Danny, a San Diego Native, has founded and invested in over 50 online businesses in the last 23 years. In 1997, he started his first internet business, a sports nutrition ecommerce company, which he successfully exited in 2000.
Founded three Inc. 500 companies and 3 fastest growing San Diego companies. In 2017, hit the #3 position.
Two Successful Digital Agency Builds and Exits, eVisibility and Elevated.
In 1997, Founded and sold one of the first ecommerce nutrition companies,
DiscountNutrition.com, and sold it in 1999.
Founded the largest Amazon Brand Management Agency, a top 20 seller, exited to Advantage sales and marketing in 2017.
Member of the board of directors and mentor, San Diego Sports Innovators (SDSI).
Mentor at Evo Nexus, San Diego’s largest technology incubator.
Michael Balog is a Co-Founder of Growth Partner. He brings decades of financial and institutional investment experience to Growth Partners portfolio of companies.
Over 30 years in brokerage, banking and investment experience in technology, healthcare, consumer and finance sectors.
Managing Partner at Balog Capital Management with investments in tech, media, sports, hospitality, and frontier markets.
Starting at Montgomery Securities 1986 as Principle, Managing Director and finally an Executive Committee member for Bank of America Securities after its acquisition of Montgomery in 1997.
Functional skills included institutional sales, product management, research, and technology banking development throughout the 1990s during the issuance of over 500 growth sector IPOs. Some of the eras largest fund complexes and hedge-funds were clients and remain co-investors today.
Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, with concentrations in Marketing and Decision Science.
Cary is a digital marketing executive veteran with a Master’s degree and 19 year’s experience building and managing digital marketing agencies that achieved Inc. 500/5000 multiple times. He was a member of the Google Partners Counsel, managing over $150 million in annual media spend. Clients he has worked with include Nikon, McDonald’s, Crystal Geyser, Club Med, Dexcom, Brooks Brothers and WD40.
Co-Founded two Inc. 500 companies since 2010
Successful Digital Agency Build and Exit
EVP of Sales/Mkt for 3rd largest privately held digital agency in the U.S.
Assisted in the acquisition and integration of 5 different agencies
Co-President and Executive Board Member of San Diego Ad Club (SDX)
Jill Collins brings over 17 years of scientific and strategic marketing expertise to the Audacity Health team and Growth Partner Venture Businesses.
Scientific brand strategist and Audacity team leader with over 17 years experience in biotech and agency industry.
Received PhD in Medicinal Chemistry focused on oncology drug target. Post-doctoral experience in neuroscience + stem cell lab.
Served marketing or business development roles for numerous diagnostic companies spanning both genomic (NGS) and proteomic biomarker technologies, including setting up diagnostic division with CLIA laboratory and contributing to successful adoption and reimbursement strategy of genomiconcology test.
Established successful corporate and/or product brand strategy for over 50 companies including fortune 500 companies and startups in scientific and healthcare space