Co-founder at DigitalTangible
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Computer Software
Taariq Lewis's Overview
- Founder at DigitalTangible
- Founder at Bitcoin Business
- Founder at Orb
- Founder & CEO at Voluble Inc
- Senior Director of Sales at HiveFire
- Director of Sales & Marketing at HiveFire
- Founder & Director of Business Development at TradeMax
- Summer Associate at Demandware
- Summer Associate at Lucid Imagination Inc.
- Global Business Development Manager at MoMeMo
- Sales Director - Wireless at Compete Inc.
- Founder and President at The BringItOn! Group
- Sales Associate at Conversagent Inc
Taariq Lewis' Summary
Currently, Taariq is the founder of DigitalTangible, an online precious assets and digital money platform founded in April 2014 with a team of SF based engineers and advised by professionals in hard asset finance. DigitalTangible is a bitcoin2.0 company working on linking the physical world to the Bitcoin Blockchain and the Ripple Ledger.
Taariq is the founder of Bitcoin Business, a research blog targeting merchants accepting bitcoin and "Bits of Coin" an android app for bitcoin news, insights, and applications for digital currencies.
Previously, Taariq, founded Orb, an expertise marketplace for alumni, Stanzr, a social Media chat platform, led initial Sales, Marketing and Channel development for HiveFire and Terametric.
Taariq has held positions at other companies such as TradeMax, Demandware, Lucid Imagination, MoMeMo, Compete, Inc. and BringItOn!
Taariq Lewis' Experience
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Investment Management industry
April 2014 – Present (6 months) San Francisco Bay Area
My job is to enable anyone to access precious hard assets linked to the Bitcoin blockchain via our Bitcoin web wallet, asset digitization and asset custodian platform
We work with all Bitcoin2.0 technologies including Counterparty, Colored Coins, Mastercoin and Ripple.
October 2013 – Present (1 year) San Francisco Bay Area
We are a mobile, business information resource on crypto currencies and crypto contracts. Our work includes, but is not limited to bitcoin, litecoin, and the many other altcoins and altprotocols emerging daily.
Our goal is to inform merchants, traders, investors and businesses on the evolving digital money landscape so that they may make intelligent decisions and minimize risk.
April 2012 – December 2013 (1 year 9 months) San Francisco Bay Area
Orb is closed network of "shared experience" groups of individuals. Orb helps these groups of individuals match supply and demand of highly valued assets, leads, and expertise in a trusted and safe place that is unavailable anywhere else online.
Founder & CEO
January 2011 – October 2013 (2 years 10 months) San Francisco Bay Area
Social Media Conversations and Community for B2B lead generation, content marketing, and lead nurturing.
Product Development: Created full functional specification for web-based social marketing application built entirely on node.js stack, using opensourced packages including, now.js, backbone.js, express.js.
Sales: Customer Development and beta deployment for qualified initial prospects for real-time customer engageement in social media.
Marketing: Lead author of Stanzr's blog on Social Media Chat: http://blog.stanzr.com
QA: Node.js platform software development and product QA testing for production deployment.
Senior Director of Sales
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
September 2010 – October 2010 (2 months)
As the Senior Director of Sales I was responsible for the implementation and execution of all of HiveFire’s direct and channel sales strategies or organization development. As of 2010 I doubled HiveFire's customer base and led the company to set a targeted $1MM revenue challenge for 2010 and 2011.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
July 2009 – September 2010 (1 year 3 months)
Marketing and Sales professionals are literally dying from the information overload driven by the desire to "Publish to Lead". Led and organized prospect engagement regarding HiveFire's intelligent portal offerings for online B2B marketing. I built HiveFire's initial sales organization to serve the increasing flow of customers who needed innovation in their critical social media marketing execution.
Founder & Director of Business Development
February 2008 – July 2008 (6 months)
TradeMax is a financial services risk management company launched at MIT Sloan. The company develops innovative portfolio risk management strategies using advanced statistical methods.
I led Business Development and Sales to key Wall Street Program Trading firms that would benefit from TradeMax's modeling approach to implementation shortfall risk.
