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Bruce Carlisle

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Kinesis Studio. Previously Digital Biz-dev and Operations Consultant, NewCo.

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Kinesis Studio. Previously Digital Biz-dev and Operations Consultant, NewCo.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Operations

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In


SF Interactive
Conference Hound, Inc.
Conference Hound, Inc.


Business Development Consultant Survata August 2015 - present
Digital Mercenary: Revenue Generator, Ops & Marketing Problem Solver to Startups and Agencies Independent Consultant & Digital Mercenary May 2014 - present
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Kinesis Studio, Inc. June 2014 - June 2015
CEO & Founder Conference Hound, Inc. April 2008 - April 2014
CEO Digital Axle January 2004 - December 2013
Senior Associate A-Team Advisors October 2007 - May 2009
President Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners April 2003 - March 2004
President & CEO SF Interactive October 1996 - March 2004
Director of Online Marketing CREDO Mobile 1995 - 1996
SVP, Account Director Ogilvy, Adams & Rinehart July 1991 - August 1995
VP Management Supervisor, Director of Strategic Projects Dell August 1985 - April 1991
Account Executive Ogilvy & Mather 1981 - 1985
Media Planner Backer & Spielvogel October 1979 - April 1981
Assistant Media Planner Grey Advertising 1978 - 1979


Saint Lawrence University Government 1974 - 1978
Phillips Academy 1971 - 1973

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Events
  • • Media
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Content
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Fundraising • Digital marketing • Relationship management • Business Development • Content strategy • Entrepreneurship • Marketing Strategy • Startup Operations

Key Accomplishments

I will help a fast growing startup scale as they transition from a small team to a larger company. I am a 3X non-tech CEO founder. I want to help technical founders achieve credibility and growth while they ca focus on executing their vision.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Dave Brown
Investor and Advisor, AdmitSee and Investor and Adviser, Cargo Chief.
Vision, Creativity, Maturity, Resilience, Customer Empathy, Consultative, Evangelical, Economic, Analytical and High Integrity
David Sollitt
Previously SVP General Manager, ESW Partners. Previously Founder and COO, Elevator-Chicago. Northwestern grad. Arizona State grad.
Bruce is an insightful strategist, a common sense advisor and someone with a breadth of experience that helps provide value in a variety of ... categories and product life stages
Annette Tonti
The Start Exchange, Serial Entrepreneur, Startup Mentor Brown Unv.
Bruce started many businesses and understands the ups and downs involved. I knew him best from SF Interactive. He is extremely knowledgeabl ... e in digital marketing and building businesses
David Armitage
CEO, CARTASITE. Previously CEO, A2D Technologies.
Visionary entrepreneur with an extraordinary track record.
Seth Baum
We worked together  •  CMO at ServiceTitan, Vertical B2B SaaS Co. in LA. Mentor at MuckerLab. Expertise in full stack marketing to SMBs.
Bruce has always been an entrepreneur - either working with them or starting his own firm. He's a media and advertising veteran - old schoo ... l, new school, ALL schools integrated.

Barak Kassar
Founder, Principal, Rassak Experience. Previously Co-Founder, University of California, Berkeley grad.
From my very first startup eighteen years ago, Ariel has always given time whenever I've asked.

Warren Tuttle
Partner, Access Innovation Solutions and Sole Partner, Power Tool Innovation.
Warren has been an innovative and creative entrepreneur for the more than 30 years I have known him.

Ariel Poler
Chief Angel, Best of Angel and Chairman, TextMarks.
Ariel has always been willing to sit down and listen to a good idea. I'm not sure how we originally connected, but when I launched my digita ... l marketing services company, Ariel was willing to give freely of his advice at a very early stage. I've gone back for more a couple times since then. He's been generous with his time even though he has never had an interest in any of my companies. He someone you don't forget.

Alexandra Potor
Looking for a co-founder for - Marketplace & Network in the MICE industry
Alex is a dedicated, smart and hard working entrepreneur. She is very focused and not give up easily. She also has an engaging collaborativ ... e personality.

Shadi Mahassel
Advisor, Blink - Love work and Advisor, TOMIZONE.
I have worked with Shadi on and off for ten years. He is an innovator with a great deal of practical operating and fundraising experience.