For Immediate Release
Brian Sholly Joins Chief Outsiders, Atlanta
Proven Entrepreneur Brings Global Business Expertise to Georgia’s Growing Businesses
HOUSTON, TX – May 7, 2012 - Businesses in the Atlanta region are getting a new resource as Roswell, Georgia based entrepreneur and proven business executive Brian Sholly joins the ranks of Chief Outsiders. Chief Outsiders is the nation’s largest executive marketing organization focused on implementing market based growth plans for mid-size companies through fractional or part-time marketing executives. As a Chief Outsider, Sholly will assist growth-oriented businesses as a fractional Chief Marketing Officer.
“Having played both the entrepreneur and the executive allows me the unique advantage to quickly evaluate situations and bring forward solutions that are strategic for the team and for business growth. I look forward to sharing my skill set and my experience as a fractional CMO through Chief Outsiders,” said Sholly.
A veteran global business executive, Sholly has a strong growth record in software, technology, consumer product and start-up organizations. He started his career at Procter and Gamble and progressed through the corporate ranks to become VP of Marketing at Verizon/GTE Wireless, President and Founder of Papa’s Hair Company, and eventually President of Kaplan Learning Technologies.
As President of Kaplan, Sholly transformed the division into a global software business with 2 year growth of 24% through internal initiatives and strategic partnerships. His visionary approach resulted in a multitude of successes for the company, including increased profit margins, increased sales and new product development. Sholly is responsible for development of patent pending new product, PerformIT, a disruptive technology that will deliver scalable, cloud based and performance based testing. It is currently in alpha testing with two major global 100 software and internet companies.
“The experience and leadership that Brian brings greatly benefits all of our clients and enriches our team and our network,” said Art Saxby, founder and principal of Chief Outsiders.
Sholly received his MBA from Ohio State University in Columbus, OH and holds a BS from Grace College in Indiana in Business Administration and Psychology. He is an active member of the Technology Association of Georgia, American Society for Trainers & Developers, and is a Previous Board Chairman/Board of Directors for Fellowship Christian School.
Providing collaborative expertise, the impressive portfolios of the Chief Outsiders team span across multiple industries and global expansion strategies, all focused on an ROI-based approach.
About Chief Outsiders
Chief Outsiders, headquartered in Houston, TX, provides world-class chief marketing officers, not career consultants, who join the executive staff of growth and mid-size companies on a fractional basis. With regional offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville, Jacksonville and New York, Chief Outsiders has been a premier source for marketing expertise, execution and leadership for companies such as Blickman, Golden Paints, Salient Systems, College Plus!, Healthy Connections, O’Rourke Petroleum, E|Spaces, Construction Connection, Melmedtronics and Spring Medical Systems. For more information, please visit www.chiefoutsiders.com.
Ania Kubicki, Angles PR