This week on Spin It! Stephynie we will be speaking with Jon Ferrara Founder and CEO of Nimble. Jon is considered to be an early pioneer in the CRM space and was the Co-Founder of Goldmine Software Corporation. Ten years following the acquisition of GoldMine in 2000, Jon returned to the start-up world revolutionizing customer relationships AGAIN by founding the relationship-focused CRM Nimble.
While Jon’s been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Social CEOs in the World as well as Top 100 Marketing Influencers, his rise to the top wasn’t without its share of struggles, and personal challenges that resulted in nearly a decade long absence from the tech space.
In this episode, they discuss Jon betting on himself and leaving his job at 28, the incredible story of starting Goldmine in an apartment with a buddy from college with only 5,000 dollars to their name, and how his life would never be the same again after doctors found a tumor on his brain in 2000.
But through it all, Jon was able to turn all of these obstacles into opportunities and truly found a way to take control and “spin” life in his direction!
- 00:00 - Jon Ferrara Intro
- 00:08 - Spin It! Intro
- 00:35 - Introductory Comments
- 00:58 - Jon's Entrepreneurship Journey
- 04:40 - Starting Goldmine With $5000 Dollars
- 06:51 - When To Quit
- 09:08 - When Is the Good Time to Pivot
- 11:31 - Rolling in the $100 Million Revenue Mark
- 16:12 - How To Handle The Demand
- 18:07 - #1 Mistake that Jon Made
- 19:10 - What Was Next After Goldmine
- 20:34 - Jon's Cancer Journey
- 24:24 - Positive Thinking to Overcome Cancer
- 26:32 - Jon Ferrera's Youth
- 26:30 - Coming Back From A 10 Years Hiatus
- 37:00 - Who Needs Nimble?
- 38:41 - Users Of Nimble
- 40:35 - What Is A Workflow
- 43:11 - How To Get Nimble
- 44:15 - Biggest Obstacle Of Nimble
- 47:00 - Anticipation Level
- 48:00 - We're on This Planet To Grow Our Soul
- 51:26 - A Reminder To Connect
- 49:47 - It's All About The People Around You
- 50:50 - Social Media & Important Links
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