Dates: Summer 2006-Summer 2009
Role: Founder and President
Core Team: Ali Athar, Alex Friedman, TJ Hennessy, Dr. Laurie Looker Andrew Orr, Joshua Primas, Adam Raudonis and many more
Location: Westlake Village (near Los Angeles), CA
Deuces Wild was a marketing startup that distributed discounts to advertise local businesses. As founders, my buddy Ali Athar and I recruited a core team of 5 people and a commission-based sales team of about 15 people. We acquired ~20 paying clients and expanded the model to neighboring counties. During my senior year, we were selected as the ‘Best Company of Southern California’ by Junior Achievement. On a personal level, Deuces Wild was my first exposure to founding a real company and cemented my passion for startups. Some of my closest friends were part of the venture.