A wordsmith turned tech junkie, Joshua Parkinson’s passion for conversation and content led him around the world, and eventually to bootstrap Facebook content manager, Post Planner.
Born and raised in Ogden, Utah, Josh grew up with a mix of Boy Scout conduct and entrepreneurial spirit. After obtaining an MA in literature and philosophy in 2000 from the University of Utah, Josh jumped the American ship and headed East for Europe.
Traversing continents, Josh used funky MC skills to make a living as a street and professional musician, taught English to locals, and set up satellite university sites in Middle Eastern war zones, where he instructed troops in the romantic subjects of Shakespeare and Stoic philosophy.
In his back-and-forth travels, Josh met his current wife, managed his band’s tours and marketing, and earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship (2010), once again from the University of Utah.
Josh’s interest in the tech industry was sparked during his MBA program, when he worked for Utah’s University Venture Fund. His due diligence work with startups there opened his eyes to one fact: he wanted to be the startup, not the investor.
He got that chance in 2011 when he launched Post Planner, along with a developer he’s still never met in person. With $2,000, and a fortunate TechCrunch article on release day, Post Planner launched in 2011, with paid sign-ups on day 1.
Constantly weaving in new features, Josh and overseas developer, Slav, grew Post Planner from a simple scheduler and “status ideas engine” into a powerhouse publishing tool for maximizing Facebook page engagement. He sees the startup as belonging to its users as much as him, and continues to add features to the app based on immediate customer pain points.
Josh plans to eventually flee to France every summer with his growing family. And like any good tech entrepreneur, his other goal is to build a killer mobile app.
Josh currently lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and son. He is the Founder and CCPK (Chief Customer Pain Killer) of Post Planner, the top Facebook app for publishing and content curation.
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