Hi, and thanks for coming to my site! I’m Patrick Ambron, co-founder and CEO of BrandYourself.com. I mostly talk and write about online privacy and reputation, but I also try to weigh in where I can on what it takes to build a company.  As a first-time founder, learning from others has been integral in getting where we are today. Though at BrandYourself we’re still in the process of securing long term success, I hope that by sharing some of my experiences I can pass the lessons we’ve learned onto others.

BrandYourself.com:

Im the co-founder/CEO of BrandYourself.com, where our goal is to help people look better online. In an age of cyber-bullying, revenge porn, hate sites and inadequate online privacy laws, everyone needs the power to understand and protect their reputation on the web. In fact, we started BrandYourself because my cofounder Pete had his own issue: he was being mistaken for a criminal online and couldn’t get a quote from anyone in the industry for under $25K. We realized Online Reputation Management (ORM) is an important need and shouldn’t just be for the wealthy. Since then, we’ve grown to over 80 employees across two offices and hope to keep building tools to help people. You can learn more about that story here.  

Teaching:

I teach courses on Online Reputation, SEO, Privacy, etc. I’m a regular Instructor at General Assembly (you can see and sign up for my classes here) and a mentor at the Cooper Union in NYC– I also give guest lectures at universities including Syracuse, Columbia and Georgetown.

Learn more about my Writing here.

Learn more about my Speaking here.

Recent Posts:

Why BrandYourself Moved from NYC to Lancaster

On April 1st, 2016, BrandYourself.com opened up an office in Lancaster, PA at 53 West James Street. While we started the company in New York, where we’ve grown until this point, we decided we wanted the future of the company to be somewhere new.

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How Hurricane Sandy Reminded Me Why I Love the Tech Industry

  Last week Hurricane Sandy pummeled through the North East, causing historic damage. Homes and businesses were destroyed and half of Manhattan was without power for most of last week, while some places continue to wait for power. While the aftermath is horrific,...
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We (unexpectedly) Got 60K Users in 60 Hours. What we learned

  Update: Humbled by all the feedback and comments: Check out the great discussion spawned on the Hacker News thread Summary/Table of Contents   Our product recently hit a tipping point, signing up over 60K users in less than 60 hours, despite not being a...
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