Mike Brown nominated in SEMA:News 35 under 35
modbargains Co-Founder and CEO Mike Brown was recently named one of SEMA's "35 Under 35" for 2014. The individuals on this list display "Entrepreneurship, commitment, insight, innovation, integrity, responsibility, and demonstrated skill, involvement, and success within the industry...", according to SEMA News. We'd have to agree with them! See the write up on Mike below, and some photos of the original articles as well.
From SEMA News "35 Under 35", September 2014 VOL. 50/NO.09, compiled by SEMA News Editors
Mike Brown founded modbargains while he was still attending Southern California's Chapman University. Today, the retail installer has evolved into a 25-person operation with customers number more than 100,000. When not working to make modbargains the ideal business for employees and customers alike, Brown can be found mentoring students at his alma mater.
"The methods in which customers are sourcing product information today are becoming more and more diverse, challenging and always changing," he observed. "The rise of social media platforms has changed the way companies must engage customers and build product demand. When we started 10 years ago, social media wasn't in the cards. Today, it's essentail.
"Everything is coming down to data management. It's not easy to do, but the companies that collect, manage and utilize clean data will win. Another challenge is managing marketing that is stretched across many different channels. Having so many social media touch points and methods of customer contact can be exhausting, but if you miss a question, post or comment, you've just missed another customer."
In his briefcase: A laptop and an iPhone synched with Google Calendars, apps and Gmail, not to mention a Los Angeles Kings coffee mug constantly at hand.