Ryan Charleston

Hi, I'm Ryan Charleston; professionally a jack of all trades, ideas guy, and tech geek with 20 years of experience across multiple industries including blockchain, fintech, adtech, ecommerce, real estate and architecture.

Since 2013 I’ve been mostly involved in the blockchain space as a digital marketing and sales professional, startup entrepreneur and investor. I take pride in my unique blend of technical and creative talents and love making an impact with my work at the intersection of art and technology. I have a passion for innovation and creative uses of technology and always seeking ways to drive efficiencies, growth and progress and offer value wherever I go.

Currently I’m the founder and CEO of blockchain analytics startup, DataBlock and owner of SalesEnabler.pro, a consulting firm helping small businesses set up and optimize sales and marketing processes via Pipedrive CRM.

EXPERIENCE

Blockchain

Since discovering Bitcoin in 2012, I’ve been involved with blockchains and cryptocurrencies as an entrepreneur, investor, trader and evangelist. In 2013 I launched an early blockchain startup focused on content marketing, thought leadership and community development and later advised two banking consulting firms on the potential of blockchain technology. I also managed social media marketing, analytics and CRM initiatives at blockchain startup, Sweetbridge and helped in the launch of Arizona’s first blockchain startup incubator, Polyient Labs. Currently I’m the founder and CEO of DataBlock, a blockchain startup focused on blockchain analytics and data visualizations.

Analytics

I’m very data-driven and love discovering ways to visualize and present information. My career includes work as a senior real estate analyst, where I developed research reports, economic forecasts and feasibility studies for multifamily properties. In 2006 I launched UREV.net, a website offering market analysis and research on urban property in Arizona. Previously I was a marketing analyst at eBay where I assisted with marketing analytics, sales enablement, and business intelligence. Since 2012 I’ve conducted thousands of hours of independent research and analysis on cryptocurrencies and blockchains and currently serve as the founder of DataBlock, a blockchain analytics startup.

Marketing

After launching my first startup, an e-commerce website in 2003, I’ve persistently developed my skills as a digital marketer, to help businesses promote their products and services. I’m a growth hacker with a career in marketing which includes work as a marketing analyst, marketing manager, product marketing manager, social media manager and marketing director. I’m a full-stack marketer in that I understand and can provide value at every level in the marketing process from initial ideation and concepts to branding, marketing materials and content creation, content distribution, marketing technology and tools, marketing data and analytics, and marketing strategy.

Sales

Throughout my professional career I’ve been a key contributor and valuable resource to sales teams and sales operations. I’ve held direct sales and inside sales positions at several startups and small businesses and have launched 5 startups myself. Since 2009 I’ve had numerous experiences as both a user and administrator of various CRM platform including but not limited to Salesforce, Zoho, HubSpot, Insightly, and Pipedrive. In late 2018 I assisted with initial business development efforts at blockchain startup incubator, Polyient Labs. Most recently I launched SalesEnabler.pro, a CRM consulting business for startups, solo entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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