Excelerate Lab Mentors

Dave Linhardt

Dave Linhardt (@davelinhardt)

Life Phase Media, LLC

Dave Linhardt is a serial entrepreneur with 19 years of direct marketing experience in both online and offline channels. After starting his career at P&G, Dave invented the Digital One Rate program at AT&T Wireless, creating $1.5 billion in enterprise value and transforming the wireless industry. After AT&T, Dave successfully turned around a division at Experian. After Experian, Dave joined Yesmail, the leading provider of permission email marketing services, as Senior VP of Data Services. At Yesmail, Dave helped bring Yesmail to profitability for the first time creating $20 million in enterprise value in 18 months. After a successful sale to InfoUSA, Dave left Yesmail to start Maverick Direct Marketing, a bootstrap startup. With only $5K in seed capital, Dave grew Maverick 202% per year with 48 months of consecutive profitability. Today, Dave leads Life Phase Media, a life event data company he started in 2008. Dave has a BS ChemEng from Purdue and an MBA from Harvard Business School.