About.

INSPIRED BY DIFFERENCE.

John Cantlin is an Entrepreneur and Sales Strategist who has a strong focus on Pet Markets and nonprofits. John is has a unique talent of partnering with CEOs, executives, and Entrepreneurs to grow personal and professional brands, from idea to execution. After nearly a decade working in sales and marketing for high-dollar brands and startups, John knows what drives startups, from team dynamics to sold-out launches and significant press mentions. 

“It’s all about how well you connect with the founding team, to motivate, inspire, and succeed in a startup environment.”

John has had great success with some of his notable startups, HelloPuppy and PawFax, to mention a few. He also helped design and deploy “Educational Learning Labs” in Ethiopia with ET Learns and considers that to be one of his favorites. 

John didn’t have it easy; he grew up in a broken family and was homeless at the age of 14. Failed to complete high school but determined to succeed in the world of business. 

“Anyone with a past similar to mine can create greatness and find the inner leader within them; they just need to work harder than everyone else.”

Talents

Q&A

GREAT PEOPLE MATTERS.

“I cannot even count the number of failures I’ve had; it’s like when you don’t wear matching socks to a meeting… It sucks, but you won’t let it ruin your day. You just move onto the next.” -John Cantlin
01. Startups

After working for larger organizations, John shifted to working and creating bootstrap startups. “A smaller team works better for my personality. Also, nobody needs a skyscraper office with extreme overhead in the startup phases.”

02. Philanthropy

John loves nonprofits. “I found my love for philanthropy during my trip to Ethiopia. There’s just something about the experience of the unknown. Being able to interact with people on the other side of the planet is just surreal.”

03. Passion

Dogs, dogs, and more dogs. When John Cantlin was 14, he was left homeless with his dog named Lucky. “That dog taught me everything, how to survive, build, and be a friend. He’s the main reason all my startups are dog focused.” On the weekends, John stops by local animal shelters to bring gifts and sponsor dogs.

Work

Startups

& NONPROFITS.

Skill

Passport To Success 

RESULTS DRIVEN FOCUS.

John Cantlin believes for a startup or nonprofit to become successful, they must live to a new standard not taught in any education system. It cannot be learned. It must be found!
PASSION 85%
NETWORKING 90%
ADAPTABLE 78%
MOTIVATION 93%
ADVERSITY 85%
FIND HIDEN TALENTS IN PEOPLE 100%

JOHN CANTLIN’S SUPERPOWER

John has an exceptional talent for partnering with CEOs, executives, and solopreneurs to grow personal and professional brands, from idea to execution. 

People

People.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

” Surround yourself with people that inspire the inner leader within you. People that are willing to take the next leap.” -John Cantlin

Michael Doman

John’s creativity and entrepreneurial drive are unmatched. Not only does he manage resources efficiently, but he has the vision and faith to combine these resources in ways that produce results farther down the line.

Michael Doman
Harvard Law

Adam

John is probably the most energetic people I have ever worked with. He has a bias toward action and has no fear about taking the next step. As a marketer, he understands the need for style and helps the brands he works with to develop a real personality. I hope to be able to work with him in the future.

Adam Bushman
CMO 2nd Story Capital

Kelsie T

“One of John’s best qualities as a human is that he has a great sense of humor. He helps keep a great culture in the office. He works well with everyone, better than I have ever seen anyone else. John is a great leader. He motivates those around him to do their very best and they end up producing better than they would have.”

Kelsie Taylor
Miss Utah

GET IN TOUCH

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

If you would like to connect with John Cantlin, please reach out using the form below, or send him a message on Linkedin. He generally only respond to questions about his subsidiary companies or partnership opportunities. No investment inquiries, please.