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Ricky V.

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  • Joined October 2015

Well rounded marketer with experience in account strategy, online advertising, and growth marketing. Looking to help companies grow.

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
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Ricky V.
San Francisco, CA, United States



Growth Social Media Content Paid Advertising Strategy



My journey so far has included launching two startups, working in two advertising agencies as an account strategist/executive, and working in direct sales. I feel I am very well rounded in all aspects of marketing.

Work history

Currently running this company where user get the same personal assistant who they can assign their tasks and errands to through an instant messaging application. Responsible for -Growing the customer base -Operations -Client sales -Fundraising
Account Strategist
Account strategist on multiple accounts at the San Francisco Office. Key projects included: -Social content strategy for wine brand -Youtube Strategy for Wells Fargo -Uncle Ben's publicity stunt briefing -Quantitative market research -Brand position
Account Executive
Worked as account executive for Tracfone Brands. Key projects included -Focus groups for Straight Talk customers -Ran mystery shopping program for Telcel America -Developed brand strategy for several brands
Growth Intern
Community and brand manager for private social network. Responsible for: -Coordinating with different community managers -Branding and tag lines -Communications design
Launched company where people could take cooking classes using group video chat: Responsible for: -Company growth -Product development -Coordinating cooking classes -Sourcing chefs to hosting the classes -Bringing users to sign up for the classes
Sales Representative
Sold cutlery to customers solely through existing customer referrals. Key accomplishments -Top 25 salesman in state of Florida within the first two weeks of job -Closing rate of 85% Average sale of $1,333 -Top 10 salesman of my office



University of Florida
Bachelors of Science in Advertising



advertising digital marketing paid social promotion brand strategy blogger outreach branding mobile marketing email marketing lean startups paid advertising


Google AdWords Google Analytics Facebook Advertising Basecamp iMovie Powerpoint Keynote Hootsuite Optimizely Vine YouTube Bitly KISSMetrics Facebook Twitter Advertising


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 25hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1-3 months


Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Consumer Products Professional Services Tech Animals & Pets Banking & Finance Ecommerce Food Health & Wellness Retail

What I read

-4 hour work week
-Growth Hacking
-How to win friends and influence people
-The Martian

Side projects

I created a project called spread the awesome. The idea of the project is that whenever you see a stranger helping someone or doing something nice you give them a spread the awesome card. Then the person who receives the cards posts it on instagram.

Ideal team

I would like to work in a team or on my own. The size of the team really just depends on the project.
As for clients, the ideal client knows their business extremely well but knows they are hiring someone for this project because they aren't the expert.