Stephen Aarstol

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Stephen Aarstol

WEBSITE:    Tower Paddle Boards


Stephan Aarstol is an entrepreneurial thought leader and online marketing expert. With over a decade of Internet experience, Stephan has worked with a large variety of startups, from ecommerce and medical imaging to educational toys and youth backpacking. He is currently the CEO and founder of Tower Paddle Boards, an online, manufacturer-direct brand in stand up paddle boarding, the fastest-growing water sport in the world. Tower Paddle Boards garnered an investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and was named one of the top 10 success stories in the history of the show by Entrepreneur Magazine. With only four employees, Stephan has grown the company from $3K revenue in 2010 to a projected 2013 revenue of $4M. Before founding Tower, Stephan started a number of niche ecommerce businesses, including high-end poker chip company The site began as a solo venture side job and resulted in $2.5M in sales over its first five years. Stephan is an avid backpacker and has a passion for leading revenue-increasing initiatives for startups and high-growth organizations. Stephan holds an MBA in New Venture Management from the University of San Diego and lives in San Diego today.

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Stephan is a contributing author to:
– Washington Post
– Fast Company
– Entrepreneur Magazine
– Search Engine Journal
– The Good Men Project
– Under30CEO
– Young Entrepreneur
– TweakYourBiz
– SteamFeed
– KillerStartups
– CustomerThink
– YFS Entrepreneur
– IdeaMensch
-Business Insider





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February 02, 2015


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