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Nathan Vu


Previous positions

  • Full-Stack Software Developer Student at LEARN!
  • Partnership & Business Development Manager at SkoolLive LLC


San Diego State University-California State University, Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Marketing and Advertising




Software technology in the innovative tech space is my passion. There is nothing more rewarding than contributing towards the growth of a company. Optimizing business presence and exposure, and providing both resourceful and creative solutions is what drives me. My main goal is to maximize the shareholder value, build a great company culture, and create opportunities! Envision, Design, Build, Operate.


  • Full Stack Software Developer


    April 2017 – Present(2 years 6 months)Carlsbad

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  • Full-Stack Software Developer Student


    January 2017 – May 2017(4 months)

    – Completing a 4-month intensive web development program combining remote coding projects and immersive on-site training in San Diego. – Gained proficiency in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript (JSON, jQuery), bootstrap, HTML5, CSS, API, Progress SQL, Test-Driven Development, BDD, Object-Oriented Design, Git, Git Hub and Agile Development. – Learning a full stack of web development technologies through hands-on coding challenges with support and guidance from industry professionals and expert instructors. – Gained familiarity with pair programming, iterative software development, documentation research, debugging, and optimization best practices. -Collaborated on a team project to build out our a functional web and mobile application using the Google and social media API.

  • Partnership & Business Development Manager

    SkoolLive LLC

    July 2015 – September 2016(1 year 2 months)Greater San Diego Area

    SkoolLive currently offers national brands and companies direct access to school campuses all over the United States. Now, we would like to extend an opportunity to local based businesses to participate in our Digital Advertising Program and support their local schools. Our network of digital, interactive, 7-feet tall Kiosks allow for a way to engage and interact with students, parents and faculty within your community. You will be able to receive maximum exposure for your business, far exceeding the level of reach, a banner on a sports field or a logo on a scoreboard could ever attain. Our digital kiosks allow you to implement Call-To-Action initiatives into your marketing campaigns. Our on-campus digital kiosks provide more value for your business than you will get from any other traditional forms of media. One of the reasons businesses chose to advertise through SkoolLive is because we give back to the schools we work with. All the revenue we generate from media placements and sponsorship is shared with the schools that ran those placements. At SkoolLIve, I helped forged new partnership opportunities across retail, advertising, technology, sporting, events and public schools verticals in North America to construct SkoolLive’s competitive market analysis for sales, product, engineering, and c-suite functions.

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  • Account Executive

    DecisionLogic (dba for Clarilogic. Inc.)

    May 2015 – July 2015(2 months)Greater San Diego Area

    DecisionLogic introduces Instant Account Verification technology. This cutting edge software-as-a-service allows borrowers to provide lenders with an instant and up-to date bank statement online and in real-time, behavior analytics, and an API toolkit that provides integration with existing solution. By keeping the borrower engaged throughout the process, the lender can vastly increase their lead-to-loan ratio. Instant Account Verification will decrease your default rate and significantly boosts revenue while reducing risk.

  • Account Manager

    November 2013 – February 2015(1 year 3 months)

    To be a major player in the innovative digital photo sharing industry and build a $100 million company • As a start-up company our first Inside Sales team effectively introduced our cloud based photo storage solution, and expanding into photobooks, and other custom photo printing products into the market. • Helped our R&D division introduced digital conversion services to help preserved, digitized, share and enjoy memories by delivering value-based sales proposals and respond to highly qualified opportunities. • Worked with Amazon and the daily deal business as our advertising partners. We were able lead a sales team and paced towards a high growth and generating $100.000 in monthly sales revenue with a team of 8 people. • With a 3 year growth rate over 5,000%, we are recognized as one of the country’s fastest growing companies. Inc. Magazine recognized Photobin in the prestigious Inc. 500 with Photobin ranking as the 60th fastest growing company in America. San Diego’s 7th fastest growing company in the Fast 100 program. • Collaborated with CEO and decision makers to help developed our first Outside Sales program (Independent Photo Consultant) and also B2B sales in preserving documents. • Market research, gauging new business venues, and projected forecasting sales. With new pricing strategy effort, we increased our profit margin up to 20% with over 200,000 clients.

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  • Assistant Manager

    Enterprise Holdings

    February 2010 – November 2013(3 years 9 months)Greater San Diego Area

    •Sales of various car insurance coverage’s and additional car packages, customer service, account retention and acquisition, marketing to our accounts, monitoring maintenance and repair of our fleet of cars. •Managed and trained new employees on various different sales technique and service goals Enterprise strives for monthly and annually. Achieved 2nd best customer service score for the ARX Geico program in the nation •Promoted to a corner stone branch (largest branch in the nation) and had a six month customer service score of 86% and 89% three months in a row at Kearny Mesa Ford Dealership while maintaining elite sales goal. •Manage branch receivables, including negotiating payment plans, collecting account receivables, preparing write-offs for uncollectible accounts, and recommending accounts for referral to collection •Consistent top salesman at airport location; earning $12 additional revenue per car (2000+ car fleet) •Management of profitability and growth, Oversee daily operation of 700 car fleet in addition to supplying 3 satellite branch with inventory to operate effectively •Retained exisiting accounts and new clients through marketing our business to dealerships, bodyshops, and insurance companies.

