Founder & Owner, Will Porter
BUSINESS GROWTH SPECIALIST
Hello & Welcome,
I am the Founder of ShoreLine Stays. We are a Short Term Rental Property Management & Host Solutions company that strives to increase the economic developments of the 21st Century.
My experience in sales began as a jazz musician here in Chicago. I became a semi-professional jazz, Latin jazz, and classical Alto Saxophonist at the tender age of 14 (the summer of my freshman year in Highschool). I continued to free-lance throughout my high school career and found myself in as many as 6 bands at a time.
Fast forward to 19 years of age I became a Hazardous Material Technician but found that to be too dangerous to continue.
I then decided it was time to devise a backup plan just in case this music thing doesn't work out. So I found my first sales position in 2003 and in 2004 I was awarded "Salesman Of The Year." It actually taught me how to be an extrovert. I really felt at that point I had a solid foundation to establish my "backup plan."
All of the hard work I put into my first sales gig and all the D2D(day 2 day + door to door) left me feeling empty because I did not even attempt to practice my instrument during the entire 1.5 years on the job. So, after 12 hour days and minimal pay, I quit
I did some research and found Experiential & Promotional Marketing and that is where I have placed my stamp on the industry. I have performed in roles such as:
As a Lifelong Entrepreneur, I pride myself in all of the positions I have acquired and contracts I have negotiated. And all without a degree with 13+ years industry experience I have performed as:
Experiential Marketing has given me the privilege of training sales teams and representing big names such as JEEP, GOOGLE, SAMSUNG, MERCEDES-BENZ, NIKE, DOM PERIGNON, and many many more over the past 13+ years.