Featured on Aug 31, 2011
"dream Big, live Big."
Graduated from Mizzou with my Broadcast degree, then waited for ESPN to call me. Alas, they did not, so to Facebook I went; I clicked on an ad and plane tickets were sent. Yext was amazing, WOW - startups are cool! I learned more my first year than I did all of school. Now SinglePlatform is where I am at, drop me a line I love a good chat.
- Title: Vice President, Inside Sales at SinglePlatform
- Age: 25
- Location: Flatiron District
- Contact: @AdamLiebman
What’s your biggest fear?
I think FDR said it best, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
You say that you learned more in your first year at a starutp than you did all of school. What were some of the most important lessons learned that you’d give to a first time entrepreneur?
Working at a startup is an amazing opportunity because you get to experience the business from so many angles, regardless of your day-to-day responsibilities. I think the most important thing I learned is you have to go above and beyond to make things work. There is no second-line who has your back, and if you want to get something accomplished, you're the one that has to get it done. Having that drive is so unbelievably important...a great idea is nothing without great execution.
The other important piece of advice I'd give, especially as a sales guy...you have to drink the kool-aid. If you don't believe in what you're doing, how will anyone else? There's a phrase I use a lot, "they reflect what you project." If you're insanely excited about your company, you'll inspire other people to be excited too; whether it's potential clients, future employees, or even your own executive team. I've had the privilege of working with two amazing leaders, first Howard Lerman at Yext, and now Wiley at SinglePlatform; both of them are incredibly passionate about what they do and that extends to the rest of the company.
You mention on your about.me page that you like to take advantage of all of the restaurants that New York has to offer. What’s your favorite here in the City and what do you order when you go there?
Uva, on the UES. You can go there anytime, with anyone, and you'll always have a delicious meal. The entire menu is amazing, but the most important part is to make sure you drink the Bonarda Dolce. It's a sparkling red, served in a bowl, and it's absolutely awesome.
What’s your favorite place to get away?
I'm a big Vegas guy, I try to make it out there 4 or 5 times a year. The weather's great, the practically give away hotel rooms, and anytime you can come back from vacation with more money in your pocket than when you left, that's a pretty damn good time.