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These industry leaders will present the latest in SEO and digital marketing at SearchCon 2018:

Garret Acott

CEO, Tempered LLCSearchCon Garret Acott

Garret is quickly becoming one of the foremost authorities in “Business Hacking”, methods utilizing negative SEO, SEO and reputation management to push on-line SEO results down rather than up. While not condoning the use of these methods, Garret feels than many SEOs and businesses have their heads in the sand as to the current and future impact of these methods. Garret has been involved in Internet Marketing and SEO since 1998 and has held numerous top level company positions as CEO, COO, President and CTO in a number of technology and Internet Marketing based companies. Garret is CEO of Tempered, LLC.

Jim Kreinbrink

President, Hyper Dog MediaJim Kreinbrink SearchCon 2015 SEO

Jim Kreinbrink is the founder and resident SEO expert at Hyper Dog Media. Jim has been programming since he was 10, and creating websites since 1997. That’s why he started optimizing in 1998. He loves computer programming and figuring out ways to get his clients’ websites to outrank their competitors. Before launching his own Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Agency, Jim created web and multimedia projects for a variety of clients and industries. His past and current client list includes companies in the education, technology and human resources industries. Having spent his entire career on the web, Jim understands that delicate balance between SEO strategies that appeal to search engine robots and those that will appeal to human website visitors. Jim founded the Denver SEO Meetup in 2007, a community dedicated to sharing knowledge between the area’s many talented SEOs and digital marketers. The Boulder SEO Meetup followed. Jim is a Yahoo Search Marketing Ambassador and a certified Google AdWords Professional. He is also one of the founding members of the Colorado chapter of SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization). Jim earned his BS degree from the University of Wyoming.

Cade Lee

President, SEO HogSearchCon 2015 Cade Lee

Cade Lee is the President and founder at SEO Hog. Cade has been involved with sales and marketing since 1996 when he started his career at Dean Witter and excelled to become an Associate Broker at the firm. Since his time with Dean Witter, Cade has always focused on how to best grow business. In early 2002 Cade started a local mortgage company in Denver and he quickly learned to not only build his own website, but how to market that site and get into the top of the search engines for relevant search terms. Cade has over 20 years of real life business experience. His philosophy takes into account the “big picture”. When so many internet marketing professionals are focused on increasing rankings or traffic, Cade believes the focus should only be on the client’s end goal or desired result.

Monica Valdez

Senior Director of Ecommerce, Gray Line Worldwide

Monica Valdez is an experienced, passionate, and results-driven digital marketing leader. As Senior Director of Ecommerce at Gray Line Worldwide, Ms.Valdez is responsible for the strategic direction and daily execution for GrayLine.com, ensuring continued revenue growth and success through all online channels. As part of her commitment to professional development and community involvement, Ms. Valdez participates in a variety of professional and educational opportunities. She is an active member of the Business Marketing Association and is a co-organizer of both the Denver and Boulder SEO Meetup groups. She is also an adviser and mentor to students at CU’s Leeds Business School. Her passions outside of marketing include travel, cooking, art and finding forever homes for rescued golden retrievers.