The idea and the people behind Growthmentor

How it all started

For years, I often found myself feeling lonely, professionally.

I would get frustrated and wish that I had someone with a similar growth marketing mindset to bounce ideas around with.

The idea for GrowthMentor came from my own personal struggle of being a solo-marketer.

Read my story here.

The team

We’re a full remote team with very different backgrounds – from an ex-lifeguard manager in America to a former Bulgarian seaside bartender.

We embrace our differences and that we are currently all living such different lives with the one thing in common being GrowthMentor.

Fun fact! Michelle and Spyros were both mentees before joining our team full-time so they totally understood and loved the product before coming on board.

We live on Slack and do a pretty damn good job of keeping each other abreast of what’s happening in our respective areas.

You will find that all of us are active members in our community and many members have commented on this in a surprised manner. “Oh wow! You’re actually involved!” We can’t imagine it any other way – we truly enjoy the camaraderie and the endorphins that come from helping someone solve their issue.

Whether it’s match making by giving mentor suggestions or connecting members to collaborate and co-market, we are always available.

Human Interaction > Artificial Intelligence

Test us out by filling in this match making form 😛


Building this platform and community in between life

Foti Panagio

Lover of all things Growth Marketing, Foti has truly found his happy place since starting GrowthMentor. He'd happily spend all of his time mingling with other Growth folks as long as there are snacks involved.

Jessica Volbrecht

With a mixed bag background, Jessica has built the GrowthMentor community from scratch. She is never is too busy to answer questions on live chat or do some good ol' fashioned (mentor) match-making.

Alek Manov

With the reputation as ‘the nicest guy I know’ he really wouldn’t even have to produce anything. He could just show up and be nice and everyone would be happy. BUT, this dude delivers amazing designs time and time again!

Michelle Evans

Cheerleaders may be an American thing, but this British gal has it down pat! She wears many titles : customer success, accountability coach and your new favorite online pal.

Spyros Tsoukalas

Nicknamed ‘The Spy’, nothing gets past this guy! With a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering, he keeps things running orderly and is always eager to dive into a new area of startup life and get his hands dirty.

Our Core Values


Nobody knows everything and we should all be open to hearing a different perspective on what we are working on.

The marketing world and the tools available are changing at light speed, so how can any one person be expected to keep up?

Opening yourself up to feedback from your peers will not only make you a stronger person, but also lead to more confidence in your professional life.

Active Learning

It is so easy to get enthralled with the marketing blog world and spend copious amounts of time listening to the smartest of smart peeps on their podcasts.

It’s great to take it all in, but at the end of the day, that’s all passive learning. You’re absorbing everything that they are saying, but really anyone can do that.

What matters is what you’re doing with that knowledge.

  • Are you moving forward and testing out what you just read?
  • Are you having conversations about what you want to try?

Even verbalizing out loud what you just read about can help you to process it fully.

Human Relationships

People make the world go round.

Sorry bots, you may be impressive, but I’d still rather talk to a human any day.

We believe in the lost art of simply “having a chat”.

GrowthMentor comes down to people helping people.

Establishing relationships with marketing professionals from all over the world and sharing failures, ideas and goals is a pretty cool thing in our book.

We’ve spent many an hour going over every aspect and scrutinizing every tiny detail of this platform, having disagreements mixed in with laughter (and the occasional bottle of wine).

Board of Advisors

Hannah Parvaz

Head of Growth at

Michael Taylor

Co-Founder at Ladder.io

Vassilena Valchanova

Digital Strategist & Trainer

Austin Mullins

Founder at

Dani Hart

Former Head of Growth at

Itay Forer

Founder, Entrepreneur, Mentor & Advisor. YC alumni

Daniil Kopilevych

Head of Growth at HelpCrunch.com

Sergi Garcia

Chief Marketing Officer at

Nathan Sudds

Founder at

Daniel Johnson

Google Launchpad, Cambridge University Speaker, Techstars Alumni & more

Nicolas Moulin

Online Business Manager at BravaFabrics

Luis Camacho

Founder & CEO at FantomAgency.io

Kosta Panagoulias

Founder at Web4realty.com

Kuba Rdzak

Growth @ Juo.io

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