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Deon Direct

Imagine having the strategic power and expertise of a seasoned Marketing Advisor, Strategist and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at your fingertips, without the full-time commitment or cost. As a fractional CMO, I am a part-time marketing veteran who provides expert guidance and execution, helping you achieve your marketing goals and drive business growth

About Us


Chris d’Eon

 🥷 Growth Marketing & AI Advisor | 👨‍🏫 Marketing & AI Instructor | 📕 Co-author of “Leads Are Good, Sales Are Better” | ✍🏼 Forbes Contributor | 🏄🏻‍♂️ Part-Time Surfer

I am seen as a visionary Senior Advisor & Strategist with more than two decades of trailblazing experience in Marketing. My focus has been on aligning marketing and sales for growth-oriented organizations now also guides teams to integrate operational efficiencies by implementing marketing and sales AI into their organizations. My expertise covers a broad spectrum including Growth Hacking, Social Media, Email Marketing, Pay-Per-Click, SEO, B2B Lead Generation, LinkedIn, Webinars and eCommerce, as well as classic methods like Events, Radio, TV, Catalog, Direct Mail, Print, and Brand Advertising. I take pride in helping companies craft innovative, cost-effective, and scalable marketing strategies.  And I understand the need to set and achieve goals and milestones.

• Head of Marketing, Founders First Capital Partners and Founders First CDC (HCM)

• Co-Founder, One Stop Paleo Shop & Strength in Food

• VP Marketing at Pathway Genomics (Founders Fund-backed)

• Senior VP at (the largest health database in the world, purchased by Hearst, Inc)

• Original VP Marketing (public, then bought by FTD)

• Direct Marketing Manager at Intuit's TurboTax

Beyond the corporate realm, I am passionate about sharing knowledge and experience. I assist at the University of Hawaii P.A.C.E. entrepreneurship program, teach marketing at San Diego State University, EvoNexus (a startup incubator), WeWork, Cal Poly, and Pt Loma Nazarene University.

Let's connect and explore how we can create impactful marketing narratives together!

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Why Work With Me


·  Author: Book “Leads Are Good, Sales Are Better”

·  Author: Forbes Contributor

·  Senior-level experience

·  Teach marketing at the university level

·  Satisfied clients

·  Uses modern growth marketing and AI tactics

·  Flexible to your needs

·  I understand you, because I’ve been you


I’ve been in your shoes, so I understand the importance of time, money and results.  So I can eliminate wasted time trying to figure things out and get right down to getting things done.  I will think strategically while also implementing tactics.




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