I'm proud to be the CEO over at Coplex, an interactive agency that focuses on truly collaborative design and development. I’ve been in the online marketing world for over 9 years and am heavily involved in building startup communities. I’m also a co-founder of Huddlewoo, a video chat platform.
My break into the entrepreneurial world began at 15, before I even knew how to spell entrepreneur. I started a car stereo business called Concept Customz. Apparently, I didn’t know how to spell that, either. Shortly thereafter, I started BounceHost, a web hosting and computer repair company in my hometown of Bellevue, Ohio.
After realizing that I could design and build websites from the comfort of my own dorm room I decided to pivot BounceHost to a web design company. This was the start of BounceFire, which, by college graduation, would grow to be a quarter-million dollar business.
In 2010, I had the honor of representing BounceFire at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards as one of the top 33 student entrepreneurs in the world. While we didn’t win, I connected with a final round judge who later acquired BounceFire in May of 2011.
After the acquisition, I had to opportunity to come on as a partner to Coplex with Ilya Pozin. Since starting at Coplex three years ago, we've reinvented the business as one of the top boutique interactive agencies in the country.