As the Chief Creative Officer for Phoenix Portfolio Partners and the Co-Founder of Deal Closer Digital, Drew Barnett is a well-respected expert in the creative media and content creation industry. His company, Deal Closer Digital, offers a range of services designed to increase organic traffic and leave a meaningful digital footprint for businesses through positive and disruptive marketing content. The inception of the company started when he and CEO/co-founder Ben Sever realized the need for “Velocity Videography” and “Microbranding for Momentum” within progressive companies. “Drew’s ability to manage creativity from ideation through production combined with my established public relations and technological platforms make this offering one of a kind. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, we’ve been able to deliver enterprise quality at an affordable cost while integrating the community,” says Sever.
Drew’s journey as an entrepreneur was inspired by his desire to bring his ideas to fruition and surround himself with a team of like-minded individuals. One of the most surprising aspects of his business has been the rapid rate of growth and expansion, requiring him to focus on operational efficiency and studying the market to best meet the needs of his clients.
Currently, one of Drew’s biggest challenges is managing this rapid growth while maintaining a high level of production. To tackle this challenge, he is working to build a strong team of local creators and implementing branding frameworks for different industries.
Throughout his journey as an entrepreneur, Drew has learned the value of celebrating small wins and reflecting on experiences in order to continue improving as a business owner and individual. He also recognizes the importance of investing in oneself and one’s passions, as well as understanding that failures are a natural part of the process.
For those considering starting their own business, Drew advises taking action and finding a network of individuals who can support and benefit from each other’s skills and services. He also encourages out-of-the-box thinking and thoughtful innovation, as the world is constantly changing and adapting to new trends in technology.
In the future, Drew hopes to scale his business internationally and offer a full range of expertise and resources to attract the best clients. He is inspired by the success of his company and the potential for future growth, as well as the opportunity to continue collaborating with others who share his vision and drive.
Drew’s ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the world and leave a lasting legacy. He believes that society needs to be more transparent and embrace new ways of thinking in order to truly progress and thrive. Through his own business, he hopes to inspire others to think creatively and pursue their passions with dedication and consistency.
When asked about what he is currently listening to, he mentioned that he is between new local rap artists and deep house music. He also loves his two dogs, Tyson and Talulah, who are both boxers and excellent work companions at home.
Drew would like to thank everyone who has pushed him to live out his passion and recognize his potential, including his family, business partners, and supportive friend group.