Adolf Akuffo-Afful

Rochester, New York, US

Act on your dreams, if not someone else will just beat you to them.
Adolf 's Skills
Business Development
Marketing
Public Relations
Fundraising
Design
Finance
Management
Legal
Growth
Operations
Product Management
Programming
Recruiting
Sales
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

25-35

About Adolf

Being a Digital Marketing Specialist from a tech school, I have an undying love for social media and take pride in being tech savvy. From past marketing and sales internships I have discovered I love working in organizations with a diverse cultural background, but at the same time love being in a fast paced environment. Digital Marketing has become a needed factor to connect with any audience in this new digital age. Not only that being there at the right time and using the appropriate social medium in order to convert a lead to a customer this is where I thrive. Having managed a few drop-ship and retail sites I am accustomed to converting sales and using the appropriate mediums to get favorable results. Most importantly as marketer I love developing and maintaining relationships online and off, whilst figuring out the best ways for brands and companies to stay connected with their audience in the long term.

Aside from hustle and bustle of work one of my biggest leisure pursuits is experiencing a culture by travel and cooking as well. I also have a passion for developing potential websites for friends and web clientele from Fiverr, and helping friends with potential business plans and expanding their networks. This allows me to gain potential experience in areas and industries I didn't have access to before and learning from potential industry leaders. In my free time you can find me at a local coffee house reading a new book, whilst doodling in a Moleskine trying to figure out the next big idea on how to make my day more productive or looking at new trends in different business sectors.

Currently working on my First Official Startup: Hive Point- A stand alone refrigeration unit, that is composed of compartments to place food in. It can be found on University Dorm room floors to house students food, University Main Campuses for commuters who wish to store their food or in offices to combat the issue of food theft and many many more applications. You name it and the Hive can do it when it comes to securing your food.

Quote

"Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail." - Brian Tracy

Work Experience

CEO

Hive Refrigeration

May 2017 - Today

As the Founder of a start-up, you could say I like to juggle many roles. Spoke person, mediator, motivator, relationship builder & conductor We created the concept of multiple refrigeration pod gateway, that uses a filtration unit specific to each pods stand alone system that automatically closes when another pod system is in use. Also building our database, marketing and image of the Hive and it many sister concepts. To that end, I spend a lot of time with my team finding the appropriate way we approach any issues.

Student Development Mentor

Rochester Institute of Technology- Center of Urban Entrepreneurship

May 2017 - Today

I am responsible for coordinating daily objectives with the youth in the program. Discovering and implementing different research, distribution and marketing methods in order to address the given task at hand. Students and Mentor's are tasked to work with a local Sponsor in order to solve a marketing/ distribution drawback they are facing.

Facilities Data Analyst II

University of Rochester Medical Center

September 2014 - Today

* Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports * Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies * Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems * Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in data sets * Filter and “clean” data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology

Marketing

2014 - 2017

Monroe Community College

Computer Science

2011 - 2013