Clate is the co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft, the leading provider of Email Marketing 2.0 software for small businesses. Clate has the hands-on experience and formal training to turn any entrepreneurial venture into a successful, value-building company.
In the early stages of Clate’s career, he wrote the business plan for a dot.com start-up called North Sky and was instrumental in helping to sell the company to About.com for $42 million. He continued to acquire various Internet properties, convert them from ‘free’ to ‘fee,’ and help them create additional revenue streams.
Clate eventually joined Scott and Eric Martineau at Infusionsoft as CEO. Clate has helped Infusionsoft become a leader in marketing and sales software for entrepreneurs. Over the last three years, the company has grown by more than 1200%, received numerous accolades, and has appeared on the Inc. 500 list for three consecutive years.
Clate is frequently recognized in national and local publications including: USA Today, Startup Nation Blog, Smallbiz America, Inc.com, Smartmoney.com, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal and MSNBC.
Scott is the co-founder and VP of Customer Experience at Infusionsoft. He started Infusionsoft as a custom software shop out of a small retail space in Mesa, AZ with his brother Eric and brother-in-law Clate. Scott is a serial entrepreneur who can’t imagine ever working a “regular job.” He is a technologist at heart and is driven by his vision: to create an easier way for entrepreneurs to run their small businesses.
Scott thinks entrepreneurs need to stop looking around and following the crowd. His suggestion: find your own mission in life and then go build a great company around that dream.
The Conquer the Chaos Street Team
Here are some of the other people behind the movement to the help business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs conquer the chaos. Share your stories with us and let us know how it’s going.
Kathy Sacks, VP of Communications for Infusionsoft, is super-excited about what Conquer the Chaos means for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere. She rallies the team to spread the message found in Clate and Scott’s new book.
Stephanie Fleming, Senior Copywriter for Infusionsoft, knows the book inside and out. She spent many long days and nights helping Clate and Scott edit Conquer the Chaos in preparation for its release. After proverbially dotting all the “i’s” and crossing all the “t’s,” she deserves a nice nap.
Joseph Manna, Community Manager (aka Social Media Czar) for Infusionsoft, is the voice behind Twitter and Facebook for Conquer the Chaos. Joe tries to think (and act) in 140 characters or less.
Nicole Shoots, Events Manager for Infusionsoft, is the mind behind the October Conquer the Chaos event in Las Vegas, along with other events put on by Infusionsoft (including InfusionCon and Revolution Tour). She’s got great taste, so you can always plan on a killer event experience.
Laura Collins, PR Manager for Infusionsoft, works with press and bloggers for publicity and speaking engagements for Clate and Scott. Contact her directly for press inquiries and speaking engagement opportunities.
Elisa Leppanen, Senior Graphic Designer for Infusionsoft, is the talent behind the visuals. She ensures that the Conquer the Chaos message always has the right color, texture, and style. Too bad she can’t do the same for her coworkers…
Todd Stoker, Web Developer for Infusionsoft, works behind the scenes to create and maintain this website (and others) relating to Conquer the Chaos. His HTML is a thing of beauty.
Matt Peterson, Copywriter for Infusionsoft, works to communicate the message of Conquer the Chaos through the written (or typed) word. He takes great offense to grammar suggestions from MS Word.