About Kevin Sandlin

What I believe

You have a story, and your audience wants to hear it. I’ll help you tell that story. Through digital and content marketing, Pitch Practice, and Mentoring / Advising at Atlanta Tech Village, everything I do is to help entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses tell their story to the right audience through the right channels.

Current Status

Brief Bio

I grew up just outside Atlanta, and played competitive soccer from age 7 to age 32, but, after 3 surgeries, my knees gave up, so now I try to play golf and run the Peachtree Road Race every year. 15 down, 10 to go!

After B-School, I got my first taste of startup land at my first job at a medical software startup called A.D.A.M. Software. Because I knew how to make a spreadsheet sing, I got promoted to be the CEO‘s lackey to take ADAM, Inc. public. In my next startup gig, I managed the due diligence in the acquisition of TSI by FirstData/Western Union. It was at FirstData that I realized I am a startup / small business kind of guy. In 1999, I co-founded CWNP, a WiFi training & certification content company. I operated CWNP for 13 years until a private equity firm acquired the company in late 2012. During those 13 years, I started 3 other businesses. Each of these businesses took off fast, but all of them died painfully in the meltdown of 2008-2009. You learn a lot when you fail spectacularly.

Blogging (almost) daily and running Pitch Practice every Friday at 1PM at Atlanta Tech Village all keep me heavily involved in the Atlanta tech startup community.

Some Personal Stuff

Briscoe!

I married the girl who put a thumbtack in my seat in the 6th grade. We are members of Church of the Apostles. We adopted our two kids from Kazakhstan, and I’m a sucker for helpless animals. My wife and I have rescued about a dozen cats and one Lab-Newfie mix dog named Fezzik, who passed away at the ripe old age of 14. Most recently, we adopted a huge Yellow Lab “Puppy” that we named Briscoe, after one of our favorite characters from “Law & Order”.

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