About Derick Downs
I had no intention of being a tech dork.
Working in the mortgage industry straight out of high school was a blast. Selling loans was ‘my thing’ until everything changed when the market crashed.
After the brutal economy dip, I decided to pursue a career with Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Advisor. Needless to say, most investors didn’t want to a young kid managing their portfolio.
So, I decided to move to Mendocino to work for Brutocao Cellars as their director of marketing and helping grow and distribute large amounts of marijuana for medical use. A year later, my house got infested with endangered bats & I knew it was time to come back to reality in San Diego.
I landed a contract with Sony where I experienced the true power of the internet. Needless to say I was addicted! I self taught myself how to code websites while outsourcing work for clients. When I would outsource, I would watch, screen share & ask a million questions every night until I figured it all out.
I received contract from NoteVault who generously paid for me to go to further my digital education with google. Upon completion of building their website, I became a full time employee.
A few years later, a bad car accident put me on temporary disability. The challenge of not being able to work for months sparked creativity & desire to make a positive impact for entrepreneurs like myself with smaller ad budgets. So, I created my own remarking software & wordpress plugin “Follow Per Click”. Which allows me to piggyback off shareable content using my unique iframe method. I can put almost anything (ad, video, picture, social media post, chatbot, etc. ) on top of 85% of websites online. The real benefit is that you do not without have to pay google, or follow their policies against many industries.
With all the custom ad orders, I was slammed with work. I needed to grow. So I launched my current digital agency Downs LLC. I hired contractors that I’ve worked with in the past to some of which taught me how to code during Sony without realizing it. Years later I run a full service digital agency that specializes in Website development
- Social media marketing
- Graphic Design
Downs LLC. is a badged Google Partner that manages $1 million in ad spend per year.
I specialize helping:
- Finance companies
- E-commerce platforms
- Mobile apps
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Derick has been know for some of the craziest ideas and methods you can imagine. Sometimes thinking completely different can be the biggest disruptor in your industry.
Derick can help with all things digital. Need help with raising capital? Contact Derick to help with a business evaluation of your current stage.
With over 10 years of coding and 1000+ completed websites, Derick can help deliver the exact website you want. Ask How