Scaling Sojern From $0 To $150M a Year | Conversation with Chad Reelfs

I See It Ventures - 7305 Main St. Ralston, 68127 - View Map Omaha
Thu, Jun 17, 6:00 PM (CDT)

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About this event

Sojern grew from Omaha, Nebraska to be a global company valued at $350 million by 2018. The company originally launched with a boarding pass advertisement product and data partnership, later pivoting to connecting with travelers as they search and book their trips online. Today Sojern's global coverage includes offices in Omaha, San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, Dubai, and Singapore. Gordon Whitten, Sojern's founder who started the company from a literal napkin idea, now runs I See It Venture alongside some of his original Sojern team.

Speaker: Chad Reelfs - Investor and Advisor for I See It Ventures Business Accelerator and Granary District Real Estate Project in Ralston's Qualified Opportunity Zone.

Chad helped start Sojern with Gordon Whitten in 2007 and worked for him at Intuit. Chad has personally closed and grown millions of dollars in revenue each year, while consistently hitting and exceeding multimillion-dollar sales quotas. He helped build and scale Sojern to a $350M valuation in 2019. He has been a part of building and scaling several $100M businesses. Chad is working with investors and helping to scale our I See It Ventures accelerator companies.

Where: I See It Ventures, 7305 Main St, Ralston, NE 68127

When: June 17th, 6:00 - 7:00 PM CDT

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Startups

Sojern

Sojern is a leading digital marketing platform built for travel marketers. Powered by artificial intelligence and traveler intent data, Sojern activates multi-channel marketing solutions to drive direct demand. 10,000 hotels, attractions, tourism boards, and travel marketers rely on Sojern annually to engage and convert travelers around the world.

I See It Ventures

I See It Ventures is a business creation engine located in the Ralston Hinge Opportunity Zone. Our passion is helping businesses and communities achieve success. We turn start-ups into profitable businesses and we rejuvenate Opportunity Zone communities. Our work creates jobs and ignites economic development.

Speaker

  • Chad Reelfs

    Chad Reelfs

    I See It Ventures

    Investor and Advisor

    Chad is a solutions-oriented executive who is self-motivated, driven, and innovative. He is passionate about leadership development and adding value to others. He builds trust and brings the best out of his teams. Chad helped start Sojern with Gordon Whitten in 2007 and worked for him at Intuit. Chad has personally closed and grown millions of dollars in revenue each year, while consistently hi...

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  • When

    Thursday, Jun 17
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Where

    I See It Ventures
    7305 Main St. Ralston68127

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