Managing Partner | Red Rocket Ventures
George is the Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures, a growth strategy consulting, executive coaching, interim executive and financial advisory firm in the digital tech space. He is also a managing member of the FireStarter Fund, an early stage venture capital fund in the digital tech space, and the owner and Co-CEO at Restaurant Furniture Plus, a B2B ecommerce seller of furniture to restaurants and other food service clients.
George is a serial entrepreneur leveraging over 8 years of investment banking experience with over 16 years of startup/digital management and consulting in the B2C and B2B online space. George is best suited for CEO/CMO roles, consulting, private equity, venture capital and otherwise.
George is a monthly contributor to Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and others, and has been named an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, a Crains Chicago Tech 50 and Tribune Tech 100 member, and a Moxie Awards Mentor of the Year finalist. George is the author of 101 Startup Lessons–An Entrepreneur’s Handbook, which has become a best selling book on entrepreneurship with over 1,000,000 reads.
Specialties: Growth strategies, business planning, financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, venture capital, private equity, business development, corporate development, online marketing, e-commerce, digital media, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, corporate innovation, travel industry, retail industry, consumer services, business services, start-ups, expansion, turn-arounds.