Head of Business Development Proposal


#1

Summary

Getting listed on exchanges and services has become a laborious, time consuming and extremely difficult process. With the emergence of ICO’s and ERC-20 tokens, exchanges realize that they can ask for insane amounts of money and that people will pay it. It can be EXTREMELY expensive for a listing. Average listing costs are between $50,000.00 and $500,000.00.

I bring strong negotiation skills that help us compete with tokens willing to pay more for the same service. I do what I believe is best for PIVX and haggle every chance I get to get us the best possible deals for listing on exchanges and services.

My old proposal had the Title of Exchange Coordinator, but I feel Business Development better describes my role as it isn’t just exchanges that I work with.

**My ultimate goal is to get PIVX listed on absolutely every exchange or service that I can. **

Funding

I am asking for 1000 PIVX a month for the next three budget cycles throughout Q2/Q3 2018 to cover my salary and keep me working full-time for PIVX. Until now, members of the PIVX community have paid me for my services. Now, I am submitting a proposal to be paid by the budget.

My job description includes things like :

  • Onboarding new exchanges, PIVX trading listings and services.
  • Coordinating with exchanges already listing PIVX, notifying of updates and development implementations.
  • Representing PIVX at Conferences
  • Legal and compliance correspondence with lawyers, exchanges and services.

Who I am

My name is John M. I am the Exchange Coordinator for PIVX. I’ve been with PIVX about 6 months now.
I got into crypto in late 2010. Ever since, I have mostly worked for exchanges and services in the crypto space. I have worked positions such as support manager, KYC/AML investigations, compliance analyst, compliance director, public relations manager and consultant. I’ve helped design compliance programs for multiple large exchanges. At one time I also helped decide what coins would be listed on the world’s largest altcoin exchange ( at the time). I have interviewed over 500 coin teams and understand what exchanges look for in listing candidates.

Over such a long time I’ve managed to either come across or befriend most present-day industry leaders and my plans are to harness those connections for the benefit of PIVX.

Past accomplishments with PIVX

  • Listed on Binance
  • Listed on Wall of Coins
  • Listed on Trade by Trade
  • Represented PIVX in Miami at the Miami Bitcoin Conference
  • Represented PIVX in Dallas at the Bitcoin and Blockchain Super Conference
  • Other listings in the pipeline that I can’t discuss due to NDA’s

I will also be representing PIVX at Consensus in New York , May 13-16 2018.

This next quarter I will be concentrating mostly on one major exchange listing, with which I’ve already been negotiating for weeks prior to this proposal. We have successfully raised the required capital and the process should be finalized soon enough.

Thank you very much for your time, consideration and suggestions from reading this. I look forward to the very purple future.

John M

EDIT : I have removed the Ambassador Program from the list of responsibilities and I am adding a little more about the scope of business development.

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PIVX Summits 2018
#2

Hey John,

Love what you’ve been doing for PIVX with respect to Exchanges, and I believe adding Business Development to that as a natural progression. I’m sure you will do well at it.

However, I am very confused at the line item "Heading the PIVX Ambassadors Program" listed under your job description.

The Ambassadors Program is 100% Marketing and has nothing to do with Business Development. If you do a Google search on job responsibilities for a ‘Business Development Manager’ you will not find anything even close to what the Ambassador Program is all about.

Granted, there may be connections made by Ambassadors that are clearly a Business Development responsibility, and when those points are hit, the Ambassadors absolutely should then hand off the contact to you. Small Merchants would not fall into that category though. As a Business Development Manager, you are not going to be asking Merchants to speak with you before they tick the checkbox on their Coin Payments account to accept PIVX, or before they download and start using their PIVX wallet to accept PIVX payments. Ambassadors can easily take care of that. In fact, imagine how silly it would sound if an Ambassador said anything implying the Merchant did not have the freedom to do those steps on their own, let alone that the Ambassador was not allowed help them with it. Ridiculous.

So, when I first saw it, I thought perhaps it was poorly worded and the intent was just that you were just going to take responsibility for chasing down any possible business relationships
passed on to you from Ambassadors. However, when I read further, and hit the following statement, it became clear you want to manage the many many small tasks, handled by many many Ambassadors, and somehow not let them take your focus away from the BIG business opportunities you should be concentrating on.

"I also have plans to Grow and expand the PIVX Ambassadors Program."

Not sure you are aware, but here is what the PIVX Ambassadors Program includes:

Further, you don’t provide any information about your Ambassador Program plans at all. For something this important, and something that would take so much of your precious time away from the core responsibilities of a Business Development Manager, it needs to be clarified.

Currently, the Ambassadors Program is already covered in the Marketing proposal and is being run very well. I would appreciate seeing information explaining how you would do this differently to improve it, and what metrics/milestones we can expect to see over time.

Conversely, when I look at the other line items under your job description, I don’t see anything different than what you were doing as the Exchange Coordinator. Also missing, is even a reference to any of the ideas to strategically target certain markets, that were discussed by community members in the Business Development Discord.

Frankly, the proposal seems to be an Exchange Coordinator proposal with the title changed, and a major Marketing task thrown in.

Having said all that, I think you need to update this proposal with the above issues addressed, AND submit another proposal that is the exact same, but with the Ambassadors Program Marketing task removed. I was one of the people privately supporting your efforts as the Exchange Coordinator. So, obviously I fully support you there, and as I have said, I think Business Development is a natural progression. However, I simply can NOT support this proposal as it is with the Ambassador Program included since it will remove your primary focus.

After discussions with many others, I am hearing the exact same concerns. As such, with just this single proposal, I feel you run the risk of it being rejected. But, if you submit another proposal for Business Development only and the Marketing task for the Ambassador Program removed, I am confident it will pass with a landslide victory.

Good luck!


#3

I have removed the Ambassadors program from the list of responsibilities. I’m going add a little blurb as to what business dev would fully encompass. Thanks for your input and I believe you are correct.