Curation, Growth Hacking

10 Inspirational Growth Marketers ft. @Everette, @grayj_, @MorganB, & More


Image created by Yasmine Sedky (@yazsedky).
People who have helped shape how I think about Growth Marketing.

Not only are these Growth Marketers inspirational because of their contributions to online businesses, but also because of their contributions in a larger sense — they are just great people to know. I am continuously humbled by everything I’m learning from them, whether it’s about Growth Marketing or not.

1. Everette Taylor

Everette Taylor currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for the popular e-commerce brand Sticker Mule, the maker of custom stickers for brands such as Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Google, Instagram, Apple, Walmart, ESPN, etc. He also recently helped launched the new brand Button Frog, the fastest and easiest way to order custom buttons/pins.

Other current projects include MilliSense, a marketing firm in which Everette founded that dedicates itself to growing companies and brands through data-driven digital marketing. Also, he partners with NFL Player Brandian Ross on the clothing Unity Over Self which raises money for children with autism.

Previously Everette was an integral member of the team that started and served as Head of Growth. Other notable brands include United Way, Qualaroo, Hired, and celebrity author Neil Strauss.

Everette says he’s happier than ever, professionally and personally. His primary focus is continuing to push the growth of Sticker Mule and new brand Button Frog while maintaining a healthy work life balance. Diversity in the tech industry is something he’s passionate about and he plans to continue advocating on its behalf.

Follow Everette on Twitter.



2. Hiten Shah

Hiten is the co-founder of KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg.He helped coin the term “growth hacker” with Sean Ellis and Patrick Vlaskovits.

He loves starting and growing businesses and is eager to help others do the same.

Follow Hiten on Twitter.



3. Jim Gray

Jim is an engineer and data scientist, specializing in marketing automation. He provides consulting in technological marketing, the effects of UX on growth, email marketing, and integrated marketing strategies.

He writes about designing and marketing products using customer success thinking at, although you’ll have to subscribe to his newsletter to see most of his content.

Follow Jim on Twitter.



4. Lincoln Murphy

Lincoln goes by many fun titles  —  but his current focus is on being a Customer Success Evangelist at Gainsight. Since 2006, he’s directly helped over 600 SaaS companies optimize their growth.

He’s contributed to, written for, or been featured in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company,,, OpenView Labs, Read Write, SoftwareCEO, Venture Beat, Venture Hacks, and ZDNet.

He also keeps an up-to-date blog at Sixteen Ventures. In his free time you’ll find him enjoying yoga and bubble tea.

Follow Lincoln on Twitter.



5. Morgan Brown

A full-stack marketer focused on growth, Morgan has spent the last 14 years building audiences for startups and brands alike on the Web.

He’s part of the and Qualaroo team, and leads growth efforts for Inman News.

You can follow him on Twitter, or learn more about what he does at

When he’s not tied to his computer he loves spending time with his wife and two kids who he adores more than anything. In his rare spare time he loves reading and learning as much as he can.

Follow Morgan on Twitter.



6. Kiki Schirr

Kiki Schirr is the marketer for Fittr and in her spare time is a contributor at {grow} and for The Craft, which is a collaboration with Violeta Nedkova and Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré.

Recently she’s started a series of comics on Medium, but usually her creative efforts are focused on painting or writing.

She wrote the Product Hunt Manual and is working on a second edition, and on starting her blog (eventually).

She loves meeting new people through Twitter, and thinks she has the silliest professional bio of any tweep.

Follow Kiki on Twitter.



7. Ryan Hoover

Ryan got his first taste of entrepreneurship as a pre-teen managing gum-ball machines at his father’s video game store.

Then he grew up, worked at a failed gaming startup after college, moved to Silicon Valley to join a 10-person team that grew to 120, and experimented with his own startup ideas along the way, one of which seems to be working.

He’s the founder of Product Hunt, a daily leader board of the best new products, and an EIR at Tradecraft where his team trains smart people in sales/BD, UX, and growth.

He also writes about startups and product design with essays featured inTechCrunch, The Next Web, Forbes, and Fast Company.

Follow Ryan on Twitter.



8. Sean Ellis

Sean is the CEO and Founder of Qualaroo and, and the first marketer at Dropbox, Lookout, LogMeIn (IPO), and Uproar (IPO).

He coined the term “growth hacker”, and devised the startup pyramid which is widely recognized and referred to as an industry standard.

Follow Sean on Twitter.



9. Shana Carp

Shana is a product marketer specializing in products that deal with data. She has a deep love for conversion optimization techniques, and using Python as an Excel replacement.

In her spare time she likes to cook and bake.

Follow Shana on Twitter.



10. Violeta Nedkova

Violeta Nedkova likes to say she’s always hacking things. Her focus is on social media, content marketing, and community, and her blog is a plethora of topics, such as marketing, startups, and psychology.

She was previously co-founder of Amazemeet, but currently enjoys consulting and curating The Craft with her best friends Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré and Kiki Schirr.

She can be found on twitter or her favorite communities: Product Hunt, Somewhere, and Inbound.

Follow Violeta on Twitter.



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