When Ricky Altizer isn’t working on his latest venture or traveling the world, you can find him at The Root Coworking – East Village, usually with a tub of delicious Rainbow Nut Butter on hand, ready to share. We love having Ricky’s vibrant, chill, hang-loose vibe as part of our community, and that’s why he’s our October Member of the Month! Ricky is the founder and CEO of StreamLeads and, in fact, was one of our very first members four years ago (this month).
StreamLeads provides comprehensive automation for your marketing campaigns that will execute and automate workflows across your high-value business processes. Smart campaigns put SMS, email, web chat, phone calls, and calendar appointments on autopilot, which means you can focus on closing the leads instead of mining them. With StreamLeads, you can have access to industry-leading features perfect for businesses of all sizes.
What do you do? Tell us a little bit about your company.
I own a company called StreamLeads, where we make business simpler, and more profitable for owners. In short, we help a business become easier to find, more attractive when they’re found, and close more deals. How we do this is by creating solutions to challenges using unique strategy, AI and various digital tools. For me, helping people and loving people is what I believe our life journey is all about, so StreamLeads is just a byproduct of that in the business world.
What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?
Last year on Facebook, we generated a little over $6 million in sales for a client… and a lot of learning came from that—so, I’m most proud being able to share our strategies with other Tulsa business owners.
What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?
Strategy implementation and execution for online advertising campaigns. It’s definitely a game, and once you reach a certain point it’s similar to having the house advantage of the casino.
What advice would you give to 17-year-old you?
I would tell 17-year-old Ricky that he’s not going to be a professional athlete and that in the near future, Tulsa won’t be the city he’s trying to get away from. I absolutely love it here!
What do you do to get rid of stress?
I usually hit the gym to get rid of stress or just go for a walk. Movement really is medicine.
What is the plot of your favorite movie or book?
The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker. It’s set in the small town of Eden, Utah, and follows a girl named Rachelle Matthews who is blind. Rachelle undergoes a procedure intended to restore her sight, but something goes wrong. Instead of regaining her vision, she starts to dream of another world that feels incredibly real. This leads Rachelle to question the nature of reality, wondering if the Earth as she knows it might just be a dream experienced when she falls asleep in this other, alternate reality.
What’s a pet peeve that you would make illegal if you could?
Absolutely smacking your food. You can tell the people that smack their food are the same people that didn’t get a love smack from their parents. Close your mouth when you’re chewing…please!
What is one of your favorite things about being a member of The Root Coworking?
My favorite things about being a member of The Root Coworking are 1) having an office that feels like an extension of my home—a dedicated space where I can lock in and be productive, but not feel like I’m at work… And, 2) It makes networking effortless. I’m consistently meeting new people or strengthening the connection with someone I’ve already met… Whether it’s fellow members at the coffee bar or non-members hosting an event, or someone here just for a meeting—networking is definitely a plus and happens organically.