Public Company; 201-500 employees; Internet industry
2008 – 2008 (less than a year)
Summer Associate, Product Management & Product Strategy for SaaS e-commerce leader.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry
May 2007 – December 2007 (8 months)
Open Source Enterprise Search software startup company led by the Solr and Lucene developer and maintainer team.
Global Business Development Manager
January 2006 – April 2007 (1 year 4 months)
Mobile Media Mondays is a New York city organization dedicated to bringing together a select group of C-Level executives to share intelligence regarding evolving wireless technologies, servicers, and markets. My job is to secure quality sponsors to our events and assist with developing the group's online community.
Sales Director - Wireless
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Market Research industry
2006 – 2007 (1 year)
Compete's wireless practice extends online market research to transform the way wireless consumers and wireless brands communicate. By combining permission marketing, predictive analytics and the industry’s largest consumer behavior database, Compete helps wireless marketers identify and reach their target consumers. As the Director of Sales in the Wireless practice, I work to form business partnerships with wireless marketers and share the value of the Compete proposition.
Founder and President
The BringItOn! Group
September 1999 – April 2006 (6 years 8 months)
Founder, Business Development & Sales Manager
Launched one of America’s leading online Mediterranean Tour operators.
* Created a quality online, branded luxury, vacation tour-company which served the Generation-X market high-margin package-travel products to the Mediterranean, Latin America, and Europe. Transformed $3,000 in startup capital into a half million dollar, annual revenue company in 2 years without additional external financing as a sole entrepreneur.
2004 – 2004 (less than a year)
Sales Associate for the leading interactive software agents company. Also formerly known as ActiveBuddy.
Initiated sales contact to Fortune 500 companies e-commerce and customer service management levels for initial presentations of Conversagent Customer Service and Sales Agents.
Developed ongoing relationships with E-Commerce VPs of target Fortune 500 customers to prospect opportunities to show interactive agent value in the Customer Service operation.
Taariq Lewis' Projects
- June 2012 to Present
Learn how to build a winning sales script system to close more sales.
- May 2012 to Present
Learn the secret telephone sales techniques and systems for getting anyone on the phone and getting new business, today!
Taariq Lewis' Skills & Expertise
- bitcoin security
- Sales Training
- Sales Growth
- Sales & Marketing Alignment
- Customer Development
- Product Development
- Product Marketing
- User Acquisition
- Product Management
- Sales Management
- Customer Acquisition
- Ruby on Rails
- Growth Hacker
- Rock Star
- Mobile Applications
- Marketing Strategy
- Email Marketing
- Customer Retention
- Online Advertising
- Business Strategy
- Mobile Devices
- New Business Development
- Market Research
- Lean Startup
- B2B Marketing
- Digital Marketing
- Strategic Partnerships
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Business Development
- Social Media Marketing
- Lead Generation
- Competitive Analysis
- Online Marketing
Taariq Lewis' Education
MBA, Finance, Operations Research, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2007 – 2009
MBA thesis successfully completed and co-authored with Bryan Long, MBA 2009: Case Analysis Studies of Diffusion Models on E-Commerce Transaction Data.
Activities and Societies: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, Member: Investment Management Club, Member: Venture Capital/Private Equity Club, Vice President: Minority Business Club, AdMIT Weekend volunteer. Teaching Assistant: 2008 - 2009
BA, Economics, Philosophy
Philosophy Paper on Kant's "Presumed Right to Lie"
Activities and Societies: Parliamentary Debate Team World Championship qualifier World Championship in Cork, Ireland and Princeton World Championship competitor.
Political Philosophy, Operations Research, Statistics, System Dynamics
Activities and Societies: LSE Parliamentary Debate Team World qualifiers at Princeton University.
Taariq Lewis' Additional Information
mobile technology and the newest phones, skydiving - freeflying and group flying, acting - long form Improv Italian - intermediate - parliamo italiano?, indoor Soccer - defender, ballet and modern dance.
- Groups and Associations:
QuadrilleBall New York,LinkedInnovators,Columbia University, Columbia College, Wingate High School, US Parliamentary Debate Society, MLPF, MyLinkedinPowerForum, CCYA, LinkedInnovator CityHost, LinkedIn Lions
- Honors and Awards:
MIT Caroll L. Wilson 2009 Fellowship Award
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