Ben Brooks

Austin, Texas, US

Head of Product at VolunteerSpot, Inc.
Ben's Skills
Growth
Marketing
Product Management
Design
Background

About Ben

Most recently, I was at Whaleshark Media, where I was one of the first 40 employees and helped take the company to 250+ employees and $120MM in revenue through my role as the lead product manager for the marketing team. I worked directly with the directors of the following groups: brand management, CRM, public relations, SEM and SEO.

In addition to leading product intiatives for the marketing group, I also managed RetailMeNot.com’s consumer account products where I lead a 10-person team of visual designers, software engineers, UI engineers, QA engineers and UX designers. One of my many accomplishments was increasing the registered user base, accumulated over two years, from 65,000 users to 425,000 users in three quarters.

I recently left WhaleShark Media to pursue earlier stage opportunities, with the goal of launching a new company. I am currently working as a consultant to a couple of early stage companies here in Austin, while I try to find the right idea, partner or company.

I've worked for a variety of different companies in a number of positions and been a consultant, unpaid intern, full-time employee and everything in between. I left WhaleShark to focus full time on my goal of building and launching a company and I can't wait to get started.

Work Experience

Head of Product

VolunteerSpot, Inc.

October 2015 - December 2016