Everette Taylor is the Chief Marketing Officer of Artsy, an online platform for “discovering, buying and selling fine art. Artsy’s search engine and database draw connections and map relationships among works of art.” But Everette is more than an executive or Twitter personality, he’s a walking testament of the strength of perseverance.
After fighting homelessness, Taylor attended Virginia Tech. By the age of 19, he started his first company – one that would sell by 21. After dropping out, he would become the VP of marketing at Qualaroo (acquired: Xenon Venture). He’d go on to found MilliSense in 2014 and then become the CMO of Sticker Mule and a growth strategist for Microsoft. Taylor then led marketing for Skurt (acquired: Fair). And then in 2016, his newest venture PopSocial netted $2 million in year one, only to be wound down.
He founded a company with actress and businesswoman Zoe Saldana and shortly after became the CMO of Artsy. He has been awarded Social Media Influencer of the year in 2016 by Black Enterprise and he was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018.
This is a truly fascinating conversation with the admitted “street entrepreneur” and college dropout turned go-to marketing executive. He proves that no path is a necessary path for a great destination. He’s certainly made it.
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