About Experience 1st

Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) have shuttered their doors over the past couple of years. Due to this, we have decided to offer our decades of experience to help you start, build, or grow your business to the next level. We look for organizations we can invest in and grow alongside. Find short and long-term marketing strategies that get an immediate return on investment and enhance the brand over time.

You may want to talk to Exp1st if you’re asking questions like:


  • How do we sustain long-term growth?
  • How does my business increase cash flow?
  • How does my small business retain customers and employees?
  • What is the best marketing mix strategy for my business?
  • Does my small business need a website?
  • Where should my business be marketing?
  • How to market my business better?
  • How does my website get found on Google?
  • How to build a professional website?

Our Leadership Team

John Gallo

President of Marketing

John has over a decade of experience as an entrepreneur and digital marketer. He earned his MBA from York College of Pennsylvania and is passionate about creating unique and engaging experiences for people. He has four rescue animals and a lovely family. In his free time, he enjoys working on his bonsai trees or playing and designing games.

President of Sales - John Shaffer

John Shaffer

President of Operations

John has over 15 years of experience in operations and as an entrepreneur. In his free time, John enjoys boating, slot car racing, and board games.

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