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Athan Slotkin | The Shadow CEO 👤
Athan Slotkin | The Shadow CEO 👤

Athan Slotkin | The Shadow CEO 👤

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Offers remote services
$250/hour
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Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: Yale MBA, Multi-Time Successful Business Founder and Ex-Corporate Exec I have 15 years experience in strategy consulting, loyalty/rewards marketing, and have created several successful businesses. I've consulted to numerous startups at various stages from pre-seed through Series D. I have a strong breadth of industry expertise having completed projects and built businesses in travel, financial services, real estate, retail, grocery, gas. I've created rewards programs around the world and managed Membership Rewards partnerships at American Express as well as the Black, Platinum, and Gold Cards and developed a portfolio-wide strategy. I have my MBA from Yale University and my BA from Cornell University. I'm fast and hyper-reliable (that's the New Yorker in me) and pride myself on my multitasking ability (I used to have a day "corporate" job with four of my own successful businesses on the side). I believe in developing a tight plan up front for every project and really focus on iterative development - I very much like establishing checkpoints with clients as I want them to be part of the process. In terms of industries, there's not an industry I haven't advised on - everything from retail to financial services to advertising to media to sciences. I love having diversity in my projects and developing the optimal business strategy. I'm also a game theory expert so I always very much focus on the competition and making sure the businesses I advise on are positioned appropriately. Personally, I'm a lifelong athlete (basketball, football, soccer, tennis), avid traveler (100+ countries and counting), and love food. I also used to be a professional poker player which paid for both college and grad school. - Hablo español - Je parle français As I'm newer to Thumbtack, here are a few blurbs from my clients: "Athan just gets business. I've worked with him on several different projects and he always has an incredible way of distilling the problem and developing a smart strategy." - Tara, Brand/Business Model Agency Owner "Athan is the consummate New York business person - it's no coincidence he's so good at helping others. He's gritty and reliable. He always delivers" - Kevin, Real Estate Business Owner "Hire him and give him some working space - he will surprise you." - Brian, former boss. "There are not many people who can wear so many hats simultaneously - Athan is a rare person." - Tom, Strategy Consultant
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Hired 14 times

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10 employees

11 years in business

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Shanik M.

Business Consulting

As a beginner to the whole process of starting a business, I was definitely nervous and a little overwhelmed. After talking with Athan it was definitely refreshing to know someone who has the experience, knowledge, and scope of modern business concepts. He was far from the cookie cutter consultant firms who just give you the whole dog and pony show to try and sell you on their firm. With Athan it was a clear vision with a finite timeline and his work was thorough and precise. Would not hesitate to go back and hopefully will, Thanks Again!
Jun 16, 2019
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Francisco G.

Business Consulting

Athan is very professional, he is helping me polish my business in different angles I never thought before which will translate to a more effective business strategy, execution and results. Highly recommend Athan to help your business get to the next level.
Mar 31, 2020
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Patrick D.

Business Consulting

Athan was amazing! We are two teachers who know nothing about business. He walked us through everything and was very thorough. He took our small business seriously and wants to see us succeed. We are using the knowledge he has given to us to expand our business and make it successful. Thank you for your patience and expertise, Athan.
Jan 16, 2020
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Keith M.

Business Consulting

As a small business owner who is seeking funding to grow your business, one of the most critical decision you have to make is to develop a business plan. This experience is overwhelming and stressful. The thought of finding the right person to present your vision, your sacrifice and financial investment in a way that will garner a strong interest from professional investors is extremely daunting. Athan was able to make that experience rewarding. His knowledge and skill induced confidence in the outcome. His patience and professionalism made the process seamless. I was extremely pleased with our work product, and would recommend Athan with a security of knowing he would continue to advocate for others through his mastery of the business plan writing process. Our (business) future looks brighter for having him contributing a very necessary and critical component of our continued development.
Oct 4, 2019
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Lori M.

Business Consulting

I am a small business owner and in the beginning stages of the whole process. I was able to do all of my business plan minus the financial part, which was a big stress factor for me. Im very happy I found Athan through Thumbtack as he did an excellent job helping me understand the financial part of a business plan and did a solid job in creating a pro forma that is customized to my small business. He is very knowledeable, timely, and professional. I am very confident in my now complete business plan and know what direction to go for the next phase of this process, all thanks to Athan! I highly recommend his services!!
Sep 28, 2019
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I price on a fixed price basis 95% of the time. Only when it's very very difficult to scope the project will be be forced to do hourly. It's usually better/more comfortable for the client and all parties.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Always takes a bit of time to ramp up on your business - my job is to get up to speed as quickly as possible so we can be on the same page/I can make suggestions based on the business need..

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 15 years experience in strategy consulting, loyalty/rewards marketing, and have created several successful businesses. I've consulted to numerous startups at various stages from pre-seed through Series D. I have a strong breadth of industry expertise having completed projects and built businesses in travel, financial services, real estate, retail, grocery, gas. I've created rewards programs around the world and managed Membership Rewards partnerships at American Express as well as the Black, Platinum, and Gold Cards and developed a portfolio-wide strategy. I have my MBA from Yale University and my BA from Cornell University. I'm fast and hyper-reliable (that's the New Yorker in me) and pride myself on my multitasking ability (I used to have a day "corporate" job with four of my own successful businesses on the side). I believe in developing a tight plan up front for every project and really focus on iterative development - I very much like establishing checkpoints with clients as I want them to be part of the process. In terms of industries, there's not an industry I haven't advised on - everything from retail to financial services to advertising to media to sciences. I love having diversity in my projects and developing the optimal business strategy. I'm also a game theory expert so I always very much focus on the competition and making sure the businesses I advise on are positioned appropriately. Personally, I'm a lifelong athlete (basketball, football, soccer, tennis), avid traveler (100+ countries and counting), and love food. I also used to be a professional poker player which paid for both college and grad school. - Hablo español - Je parle français As I'm newer to Thumbtack, here are a few blurbs from my clients: "Athan just gets business. I've worked with him on several different projects and he always has an incredible way of distilling the problem and developing a smart strategy." - Tara, Brand/Business Model Agency Owner "Athan is the consummate New York business person - it's no coincidence he's so good at helping others. He's gritty and reliable. He always delivers" - Kevin, Real Estate Business Owner "Hire him and give him some working space - he will surprise you." - Brian, former boss. "There are not many people who can wear so many hats simultaneously - Athan is a rare person." - Tom, Strategy Consultant

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