Steven Cook / FortuneCMO
Working with VCs, PEs and startup Founders in Atlanta, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach/LA. Biographical Data (This space will expand.) Steven has 25+ years experience as an accomplished Fortune 50 global strategic brand marketer and CMO with GM expertise in consumer-centric brand building, transformational innovation, B2C and B2B business development and account management with P&G, Coca-Cola and Samsung Electronics, as well as startup experience in Palo Alto, LA and Atlanta.
He has built and led iconic, image-based CPG and durable passion brands globally online and offline in the highly competitive Electronics, Tech, Entertainment, Beverage, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care, and Health & Well-being categories where building customer intimacy and strong emotional connections with consumers is critical to growing brand equity and KPI results.
Steven is the Founder, Managing Partner of FortuneCMO LLC www.FortuneCMO.co working with Fortune 1000 companies, VCs, PEs & startup Founders leveraging his global CMO experience. He is working with Forté Ventures www.ForteVentures.com/Advisors and Champion Capital Group www.ChampionCapitalGroup.com serving in CMO, Biz Dev, Product Innovation & capital raise roles.
Steven was Samsung Electronics SVP, CMO, North America where he led Brand Marketing B2C and B2B teams and agencies across the $25 Billion Divisions. He was part of the Executive Team that contributed to Samsung maintaining its #1 share in HDTV and achieving #1 share in Mobile Phone in the U.S., and creating synergy across Product Groups.
Steven served as Coca-Cola VP Worldwide Strategic Planning, Business Development and Marketing for 13 years leading global and local teams to develop innovative consumer-driven brand strategies, technologies and programs. His brand marketing career started with P&G leading iconic brands and growth initiatives in N. America, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific for 13 years.
Steven is regularly invited to Chair CMO events, keynote, and lead panels at global CMO thought leadership conferences. Steven is the Resident Digital CMO and Contributing Editor for CMO.com , a Writer for Forbes CMO Network, and has been published in other leading CMO and business ePubs. http://newsle.com/StevenCook He is on the Palo Alto-based CMO Council Advisory Board. He is a Charter Member of TiE Atlanta https://atlanta.tie.org the 4th largest Chapter in the TiE global entrepreneur network.
Matthew Kroge and Nathan Evans / Viapore
Matthew Kroge, 2015 MBA candidate, Georgia Tech, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Matthew has a BS in Civil Engineering, BA in Physics, Black Belt in Six Sigma and is a registered Professional Engineer in GA and SC. He has over a decade of experience in operations and sales in multiple industries, and is currently a Territory Manager for a heavy industrial equipment distributor.
Nathan is a PhD candidate in Material Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. Nathan is an inventor of Viapore’s surface-porous technology and has practical experience commercializing new technologies from his time at MedShape, Inc., where he worked as part of a team to clear new materials and devices through the FDA approval process.