asher lewis

Innovation Business Consultant for
startups & exceptional small businesses.

text me directly @ 210.876.2898

asher lewis

Innovation Business Consultant for
startups & exceptional small businesses.

text me directly @ 210.876.2898


A Brief Story

Howdy, I’m Asher.While fresh out of college, I naively agreed to design a local pizza shop's website.I had zero experience.I vividly remember the sleepless nights studying and struggling, learning a language, and awakening to a world-wide-web of possibilities  — all to deliver on a reckless $200 promise.Before I knew it, I was designing, building and copywriting websites for other restaurants, local politicians, large churches, and anyone else who would trust me with their business.I developed a reputation for really making a difference beyond the screen, and in 2005 teamed up with a rising star "motivational speaker" to expand his speaking business into a full-fledged corporate training company.Our small team of three soon dreamed up an ambitious product idea; and in our zeal, ended up selling it before we even built it.Six frenzied months later, we had launched an enterprise product from scratch, and began delivering hybrid live/online training to Fortune 500 employees across the country.We had created a million dollar business seemingly overnight.On the heels of success, I felt called to work that same "magic" with other high-potential clients, and co-founded my own software innovation consultancy in 2011.These clients have since become lifelong friends and partners, and my focus still today is improving businesses and those around me through strong relationships and outsized results.

Experience

Silver Glade

Jan 2011 - Present
Lead Partner // Innovation Business Consultant
Co-founder and manager to an innovation think-tank that generates outsized results for startup founders, public figures, and big-thinking companies.Provide end-to-end product solutions for many success stories:

  • EdTech startup educating 1.2 million students in 30+ countries.

  • Virtual staff and leadership training adopted by 3,000+ US optometry practices.

  • Award-winning healthcare startup saving thousands of patients money on prescriptions.

  • First ever $1 million-dollar horse sold via live online auction.

  • Multiple funding rounds, startup acquisitions, and more ....

Regularly employ a vast array of skills to excel in high-paced, competitive environments:

Prospecting & NetworkingClient ManagementStrategic Planning
Market AnalysisProduct DesignSoftware Development
Lead GenerationEvent PlanningPublic Speaking
Financial ModelingProduct ManagementMarketing Coordination
Sales & Customer SupportContent CreationBranding Campaign

Doug Hanson Performance Group

Jun 2005 - Dec 2010
Business Development Manager
Led all product and content strategy/development, marketing initiatives, website design & development, internal systems and documentation.Managed budget, customer support, and delivery for core online training products.Created and led a custom online employee engagement training platform (end-to-end) — from prototype to $1MM+ generated in its first year.Traveled nationwide to coordinate and implement corporate training rollouts to tens of thousands of employees from many Fortune 500 companies such as Comcast, Verizon, and US Bank; generating enthusiasm through live events, reward systems, and online team scoring.

Ascending Leaders

2006 - 2009, 2013 - 2016
Board Member
Served as Board Chair for an organization designed to equip church leaders across the country via leadership coaching, consulting, and curriculum.Provided overall guidance and support for the organization and staff members. Conducted monthly meetings with the team and Board to implement Articles of Incorporation, financials, salaries, grants, and overall vision.

Education

Texas A&M University, College Station

B.S., Agricultural Science - Leadership & Development (1999)Major Field of Study: 3.5 GPA
Multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizing the development of tools to be successful both professionally and personally for leadership positions in local, state, regional, and national groups, organizations, and agencies.

Personal & Family

I live in Colorado Springs, CO with my wife and two kids, 17 and 13.We recently relocated from Texas to help our children pursue their figure skating dreams (my son is a member of WASA Pairs at the Olympic Training Center). My wife & I have never ice skated, so this last year+ adventure has been an absolute whirlwind!I love working out, frequenting live music venues, and anything that requires design.A few random facts about me:

  • I toured with an illusionist one summer in college.

  • I play multiple instruments including guitar and piano, all self-taught.

  • I have worked hybrid/remotely my entire career, a true WFH pioneer.

  • I built and recently sold my share in a boutique tour company providing exclusive small-group European travel experiences to destinations such as Italy, Switzerland, and France. We still love to travel!

Things They Say

References available upon request. Here's a snippet of what you'll hear!Working with Asher is the highlight of my professional career. Never before have I felt such freedom to allow my ideas to spill out and then see them turned into realistic, usable solutions that impact people's lives.
-- Dr. Michael Rothschild, Leadership OD
I needed a miracle and wow did he answer, making what seemed impossible look easy. His business acumen and technical instincts impacted our business in immeasurable ways; advising us from startup to launch to our subsequent acquisition and beyond.
-- Dee Kerr, STEAMtrax
Asher is innovative, insightful, and brings a much-needed perspective that I couldn't have succeeded without. Beyond his extensive knowledge and experience, he brings a tremendous amount of heart to his work. Partners like that are hard to find.
-- Dr. Ali Khoshnevis, weRx
Asher = BRILLIANT. Period.
-- Doug Hanson, DHPG

Project Snippets

consumer healthcare

TheTeleOp.com

Designed in rapid response to COVID-19, TheTeleOp helped eye doctors convert (otherwise cancelled) appointments to Virtual At Home Office Visits — ensuring proper care to their patients and much needed financial relief in uncertain times.From idea to launch, TheTeleOp was serving 150+ practices across the country in just two weeks, and has since become a HUB of teleoptometry information.

education technology

STEAMtrax K-12 Engineering

An online Education startup delivering K-12 engineering & science curriculum to the largest school districts in the US, used in partnership with Konica Minolta. Acquired by 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD).

corporate training

MetaMorePhosis by Doug Hanson

A corporate cultural development system that has trained and inspired tens of thousands of employees from companies such as Verizon, Comcast, US Bank and Kindred Healthcare.

online auctions

onGait Horse Marketplace

The trusted marketplace to buy & sell racehorses. Hundreds of active daily listings, including the first ever million-dollar horse sold via online live auction.

business learning

Leadership OD

Virtual staff/team coaching and leadership training to OD practices, leading to product adoption from the premier optometry network of 3,000+ practices across the US (Vision Source).

consumer healthcare

WeRx Healthcare Transparency

A price transparency startup that helped consumers and companies find the lowest prices for life-saving medications. Venture-backed and featured in Consumer Reports, Harvard Business Review, US News & World Report, and PBS. Now Tesser Health.

interactive curriculum

Polar3D

The #1 Platform for 3D Printing in Education, equipping K-12 schools with a comprehensive, 3D printing solution, training, and curriculum integration. In collaboration with GE, the interactive STEM curriculum has reached 1.2 million students in over 30 countries.