Published on September 25th, 2017 | by Chad T.0
John Monarch – CEO, Direct Outbound
John Monarch is the CEO and Founder of Direct Outbound, a logistics and fulfillment company as well as inbound customer service provider focused on e-commerce, government, and more. John’s experience in Logistics has helped numerous startups and e-commerce businesses grow effectively.
He is a serial entrepreneur with multiple previous ventures, with a background in Physics and Computer Science from Clemson University.
Mr. Monarch is also a blockchain expert and recently shared his insights in an interview featured on CoinReviews.io showcasing the state of cryptocurrency.
What are some things that you love?
Music is a big one – I listen to a lot of classical, and have played in orchestras for years. I play primarily F. Horn, but also various percussion instruments, and have been a big fan and supporter of orchestras, community and high school music programs/bands, and drum & bugle corps.
What’s your favorite film?
Tough call – I do really like Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”. The attention to detail on getting the vast majority of physics correct or as close to current interpretations as possible was fantastic, not to mention the story and the visuals.
What can you look forward to in the future?
Major shifts in science and technology are exciting. Everything from advancements in medicine, to quantum computing, and space exploration, we’re on the edge of a lot of major breakthroughs that are going to be very exciting to watch in the near future.
What’s your favorite thing about working in your industry?
Seeing how things really move from Point A to Point B, and all of the steps involved to get there. It’s amazing to see how the world moves goods.
What was your first job?
Nobody would hire me in high school, they all wanted experience – how does a 15 year old get experience? So I went door to door to businesses and sold them websites/web development. I think most younger people should try working for themselves at some point, many will find that entrepreneurship is for them.