Chantelle Bateman

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Founder & Chief Strategist of CrashSpot, Chief Operator @SouthboxHQ, Lover of problem solving
Chantelle's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
Public Relations
User Experience

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.

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