Chantelle Bateman

Operations, Strategy, Marketing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


About Chantelle

I launched my first business in 5th grade curating, editing, printing, and selling a magazine to fellow students. Just before graduating high school, I went from temp receptionist to Junior Marketer with a full college scholarship before the startup went under. I've worked to grow a small writing circle into a national non-profit that is currently celebrating it's 10th birthday. Presently, I am the Chief Operator of Southbox Startup Studio, where we infuse promising tech startups with in-house resources and capital helping them to grow with lean rapidity. I am also the co-founder of Southbox portfolio company, CrashSpot, the "micro-rental" marketplace offering users the opportunity to maximize their time and space one minute at a time. At CrashSpot we believe in the hustle which is why we want to be the bridge between you and everything they want to do.


Founder & Chief Strategist of CrashSpot, Chief Operator @SouthboxHQ, Lover of problem solving

Work Experience

Receptionist, Jr. Marketer

BRANLIK Strategy Group

June 2002 - December 2002

I joined the company as a temp receptionist. When I wasn't answering phones or creating a lasting positive first impression on clients entering the office, I was studying the business model and looking opportunity for growth. I learned and implemented ACT! CRM software, developed a sales funnel, and increased the amount of discovered + closed leads. I was promoted to the sales & marketing team.

Corporal of Marines

US Marine Corps

January 2003 - January 2011

Aviation logistics specialist experienced in Lean Six Sigma methodology. OIF II decorated and awarded veteran.

Catering Sales Assistant

Davidson Hotel Management Company - Doubletree Washington Hotel

December 2005 - November 2008

Managed all administrative tasks related to the booking and execution of social and corporate events. While extremely understaffed, I was tasked with booking business, and exceeded department sales goals.

Program Coordinator

Washington Peace Center

April 2009 - September 2009

Increased relationships between the WPC and the post 9/11 veteran anti-war community. Developed and led a summer leadership program where students created and led a workshop series on the history of the Veteran Ant-War movement which the WPC still uses. Led the re-design of the WPC major print publication the Washington Peace Letter.

NE Regional Field Organizer

Iraq Veterans Against the War

October 2009 - January 2012

Organized chapters of veterans across the northeast region. Developed direct action campaigns, and worked to develop leadership within the organization.


Howard University

Bachelors of Business Administration - Marketing

2003 - 2005


Institute for Hip Hop Entreprenuership


Southbox Startup Studio