Want to learn from the world’s best growth marketing experts? Below is our list of the most influential and best growth marketing professionals to follow in order to stay informed about new growth marketing trends and tactics.
Each summary includes a bio, links to Twitter, LinkedIn, personal blog, published books, well-known articles, famous quotes, newsletters, podcasts and much more.
Growth Marketing Experts
Sean is often referred to as “the father of the growth marketing movement” and one of the first growth marketing experts. He coined the term “growth hacking” and was the first marketer at Dropbox. He applied the principles of growth hacking in the early days at Dropbox, Eventbrite, LogMeIn, and Lookout (all worth billions today).
Along with Morgan Brown (below), Sean is a co-author of the acclaimed growth marketing book Hacking Growth. Sean is the founder of GrowthHackers.com and his website is at https://www.seanellis.me/. He blogs on Medium at https://medium.com/@SeanEllis and regularly posts on Twitter @SeanEllis. Sean recently started The Breakout Growth Podcast.
Morgan is currently the Product Lead at Facebook. Morgan is a marketing veteran and co-founder of the popular growthhackers.com website (with Sean Ellis, above).
His book Hacking Growth (co-authored with Sean above) explains one of the hottest business methodologies in Silicon Valley and beyond. The methodology drove the rapid growth of start-ups like Uber, Facebook, Airbnb, Dropbox, Yelp, LinkedIn, Pinterest and more.
One of the world’s best known growth marketing experts, Andrew Chen famously led the “Rider Growth” team at Uber (https://get.uber.com/rider-growth/) at a time when Uber was spending around $1billion on its growth efforts annually. He now advises companies like Dropbox, AngelList, Front and Gusto in his role as a partner at the world-famous venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Brian Balfour is perhaps most famous for his role as Vice President of Growth at HubSpot. He now runs arguably one of the most well-respected growth training programs at https://www.reforge.com/, training many future growth marketing experts.
One of Brian’s most popular talks is from 2014 at 500 Startups: The Scientific Method: How to Design & Track Viral Growth Experiments.
Casey Winters was the first growth marketer at Grubhub and helped grow the company from 3 cities to over 1000. He went on to build the growth product team at Pinterest, growing active users from 40 million to over 200 million.
Casey is particularly well-known for his knowledge of scalable SEO strategies. He is currently the Chief Product Officer at Eventbrite. Casey blogs on his personal website at https://caseyaccidental.com/.
Mayur Gupta is currently the CMO at Freshly and was previously the VP Growth for Spotify.
Jeff Chang currently leads the growth team at Pinterest where he has a target of 300 million monthly active users. He is also an Angel Investor in early-stage tech startups.
Kieran Flanagan is currently the VP, Marketing & Growth at HubSpot, having previously focused on growth at companies like Salesforce.com and Marketo.
He is perhaps best known for co-hosting the GrowthTLDR podcast https://www.kieranflanagan.io/podcasts/ along with Scott Tousley (below), highly recommended for growth marketing professionals.
Scott is currently the Senior Team Lead for User Acquisition at HubSpot, having previously worked as it’s Growth Marketing Manager. He’s written marketing essays published on Business Insider, Buffer, Reforge, GrowthHackers, HubSpot, and others.
He co-hosts the excellent GrowthTLDR podcast along with Kieran Flanagan (above) at https://www.kieranflanagan.io/podcasts/.
David Ly Khim
David is a growth marketing expert, consultant, speaker and writer. He has worked with the likes of Buffer, WeWork, Boston University, Mens Health and is currently a senior growth marketer at Hubspot.
Julian is the founder of BellCurve.com. Bellcurve trains businesses in advanced growth and helps businesses hire senior growth marketers and find vetted growth agencies. Most recently Julian founded Demand Curve, a Y Combinator-funded training program teaching companies and individuals to become expert marketers.
Gino is a Growth Marketer at Solvo Group. With more than 6 million visitors a month to its websites Solvo Group is the largest platform for online health information in the Netherlands.
Andy Johns is currently a partner at Unusual Ventures. Previously he held a variety of roles spanning Growth, Product, and Executive Leadership at Facebook, Twitter, Quora and Wealthfront.
John Egan is the Head of Growth Engineering at Pinterest which consists of over 100 engineers. He was previously the Engineering Lead for the growth team at Shopkick.
Rupert is a Growth Marketer at GoCardless and co-founded Dribble, a venture-backed startup based in London.
Nolan Clemmons is a Dallas-based growth marketer and blogger. Nolan works at the intersection of lead generation and digital marketing. He runs a Dallas growth marketing consultancy and is the author of the acclaimed B2B Sales Stack found on his website at https://clemmons.io.
Nolan is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/clemmons_io/.
David is the CEO & founder of Growth Tribe, Europe’s first Growth Academy based in Amsterdam. Growth Tribe has since trained over 10,000 people in growth and transformation. David is an expert on growth hacking, technical marketing and acquisition funnel optimisation.
David is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/darnocks
Pedro is the Head of Growth at https://growthhackers.com, the largest online community of growth professionals on the web.
Pedro is on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/pedroclivati/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/pedroclivati.
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