John Seckel attended Northeastern University. In December of 2003, he graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in both Finance and Accounting, and Management Information Systems. While in Boston attending university, John was also a member of the Investment and Finance club and a Knights of Round Table Member. This latter achievement was by invitation only and was an honor given to a higher echelon of students who possessed entrepreneurial brains in addition to great leadership skills. After graduation, Seckel went on to accept a position with the Wachovia Corporation as a financial analyst. At Wachovia, he was quickly promoted on to the position of Vice President of Credit Products and International Banking for the company. John was involved in the purchasing analysis for UBOC, SouthTrust, HSBC and more. In those two years, he was awarded for customer service on $825MM M&A Deal. Based on his investment banking experience, John Seckel quickly discovered his passion for business and entrepreneurship.
He then went on to start Seckel Enterprises, LLC. Acting as CEO and President, John started offering investment consulting to wealthy potential investment individuals and worked his way up to major enterprises and corporations. Working with a host of people, companies, and industries he began to recognize gaps in the market. Seckel began to leverage his contacts, experience, and business-savvy to launch ventures of his own to fill these voids.
He currently works as President of Cheap Social Media, a company that stands by the idea that social media and branding for small businesses shouldn’t have to cost a small fortune. He also works with companies LOExclusive and REExclusive. LOExclusive is a full-service digital marketing agency that provides services and products customized for each of their client’s needs and goals. They specialize in loan origination, branding, marketing, search engine optimization, social media publicity, and sponsored ads, among many other services.
The reason for his involvement in the branding industry is that John sees marketing and social media as an essential part of any business today, but unfortunately, also knows that many small businesses and young professionals can’t afford marketing services due to the astronomical prices. This inspired him to launch multiple ventures related to marketing services at an affordable rate. John is determined to help other executives and young professionals who are in the same place he once was, in order to help them achieve the same level of personal and professional success as he has. His companies help businesses and individuals make the necessary connections that are vital in order to kick-start their careers and businesses.
Aside from being passionate about helping budding entrepreneurs conquer the world of social media, John Seckel is also fascinated and excited about the potential for personalized nutrition to change lives. Having struggled with his own personal health and fitness issues for years, John has personally tried a lot of the ‘fad’ diet and exercise plans that exist. The problem was that he wasn’t seeing the long-term results he was looking. That led to his own experimentation with personalized nutrition. In identifying his personal intolerances and allergies, John managed to balance his energy and see results. Now he wants to help others see the same lasting impact with his personalized nutrition plan company, Lean Soul. Everyone should have the energy and stamina to play with their kids or complete basic work. With Lean Soul, people can stop the fads and start the Lean Soul lifestyle.
Seckel splits his time between Philadelphia, PA and San Diego, CA with ventures all over the United States. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing with his kids.
Originally published on Medium.com