Google Data Studio Expert. Comp Intel Pro. Startups Acquired = 1

Chiang Mai, Thailand (+07:00 UTC)Englishfrom Santa Cruz, United States of America
Technology and Tools

My specialty is building out automated reporting and dashboard platforms. If you need a 40,000 foot view of the options available for monitoring your startup (or the competition) I can help get you pointed in the right direction. I can also get into the nitty gritty and offer you the perspective of a product manager that has built systems for Google, Apple, Lego and Gatorade.

Venting Frustration

I've co-founded two startups. One was killed by Disney's legal team and the other got acquired. Both came with endless trials and tribulations. Buckets of frustration with with growth, founder dynamics, etc. But they were also two of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. They've also given me endless empathy for other founders. I'm hear to listen (and I actually get it). Feel free to reach out.

Product Market Fit

Are you venturing into the wild west of competitive intelligence, media monitoring, social intelligence or reputation monitoring? I can offer some perspective as a co-founder of a startup in that market space that was acquired in 2016. I've also delivered automated reporting systems (for all of the above) as a product manager to Google, Apple, Lego and Gatorade.

Mentor Toolkit
Google Data Studio
over 5 years of experience

GDS Consultant. I've built dozens of automated dashboards covering user analytics, ad spend, comp intel, sales performance, and much more. My background is in building automated reporting products for some of the biggest brands in the world including: Google, Apple, Lego, Gatorade and Microsoft.

Google Analytics
over 8 years of experience

Am I Google Analytics ninja? Not quite. But I am damn good at digging valuable insights out of the data it provides. If you have a specific question you're trying to answer using your GA data, get in touch. These are my favorite types of problems to solve.

over 6 years of experience

Literally built a company using Trello integrated into Slack. I'm a huge proponent of Trello for assigning design and development tasks. It's so simple, but incredibly powerful. Honestly, very few people need all the features built into most other project management software. Trello gives you exactly what you need, with a quick learning curve, and plenty of integrations.

over 6 years of experience

Used Mixpanel for all of our event level tracking at my previous startup. Many funnels tested. Many insights found. Overall had a great experience with the software. Happy to offer any insight you need on making sure you're getting the most out of the platform.

Product Manager & Sales Engineer
Tickr Inc
San Francisco, United States of America

Post-acquisition - managed transition of the existing MarketSpace product to the Tickr platform. Managed the design and specifications of the first white labeled Tickr product for the financial industry. Served as Product Manager & Sales Engineer to deliver custom solutions to Google, Apple, Lego, Gatorade and more.

Digital Agencies
Co-founder - Director of Product & Marketing
Market.Space Inc.
Santa Cruz, United States of America

Acquired in 2016. I lead 3 iterations of the product's design, with the final design being cited as a major factor in the company's acquisition. In tandem with design, I managed the company's social ads, display ads and email marketing along with user analytics. This lead to a cohesive data-driven approach to marketing and design that played a major role in onboarding our first 1000 users.

Digital Agencies
Imageblock Books
Berkeley, United States of America

Served as business development lead through the creation of the first iteration of Imageblock Books. This included outlining business plans, extensive market research, influencer list building, marketing strategy, and industry outreach. Had the honor of working with and learning from an incredible team from the animation industry (formerly Pixar, Dreamworks, ILM).

Google Data Studio Dashboards
Cottrell Consultancy
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Nov 2017 - present

I've developed public GDS templates for Google Analytics, AdWords, SEO, and various other data sources.

StartupsB2CB2BSaaSDigital AgenciesE-Commerce
BA - Business Management Economics
University of California Santa Cruz

Worked with the Project for Innovations & Entrepreneurship along with spending 2 years of independent study in the UCSC Bionics Lab.

Reviews (1)
Foti Panagiotakopoulos
1 session
5 Sep 2018

I booked a call with Josh because I wanted to pick his brains about how to pipe my Google Analytics events into Google Data Studio for funnel visualisation purposes. What ended up happening was I realised through the course of the conversation that Google Analytics could give me the exact same end result I was looking for via GDS but at a fraction of the setup time, which for me, meant saving 3-4 hours of my time - which I can now invest in doing like .. other stuff? So yea - great call!