We get asked by a lot of accomplished in-house operators on what it's like to start an agency. As strong talent is now hitting the market, even more folks are considering it.
To help you get some answers, we've assembled a panel of five leaders who went from being in-house Marketers at popular companies to building million-dollar agencies, and all have their own unique paths in getting there.
Chief Strategy Officer
Power Digital Marketing
Corey Eulas was an SEO leader for ZocDoc and Intuit. He built Factorial Digital, an SEO agency, a little over 4 years and took his agency to acquisition by Power Digital Marketing in Oct 2019.
Shamanth is a mobile marketing leader with experience of 3x exits behind him - Bash Gaming(acquired for $170mm), PuzzleSocial(acquired by Zynga), and FreshPlanet(acquired by GameLoft). He is the founder of the boutique mobile user acquisition firm RocketShip HQ - and host of the podcast Mobile User Acquisition Show.
Amit Khera led multi-million dollar customer acquisition budgets at publicly traded companies like Ralph Lauren and Aeropostale, as well as high growth VC backed startups. He subsequently founded OAK Digital, focused on performance marketing, servicing clients like Freshly, Angie's List, Manitoba Harvest, MindBodyGreen & the UFC.
Rebecca spent over a decade of experience managing acquisition, engagement, and product development for leading startups like iHeartMedia, Bandsintown Group, and Audible. She now runs Notable, an agency focused on engagement and retention.
Anish Shah worked in-house in Growth roles at Snapfish and Getable. He started Bring Ruckus as a Growth consultancy 11 years ago working with 40+ clients, then re-focused his firm on executive recruiting for Growth leaders.