I spent the last 10 years as an “intrepreneur” within one of the largest performance marketing agencies in the world. I led the design and build out of the US SEO practice and then helped scale it across the globe. My successes led to multiple promotions and ultimately, the role of US President.
One of my biggest accomplishments was breaking down the silos in a 15 year-old company that had become set in its ways – I led the organization through the transformation to a matrix structure of integrated practices and functions. The marketplace demanded more integrated solutions and these changes drove higher client engagement and organic growth. We developed a culture of high performance standards, innovation and passion for solving our clients’ biggest problems.
Our agency was rated one of the “Best Places to Work” by several organizations including AdAge. We grew 31% in revenue and increased profitability by 40% during my time as the US President.
As a leader, I’ve learned by doing. I don’t fear failure – I fear inaction. When things go right I celebrate with my teams, and when they don’t, we learn together and quickly move on with another approach.
I’m passionate about turning visions into reality by leading teams to design and execute the unsexy details of making something work well. I challenge teams to collaborate and work together towards a common goal. I challenge them to go beyond their own understanding of what’s possible and give them full support to get there. I love big challenges and never give up until the goal is achieved.
But most of all I love life, my wife, my friends and family, and the opportunities the world gives us everyday.