2019 Thought Leaders

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Garret Acott

CEO, Visional MarketingSearchCon Garret Acott

Garret is one of the foremost authorities in “Business Hacking,” methods utilizing negative SEO, standard SEO and Reputation Management SEO, to manipulate search results to affect primarily brand based search results, positively or negatively (think of the implications). 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. He is currently putting most of his time toward Skunk.Tech; an SEO company focused primarily on “Gray Niche” projects.

Greg Ahern

Founder, Ometrics14c6a45

Greg is a fanatic about conversion rate optimization and lead generation. He is the founder of Ometrics which provides conversion optimization tools and CRO consulting services. Greg has been a successful Internet entrepreneur since 1994 creating businesses from start-up to successful acquisition. He is also a chapter leader of the Denver Digital Analytics Association. Before the internet Greg was an Electrical Engineer and has a BSEE from Northeastern University. When unplugged he can be found climbing and biking in the mountains.

Jamie Alberico

Technical Website Consultant, Not a Robot, LLC

Jamie is a marketing-dev hybrid deftly skilled at solving riddles and overcoming boundaries. She believes good data makes good decisions and that the best way to create a successful site is by meeting the users’ needs through a cross-device experience that makes them feel smart and empowered. Jamie is experienced in SEO and analytics and works to identify precisely targeted areas of opportunity. Jamie is professionally curious, data driven and tenacious in creating strategies that can move the needle in meaningful ways.

Alli Berry

Editorial & SEO Lead at The Ascent by The Motley Fool

Alli is the SEO & Editorial Lead for The Motley Fool’s newest personal finance venture, The Ascent. She was named to the top 100 Content Marketers list by BuzzSumo and Express Writers in 2018, featured in the 2017 Moz Blog Top 50, and a 2017 Content Marketing Institute Award finalist for Highest Conversion Response from a Content Program.

Kelly Campbell

Agency Growth Consultant, Podcast Host, and Keynote Speaker

Kelly Campbell started, scaled and sold an award-winning digital marketing agency in New York over a 14-year span. Since then, she’s been consulting with established creative and tech agencies across the country to help them navigate growth by focusing on people, positioning, pipeline and profitability. She has been the SEO Consultant to both Facebook and NASA, and she hosts THRIVE: Your Agency Resource, a bi-weekly video podcast sponsored by Workamajig that helps agency owners discover solutions, balance and growth.

BJ Enoch

Vice President, SocialSEO

BJ Enoch, Vice President at SocialSEO, a full service digital marketing firm headquartered in Colorado Springs, with offices in Denver and Boulder. BJ has a decade of front line Digital Marketing experience, with the last five years at SocialSEO (the state’s largest Digital Marketing Agency). In his current role as Vice President, BJ provides integrated digital marketing strategy for enterprise level clients and national brands, leveraging technical SEO, PPC and Social Media to drive leads, sales and increased profit. BJ believes in proving a transparent data driven approach to SocialSEO client campaigns with an emphasis on clear lead attribution and ROI clarity for every channel. When not glued to his computer, BJ enjoys traveling with his wife, fishing and playing golf poorly.

Steve Hammer

President and Co-Founder of RankHammer

Steve Hammer is the President and co-Founder of RankHammer, the 2015 US search awards small agency of the year. Steve is a sought after speaker on the subjects of search marketing, PPC and analytics. In particular, he has been noted as a leader in AdWords Scripts and Google Tag Manager. Steve’s experience in online media and traditional marketing allows a strategic and long-term view of search marketing. He has achieved extraordinary and sustainable results in several competitive online industries often exceeding growth rates in excess of 50% per year. Steve has held a number of exemplary positions including Director of Search Marketing for ACE Cash Express, General Manager for Stir, and a practicing Chemical Engineer for BASF. He holds a MBA from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management. He has spoken at prestigious meetings and conferences including SMX Advanced, Pubcon, ClickZLive, State of Search, Ignite e-commerce, Nightclub and Bar Show and Interactive Insights Summit.  When he’s not online, he’s likely eating at the best restaurant in town or seeking an exotic bottle of wine.

Brian Kato

Project Workflow Specialist, Red Rocket Web Specialists

​Owner, Fusion Vine
Brian’s marketing experience began in 2006 as a BMI-affiliated recording artist. His experience in audio production, graphic design, and website development have allowed Brian to leverage guerrilla-marketing techniques that go “beyond the blog.” By day (and sometimes night) Brian assists clients with local optimization and content marketing. When he’s not behind the keyboard, Brian enjoys martial arts to 4-wheeling in Wyoming with his wife and 2 children. Connect with Brian on Twitter @katobkato

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.

Cindy Krum

Chief Executive Officer, MobileMoxie, LLC

Cindy Krum is the CEO and Founder of MobileMoxie, LLC, a mobile marketing consultancy and host of the most cutting-edge online mobile marketing tool set available today. Cindy is the author of Mobile Marketing: Finding Your Customers No Matter Where They Are, published by Que Publishing and now also available in German, Italian, Korean and Chinese. She brings fresh and creative ideas to her clients, providing on-site training and workshops, as well as speaking at national and international trade events on a regular basis. Cindy is an active member of the search community and has been published in Website Magazine, Advertising & Marketing Review, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Watch, Marketing Land, SEOmoz, Search Engine Strategies Magazine, and quoted by many respected publications including PC World, Internet Retailer, TechWorld, Direct Magazine and Search Marketing Standard. She is passionate about bringing creative online marketing solutions to clients.

Matt Lacuesta

Director of Earned and Owned at Location3

For nearly a decade, Matt has been a digital marketer focusing on organic search.  His experience spans from single location businesses , to the brands you see in every major store or the businesses people drive by every day around the world. His passion for the ever changing search industry has landed him at Location3 where he heads up the strategy for the SEO, Local Search and Content teams where their focus is to partner with clients to increase the online visibility for each and every of their business locations and drive more qualified online traffic from local organic search. If you want to have a beer with Matt, you can toast him along with other local SEO folks once a month at #SEObeers. Details can be found @SEObeers on Twitter

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.

Kent Lewis

President, Anvil Media Inc.

As President and Founder of Anvil Media, Inc.Kent Lewis is responsible for ensuring the company is living its mission and vision by managing overall corporate strategy, including operations, business development, sales and marketing. Specializing in analytics, search engine and social media marketing services, Anvil is a digital agency which provides measurable marketing that moves clients’ businesses forward. With a background in agency-side digital marketing, Lewis regularly speaks on effective digital marketing techniques & trends to audiences as a subject matter expert. Since 2000, he’s been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, where he teaches an SEM Workshop.

Nick Neels

Digital Marketing Director, DispatchHealth

Nick Neels is the Digital Marketing Director at DispatchHealth, a premier provider of mobile and virtual healthcare. Nick specializes in scaling enterprise business solutions for brands ranging from 50 to over 15,000 locations. Over the years, Nick has served as a direct liaison to Google for their digital marketing products, has been a yearly contributor to Moz’s Local Search Ranking Factors and taught as Adjunct Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Follow him on Twitter @nickneels.

Rick Ramos

Technical SEO Manager, Seer Interactive

Rick is a holistic internet marketing professional with over sixteen years of web publishing experience. He has ten years of hands-on digital marketing experience, using both paid and organic methods; such as SEO, social media, content strategy, marketing automation and paid digital advertising. Rick has eight years of strategic SEO experience, with a focus on technical SEO. He also has seven years of website management experience, with a focus on eCommerce, two years of content marketing experience and a genuine passion for inbound marketing.