Michael Sadicario ‘03, founder and global sales thought leader to visit the LaunchPad

Michael Sadicario

Friday, October 19, 2018 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join us for a visit with Michael Sadicario ’03, Founder and Global Sales / Business Development Thought Leader … and the original co-founder of the Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Club

This event is co-hosted with the Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Club

Mike is a founder / entrepreneur, sales leader, startup advisor, consultant, and frequent conference speaker about leadership, social media, marketing, sales, media, and recruiting.

His career experience has made him an expert at shaping new and existing businesses – from large media companies to small startups and across advertising sales, enterprise sales, subscription revenue, content syndication, business development, publishing, video production, and content marketing.

Beyond day-to-day executive responsibilities and meeting regularly with C-suite level clients, he has a passion for mentoring the next generation of leaders.

Mike’s freshman year at Whitman coincided with the launch of the entrepreneurship major, a skill he took with him through his career. He and a friend founded the Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Club, getting people together who enjoyed writing business plans and pitching ideas.  It’s still going strong, 15 years later.

He then embarked on a career in national radio sales and advertising, working his way up from sales assistant to account executive. After a stint in sales at WSKQ-FM, the largest Spanish language radio station in the country, he joined Bloomberg—first as a Northeast territory manager, then global head of mobile advertising sales and eventually as head of North American advertising sales for all digital platforms.

He then moved on to the social news and content company, Storyful, as chief sales officer before being promoted to chief revenue officer. Mike’s role was evangelizing the brand, networking, negotiating and developing revenue strategies, and heading up a global sales team of next generation leaders from around the world.

Following his stint at Storyful, he joined OZY, where he served on the core management team as the head of sales/revenue.

In January of 2018, the call of entrepreneurship again beckoned, and he launched his own venture, Finalist, while earning a side income as a consultant for media/advertising industry startups – Karma Network, CastPlus, Grid North, and Wave. Finalist is an exclusive marketplace that’s redefining talent acquisition and the candidate experience by creating a shared talent network matching in-house recruiters with vetted candidates while enabling HR teams and reduce costs. Companies in the network find great candidates, avoid costly recruiting firms, and turn HR costs into profits.www.finalist.io

He’ll be pitching for Finalist in Orange Tank, later that afternoon, as part of Orange Central Weekend.

Other recent fireside chats included Dave Knox, author of Predicting the Turn, Heather Reavey, head of practice innovation at EPAM Continuum,  RJ Sherman, innovation technologist and founder of Startup Deloitte, and Doug Mellinger, managing director of Clarion Capital Partners.  Stay tuned for more opportunities.