Project Manager @ Wanderful Media
- San Francisco Bay Area
David Gwynn's Overview
- Project Manager at Wanderful Media
- Social Media Manager at Reply! Inc.
- Program Manager at MerchantCircle
- Realtor Associate at Coldwell Banker
- District Visual Manager at Abercrombie & Fitch
- Northern Arizona University
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David Gwynn's Summary
Dynamic professional with 9+ years of experience in corporate & small business marketing, specifically related to technology. Highly motivated & results driven with a proven track record in fast-paced start-up environments.
I currently work for Wanderful Media, a Silicon Valley company reinventing local discovery shopping. Wanderful Media is focused on providing consumers with the most convenient ways to discover local merchandise online. Through the use of mobile devices like smartphones & tablets we are helping retailers bring more consumers into local stores. Wanderful Media owns & operates the Find n Save & iCircular brands, offering multiple solutions for advertising & media partners.
I previously worked for Reply! managing all social media marketing across 18 consumer brands. Reply! owns & operates MerchantCircle, Bloglines, TimeBridge, QualitySmith, iMotors & many other consumer-facing sites that collectively help 25M+ monthly visitors find products & services. (Reply! acquired MerchantCircle in June, 2011) where I had spent 3 years executing/tracking scalable marketing, social media & community initiatives that grew MerchantCircle into an online network of 1.7M SMB users.
Specialties: Product Marketing • Social Media • Scalability • Web Analytics • A/B Multivariate Testing • Viral Marketing • User Experience • Regression Testing • Competitive Intelligence • User Segmentation • Business Development • Community Building • Digital Advertising • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) • Search Engine Marketing (SEM) • Disruptive Technologies
David Gwynn's Experience
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
August 2012 – Present (10 months) Los Gatos, CA
Wanderful Media is a Silicon Valley company reinventing local discovery shopping. Providing reach into more than 80% of U.S. markets through trusted media brands, Wanderful Media helps retailers bring consumers into local stores. Wanderful Media gives consumers the most convenient ways to discover local merchandise, wherever they are & however they shop - tablet, mobile or web.
Wanderful Media is backed by a powerful group of media companies including Advance Digital, A. H. Belo Corporation, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., Cox Media Group, The E. W. Scripps Company, Gannett Co., Inc., GateHouse Media, Inc., Hearst Corporation, Lee Enterprises, MediaNews Group, The McClatchy Company & The Washington Post Co.
Social Media Manager
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry
June 2011 – August 2012 (1 year 3 months) San Ramon, CA
Reply! Inc. is a leading online marketing platform & digital media publisher that is committed to helping large brands, publishers & small businesses reach & engage with local consumers at scale. Reply! Inc. owns/operates a large portfolio of media properties, including MerchantCircle, Bloglines, TimeBridge, QualitySmith, iMotors, Contractors & many other consumer-facing destinations that collectively deliver over 25MM monthly visitors.
Reply! Inc. is profitable & venture capital-backed by Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Scale Venture Partners, Outlook Ventures, Spiegel Partners, ATEL Ventures & SmartForest Partners. (Reply! Inc. acquired MerchantCircle in June, 2011).
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry
July 2008 – June 2011 (3 years) Mountain View, CA
(Acquired by Reply! Inc.) MerchantCircle is a top destination site that connects local consumers with local business owners to solve everyday problems. MerchantCircle's network has over 2MM local businesses that routinely publish deals, provide quotes & offer products/services to meet consumer demand. MerchantCircle consistently ranks in the top 300 websites in the United States, with over 10MM page views a month.
Prior to being acquired by Reply! Inc., MerchantCircle was profitable & venture capital-backed by SV Angel, IAC, Rustic Canyon Partners, Scale Venture Partners & Disney's Steamboat Ventures.
Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Real Estate industry
January 2006 – February 2010 (4 years 2 months) San Francisco Bay Area
As a trusted Realtor in Silicon Valley, I primarily represented individuals from high-tech industries. I built my business on a foundation of trust, communication & local market knowledge. Real Estate was the perfect compliment to my need to work in a fast-paced & highly dynamic environment.
My results driven approach & attention to detail helped me earn respect from my clients & many top agents in Santa Clara County. Most new clients were acquired through aggressive prospecting, word of mouth referrals & networking amongst other agents. I always took pride in the great care I offered my clients, making their needs a priority in every transaction.
District Visual Manager
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ANF; Retail industry
April 2002 – October 2006 (4 years 7 months)
As a District Visual Manager for Abercrombie & Fitch, I oversaw the visual presentation of 5 Bay Area A&F stores, with a combined annual revenue of about $14MM. I was responsible for all in-store visual standards, full-cycle recruiting & target revenue goals. I actively managed 200+ associates & 18 managers between the 5 locations.
I routinely evaluated all visual elements within my district, surfacing defects that impacted the emotional branding of the company. I taught & inspired creativity in my employees/managers, to help drive sales through higher visual standards. I was credited with designing several key processes within our visual department, ultimately helping to increase sales within my district by 23% over my last 12-month period.
David Gwynn's Education
Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Science, Business Management
1997 – 2000
Graduated with Honors & recipient of the prestigious "Golden Axe Award", for outstanding contributions to the university in the areas of academic performance, service & activities.
Activities and Societies: Order of Omega Honor Society, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity, ASNAU - Student Government
David Gwynn's Certifications
Real Estate Salesperson
- State of California Department of Real Estate
- License #01426200
David Gwynn's Publications
- January 23, 2012
Startups today must focus on delivering instant gratification, since this is what people expect online. The cost of failure is low, the value of learning is high. The sooner you get something done, the faster you can learn from it.
David Gwynn's Skills & Expertise
David Gwynn's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Stanford University Medical Center
November 2007 – present (5 years 7 months)
I'm type O+ & enjoy helping save lives with each donation I make. Only 39% of the general population are eligible to donate, but less than 5% of those actually do. If you're eligible, make an appointment to donate blood today!
Causes I care about:
- Science and Technology
Organizations I support:
- Coastside State Parks Association
- Humane Society Silicon Valley
- Boy Scouts of America
- Stanford Blood Center
- Mona Foundation
David Gwynn's Additional Information
Staying Active, Indoor Soccer, Yoga, Running, Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Tennis, Reading, Family & Friends.
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- Honors and Awards:
Rookie of The Year - Coldwell Banker, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle Marathon, 2004
Who’s Who in America, 1999
Eagle Boy Scout, 1996