Dustin Hemesath

Des Moines, Iowa, US

Dustin's Skills
Business Development
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Dustin

I have spent the last 7 years in outside B2B sales with medium to large size companies in the pro audio video industry. Prior to that I managed 100+ employees in a retail environment for 3 years. Back in 2007 I came up with an idea centered on the social aspects of golf. The business plan has morphed multiple times to what it is today. I wasn't able to find a developer until last August (2012). The person I met came highly recommended and we were off and running developing our website, our admin site, our databases, and last our web application. Our goal was to release the web application in April to test through May and then to make the necessary changes to fully release to the public on July 1st. The plan was then to launch our mobile app on Android and iOS sometime before February 2014. Everything was going as planned until I received an email from my developer/co-founder stating he did not have any more time to devote to our project and that he would stop all future development on the project. We have 400 current users in our pilot test in Iowa. I have secured a company that focuses on mobile app design and development and they will have my Android and iOS apps ready by mid August. During the next 4 months I need to have a plan in place to take our apps worldwide and start looking for Series A funding options. The goal is to get 10,000 users by January 2014 and land a $750,000 to $1.2 million investment to move forward. I am looking for a senior mobile marketer who has a series of success mobile campaigns with user acquisition and creating amazing revenue models in the mobile environment. I will provide a large equity stake and I am looking for someone who would be committed for the next 3 to 5 years to create the next big thing in Golf!

Education

Iowa State University

BS Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management

2004 - 2004