John Levitt

John Levitt

Director of Sales & Marketing at Parsely, Inc.

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Internet

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John Levitt's Overview

Current
Past
  • Business Development Consultant at Room 77
  • Founder, Director of Business Development at Learn2Earn.com
  • Public Relations & Marketing Manager at Wall Street Grand
  • Sponsorship/Partnership Marketing at Nets Basketball
  • Sports Information Student Assistant at University of Florida Athletic Association
  • Sport Licensing at The Topps Company
Education
Connections

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John Levitt's Summary

Motivated professional that loves the startup experience and culture. Focused on helping companies reach their potential to become a disruptive presence within their space. I enjoy learning about progressive ideas and bring a creative approach to the company's overall development.

Specialties

Business Development, Sponsorship, Marketing, Sales, Management, Networking, Strategic Thinking

John Levitt's Experience

Director, Publisher Partnerships

Parsely, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

October 2011Present (3 years) Greater New York City Area

Joining the team to monetize an excellent product while building out a sales model and team.

Parse.ly is a next-generation semantic platform built for the needs of large-scale online publishers. Parse.ly uses proprietary information extraction algorithms to process all content on a site, indexing a publisher's articles by topic, author, section, and publication date. It marries this information with traffic data to understand what is in demand and why.

Parse.ly Dash, our analytics tool, uses this information to give publishers a level of insight about what their users want to read, how their content is changing over time, and what they can do to drive additional revenue that no other analytics tool on the market compares with.

Business Development Consultant

Room 77

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry

July 2011September 2011 (3 months) Greater New York City Area

Your hotel stay begins and ends with your room. Yet when it comes to selecting a room, travelers are left with little transparency or control. We set out to change that uncertainty by creating the world's first hotel room search engine. With the belief that choice and transparency are key to improving travel experiences, Room 77 offers room recommendations matching your preferences.

Founder, Director of Business Development

Learn2Earn.com

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Education Management industry

January 2009July 2011 (2 years 7 months) Belleville, NJ

• Developed company from concept stage to profitability in March 2011
• Created partnerships with DARE NJ, TIME, Inc., LearnStar, Rhode Island Novelty, & distribution partners
• Created and implemented company wide budgets, financial plans, and marketing plans
• Managed 6 full time employees - sales, marketing, web development, design, & account management
• Designed CRM policies to maintain prospect list of over 50,000 contacts with measurable results
• Used viral marketing and partnerships to register over 1,000 schools in 12 months

Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Wall Street Grand

May 2008May 2009 (1 year 1 month) Little Falls, NJ

• Coordinated over 15 articles in major publications for Wall Street Grand clients
• Created marketing materials and press releases to disseminate to media and private investors
• Developed marketing strategy and hired and managed 4 person team to implement strategic plan

Sponsorship/Partnership Marketing

Nets Basketball

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Sports industry

20072007 (less than a year) East Rutherford, NJ

• Created sponsorship presentations for meetings between Nets management and corporate partners
• Presented market and industry research to the corporate sales team and identified new clients to target
• Drafted and edited official rules for sweepstakes, contests, and sponsorship contracts
• Liaison between Nets and select sponsors; managed execution of in-arena promotions

Sports Information Student Assistant

University of Florida Athletic Association

August 2006December 2006 (5 months) Gainesville, FL

• Authored player biographies, season accomplishments, and section previews for media guides
• Completed statistical research, edited media guides, and created spreadsheets for record keeping
• Basketball SID Liaison – coordinated opponent post game press conferences
• Recorded in-game statistics including shot chart, assists, and rebounds for women’s basketball games

Sport Licensing

The Topps Company

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Consumer Goods industry

20052006 (1 year)

• Coordinated autograph sessions and travel arrangements with player agents
• Assisted in planning and organization for relic insertion into the Topps Sterling Baseball product
• Development of the Topps Witness Representative Program by networking new representatives nationally
• NBA Rookie Shoot – Managed inventory, autograph sessions, and session transitions
• Created and maintained detailed inventory, financial, and general database spreadsheets

John Levitt's Skills & Expertise

  1. Sales Management
  2. Marketing Strategy
  3. New Business Development
  4. Salesforce.com
  5. CRM software
  6. Startup Consulting
  7. Start-ups
  8. Self Starter
  9. Excel
  10. Account Management
  11. Budgeting
  12. Business Strategy
  13. Business Planning
  14. Team Leadership
  15. Microsoft Office
  16. PowerPoint
  17. Public Relations
  18. Writing
  19. Sponsorship Sales
  20. Corporate Development
  21. Generating Revenue
  22. Strategic Thinking
  23. Sponsorship
  24. Social Media Marketing
  25. Social Media
  26. Entrepreneurship
  27. Problem Solving
  28. Strategic Partnerships
  29. CRM
  30. Hadoop
  31. Budgets
  32. Online Advertising
  33. Management
  34. Product Development
  35. Digital Strategy
  36. Digital Media
  37. Email Marketing

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John Levitt's Education

University of Florida

Bachelor's and Master's Degree, Management

20032008

Graduated cum laude from a 5 year program. Earned a minor in Business Administration.

Activities and Societies: Practice Player - Varsity Women's Basketball Team - Participated in drills, scouted opponents and ran sets to prepare players for upcoming games.

Seton Hall Prep

19992003

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