Karnell is a serial entrepreneur and has founded 4 companies, including one which he scaled to more than $100M in gross revenue and over 200 employees across the globe. He has significant business expertise in operating and scaling professional services firms and has helped run significant operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.
Dynamic mix of marketing and operations skills. 18+ years of experience in the digital marketing and media services industry as CEO of One to One Global, Inc. Led One to One’s growth from start-up to $20+ million in revenue. Skilled leader of teams ranging from 20 to 200+ people.
Presently Karnell is a partner in Montext, an online investment research services for retail investors.
In late 2013, Ian sold a start-up he co-founded, called OfferGraph, to PolyGraph Media in Austin, TX. OfferGraph was an early-stage multitenant SAAS platform that allows brands to identify, connect with, and monetize relationships with key influencers and their social networks. He helped acquire OfferGraph’s core IP and team from Harvard University, which was beta testing with major social networks such as LinkedIn.
Prior to this, Karnell was Founder and CEO of One to One Interactive. He played a major role in establishing the firm’s position as an industry leader in online customer insight, customer activation, and cultivation solutions. Under Ian’s leadership, One to One was recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies, BtoB Magazine’s Agency of the Year, and one of AdAge’s Top 100 Agencies in the United States.