Joel Gratcyk

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.

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