Growth Gurus

Growth Gurus

There are many talented and ambitious growth managers out there, but only a few can be called gurus. We’ve selected 4 who have been forging the practice for the last 10 years.

Sean Ellis

An American entrepreneur/growth hacker who originally coined the term “growth hacking”. Founder and CEO of, he was a growth/marketing executive at Dropbox, Eventbrite, Lookout, LogmeIn, Uproar and KissMetrics. He has been an angel investor for startups for the past 17 years. Sean Ellis has contributed to enriching the concept of growth hacking throughout the numerous businesses he established and raised.

Noah Kagan

Noah Kagan is an American marketing executive and entrepreneur who started his career as a geography marketing analyst at Intel corporation, and then later on became the owner of HFG Consulting. He worked at, Mint, and was a product manager at while he coordinated Facebook mobile, advertising, search and other services. He’s currently the Chief Sumo at Appsumo, and previously co-founded Gambit.

Ed Baker

VP of Growth at Uber, Ed Baker graduated from Harvard with a BA in Chemistry & Physics. He also holds an MBA from Stanford University. Before joining Uber, he worked at Bain & Company for 5 years, he co-founded, fViki, Friendly.Iy and was the Head of International Growth at Facebook.

Andrew Chen

Andrew holds a bachelors degree from the University of Washington, but he started his career much earlier, at the age of 17 as a software engineer at Cobalt Digital Marketing. After graduating, he became an analyst at Mohr Davidow Ventures and Director of Product Marketing at Audio Science. He was an investor/advisor at Dropbox, AngelList, Barkbox, ZenPayroll, Leanplum, Product Hunt, Grovo, Kiva, and a couple others. He currently works as Growth Manager at Uber. He is also a blogger on topics such as user acquisitions, growth marketing and supply growth.