Jed Carlson is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Adwerx. He helps small business owners overcome the challenges they face with today’s digital marketing platforms by providing a brilliantly simple advertising solution.
Jed is obsessed with the notion of “leveling the playing field,” and his career has focused on building scalable, simple and affordable products to empower and guide other entrepreneurs to success. Since its launch in 2013 Adwerx has helped over 100,000 real estate customers across the US, Canada and Australia, positioning Jed as a recognized speaker and expert in the industry.
Jed Carlson is also a trusted advisor and investor in the startup community. He has experience working with the boards of directors on a variety of up-and-coming businesses, envisioning new marketing strategies and raising capital to accelerate growth in their target markets.
Before earning his MBA from Duke University, Jed was a successful entrepreneur in Minneapolis with a focus on technology and marketing. His past ventures include ReverbNation, the leading digital marketing platform for over 5 million independent musicians and bands around the globe, and The Carlson Print Group, a commercial printing and packaging company.
Outside of building companies, Jed is actively involved with his alma mater, and enjoys hunting, fishing and skiing. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Durham, North Carolina.
Jed has built his career on twin pillars of industry expertise and effective, engaging communication. He shares complex subjects in simple and digestible ways. A champion of self-starters, he knows that professional empowerment starts with providing small businesses with the top-notch tools and lessons normally left to big brands. The results: entrepreneurs in real estate, hospitality, insurance, and more get the big business tools and knowledge they need to thrive.
Jed is the first to acknowledge that times have changed in the marketing world, thanks to the dawn of the internet — and he has made it his mission to guide others in unlocking the power of digital advertising. Jed has shared his business insights with outlets such as Inman, GeekEstate Blog, Contactually, and MarTechExec as well as the Adwerx blog.
Awards & Honors
- Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America
- Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America
- TBJ Fast 50
- Most Innovative Technology
- Finalist Inman Top 101 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies
- Best Places to Work