Lee Traupel is a creative digital strategist with fifteen plus years of experience helping startups and early stage companies create revenue producing brand strategy. Generating exit valuations in the $30M-$1B range, when a $1B still meant a $1B.
He is the founder of Linked Media Group, with offices in the U.S. and Europe, an ideas driven digital agency specializing in building revenue platforms in the cloud and providing tech solutions for early stage companies.
He has worked with a wide range of brands, from raw startups to G2K companies: BMW, BT, Microsoft, Intel, Honda, Toyota, Disney, AT&T, Olivetti, Radio Shack, Pfizer.
Lee has market-honed skills in brand positioning strategy, product marketing, interactive design, content development and social media platforms. Contributing Mentor to the Silicon Valley Association of Software Entrepreneurs and a former BOD member of two successful software companies
Lee has deep technical expertise: WordPress, Cloud Apps & Services, CRM, Email Platforms, Content Management & Syndication, Ecommerce, UI/UX Design principals, Social Media, Google Analytics, SEO, PPC, Facebook and LinkedIn Ad Campaign Management, ROI/KPI metrics, Sales Funnel development.
Lee has been a featured speaker and panelist at conferences all over the globe: Interop, CES, Comdex (US and Japan), The Hannover Fair, The CAT Show (Stuttgart), AEC Systems, Siggraph, Internet World, PC Expo and numerous regional tradeshows.
Lee is a global strategist, having lived and worked in Europe, Asia and South America. His linguistic skills in any language other than English typically elicit looks of disdain or sympathy.
Married, with one child, a cat and assorted critters found in the wilds of northern CA. He is a 1981 graduate of George Mason University with a BSW, proficient at blogging, tweeting, backgammon and a “fellow of distinction” Munchen Oktoberfest. Supported causes, Habitat for Humanity, Sierra Club and Remote Area Medical.