Andrew Smith

Product & Growth Marketer | Startup Mentor | Brand Builder | Podcast Host | Founder

Providence, RI, United States (-05:00 UTC)Englishfrom Boston, MA, United States
$250 / hour
15min30min60min
Available
21
Sessions
4.95
Rating
Expertise
Growth marketing

I've helped some great companies scale using modern growth hacking tactics. I've pretty much done it all when it comes to marketing and can guide you in problem-solving your growth hurdles. I helped scale SendGrid (acquired by Twilio) and Upserve (acquired by Lightspeed). I've also helped startups ideate and test their concepts during my time at Techstars.


Customer success

Acquiring new customers is much harder than retaining existing customers. I can help you manage your customers and ensure you're doing everything possible to prevent churn.


Social media

I can guide you on how to build your brand on LinkedIn and leverage the platform to educate, inform, and change perception of your ICP. I can also guide you on how to be a thought leader to build your personal brand. You can then take these skills and apply them to other social media networks. I also have experience with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Bootstrapping

I have experience in building companies by bootstrapping. Happy to share my learnings and help you work through growth-related challenges stemming from bootstrapping.


Technology and tools

I've worked with a vast startup tech stack and can provide guidance on which tools you should focus on and which you should ditch. I can also help you configure said tools for optimal performance.


Venting frustration

As a former founder and professional who has worked in a number of different startups, I've experienced first-hand a lot of frustrations that come with growing a business. Happy to be a soundboard and help you work through frustrations you may be experiencing.


Mentor Toolkit
Asana
over 4 years of experience

I've used Asana on a number of different accounts. I know the ins and outs of the PM tool and can help with template creation, framework organization, and user accountability.

Unbounce
over 7 years of experience

I've built hundreds of landing pages within Unbounce for a variety of different startups. I can provide guidance on landing page creation, best practices, customizations, integrations, and reporting.

Hubspot
over 2 years of experience

I've managed Hubspot marketing ops for startups. I can provide guidance on plan selection, account configuration, integrations, workflows, user management, email creation, and automation.

Mailchimp
over 8 years of experience

I've used Mailchimp for small and large accounts. Everything from setting up onboarding emails for personal blogs to large email newsletters. I can provide guidance on template creation, automation, campaign structure, user segmentation, domain configuration, and list acquisition.

Director of Demand Generation
Refine Labs
Providence, RI, United States
- present

The pipeline growth for demand generation services at Refine Labs shifted focus away from building out a new brand division. As of January 4, 2021, my focus will be on strategic consultation for 4-5 demand generation clients.

Startups
B2C
B2B
SaaS
Digital Agencies
Podcast Host
Early Starts
Providence, RI, United States
- present

Host a podcast about the challenges and lessons that come from early-stage entrepreneurship, the pain points that drive founders to start businesses, and the drivers that attract early builders to take a leap in a high-stakes company. Launching January 2021.

Startups
Director of Brand Marketing
Refine Labs
Providence, RI, United States
-

Refine Labs helps B2B companies experiment with, prove, and adopt progressive marketing techniques through demand generation and thought leadership brand building. I was brought on to build out the thought leadership and branding arm of the business.

Startups
B2C
B2B
SaaS
Digital Agencies
Head of Growth
Joy Labs
Irvine, CA, United States
-

Founding team member, charted strategic direction of Joy Lab’s growth team while overseeing entire scope of work, to include budgeting and software contract negotiations. Focused on brand development of Memo. Direct report to co-founder/CPO, I developed GTM plan for private beta. Grew and managed pipeline. Successfully integrated growth team with product and engineering teams.

Startups
SaaS
Growth Consultant
Joy Labs
Irvine, CA, United States
-

Served as advisor and consultant to co-founder/CPO. Accelerated numerous marketing and product initiatives. + Creative contributor and stakeholder in (what is now) Memo. + Coached junior-level Product Growth hire. + Stakeholder in the development of Joy Labs marketing assets. + Provided recommendations on MarTech stack and configured systems for optimum efficiency.

Startups
SaaS
(Head of) Growth, Studio
Techstars
Boulder, CO, United States
-

Reunited with founder of SendGrid, Isaac Saldana, and former VP of Labs of SendGrid, Mike Rowan, to spin up a new Studio arm of Techstars alongside founder David Cohen. Filled pipeline of startup ideas and talent, then hosted quarterly Sprint Weeks to design, prototype, and validate top business concepts. Developed a web-based software model to more rapidly connect new ideas to talent and investors at scale.

