Growth Mentor @ 500startups, Instructor at General Assembly for Growth Marketing, Growth Hacking, Digital Customer Acquisition, Paid advertising and Inbound marketing strategy. Managed $1B+ in Digital Spend and 500Startups Mentor. Specialist in Optimizing Large Scale SEM, Display, Social, Retargeting Ads (www.meetsamir.com). A recognized digital marketing thought leader, I have over 12 years of experience and a deep understanding of advertising analytics and the levers that drive profitable growth. As the President of SearchForce, I led the development of a highly sophisticated, industry-leading online marketing platform, taking the company from start-up to multimillion dollar operation. SearchForce has optimized Digital Campaigns for major Fortune 500 clients such as Experian, eBay, Priceline and 4 of the Top 10 U.S. Online Advertisers including AT&T, Progressive Insurance and Scottrade. I have frequently been featured on national media outlets including CNN, NBC, Business Week, and Fox News.