Mr. Pollack has served as a Co-founder, Board Member, Investor in several startups ranging in verticals – professional networking platform (music industry), group buying (localized deals), and ecommerce. He currently serves as the Marketing Director of a 50-year-old, leading consumer products goods manufacturing company headquartered in California supplying Fortune-500 retailers, leading brands, and wholesalers.
In his sixteen-year managerial career, he has successfully brought concepts to market, sold millions of dollars’ worth of products, and overcome startup challenges of every sort. Mr. Pollack is the author of No Startup Left Behind: Learn How to Launch an Idea and Skyrocket to Success – his latest book that helps founders ideate, launch, and scale their companies to profitable success while avoiding early-stage mistakes.
He serves as an Advisor at Hustle Fund (SF-based Early-Stage Venture Capital firm) and Parallel-18 (leading Startup Accelerator in Puerto Rico), and works with dozens of startups on strategy and marketing ranging from e-commerce, artificial intelligence, SaaS, B2B, B2C, B2B2C, marketplaces, fintech, and consumer products.
He holds a cum laude degree in Entrepreneurship from Babson College and is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur Magazine.
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“Reagan is an ambitious entrepreneur who can make an idea come alive. A great guy to brainstorm with, Reagan also possesses a keen business insight.”
Chief Operating Officer
“[Reagan] is a lifelong learner, who pursues knowledge and opportunities with gusto. He is always a positive force of nature no matter the situation, who understands that action and not just planning is the way to get things done.”
Adjunct Lecturer, Babson College, Fmr VC, North Bridge Venture Partners & Founder, Dakin Management
“Reagan is an exceptional customer-centric businessman!”
Fmr. Marketing Director, McDonald’s Corporation
“[Reagan] is an entrepreneurial thinker who looks for solutions, when others might see issues/problems. He combines this with an infectious sense of drive and enthusiasm.”
Co-Founder, NatureBox & VC, M13 Ventures
“I met Reagan with mentor matching at Parallel 18. It was a pleasure for me to meet him. His insight is helping me to move forward with CRANEeH (www.craneeh.com). Reagan’s mentorship in Investor 101 helped me to prepare for the investor matching of this week and next week. Thanks Reagan for taking time to help PR founders to accelerate in their entrepreneurial journey. You are making a difference today.”
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Founder & CEO, CRANEeH
“Reagan gave me very interesting advice for my business regarding marketing strategies with food suppliers. He is really passionate about helping entrepreneurs and is very good at, very quickly, understanding the challenges and opportunities of a start up business.”
Co-Founder & COO, NILUS.org
“From the beginning Reagan got involved in my project, asked the right questions and kept proposing ideas, or giving recommendations to consolidate the product and make it grow. He also showed a lot of openness to answer the questions and to maintain future contact.
His advice was really helpful and strategic. Definitely recommend him for mentoring and advise sessions.”
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Brand Manager, FITCO
“Reagan is a motivated, goal-oriented, diligent individual…I best describe Reagan as follows:
possessing a strong passion about business, being a calculated risk taker and outside-the-box thinker, innovative problem solver, having perseverance to carry through an idea, having an uncanny ability to recognize opportunities, being competitive and having a desire to be a winner.”
Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist,- Founder & Chairman, The Green Group
& Author of The Entrepreneur’s Playbook
“Reagan is an imaginative, energetic person with an uncanny ability to bring out people’s strengths. He is one of the rare people who is a leader, yet also a great listener and champion of ideas, whether they come from him or from others.”
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“Reagan is a very commercially minded person and his enthusiasm and dedication are highly contagious.”
Investor & fmr Venture Capitalist
“Reagan is incredibly insightful and methodical in his approach to overviewing and dissecting startups. He provided many acute points from fresh, new perspectives and brought his experience and expertise in building and executing. I’d highly recommend for anyone to borrow from his arsenal of knowledge. Thank you again Reagan!”
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Founder, Mayday Alarm
“Reagan is a strategic thinker and a visionary with great ideas. Within 10 mins of our advisor session, Reagan understood the whole business model and value proposition. In the next 20 mins, Reagan shared some really amazing and practical customer acquisition strategies for our B2B offering that I couldn’t think of earlier. If you can get even 30 mins of Reagan’s time, jump on it. You’ll thank him for the rest of your life.”
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“Reagan is an extremely strategic, focused, and ambitious businessperson. He has the unique ability of being able to keep his sights on the long-range vision of the company, while simultaneously executing the details of short-term plans. Reagan’s tenacity, goal-oriented mindset, and hard-working nature guarantee that every project he is involved with is successful and prosperous. In summation, he is a truly exceptional executive.”
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“Reagan is not only prompt to talk, but he provides great insight and advice. He has plenty of expertise that he is completely willing to share with those who ask for his help. One of the best things about talking to Reagan is that he is able to help you think critically while still being kind and making you laugh. He has helped me to see things that I had not seen before – and probably would have not thought of otherwise. As a student trying to get my startup going, I can say with certainty that every student (or not) thinking about starting something should separate time to speak to Reagan.”
Business Student & Entrepreneur, Babson College
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