Businessman, Adventurer and Creative
Ian is a well practiced Salesman. At the young age of 23, Ian has over 6 years of Professional Sales experience. Ian is comfortable with both B2B and B2C sales and is more than capable of independently working the full life cycle of a sales process: from prospecting to close.
Ian is a Babson College Class of 2019 Alum. He fully adopted the Entrepreneurial spirit that the school preaches, and is focused on building his own company. Ian is the Founder of Global Grassroots Consulting, LLC. Through his organization, Ian works to develop the businesses of Entrepreneurs who create a Positive Social Impact within their communities. Check out his Social Entrepreneur profile to learn more.
Outside of Global Grassroots Consulting, Ian works as an independent business development consultant. Currently, his efforts are focused on content creation, writing blogs and editing content on websites. Previously, he worked as an Independent Sales Representative, focusing on outreach and prospecting. Check out his business profile to learn more about his past experiences.
Ian prides himself in his adventurous lifestyle. Outside of the US, he has visited 11 countries in total. Within the US, Ian has visited over half of the sovereign states and a running total of 9 National Parks. Upon graduation from Babson in 2019, Ian moved from Massachusetts to Charlotte, North Carolina: a new City with not a single familiar face. Settled in but cooped up from COVID, Ian embarked on a 6 week solo road trip with his canine companion in 2020. He later returned to Arizona to complete a Rim-to-Rim, 20 mile hike in the Grand Canyon.
Ian is a self-proclaimed creative. He spends much of his free time reading, writing, painting and drawing. He is a frequent attendee of art shows and music events. Ian aspires to publish his writing in the future and create music of his own. Check out his art page to view some of his work.
"Like all great travelers he launched himself into the unknown".
-- Henry David Theroux, Figures in a Landscape
Founder, Global Grassroots Consulting
Ian founded his organization, Global Grassroots Consulting, LLC. Through his company, Ian works with Nonprofits, Grassroot Organizations, and other Social Impact companies, to assist in Business Development. Through his Sales, IT and Entrepreneurship experience, he works to expand these companies' outreach and increase impact.
Road Trip Across Country
Ian embarked on a 6 week road trip to the western half of America. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ian was able to work remotely and explore the West's natural wonders. He traveled to South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Utah, and visited 8 National Parks - hiking, biking and camping along the way.
Babson College, Undergraduate
Class of 2019
Ian obtained his Bachelor's Degree of Science from Babson College, School of Business. During his 4 years at Babson, Ian concentrated his studies in Entrepreneurship and Information Technology. He graduated with an overall GPA of 3.09, was a brother of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and a member of countless other campus organizations including Origins of Necessary Equality (O.N.E.).
Semester Abroad in Berlin, Germany
For 3 months, Ian lived and studied in Germany's capital city. Ian participated in a homestay program and experienced the Berlin culture to the fullest - at least as much as time would permit. During his stay, Ian also visited Potsdam, Dresden and Munich, Paris, Amsterdam and Prague, as well as Krakow, Poland and Skopje, Macedonia.
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