Resume

Joel Gratcyk
joel@gratcyk.com

Experienced Product Manager with 5-years in the food & beverage start-up industry and 20-years experience in non-profit sector.

I’ve lead teams through the entire product cycle from customer identification, prototyping, design, testing, launch & marketing.

Currently looking for a remote position with a small team building something exciting. Open to full-time, part-time, or contract opportunities.

Penultimate Brews LLC
Product Manager
(Oct 2015 – Currently)

Responsible for the lifecycle of all websites & apps produced by the company that help craft drink fans connect with local producers.

Doubled customer base year over year for three years straight.

Daddy’s Grounded
Freelance Writer
(Oct 2012 – Currently)

Parenting blog that covers my life as a speaker, father, husband, freelancer, and networker. I’ve worked with brands big and small.

Paid work increased 10-30% year over year for five years straight.

Union Church of Hinsdale, UCC
Project Manager
(Jun 2006 – Sep 2018)

Directed and consulted staff & volunteer teams of up to 30 people regarding technology and events with budgets of up to $3,000,000.

Managed a small team and website creation process recognized for a Top 10 Example of Local Church Web Design out of nearly 5,100 churches in the denomination.

Good Humanoid
Digital Media Coordinator
(Jun 2006 – Oct 2015)

The freelance moniker I used for various social media, marketing, blogs, websites, podcasts, crowdfunding campaigns and product launches. Clients were mostly local businesses, but also included a few internationally known musical acts.

Successfully raised funds via crowdfunding campaigns ranging from $15,000 – $208,000.

Fuel International
Digital Marketing Consultant
(Sep 1997 – Nov 2011)

Directed all online communication for entire group trip lifecycle: marketing, fundraising, planning, travel, and follow-up.

Managed teams of up to 100 people while traveling internationally carrying out various humanitarian aid projects. Organized, ran, and documented live events for up to 1,100 people.

Education
Consumer Marketing Certificate – College of DuPage
Social Media Marketing Certification – Hootsuite Media Inc
Associates Degree in Marketing – College of DuPage (In Progress)

Technical Skills

  • WordPress
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • CPanel
  • SSL Certificates
  • Wireframes
  • Hosting
  • Domains
  • SEO
  • Email Lists
  • Databases
  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • Salesforce
  • Hubspot
  • eCommerce

Soft Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Customer Retention
  • Content Creation
  • Content Marketing
  • Training
  • Problem Solving
  • Management