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  • Alumni Member/ VP Marketing Assistant

    Alpha Kappa Psi

    December 2007 – November 2013(5 years 11 months)

    •The fraternity emphasizes core values of unity, integrity, professionalism, service and knowledge, and is recognized as a premier developer of principled business leaders. • Mock presentations of our business plans to business leaders and venture capitalist. •Alumni Committee: responsible for writing and publishing monthly newsletters for alumni brothers. As a result, we received an average of five new alumni subscribers every month from our newsletters. •VP Marketing Assistant: researched and produced an effective communication channel for graduated actives and improved marketing schemes for future events and recruitment.

  • Marketing Coordinator (Internship)

    Infinity Group LLC Real Estate

    May 2009 – November 2009(6 months)Greater San Diego Area

    •Helped redesign the communication channel, identified and implemented new marketing avenues, and worked with the support team to identify technologies and products to improve information flow. •Responsible for all correspondence and advertising on a multiple listing websites which generated increasing traffic and will soon “close out” for between $200,000 and $350,000. •Prospect potential clients and per-qualifying over the phone to send quality leads to real estate broker


  • San Diego State University-California State University

    Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Marketing and Advertising

    2004 – 2009

    Graduated with a Marketing degree, and had the privilege to take on a marketing project during my senior year for the Del Mar Race Track. Goal was to start a major beer hub venue with a small budget; targeting demographic from the age of 21-30 years of age. Collaborated with team of 4 students in new client research, consulted with Track management in development of marketing campaigns, media plans, and online marketing. Developed a comprehensive integrated financial plan; determined and allocated a promotional budget. Integrated strategies and tactics; projected to increase track attendance by more than 2,000 in summer 2009.

    Activities and Societies

    Alpha Kappa Psi- Professional Business Fraternity (Top 10 Prestigious Chapter) Dec 2007-present Advanced IMC (Integrated Marketing Communication) Del Mar Race AMA (American Marketing Association)

  • Dev Bootcamp

    Full Stack Web Development and Software Engineering

    2016 – 2017

  • LEARN Academy

    Computer Software Engineering

    2017 – 2017


  • English

  • Vietnamese

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Business Strategy
  • Google Analytics
  • rspec
  • Git
  • CRM
  • Leadership
  • JavaScript
  • Sales
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • NetSuite
  • Fleet Management
  • Product Launch
  • Bootstrap
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market Research
  • Sales Management
  • Web Marketing
  • Project Management
  • SPSS
  • Business Development
  • Online Marketing
  • Ruby
  • Web Analytics
  • APIs
  • MongoDB
  • E-commerce
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Online Advertising
  • Test Driven Development
  • Business Relationship Building
  • HTML5
  • AngularJS
  • Github
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Node.js
  • Store Operations
  • Marketing Communications
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Product Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media Marketing
  • SaaS
  • Social Networking
  • SQL
  • Email Marketing
  • Customer Retention


San Diego State University-California State University

  • Advanced Marketing Communication( Del Mar Race Track)(370)


  • American Marketing Association


    February 2008 – September 2010

    Assisted communities and raised hundreds of dollars through community service and donations. Member of the Professional Networking committee; organized various business events ranging from informative insider’s look at companies, funding events, and professional development sessions. Contributed time and commitment to community service; awarded with the 2008 ABSC Outstanding Organizations.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Financial Sponsorship Chairperson

    VAYA (Vietnamese American Youth Alliance) Non- profit organization

    February 2003 – 2010(7 years 8 months)Economic Empowerment

    •As a Financial Sponsorship Chairperson: handled approximately $50,000 of festival tickets, and approximately $10,000 in cash. •Handled currency and organization projects, found creative solutions and always worked within deadlines. •Developed a leadership role while adapting in a diverse community setting.

  • Team Lead

    Startup San Diego

    September 2016 – December 2018(2 years 3 months)Science and Technology

    The Development track caters to both the tech savvy and novices alike. Learn how developers use the art of programming to seamlessly integrate technology into our lives. For many, software development is a “black box,” a mysterious force that allows computing devices to do wonderful things. For the people who write software, it’s an art and a science. This track is for individuals and groups to enhance their knowledge of an ever increasingly complex technological environment.

Causes Nathan cares about:

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science and Technology