Hi, Karl Sakas here. I’m a fourth generation business owner who’s been working in the digital marketing industry since I was 15 years old.
During that time I’ve found many agency owners start their businesses because they love marketing—not because they want to manage people, deal with payroll, or oversee project management. Fortunately, I love that side of digital marketing agencies.
So I founded Sakas & Company (previously named Agency Firebox) to help digital marketing agencies improve business operations and strategy—including project management, client service, recruiting, marketing, and accounting.
Why do I do this? As a digital marketing agency business consultant, I love that my work helps me do two things:
- Make life easier for agency owners
- Make their agencies a more stable place to work for their employees
My clients run agencies worldwide. I’ve helped clients on six continents—from New York to Seattle, and from Sydney to Dublin.
My clients are smart entrepreneurs who are good at many parts of their agency; they just don’t like dealing with the day-to-day business side. Sakas & Company works with them via our business coaching and agency consulting services to help them achieve the goals they set for their agency while learning to love their jobs again.
You can contact me here.
The Sakas & Company Team
Karl Sakas, President & Business Consultant
Karl Sakas, founder & president of Sakas & Company, excels as the Idea Person’s right-hand man, which allows him to help agency owners turn their visions into concrete marketing and technology realities.
He’s also the oldest of five kids, raised in a log cabin 15 miles from the White House. He moved to North Carolina 5 years ago, after several snowy years in the New York area following college.
Karl is a graduate of William & Mary, where he majored in business (Operations & Informations Systems) and minored in history. He enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering as President of Triangle AMA and as a volunteer bartender on a 1930s railroad car.
Phone: +1-919-410-6224 (Google Voice)
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Katie Connors, Client Coordinator
Katie Connors helps Sakas & Company stay organized. This includes communicating with current and potential clients, supporting Karl Sakas’ speaking events, and researching new systems to help our clients.
Katie draws on her experience as a paralegal, marketing agency operations leader, and immigration law caseworker to keep things running smoothly.
Outside of her work at Sakas & Company, Katie supports several clients as a virtual assistant (VA). She enjoys working with animals as a volunteer at the Wake County (NC) Animal Center. She is a graduate of East Carolina University and the paralegal program at Meredith College.
Need help keeping your business organized? Katie is taking a limited number of additional VA clients. Learn more here.
Melissa Breau, Marketing Manager
Melissa Breau helps Sakas & Company do great marketing. She’s a Raleigh-based copywriter and content marketing consultant who likes long walks on the beach and arguing about comma placement.
Outside of her work with Sakas & Company, Melissa works with a diverse group of clients, from authors self-publishing their first novel to small business owners who need help maintaining their blogs. She’s also the writer behind Content Marketing that Converts.
Her resume includes time spent at Pet Business Magazine, Columbia University Press, and in the Manhattanville College Marketing Department. She has a Masters of Science in Publishing and she’s always willing to talk shop on Twitter.
We’d love to connect. Find Karl online at:
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