About Karl Sakas: Business consultant and coach for digital marketing agencies

My name’s Karl Sakas—I help digital marketing agency owners grow without the usual growing pains.

Sakas & Company logoAs founder of Sakas & Company (previously known as Agency Firebox) in Raleigh, NC, I’m a business operations consultantbusiness coach, trainer, and speaker for clients worldwide.

If you’re a marketing agency owner or manager, I can help you find more free time, make more money, and enjoy your work more. Need help now? Contact me for help.

I’m the Idea Person’s right-hand man

My specialty is turning exemplary leaders’ visions into concrete marketing and technology realities.

For a visionary agency President or CEO, I’m the Idea Person’s right-hand man, translating strategy to tactics and making sure it all gets done. Top leaders value my ability to make things happen:

“I met many people in my former 42-year business career, from running a six-person small business to managing a very large, multi-branch office supply company. I wish I had a person like Karl on my team before I retired. If I needed to hire a tech-savvy, results-oriented marketer today, I would hire Karl Sakas without hesitation.”

Alan Wishengrad, Board Trustee, Whippany Railway Museum

I have the ideal mix of industry and functional experience

My passion is helping marketing firms become—and stay—the best companies they can be. My unique background, solid track record, hard-driving work ethic, brains, creativity, and enthusiasm mean profits and productivity for you:

  • Specialist in the marketing industry: After working with clients in many industries, I’ve chosen to focus my career on helping digital marketing agencies.
  • Broad functional experience: I’ve done marketing, accounting, recruiting, HR, client service, sales management, and investment analysis. I have the toolbox to solve most problems, and I have the resources to find solutions for almost anything else.
  • Agency and in-house experience: I’ve been a web project manager and operations manager at interactive marketing agencies, and I’ve done client-side marketing and analysis.

For more on what I think about operations for marketing firms, read my Sakas & Company blog. I’m also on Twitter at @KarlSakas and on Google+ at +KarlSakas.

Outside the office

I’m the oldest of five kids, raised in a log cabin 15 miles from the White House. I’m happy to call North Carolina home following five years in the New York area after college. I enjoy giving back to our community professionally and by volunteering as board member in the Triangle Chapter of the American Marketing Association and as a volunteer crew member on a 1930s railroad car.

I like drinking coffee and dispensing career advice, often at the same time. I always have a notebook in my back pocket. Other favorites include Field Notes notebooks, blogging, Warby Parker, and the Triangle region of NC. My top five core values are continuous improvement, self-awareness, humor, fulfilling work, and fulfilling relationships.

Do you need help today? Let’s connect!

Let me be your Go-To Expert and Problem Solver. Learn more about Sakas & Company and then let’s talk!