2017 Speaker

Rick
Carlson

Founder and CEO of SharpSpring

2017 Speaker

Rick
Carlson

Founder and CEO of SharpSpring

Rick Carlson is the Founder and CEO of SharpSpring, a global provider of cloud-based marketing automation solutions designed to help businesses improve lead generation and drive more sales. Rick started with the goal of bringing marketing analytics and automation tools to small and medium businesses –particularly marketing agencies – on an affordable and easy-to-use SaaS platform. Today, more than 1,000 agencies rely on SharpSpring to grow their revenues and meet their clients’ needs, and the company continues to expand its market share. Besides a unique business model that allows agencies to generate higher ROI than with any other marketing automation provider, SharpSpring offers a robust set of features and a variety of integrations with other platforms, including Salesforce, Google AdWords, WebEx and more.

Rick is an accomplished leader in both start-up and larger corporate environments, bringing extensive expertise in corporate strategy and development, product management, strategic marketing, and sales management. His previous executive management experience includes serving as president and CEO of Aluria Software, and later founding and serving as president of CyberPatrol.

When Rick is not working on SharpSpring, he is busy with his second, and far more complex start-up – his two sons. Sometimes, Rick still gets to play beach volleyball, and occasionally, his wife politely laughs at his jokes.

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