Executive Leadership View on LinkedIn

Phil Smith

Paid Media Director

Overseeing all our paid media campaigns, Phil has worked at several large marketing agencies in the past, most notably at COHN Media. With a deep understanding of consumer purchase motivation, Phil is a primary driver of returns on our marketing campaigns.

Robert Macey

Public Relations Director

After graduating from New York University in 2012 with a degree in communications, Robert went straight into freelance publicist work where he remained until joining CrowdMinders. As participant in many high profile public relations campaigns, he knows exactly how to deliver results.

Spencer Koch

Media Relations Director

Having previously worked at San Francisco based Spark PR, a leading public relations firm for startups in the bay area, Spencer is well qualified to lead all of our media relations campaigns. Still based in SF, Spencer is our lead for networking with journalists in person.


Pat Goddard

Senior Publicist

Paul has been a lead publicist at several mid tier public relations firms in the past, most notably at Spark PR (where he met Spencer Koch). Able to perform at a high level and able to effectively manage multi-pronged press outreach campaigns and our rolodex of working relationships.

Greg Olsen


Greg has demonstrated his talent for pitching journalists and landing press over his 4 years as a publicist. His previous experience includes both agency and freelance work. He has landed numerous top tier publications during his time, and we are happy to have him on staff.

Mike Richardson

Junior Publicist

As a recent graduate and junior publicist, Pat plays an instrumental helping hand in our earned media work. From everything to media list creation to relationship maintenance, Pat is our go to person for support and time optimization. We look forward to watching his skills develop here.

Dan Yancey


Dan has been working in PR for over 4 years now. As a freelancer, he has been on the press team for 2 campaigns that have raised over a million, and has previously landed coverage in Forbes, Time, and New York Times. Dan is a key force on all our press campaigns.

Henry Dot

Junior Publicist

Henry focuses on our mid tier and blogger outreach. His work helps us maximize the amount of coverage we land during our public relations campaigns. He is ever building more and more relationships for us at key mid sized media outlets and digital magazines.

Advertising Team

Alex Stone

Paid Media Specialist

Alex manages every account and ad campaign we originate. Previous experience was at Wpromote and in positions as an Interactive Media Buyer. He possess both the experience and expertise needed to make efficient use of our client’s ad spend by growing conversion rates.

David Long

Creative Director

When it comes to making primo creative, David is a true artist. He has spent time at WZRD (creative agency) where he learned and mastered his craft of producing quality creative. Whether it be cinematography or product photography, and anything in between, David has us covered.

Sam Zuckerman

Media Planning

Sam knows the in and outs when it comes to planning a media buying strategy. His specialty is making lean bidding strategies that lead to successful customer acquisition. His past experience with e-commerce sales has helped greatly in our crowdfunding backer acquisition strategy.

Copywriting & C.R.O.

Kenny Smith

Writer of Copy

A digital nomad writing premium sales copy for the better part of 5 years. Rene specializes in giving our creative that extra boost in quality which we believe translates to higher conversion rates. A master wordsmith and passionate about good copy.

Dan Hunt

CRO Freelancer (contract)

Dan has a proven track record of providing conversion rate optimization services to small businesses and e-commerce brands. He is the perfect partner for all our c.r.o related works, and his expertise helps us make a difference for each client.

Influencer Marketing

Ben Stanford

Influencer Marketing “Junkie”

As a self proclaimed “Influencer Marketing Junkie”, Los Angeles based Ben sleeps, eats, and breathes Influencer Marketing. He made the jump from digital to influencer marketing in 2017 and never looked back.