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Hello, I'm Mitchell ūüôā

Here’s What I’ve Done So Far

Patriot Chimney

Co-Founder and CEO, Since July 2018

Roanoke, VA

Our goal is to revolutionize the way chimney work is looked at. We’re doing this by introducing new technology, continuous education, and constant innovation. In our first year, we serviced more than 350 homes and earned more than $200K.¬†

Combat Boots to Top Hats

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Since July 2019

Roanoke, VA

A lot of jobs in the military do not have a civilian equivalent, and a majority of those jobs are combat related. We help connect combat veterans with owners of chimney companies nationwide, consult the veterans on how to use their G.I. Bill benefits to earn a CSIA Certification, and provide travel to and from the CSIA Class site.

Town Mountain Maids

Co-Founder, Since March 2017

Asheville, NC

Town Mountain Maids was my first attempt in entrepreneurship. It is still a small operation that I have grown to just 5 employees working in administrative and cleaning roles. 

Town of Morrisville

Member, Board of Adjusters, Since March 2019

Asheville, NC

The Board of Adjustment (BOA) serves as a quasi-judicial board that acts separately from the Morrisville Town Council. The BOA conducts public hearings and makes rulings on various cases subject to the regulations of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and hears any appeals to decisions made by Planning/Zoning Staff.

Dude Solutions, Inc. 

Sales Development Rep, March 2019 – Feb 2020

Cary, NC

Dude Solutions provides cloud based operations software to help track assets, improve workflow, and make better data-based decisions. I work on the front end of the sales cycle for the hospital team and was voted to be the Q4 peer leader for my team of 9 reps. 

Syncfusion 

Product Consultant, August 2018 – March 2019

Cary, NC

Syncfusion provides UI components for apps written with WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET Core, MVC, Blazor, UWP, Xamarin, JavaScript, Angular, Vue, & React. My job was to work with software developers to determine functionality and consult on the appropriate licensing package.

Dunbar Armored 

Account Executive, September 2016 – July 2018

Lexington, KY

While at Dunbar, I helped my Lexington branch double its annual revenue, number of employees, and vehicles in its fleet. I consulted executives at the regional banks on ideal deposit transportation operations. 

Dunbar Armored was acquired by Brinks in 2018. 

Mars Hill University 

B.S. in Business Administration, Earned May 2016

Mars Hill, NC

Mars Hill is a small private school in the mountains of North Carolina. During my time I served as a Resident Advisor, Vice President of the Traffic Appeals Board, Member of the Campus Activities Board, Marketing Intern for the Campus Dining, Member of the Business Honors Club, and I graduated magna cum laude with a 3.8 GPA.

What I’m Learning

Read 3 Books Per Month

My ultimate goal for 2020 is to read more. I’ve challenged myself to read 3 books per month. I’d like to build up to reading a book a week (on average) by next year. So far, so good.¬†

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React & Redux, and Python

This is so unlike anything else that I’ve worked on, but I love it. It’s one of the few practices in my life that combines logic and creativity. I works both sides of my brain and it keeps me busy.¬†

Mitchell & Company in the News

Starter Story

Starter Story interviews entrepreneurs and shares the stories behind their business. In each interview, Pat (the owner of Starter Story) asks how the entrepreneur got started, how they grew and how they run their business today. My interview was published in November 2019 and showcases how I was able to start and grow Patriot Chimney from $0 to $21K in monthly revenue within a year. 

National Chimney Sweep Guild

The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit trade association existing to promote the success of its members by providing progressive services, encouraging professionalism and ethical accountability, and advancing the chimney and venting industry through public awareness of the trade. Patriot Chimney was featured in their early 2019 edition of Meet a Member. 

Career Move

Career Move is the biggest community where professionals share and learn how to make successful career moves. I was asked to talk about how I helped grow Patriot Chimney to more than $21K in monthly revenue while also working full time. 

Failory

Failory is a community of founders learning together. They give interviews with the founders of failed and successful startups (luckily we were one of the successful ones!), articles about entrepreneurship, and carefully curated resources to make better founders.

Jobber

Jobber is an operations management software that helps small home services businesses organize their entire operations. I was interviewed as part of Jobber Academy, which gathers expert advice, entrepreneur success stories, best practices, and tools for people looking to run smarter, more efficient service businesses.

Books, Thoughts, & More

Fanatical Prospecting

Fanatical Prospecting

Fanatical Prospecting gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, eye-opening guide that clearly explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development--prospecting. The brutal fact is the number...

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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America‚Äďmajestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you‚Äôre going to take a hike, it‚Äôs probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most...

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steelis an incredible explanation of human history, getting to the bottom of a question asked by a New Guinean Politician named Yali, who asked, "Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo...but we black people had little cargo of our...

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