Austin Zitting is a serial entrepreneur & web developer.


Since dropping out of high school at 15, I've taught entire class curricula, built multiple online businesses, designed dozens of websites, and became the youngest employee in Ceterus history, all by 17. Now at 19, I do sales at FeatureSpace in Atlanta, moonlight as a developer for Brick & Click Co, and am a co-founder in ThreadWhale, an apparel brand.

How I Grew at Ceterus


How I Spent My High School Sophomore Year as the Teacher


How I Became the First Minor Hired at Ceterus


Latest Employment

2020 - Now

2018 - 2019

2018

Sales


Featurespace is an award-winning machine learning software company, fighting financial crime for clients in financial services, gaming and insurance. But we are very much a human company – our technology is created, invested in and used by humans.

Sales


Using SalesLoft and SalesForce, I made between 80-100 cold prospecting calls per day and sent between 100-300 prospecting emails to drive sales opportunities. I was consistently in the top-three SDRs in terms of monthly demos completed, and was the #1 SDR in terms of MRR generated in 2019.

Ads Team


Using the Adobe Suite, I created advertisements for use on Facebook, where I oversaw the launching of the ads using Facebook Business Manager. In addition, I used our proprietary CRM software to create marketing campaigns and track results.

2016 - 2018

2015

Sales Operations


I designed and oversaw Ceterus’ lead generation efforts and added 40k+ qualified prospects within their key-verticals to Salesforce. In addition, I handled all internal IT requests and administered the integrations between Salesforce, Pardot, and Outreach.

Sales


I migrated all of the Praxis curricula from their backend website to Teachable. I actively sought and tested new marketing strategies, developed dozens of leads, and handled initial application reviews of Praxis applicants. I also organized and spoke at two outreach events for the program.

Projects of Mine

ThreadWhale


ThreadWhale is a crypto-based apparel brand started with the intention of growing the blockchain community with fun, crypto-themed merchandise. We encourage customers to make their purchases with crypto by accepting over 900 unique digital currencies on our site.

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Brick & Click Co


Brick & Click Co started working in the web design space back in 2017, and over the past 18 months we’ve branched into web hosting, SEO, copywriting, and marketing to create an online suite of services for small businesses looking to develop their online presence.

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How I Went From High School Dropout To Who I Am Today


Having dropped out of high school at 15, I knew I had to defy expectations. I had no idea where to start, so I was passing the time with what I love; technology. I was known for this thing where I’d log in to unsecured modems in my neighborhood and set wifi names to something obscure, and in some cases just my name. One victim of my shenanigans happened to be the former principal and 'jack-of-all-trades' at a local homeschool co-op in my community. The school was in dire need of somebody to teach the Computers 101 class after the previously lined-up teacher backed out. She’d spent the past few days scouring Craigslist and social media for anybody willing to step up. The gig was completely volunteer work which made the role hard to fill. On the night before the first day of school, her husband recommended ‘that kid up the road who has been screwing with our router.’ After a short meeting with the board, I agreed to fill in until a replacement was found. A few months in, I was offered the gig for the whole year, as well as the opportunity to adopt the responsibilities of another class before I’d even be starting my own Sophomore year in high school. As a 15-year-old dropout, I taught both Computers 101 and Typing for the 2015/2016 school year. I came to live by the belief that you have to create your own opportunities in life, and that there's very little stopping you from doing so.