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Industry expert and wanted strategist joins company after raising $200 million Series C donations to position ZenBusiness as a household name synonymous with entrepreneurial success
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ZenBusiness, the only comprehensive mentored platform to help entrepreneurs launch, manage and grow their successful businesses, today announced the addition of award-winning brand strategist Michael Faneuil to lead brand marketing. Fanuele is joining the team after a $200 million Series C funding round that valued ZenBusiness at more than $1 billion. He will lead the company’s efforts to make ZenBusiness the most trusted and beloved partner for entrepreneurs.
“We live in the age of entrepreneurs, and I can’t be excited to join the movement. ZenBusiness is revolutionizing the basic physics of our economy by freeing people with big ideas to turn those ideas into life-changing businesses,” Fanuel said. A professional prison – and we’re here to give millions a path to freedom of entrepreneurship.”
Fanuele has over 20 years of marketing experience leading strategy for agencies like Fallon and Havas, known for inspiring the teams behind the work at Arby’s, Dos Equis, Cadillac and more. Prior to joining ZenBusiness, Fanuel served as President of Stagwell’s Media Assembly + GALE where he helped lead the integrated partnership between two world-class marketing agencies. Michael was also the creative director at General Mills, a role in which he inspired the large food company to be a good food company and led a noted agency review of its diversity requirements. Additionally, Faneuil is the author of the bestselling book, stop thinkingAn innovative blueprint for helping leaders and organizations with big ambitions succeed.
“We are excited that Michael will become the latest addition to the growing ZenBusiness family,” said Ryan Petillac, co-founder and chief marketing officer of ZenBusiness. “As one of the world’s most successful brand strategists, he will play a critical role in transforming ZenBusiness into one of the most meaningful brands and help us advance our mission of empowering people to live and work differently. We can’t wait to see what’s coming.”
Fanuel holds a BA from Vassar College and currently resides in New York with his family.
About Zain Business
ZenBusiness, a public benefit enterprise, is the only comprehensive guided platform designed for the entrepreneur’s journey to launch, manage and grow a successful business. To empower the new generation of entrepreneurs, ZenBusiness provides innovative tools, financial technology, and world-class educational resources to support millions of small businesses on their journey to success – all at an affordable and clear price. By giving entrepreneurs what they need — worry-free services, front-line support, and a comprehensive platform — ZenBusiness makes taking the leap toward building a better life as easy as possible, allowing business owners to achieve Zen status. ZenBusiness was founded in 2017, and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Visit www.ZenBusiness.com and follow zenbusinessinc for more information.