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Hailing from tech giants to startups, the folks at Best and Basic bring deep technical, design and operational expertise to execute and scale at every stage of a business.
“Best and Basic was there every step of the way for us at Bloomscape and brought my vision further than I could have imagined!”Mike KlepferCEO of Bloomscape
Larger success followed. Austin was recruited by noted incubator Science Inc. to start a venture; PVbody later to be rebranded, Ellie. As COO he grew the business from 0 to 50,000 subscribers within the first six months of commencement. He was then recruited by Fabfitfun to head their Operations Department, Austin grew their subscription base from 15,000 to 250,000 within two years, directly managing a staff of 100+ employees. He has helped to oversee rapid-growth companies including The Black Tux, Papa & Barkley, Fam Brands, YourMinerals, Squarehearts, Splendies and ReCharge; a billing software company. Austin has immersed himself in business intelligence, machine learning, data analysis, and supply systems management; served on the Board of Directors for e-commerce at FedEx.
Michael Garganese is an industry-agnostic entrepreneur with a track record of taking ideas from conception to execution in emerging industries. He started his career at Google where he advised CPG and tech businesses on their online strategy. Michael is of the rare breed that has the ability to work with creative and business types, effectively bridging the gap between the two worlds to execute projects that are always centered around a big picture vision and create positive culture in the process. He is the cofounder of the California based wellness brand, Lola Lola, where he led the brand to multiple millions of dollars of revenue and hundreds of wholesale clients in their first year of business. He also spent time as the Chief Brand Officer of a venture-backed portfolio of CPG companies as well as a Director of Strategy to their parent company, a private equity fund. Michael has been featured in Business Insider, Forbes, and Yahoo Finance.
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