T H E   P A R T N E R S

Screen-Shot-2014-07-18-at-5.19David Shiba has over 20 years experience as both an entrepreneur and C-Level sales and marketing executive with a track record of helping start-ups and SMBs design and deploy high-performance sales and marketing systems.  Notable achievements include authoring and executing the national sales rollout plan for Apartments.com that catapulted the start-up from $10,000 in monthly sales to a $3.8 million annual run-rate in less than 12 months.  This dramatic sales improvement led directly to the acquisition of Apartments.com by Classified Ventures.

Integrating a passion for sales and digital marketing, Shiba has become expert at CRM design and implementation, SEO, SEM and ecommerce sales.  Shiba has an MBA in Finance from New York University where he graduated with honors.

David Shiba lives in downtown Chicago with his wife and partner of 32 years and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Wallace.

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David Fish started a Branding Agency in Chicago in 1988 and has been in the business ever since. Fish has always been attracted to solving challenging puzzles for clients of all types – visually, technically and competitively.

Fish’s contribution to the 2.0 heads partnership is informed by the excellent mentoring in one of the best design shops ever, a few years at Hill and Knowlton – Chicago at a time when there were only 2 offices with creative capabilities so we worked on projects around the world, leading the design|communication team for a $17B investment banking firm and, above all, launching three start-ups based on creative approaches to visual communication and sense-making.

BA in Communication Design from University of Arizona and University of Illinois at Chicago and MBA in Management and Entrepreneurship from University of Illinois at Chicago.

He lives in Oak Park, IL with his awesome wife and family (and Australian Shepherd.)