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Chris Bechtel

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Principal, BlueDeer LLC and Chief Marketing Officer, Make Good Social. San Francisco State grad.

Principal, BlueDeer LLC and Chief Marketing Officer, Make Good Social. San Francisco State grad.

7 vouches

Involved In


Make Good Social


Realty Mogul, Co.
GOOD Worldwide
Phunware, Inc.
Lyynks Music
Ebyline, Inc.
Mobile Vaults
sw next
My Musaic


Principal BlueDeer January 2013 - present
Founder and Chief Strategist Make Good Social January 2012 - present
CEO iPR Software January 2010 - January 2012
V.P. Sales and Marketing iPR Software January 2006 - December 2009
Director of Marketing ProQuest July 2000 - January 2006
Director of Marketing Max Studio October 1997 - July 2000
Marketing Manager Leon Max // October 1995 - October 1997


San Francisco State University Cinema and Communications 1985 - 1990

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I look for passionate founders and entrepreneurs that are relentlessly focused on the customer. I help provide clarity and focus. I apply lean startup principals to help validate product-market fit and extend that thinking to scaling and channel discovery. I look to maximize the existing resources and help to improve performance and identify gaps. Typically, I will spend at least two days on site with the team in strategy and hands on working sessions followed by weekly calls and check-ins as growth comes from focus, discipline and continuous improvement.

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David N. Sharifi Esq.
Principal Attorney, L.A. TECH & MEDIA LAW FIRM
Chris has in depth knowledge of social media promotion and product marketing
Alec Meikle
They're my friends  •  Founder, MyMusaic. Previously Director of Business Development, Renewable Analytics.
A creative thinker with a wealth of experience.
Gadiel Morantes
We worked together  •  Partner, Early Growth Financial Services and Mentor, Spartups.
Chris is very knowledgable about marketing and growth hacking. He's been a great partner and is always looking for ways to help companies sc ... ale and increase their revenue and client base.
Ginger Zumaeta
Founder- MediaMark (; Mentor/Advisor in areas of market strategy, media research, tv, film. Data nerd.
Great collaborator and connecter. Nice guy. :)
Ryan Hamilton
We worked together  •  Founder & Managing Partner, Energy Finance Strategies LLC and Managing Director, Energy Security Group. Georgetown grad.
Chris has been and continues to be an amazing advisor to my start up. His insight is both refreshing and stimulating. He continually chall ... enges us to think through our assumptions, visualize results and explore new ways to create value for our customers. He communicates ideas very succinctly and powerfully. I recommend Chris in every possible way!
David Gerken
We worked together  •  COO, VP Business Development, AnyMeeting. Previously CEO & Founder, BuzzDash (acquired by Tribune). Harvard Business School grad.
Chris is well versed in the many levers available to help small businesses grow, and understands how to make the most of limited resources. ...
Scott Shillington
We worked together  •  Chief Revenue Officer, Phunware, Inc.. Previously Vice President of Sales Americas, Jawbone.
Chris is a very good entrepreneur as he has the skills to deliver top and bottom line results and understands how to find leverage with Smar ... keting to drive businesses

David N. Sharifi Esq.
We worked together  •  Principal Attorney, L.A. TECH & MEDIA LAW FIRM
David is a smart, experienced startup advisor and attorney that practical and strategic guidance and services that are critical to startup s ... uccess.

Yohei Nakajima
We worked together  •  Program Coordinator, TechStars and Director, Coloft Academy, CoLoft.
Yohei has a wealth of experience advising early stage startups and coaching them through pre-accelerator and accelerator opportunities. He h ... as seen what teams, business models and pitches get support and funding. His insights help founders and teams focus on the results that will help them get to the next stage, and beyond.