About the author
Sean Ellis is a keynote speaker who helps companies unlock their growth potential. Additionally, he is a renowned growth coach and author credited with coining the term “growth hacker.” Ellis was pivotal in helping firms such as Dropbox and Eventbrite experience breakout growth. Ellis is the former CEO and founder of Qualaroo and the current CEO of Growth Hackers. He is an active investor, entrepreneur, and advisor to startups. Ellis attended the University of California, Davis (1989-1994), New York University (1998) for a Strategic Management course, and Harvard University (2007) for a five-month course in Advertising and Buyer Behavior. Ellis acknowledges that his mission is to help startups enjoy “the revered unicorn status” as discussed in the contents of his book, Hacking Growth.
Morgan Brown is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Inman News as well as the co-founder of Growth Hackers with Sean Ellis. He is a renowned veteran in the field of start-up marketing with more than fifteen years helping companies in the nascent stage to breakout and experience amazing growth. Morgan has a passion to help companies use digital marketing and business methodologies to transform from little known entities to powerhouses that are forced to be reckoned with. He grew up in Connecticut and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he graduated with a degree in Zoology. He first worked at a startup in 1999 at SalesMountain.com. Morgan is married to Erika and has two children-Audrey Grace (9) and Banks (10).