Mitchell Earl
Interested in Senior Marketing & Senior Operations roles
Startup marketing, finance, and operations are my bread and butter.

Mitchell is a cowboy turned startup professional and Director of Marketing @ Crash. He’s a former champion meat grader. Author of Don’t Do Stuff You Hate. Narrator of Why Haven’t You Read This Book? And previously Chief of Staff at Ceterus – where he helped scale a team from 20 to 150, 5x revenue, and raise over $20MM in venture capital.

He’s radical about creating a better future and helping others do the same. Unsolvable problems and conspiracies are his favorite conversation genres. The keys to his heart – fine Bordeaux and Hemingway novels.

Remote or Denver, CO

Work Experience

Co-Founder, Editor, and Sales Leader @ The Odyssey

3 years

Chief of Staff @ Ceterus

3 years

Director of Marketing @ Crash

6 months


The Crash Guide: How to Start Your Marketing Career in 2020 With No Experience

The ultimate guide to starting your career in entry-level marketing.


The Crash Guide: How to Start Your Customer Success Career in 2020 With No Experience Copy

The ultimate guide to starting your career in an entry-level customer success job.


First Career Job

I write a weekly newsletter where I feature hand-picked early career jobs and how to get them with zero experience. Join hundreds of other weekly readers!


How To Pitch Any Job With Zero Experience

Here's a fun project little side project Morgan von Gunten and I spun up to help people discover better ways to approach their job hunt. Want to improve your chances of getting hired for a specific job? Send us the job posting, and we'll recommend tactics to apply–even if you don't have experience.


Don't Do Stuff You Hate

In 2016, I published my first book, Don't Do Stuff You Hate. It's jam-packed full of essays and practical life philosophy on how to live better by eliminating things you don't want. Available on Amazon – check it out!



201809 Hubspot Growth + Strategy By Stage Case Study

It's no question HubSpot is the category king of inbound marketing – and both their early growth and the brand they've built are fantastic case studies for any marketer. A while back, I wanted to explore HubSpot's growth tactics at different stages to understand the steps they took – and this is what I found.


My Personal Blog

I blog semi-regularly at – where I focus on topics like what it means to lead a fulfilling life, how to find meaningful work, and general musings about grown up. Stop by and let me know what you think.



What Put My Grandpa Out of Business

In the early 2000s, the smartest man I’ve ever known filed for bankruptcy.


$100,000 College Degree, Batteries Not Included

People talk shit on Millennials. Call them lazy. Entitled. And a million other names.


The Conversation You Should Be Having

Take-Home Message: People love talking about themselves. Give them a chance.


A Degree Won’t Make You Rich(er).

Across the country right now many students are being duped into believing myths of a causal relationship existing between higher education…


Ceterus Raises $4.2M to Provide “Bookkeeping-As-A-Service” for Franchise Owners

Charleston-based Ceterus today announced the close of a $4.2 million Series A investment. The round was led by TechOperators, the largest venture technology investor in the Southeast, with participation from The IDEA Fund Partners of Raleigh, NC, and Alerion Ventures of Charleston, SC.


Ceterus Raises $6M to Expand Automated Accounting and Benchmarked Reporting for Small Business

Charleston-based Ceterus today announced the close of a $6 million Series A-1 extension investment led by Grotech Ventures. Participation in the round includes existing investors, TechOperators of Atlanta, GA, The IDEA Fund of Raleigh, NC, and Alerion Ventures of Charleston, SC.


Ceterus Raises $10 Million Series B to Provide Entrepreneurs with AI-Driven Financials and Benchmarked Industry Data

Ceterus, a Charleston-based Software-with-a-Service company today announced the close of $10 million in venture capital for their Series B funding round from a host of prominent investors. Harbert Growth Partners led the round with participation from earlier investors TechOperators, GroTech Ventures, Idea Fund Partners, and Alerion Ventures.


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Excellent research capabilities. Uses tools, systems, and processes to understand people and situations.

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