Other
Startups
B2C
B2B
SaaS
Senior Director of Growth Marketing
Upserve
Providence, RI, United States
-

Responsible for strategic direction and oversight of growth marketing team. Direct report to CMO, I managed a direct team of 4 full-time employees. Responsible for demand generation for 3 GTM teams.

Restaurants
Startups
B2B
SaaS
Director of Growth Marketing
Upserve
Providence, RI, United States
-

Responsible for corporate marketing and producing growth-focused programs/assets to drive pipeline. Direct report to CRO (3 HC) and CEO (13 HC).

Restaurants
Startups
B2B
SaaS
Sr. Marketing Manager
Twilio SendGrid
Denver, CO, United States
-

Managed growth marketing initiatives for multiple SaaS products developed by SendGrid Labs, an offspring of SendGrid. Led marketing efforts for Labs and communicated/marketed products from alpha through GA. Closely collaborated with SendGrid’s core marketing, product, sales and support teams as “connective tissue” between Labs and core.

Startups
B2B
SaaS
Officer and General Partner, Digital Marketing and Technology Director
HCC Marketing
Barrington, RI, United States
-

HCC Marketing, a full-service marketing and advertising agency based in Rhode Island founded in 1987, merged with Davis Advertising in June 2016. HCC had previously focused on traditional advertising, outsourcing digital capabilities. I developed a Digital Marketing department for the agency in 2005.

Digital Agencies
Reviews (10)
Amar Kumar
1 session
2 Apr 2021

Super helpful mentor who gave me some initial validation of the idea and offered to help access his personal network for advice!

Nicholas Benedict
1 session
17 Mar 2021

Andrew was fantastic. He helped me think through a marketing challenge I'm facing with one of my clients, with specific, actionable, and appropriately detailed insight. We extended the conversation from the original topic and he was able to continue to add value, while being open about the (small) areas where he didn't have as much expertise. I got exactly what I needed out of the conversation, and Andrew was able to help me through the issues in a patient and attentive manner, particularly as I repeated back my understanding of his advice and he was able to clarify points I might be misunderstanding. We also discussed in some detail (at my request) the "why's" and "what ifs" behind some of his recommendations, that will make me better and more successful in the future. 5 stars across the board.

Brandon Hadden
1 session
1 Mar 2021

Andrew talked to me before our meeting to get a solid background to better drive our meeting and I really appreciated that. He listened to my specific situation and was able to make some suggestions based on his experience. Thanks Andrew! I'm excited to put our conversation into action.

Tela Andrews
1 session
24 Feb 2021

Andrew brought immense value, with new channels to try and specific recommendations, then moved fluidly into discussion of product-lead growth strategy and trade-offs. Andrew is going to be a key growth partner for me going forward!

Venese Lau
1 session
23 Feb 2021

Wow, Andrew was absolutely incredible and gave so many amazing tips and tricks! I asked Andrew for help with Linkedin and my mind was blown with all the value he provided. Thank you so much!

Radu Benga
1 session
11 Feb 2021

Andrew was really helpful in terms of providing some good feedback on our early-stage startup. Our main focus is on the go-to-market strategy and also finding some marketing channels that are a good fit for our business. Andrew took the time to understand what we are doing and provided a few really good ideas in terms of marketing channels and improvements for our go-to-market strategy.

Roya Kachooei
2 sessions
1 Feb 2021

Andrew gave me helpful tips on our website to improve user experience and help them know our brand better. He was focused and had a clear understanding of the steps that should be taken to improve user engagement.

Lucas Mondora 💰
1 session
25 Jan 2021

Andrew provided valuable and experience-driven insights regarding how he rapid tests landing pages from the perspective of a Full-stack marketer. This helped me a lot in refining my own processes and giving a better understanding of a market I'm breaking into.

Ashok Kola
1 session
22 Jan 2021

Straight Simple & Very Valuable Session. Andrew was very kind.

Carrie Weidner
1 session
22 Jan 2021

Andrew was great. Knowledgable, very easy to talk to and offered some helpful resources in my journey to find a developer.