arizona
Anita has a deliberate and disciplined approach to Customer Development, looking objectively at user feedback and iterating her solutions un ... til she's solved the user's primary problem. It's one of the most valuable traits you can have as a tech founder that's focused on building a world-class product.