Dynamic sales and marketing professional with strong entrepreneurial and successful start-up experience. Significant knowledge in both online and off-line lead generation and considered a lead generation expert. A best-selling author, speaker, and coach-consultant to network marketing companies.
➢Pioneered online lead generation systems in the direct sales industry
➢Grew a company from zero to $15 million in annual revenue
➢Awarded the 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year by the SDCHCC
Profit Worldwide, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. 12/2004 – Present
Profit Worldwide, Inc. innovates data products, Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) with powerful in-market analytics for clients across a range of industries.
Data-driven, in-market, audience engineering is our unique super power, and our strength in the field is unparalleled. Even when compared to the biggest data companies worldwide.
Profit Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 2004, by Gil Ortega, as a marketing firm specializing in lead generation. Today, we focus on Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) for Agencies, Brands, Data Owners, SaaS Platforms, and Publishers.
Our unique, in-market, audience engineering has opened targeting opportunities previously unimagined just a few years ago. In the myriad of big data, we’ve found a way to connect the dots to the most sought after, exact, deterministic, in-market audiences.
Leads to Wealth, Inc..,Las Vegas, NV. LeadstoWealth.com 05/2001-4/2007
Founded company with $50, grew it to $15 million in annual revenue with 12 in-house employees and 14 out-sourced employees. Responsible for 100% of the sales and business development with over 70,000 customers worldwide. Became the largest source of leads within the direct sales industry due to a unique lead delivery and marketing technology. Developed the IncomeAtHome.com radio campaign. Developed large B2B SaaS subscriber bases. Sold company for a seven-figure exit in 2007.
Pixels3:D Animation Studio, San Diego, CA. Pixels3d.com, 01/1999-01/2001
Vice President of Sales
Garage start-up 3D Animation Mac software company. Grew the user base from 67 to 40,000 in 9 months. Developed a marketing strategy to give away the software for free on the CD cover of graphics magazines. This free marketing produced massive user registrations, we then initiated out-bound calls to upgrade free users to the new paid version of the faster software.
Beyond Profit, San Diego, CA. 03/1996-01/1999
Telemarketing lead generation services for the direct sales industry. Created leads for direct sales reps through a process of purchasing targeted databases, which were telephoned and then profiled in an extensive interview. Each profiled lead was faxed to a sales rep as an exclusive lead. Grew the telemarketing floor from a handful of work at home agents to over 100 leased telemarketers. Sold the company to pursue an opportunity with Pixels3D Animation Studios.
ProSports Management International, San Diego, CA. 01/1994-03/1996
Director of Entertainment Client Recruitment
Business management firm handling hundreds of high-profile professional athletes. Established the Entertainment Division the company setting up introductions with high profile, high net-worth Musicians and Producers from the music industry. Traveled the United States attending industry events and concerts while meeting with potential clients.
Chili Productions, San Diego, CA. 06/1985- 01/1994
Started this company as a sophomore in high school. This event production business grew to produce some of Southern California’s largest, most notable music festivals and concerts. Promoted albums for A&M Records and many other major and indie record labels. Managed several local Dj’s and bands while producing hundreds of parties and concerts. Venues included most major hotel ballrooms and nightclubs in San Diego. Promoted artists included: Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Cypress Hill, Sublime, and Sugar-Ray. Developed Chili Surfwear & Coons Custom Surfboards where tens of thousands of t-shirts and more than 3,000 custom surfboards were sold over a 3 year period at events and through Action Sports Retailers around the world.
Video links to a few of my events Wild Kingdom & COLOSSUS.
Today, I am both an artist and an entrepreneur. I started painting in the early nineties, and now paint under the name Rick Bliss, you can find my artwork HERE