Rick S. Koletavitoglu (born February 23, 1989) is an Armenian-American data-driven marketing consultant based in San Francisco, California. Koletavitoglu has designed, launched and grown brand strategy for a variety of B2B and B2C brands, and movements. Koletavitoglu has expertise in mobile, social, and influencer products, and services. Koletavitoglu founded CreatorDen, a self-serve marketplace solution for social influencers to create effective 1:1 campaigns for brands including Netflix, Wella, Pantene, Dell, P&G, Careem and 100s more.
Early Life & Education
Koletavitoglu was born in Washington, D.C., in the United States. After attending Bell elementary, he moved to Istanbul, Turkey in 1997. Koletavitoglu thereafter attended Istanbul International Community School and graduated with an International Baccalaureate diploma. Koletavitoglu later attended American University in Washington D.C., where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Management in 2011.
Koletavitoglu is a marketing consultant and advisor to startups in Silicon Valley. Before moving out to Silicon Valley, he founded CreatorDen, the largest influencer marketplace in the MENA (Middle East and North America) region. Koleta previously completed a six-week fellowship via the Alacrity Foundation with Terry Matthews. 
Koletavitoglu has shared his thoughts at TEDx, founded the Istanbul chapter of Fuckup Nights  and initiated the creation of Influencer Talks . He leads Fuckup Nights San Francisco, which gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to talk about failure and it's implications.