What's In A Name

bnevol [buh-ne-vul]

From The Word, Benevolent -The desire to do good to others...
- Benevolent (adjective)
- Benevolence (noun)
What's In A Name

Bnevol 
[buh-ne-vul]

From The Word, Benevolent -The desire to do good to others...
- Benevolent (adjective)
- Benevolence (noun)

About Bnevol

Bnevol empowers businesses by providing outsourced multi-channel digital marketing strategy and execution, product development, and agency recruiting to build in-house marketing, web, and project teams to stand up internal functions and new capabilities for organizations. As advisors, we provide knowledge on-demand to unlock solutions to your biggest challenges with executive-level consultation.

Industries

Whether you're a solopreneur, established SMB, or a global enterprise, breaking through your market or staying relevant is an ongoing challenge. Bnevol helps organizations with product development and commercialization, marketing strategy development and execution, resource planning and talent scaling, and business consultation. Industries we serve include...

  • Enterprise Businesses
  • Marketing Agencies
  • Web Agencies
  • SMBs
  • Startups
  • Contractors / Solopreneurs
  • Government
  • Nonprofits

Communities

Bnevol mentors professionals of underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds, including young, BIPOC, Immigrants / Refugees, women in the digital space, or clean-break/restarting professionals. We are committed to increasing broader representation in the technical field by directly engaging communities through our services and solutions, including...

  • Career Track Planning
  • Certification Roadmapping
  • New Managers Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Interviewing And Assessment Training
  • Fast-Track Training Programs
  • Career Development and Mentorship.
  • Etc.
Founder

Expertise

  • Certified PMP® (Project Management Professional)

  • Award-Winning Product Developer

  • Web Design & Development Practitioner

  • Product Management Practitioner

  • SEO Specialist

  • Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Management Consultant

Founder

John "Zehn" Baskerville, PMP®

"Leadership is about how you impact others who drive the business forward."

Personal

From the concrete jungles of NY (Bronx), to the concrete walls that separated East and West Berlin, to the concrete mountains that posture as towering gods over Colorado, my life has been shaped by a journey that has revealed life's rawest struggles, and how the love of two dedicated parents persevered. My earliest memories are not of blowing out candles but instead perpetually searching for breath in oxygen masks. From the start, I've been given a shot at life, and I've seen too much to know that it is infinitely precious and that we (and all that surrounds us) are nothing short of miracles. That overstanding demands that I live a life with gratitude and reverence for what it means to be here, or for anything else to be here - If I had a dime for every critter gently ushered out the back door instead of eagerly swatted, I'd look like Scrooge McDuck swimming in coins!

Professional

I've applied key proficiencies to help organizations grow and thrive in my career, including product development, project management, product management, team building, and leadership. This beneficial intersection of competencies has been especially valuable to startups who typically cannot afford five executive-level hires or Contractors to tackle the demands growing organizations face. One of my proudest accomplishments is helping transform a small four-person engineering startup into a thriving Inc. 5000 marketing and business solutions agency (with sustained 35% YoY growth) through strategic product development and cross-functional team building. I've had the honor to mentor many professionals along the way. However, my career is marked by what I've learned from others. With the help of talented and dedicated teams, I've developed award-winning products broadly heralded by the industry, built high-performing teams, and created new revenue streams, all fueling growth to scale organizations.

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Oumou Sangare
Wu-Tang
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Sheetal
Lauryn Hill
Lila Ike
Nina Simone
Damian (& Bob) Marley
Janis Joplin
Burna Boy
Tan Dun
Shadia Mansour
#HipHopGoldenAge #Reggae #AfroBeat #Amapiano #WorldBeat
Founder

John "Zehn" Baskerville, PMP®

"Leadership is about how you impact others who drive the business forward."

Founder

Expertise

  • Certified PMP® (Project Management Professional)

  • Award-Winning Product Developer

  • Web Design & Development Practitioner

  • Product Management Practitioner

  • SEO Specialist

  • Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Management Consultant

"...To work with him is to watch him create something from nothing - and to know, confidently, that it's the best version that it possibly could be...."

"John's product management and project management skills are truly incredible. To work with him is to watch him create something from nothing - and to know, confidently, that it's the best version that it possibly could be. John has a unique skill to anticipate organizational needs and propose a variety of options that could meet those needs, then execute a solution thoroughly. As a leader, John applies the philosophy of "iron fist in a velvet glove" and has taken One Firefly to great places. I know I can trust him to tell me my weaknesses and challenge me to be my best self, and I also know that he'll do so with kindness and empathy. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with John should count their blessings!"

- Kelly Giles

"...He creates an environment that lifts everyone on the team to a higher level, even higher than they thought they could..."

"Writing a recommendation for John is easy, although it’s a challenge to keep it short. I’ve worked with him since 2016 on a variety of web design and product development projects. The world would be a much better place if we could clone John’s qualities in other people.

John’s work is comprehensive and thoughtful. He uses solutions-oriented thinking and straightforward communication. And he’s unbelievably humble—a quality I most admire given how much I am impressed by his actions. He creates an environment that lifts everyone on the team to a higher level, even higher than they thought they could.

John is the highest caliber professional in leadership, communication, project management and product development. I’ve relied on John’s wise guidance and counsel in all of those areas. He generously shares his knowledge and experience for the betterment of others. I think generosity is a way of life for him.

John conducts himself with the utmost professionalism. I am delighted with each interaction we have. He is conscientious, unflappable, and driven by purpose. I’ve witnessed his ability to analyze complicated problems and distill them down to key elements so the solution has the most meaningful impact. Then there’s perfectionism. Speaking as a perfectionist and someone who has a high level of attention to detail, I must say John has me beat in this area, which I didn’t think was possible. He will leave no rock unturned when finding the best solution in product development.

If you have the opportunity to work with John, do whatever you can to make it happen."

- Karen Dunne

"...His technical skills and acumen are those of an expert practitioner..."

"John is good peoples! He is masterful at his craft, Product Development and Management. He is equally capable from concept development with the customer, through the technical product development, on to commercialization, and managing the product lifecycle. His technical skills and acumen are those of an expert practitioner.

He is also an outstanding human being which makes him a fantastic leader. He leads with humility grounded in the lived experience of succeeding through adversity as both an entrepreneur and corporate leader. He shows respect to all those with whom he interacts, and always offers others the generosity of considering their perspective. He is considerate with his counsel, and takes his obligation to support and develop those in his charge sincerely and earnestly.

John is dang good AND easy to like, talk, laugh or cry with. Don’t we all need more of those folks on our teams and in our organizations?"

- Imagin Abdulahad

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Let's Connect

If you've made it this far down the page, we should be connected on LinkedIn.

Let's build together and help others thrive.

"Be more than generous with your knowledge - share it like it were an emergency." - John B.

Connect On Linked

If you've made it this far down the page, we should be connected on LinkedIn.

Let's build together and 
help others thrive.

"Be more than generous with your knowledge - share it like it were an emergency." - John B.

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