Drake L. Ballew

|| Growth Marketer ||

ABOUT

I'm passionate about growing products and platforms that connect the world.

Detailed Résumé PDF

EDUCATION

Grinnell College
Bachelors of Arts, History

Captain of NCAA Division III cross country and track teams for three years. Led cross country team to four consecutive Midwest Conference titles; won individual title in 2006.

Class of 2009
Graduated

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Full-Time MBA Program

GMAT: 750 (49Q, 44V, 6.0)

Class of 2016
Deferred



WORK

Growth Manager
Unbabel Inc.

Translating the web, building a more inclusive internet.

October 2014 - Present

Fellow, Growth Marketing
Tradecraft, 3-Month Intensive

12 weeks to skill up so that I could be effective on Day 1 at an early-stage startup.

July 2014 - September 2014

Tactical Growth Marketer
Aptible Inc., 3-Month Contract

Generated sales leads database of over 10,000 highly targeted email contacts. Deployed PersistIQ outreach and drip campaigns.

June 2014 - August 2014

International Marketing Consultant
美华国际英语南京

Coordinated product demonstrations, events, and direct marketing tactics. Led to 30% better student retention, 18% increase in customer satisfaction, and nearly doubled new student intake.

April 2012 - April 2014

Summer Analyst, Asset Finance Capital Markets
Credit Suisse

Constructed database to assess subprime-auto loan performance and predict future returns. Designed and implemented regression tool to link unemployment data with auto resale net loss data.

Summer 2008

Investment Intern, Office of the Treasurer
Grinnell College

Analyzed relationship between endowment assets and long-term debt versus peer institutions as part of broader debt strategy review. Results and recommendation presented to Grinnell College Treasurer, resulting in $60 million bond issuance.

2007 - 2010



SKILLS

Demand Generation


SQL


Analytics


Language: Mandarin


HTML/CSS


Python



REFERENCES

Frank Macreery

CTO, Aptible

"Drake is smart, resourceful, has a strong work ethic, doesn’t accept defeat, and is an excellent communicator. I can trust him to accomplish what I need done, quickly and under conditions of uncertainty."

Graham Hunter

Growth Instructor, Tradecraft

"Drake is a determined hustler. If he doesn't know, he figures it out and gets it done."

Elaine Wang

Founder, 美华国际英语南京

"Drake's contributions at Meihua made our team much stronger, and our education system much better and more stable. He works with initiative, has excellent communication skills, and always looks to improve himself. I highly recommend him."

Please email me if you'd like to contact a reference.

CONTACT

Email
drake@tradecrafted.com

Address
San Francisco, California

Phone
+1 (872) 216-2655

SOCIAL LINKS

drakeballew.com