Brad Finkeldei Entrepreneurs Coach Show 048

Brad Finkeldei
Speaker | Author | Coach For Entrepreneurs I help entrepreneurs step into their fears and achieve their dreams.
bradley thomas, llc DeVry University-Missouri
Greater Chicago Area

His perspective is about the person he has become by becoming an entrepreneur. From arrogant and not confident to confident and now contributing to others lives.

Founder Bradley Thomas LLC

Managed a team of three creating WordPress sites and email campaigns for online events.
– Created a turn-key content strategy system so the owner could walk away and focus on building his business.
– Led and managed the creative direction and layouts of each site build.
– Installed and configured various WordPress themes.
– Designed and created graphics for sites using Photoshop.
– Troubleshot, managed and resolved and client site issues.
– Trained clients to use their new sites.
– Created documentation for clients so they could use their new sites easily.
– Managed email marketing campaigns, webinars, social media, and created online sales funnels.
– Joint ventured with 60+ marketers inviting an email audience of over 100,000 people using Get Response.
– Created newsletters and managed email lists with MailChimp and Get Response

When I was about 10 years old I remember begging my parents to get me my first computer. They finally caved in and ever since then I’ve been the go-to-geek for friends and family to help resolve any tech related issues.

WordPress Support Specialist & Web Engineer
A top-performing technology enthusiast and web support specialist with over 16 years of web hosting experience. Strong experience in large complex multi-tiered SaaS environments and single site environments. Expertise in installing, building, and configuring WordPress sites. Expertise in troubleshooting Java, PHP and WordPress applications. Worked in corporate environments, support roles, managed freelance projects and has entrepreneurial experience. Outstanding experience leading and training teams.
Creative content expert with global experience seeking a position with a digital agency in Chicago.
I’ve run destination photo shoots in Jamaica and Guatemala, directed photography in the Rocky mountains, flown drones around tall buildings to creatively sell properties, ran email marketing campaigns that attracted an audience of over 100,000 for an interview series I hosted, photographed men with the longest beards and biggest mustaches in the world, and built websites for awesome clients mostly as a one man shop.

What I’ve learned most along my journey is I no longer want to do it alone and ready to be part of a winning creative team that wants to create inspiring content that leaves an impact on the world. Why? Because it combines my dreams as a kid, my dreams as an adult, and it will leave the world a better place.

My intention is to combine my creative, technical, and leadership skills and create an opportunity to work in a creative agency. I have 13 years IT and web engineering experience, ten plus years of photography experience, and three years of entrepreneurial experience as a life coach.

Who do you know in Chicago, IL that works for a creative marketing agency or commercial photo/film studio and would you share this with them?

Thank you in advance for sharing! Happy Holidays and Happy New Years to you!

Here’s are links to my resume and portfolio.

Resume here:

Portfolio here:


100 Days of Stepping into Fear. Day 5 Creating your Reality.
Digital Producer
Austin, TX
Who am I? At my heart is empowerment and laughter, I am a leader and inspiration factory: I inspire others to be at their absolute best. I am the catalyst for thinking differently to create new solutions. When ideas collide I propel solutions through creativity, leadership, and technical wizardry aka geek. Digital Producer A top-performing, digital producer with over 16 years of experience credited with combining creative mindset, IT, and empathetic leadership to create inspiring solutions. Strong expertise in digital production, creative direction, strategy, and project management. International speaker and author with leadership and entrepreneurial experience. Passionate about helping teams succeed by driving them to think creatively and work smarter. Experience leading and directing projects to successful completion. Highly accomplished in training teams and ability to build and maintain relationships with ease.

Jun, 2013 – Current
In last 3 years I’ve led, created, and marketed in the following ways: Leadership Led and remotely managed a team of three creating online campaigns. Brought together 60+ marketers to create joint venture deals. Created and led workshops. Managed client accounts to establish goals. Wrote a best-selling book, The Mindset Shift and Spoken Internationally. Creative Managed creative direction for client sites. Directed photography for destination based video production for Steamline productions. Led photoshoot for XO talent agency for their agency launch. Designed and maintained WordPress websites. Directed branding of businesses. Produced compelling videos. Digital Marketing Designed sales funnels. Created a turn-key content strategy system. Ran the technical direction of online interview series with 100,000 invitees.

Enterprise Systems Administrator
Sep, 2012 – Jul, 2013
Managed numerous cloud client environments, including system installation, deployment, and configuration and patching for systems such as Websphere 7 & 8, Liferay, Tomcat, and Apache HTTPD serverS. Trained and created technical documentation for clients on how to configure and use their web environments. Managed local desktop environment for the office.

Web Systems Administrator
May, 2011 – Jun, 2012
Managed PCI and security compliance in Websphere, Tomcat, Apache and OpenSSL environments. Managed multiple environments and interactions with development teams to provide successful deployments. Created new Websphere 7.0 environments and maintained older middleware environments. Created standards and procedures for deployments.

Web Systems Administrator
Jun, 2006 – May, 2011
Managed Coca-Cola cloud migration of over 400 applications from Websphere 6.1 to 7.0 architecture. Migrated over 100 PHP sites and installed Websphere 6.0 and 7.0 on Linux Enterprise servers. Trained edge managers on troubleshooting web hosting techniques. Managed working schedule for the web engineering team

Manager & Senior Application Administrator
Sep, 2000 – Jun, 2006
Trained new employees in middleware hosting environments. Managed operations of Websphere support team Monitored large test and production hosting systems. Improved processes and procedures for hosting environments. Wrote training documentation and trained support team.


Telecommunications Management – Information Systems
Aug, 1997 – Jun, 2000

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