A John Jay High School graduate understands ways to brand himself.
In truth, he will certainly be doing simply that when he makes a presence on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Friday to pitch his business, BrandYourself.com, a growing online reputation management business.
Patrick Ambron, who graduated from John Jay High School in 2005, is a co-founder of BrandYourself.com along with Pete Kistler. The business supplies solutions and services to assist individuals enhance exactly what appears for their name online. The 2 guys developed the concept for BrandYourself when Kistler could not get an internship in college due to the fact that he was being mistaken for a criminal with the exact same name.
“It ends up there are business who attempt to assist in these circumstances, however they are only service-based, and Pete could not get a quote for under $25K” Ambron stated in a composed statement.
Incapable to pay for these services, Kistler employed the assistance of Ambron to assist develop the very first diy software application that assists expert handle that procedure themselves.
“We wished to provide everyone the power to regulate their own name online, not simply rich individuals attempting to deal with an issue,” Ambron, who is CEO of the business, stated. “Since introducing, we have actually established devices and services that can assist in any circumstance, whether you’re a CEO handling crisis, or a young specialist who just wishes to be more noticeable when searching for tasks.”.
ABC’s “Shark Tank,” which victoried the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, offers business owners the possibility to pitch their companies “to a group of smart angel investors, or sharks.” With the program reaching more than 7 million families an episode, “Shark Tank” checks the strength of business owners in the nationwide spotlight, which can either make or break their company.
Ambron stated the business is currently ending up being understood in the ORM market and “the BrandYourself group jumped at the chance” to obtain their business nationwide direct exposure and a possibility to draw in an extremely appreciated company partner.
“We established BrandYourself since everyone must have control over their own name online. With ‘Shark Tank,’ we get a possibility to reveal countless audiences ways to do that,” Ambron stated.
BrandYourself has actually received nationwide publicity as a leading authority in the ORM marketplace. BrandYourself.com was announced as a winner at SXSW, mentioned on the Impact 100 List by the White House, and had their co-founder nomiated as one of 35 under 35 top entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine. BrandYourself has actually currently protected more than $5 million in financing, according to Ambron, who stated he hopes a “Shark Tank” assets “can bring their company to the next level. “.
Ambron matured in Fishkill and went to John Jay High School in between 2000-2005. At school he acted as Student Council vice president and captained the schools cross-country and track groups. His dad, Michael Ambron, is an instructor at John Jay High School. After finishing John Jay, Patrick Ambron went to Syracuse University prior to establishing and ending up being CEO of his business.