Published on YoungUpstarts.com, Voice of a New Generation, May 25th, 2021
Alexei Orlov sets an extremely high bar for leaders and entrepreneurs across all industries. With over 30 years of experience in the marketing, branding, and operations arenas, the advice he reserves for others who work alongside him and across the marketing and branding activation world is precious.
From the early days of his career to his current international success, Alexei Orlov has always had a passion for thinking bigger and pushing the envelope for creative marketing solutions.
Alexei Orlov’s Early Career
Before discovering his love for business and marketing, Orlov intended to live his life as a member of the priesthood. He felt a calling to help others as a church leader, so he marched off to seminary as any aspiring young priest would need to do to begin his journey into the cloth. However, a family emergency took him out of seminary and brought him home. Alexei Orlov’s love of seminary and his desire to continue to quest toward becoming a priest began to fade at home.
Orlov then realized that priesthood was not the right path for him. After starting a job in merchandising, he discovered that his calling was in the business world. The merchandising job required the ideal combination of operational skills and creative vision, so Orlov was happy to use both the creative and more structured parts of his brain to fulfill the needs of every job he took on.
Alexei Orlov also realized that something drew him to leadership positions. Orlov was a born entrepreneur and began building businesses very early in life. He enjoyed speaking with the CEO and client officers of each company he worked for and would often go to them specifically to discuss branding issues. These talks with the leaders of each company gave him the confidence he needed to shape his very own road to leadership.