What is Ruthless Marketing?
Today’s modern world is tenacious and unforgiving, and as a 21st century business owner you must play by the rules but BE RUTHLESS just to survive.
This website is a culmination of our lifetime experience as senior leaders, mentors, speakers and successful entrepreneurs distilled into bite-size nuggets to empower you to overcome those stumbling blocks and finally enjoy the life you deserve. You will get no fluff and “no excuses” tips and strategies to build the business (and life) of your dreams!
Life isn’t sugar-coated. And neither are we.
Mary Stone, President
Combine tenacious with her extensive background in Marketing and Public Relations and you get business insights that you can’t find in many other people. Working with such names as Macy’s, Honda and Benjamin Moore, Mary continually strives for greatness. It was fortunate for Ruthless that she entered the online world at the perfect time. After learning alongside of some of StomperNet’s greats she gained enough knowledge to be a true asset to any online company.
Whether you need a sweet nudge or a swift kick, Mary finds the best way to advance your business. Her passion is to help you find the success you are searching for in your business.
Lee Collins, Founder and CEO
After an honorable discharge in 1998 following almost 10 years of service the US Air Force, Lee leveraged his extensive Information Technology training and found himself thriving in senior leadership positions in 3 major US corporations over the next 9-year period including Safety-Kleen, Bank of America and Electronic Data Systems.
In 2001, Lee was bitten by the entrepreneur bug and went on to build and sell several of his own businesses while still working for Bank of America and EDS. Then, in 2007, Lee hung up his tie for good when he became a published author and International speaker, spreading the message of entrepreneurship teaching business and marketing audiences on worldwide stages including USA, Costa Rica, Singapore and Malaysia to name a few.
Since 2007, Lee has personally worked with, spoken on stage and/or co-authored books, courses, or materials alongside the greatest names in online and offline marketing including some of his personal mentors like Frank Kern, Mike Filsaime, Joe Vitale and Mark Joyner (known as the Godfather of Internet Marketing).
Always a forward-looking innovator, Lee embraced mobile technology as an emerging marketing technology and in 2008 co-developed the world’s first text auto-responder with Trumpia, a growing company based in California. Lee has also been hand-selected for the special Internet Marketing teams for VisalusTM, and for real estate legend Robert G. Allen and Mark Victor Hansen (co-author Chicken Soup for the Soul) for their multi-city national “Cash in a Flash” book launch (look for Lee’s special mention on page 360 of the book).
In 2010 – taking a sabbatical from his own endeavors but still wanting to keep his skills sharp – Lee took charge of the world’s largest SEO and Internet training company, StomperNet, leading the company to enjoy their two back-to-back biggest months in over 5 years and at the same time eliminating over $700,000 in company debt.
In addition to contributing to this website and a few other personal projects, Lee is currently the Chief Marketing Officer and Creative Director for Icon Builder Media.