Erik Kjell - Seattle, WA

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I’m a family man and #girldad who loves sailing, sushi, and a big bold cabernet. I just got the Toyota FJ40 I’ve wanted since I was a kid and it brings me child-like joy. I invest in startups, advise founders, and do consulting on a quarterly basis. I have 01 spot opening up Q1, 2022. Text or call me at (206) 854-8814 or erik@kjell.org and let's see if I can help you reach your goal.

Erik Kjell - Seattle, WA

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Role

Product Lead

Dates

Month, 2018 - Month, 2019

Accomplishments

  • Seed funded a startup with $2M from Dan Nordstrom
  • Built a team of 8 including specialists in marketplaces, payments
  • Designed an end-to-end licensing and royalty payment platform
  • Negotiated a partnership with the NFL Players Association
  • Reduced overhead of licensing department by a factor of 50:1
  • Sub-licensed digital assets from NFL licensees Topps and EA
  • Reduced the time to get a licensing deal from 6 months to 6 days
  • Collected pre-paid, guaranteed, and advance royalty payments
  • Tracked sales via API and computed revenues for reporting
  • Computed royalty payments for 1,800+ NFL players on 32 teams
  • Sold the technology to the NFL Players Association

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I’m a family man and #girldad who loves sailing, sushi, and a big bold cabernet. I just got the Toyota FJ40 I’ve wanted since I was a kid and it brings me child-like joy. I invest in startups, advise founders, and do consulting on a quarterly basis. I have 01 spot opening up Q1, 2022. Text or call me at (206) 854-8814 or erik@kjell.org and let's see if I can help you reach your goal.