Patrick Ambron, Co-founder & CEO of BrandYourself, is a Shark Tank alum that is helping all of us to build, manage, and track our online presence. While on Shark Tank, Patrick turned down a $2 million investment offer from Shark Robert Herjavec. But, that hasn’t stopped Patrick and his team from growing his company. You’ll hear him talk about his Shark Tank experience, his views on leadership, and how he overcomes his business building blindspot. It’s a fun and fascinating interview.
Name: Patrick Ambron, Co-founder & CEO
Powerful Promise of Value: BrandYourself empowers you to control what people find when they Google your name.
Headquartered In: New York, New York
Significant Difference Between (Co) Founder & CEO: “…when you are a founder…it is more product development and idea…it’s not really a company…up to about 15 people I still felt like a founder…now at 65 people… your job transitions less to being how do I make the product better to how do I make the company better…your role changes to be much more of a person who empowers other people to do a good job rather than your job…”
Blind Spot: “…my desire to do almost every task…but, it’s not a scalable way of doing things…”
Favorite Resources for Productivity: Rapportive (Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox.), Amy Ingram (x.ai is a personal assistant who schedules meetings for you. Basically, Amy Ingram is an intelligent agent who schedules meetings over email using Artificial Intelligence.)
Favorite Resources that helps with the Founder to CEO role shift: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (Chip Heath)