Evan Kirstel is a top technology influencer, B2B thought leader, and content creator with a social media audience of over 500,000 people. He has built an organic social media reach in the tens of millions, and his LinkedIn and Twitter live streams reach into the millions per video.
Evan has 30 years of enterprise sales, alliances & marketing experience in the telecom and IT arena. He brings a unique perspective on opportunities in the Future of Work including Unified Communications, Collaboration and CX space. This includes extensive practical knowledge of mobile, voice, video, web collaboration and cloud technology. Evan is a Co-Founder of EvIRA Health, a close-knit network of fellow B2B thought leaders and digital social practitioners tirelessly serving the global health tech community.
- Position: Tech Influencer & Co-Founder EvIRA Health
- Industry: Technology, Telecommunications
- Location: Boston, MA, USA
- Website: Evan Kirstel | Podcast
- LinkedIn: Evan Kirstel
- Instagram: Evan Kirstel
- Twitter: Evan Kirstel
Evan, can you start off by telling us about yourself and why you chose entrepreneurship?
Evan has 30 years of enterprise sales, alliances & marketing experience in the telecom and IT arena, I bring a unique perspective on opportunities in the Future of Work including Unified Communications, Collaboration and CX space, including extensive practical knowledge of mobile, voice/video/web collaboration and cloud technology and a Co-Founder of EvIRA Health, a close-knit network of fellow B2B thought leaders and digital social practitioners tirelessly serving the global health tech community.
Can you tell us what drives you to be successful as an entrepreneur and current “B2B TechFluencer”?
My love of the industry and helping clients!
Tell us about your role and your vision of your business in the next 5-years.
B2B tech brands like Intel, 3M, AT&T Business, Amazon AWS, Dell, VMware, Qualcomm, HPE, Telefonica, Samsung, Citrix, Uipath, Dell and Ericsson hire me to help them to achieve massive visibility and scale, leveraging the power of social media in a variety of market segments including: mobile, blockchain, cloud, 5G, HealthTech, IoT, AI, Digital Health, Big Data, Cloud and CyberSecurity. Onwards and Upwards!
What’s the one or two accomplishments that you’re proud of?
My social media followers are a “Who’s Who” of the B2B tech landscape, and growing by thousands monthly – I’ve been named as the top 20 most mentioned and REtweeted by Both CIOs and CMOs and am the #1 influencer in the Telecom, Cloud, Unified Communications, 5G and IoT arena.
What advice do you have for other up-and-coming entrepreneurs and leaders?
Focus on digital and social and documenting your journey!
You are smashing it on social media. What platforms work best for engaging your followers?
ALL OF THEM!
What is the major difference between being an entrepreneur and social influencer versus doing the corporate thing? Any comparison?
Working for yourself while earning 6/7 figures is a dream come true!
Who was your biggest influence?
CEOs like Michael Dell (Dell Corporation) and Marc Benioff (Salesforce).
What is the most challenging part of your work as a CEO?
Managing my time and saying No!
What do you have your sights set on next?
Building my media empire: The EvanVerse!
What is a day in your life like?
12 hours online and with clients.
Do you have any hobbies?
2 amazing kids and ocean swimming.
What makes you smile?
A good dad joke!
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