I help marketing firms reach and sustain their full potential
My name’s Karl Sakas—I’m a business consultant, trainer, and coach for owners of marketing agencies (marketing, web, PR, video, design, SEO/SEM, and other creative services firms).
If you’re a marketing business 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 work with clients near me in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, area and across the United States.
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 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 firms in the marketing industry—interactive agencies, integrated marketing agencies, analytics firms, email service providers, and related companies.
- 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. Don’t you want someone on your team who’s done it all?
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 and am starting to realize that working out can be fun. Other favorites include Field Notes notebooks, blogging, TheResumator.com, Argyle Social, 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. Let’s talk!