This is big.
When the first aggressive roller blading film came out I was a 20-year old selling summer sports gear at a ski shop in Pennsylvania. Watching Chris Edwards jump and flip and spin around on a set of inlines, I knew this was like nothing else out there, this was something that was going to be big, and I needed to be a part of it. I not only learned to skate better than the boys in my hood, I went off to do stunt shows as part of a Rollerblade-sponsored team and even joined Ringling Brothers Circus flipping and spinning my way around the country on a pair of skates as part of the show’s finale act.
Years later, when I was a graphic design major in Philly someone described multimedia to me (that’s what we called it back then, uphill both ways). I knew this was like nothing else out there, it was going to be big, and I needed to be part of it. I changed my major on the spot, graduated with a 4.0 GPA and went on to do interactive design, development, marketing and SEO with companies and sites like Yahoo, CNET, Microsoft, AllRecipes, AOL and gobs more.
When I saw Richard Baxter present at Mozcon this year, I realized SEOgadget was not only like nothing else out there and going to be big, but these guys are thinking up stuff no one else is doing, innovating and progressing our industry on a regular basis, and I needed to be a part of it. I’m beyond thrilled to say that starting in 2013 I’ll be the CEO for the first SEOgadget division in the US, and we’re going to do amazing things together.
We belong together.
To say I am excited to be a part of the Gadgeteer family is an understatement. A few months ago I had zero plans to leave my consulting business to join another company now or anytime in the near future. I was single-handedly planning to rule the world.
But when I started to get a glimpse of the outside-of-the-box, forward-thinking, results-driven and simply gorgeous work that is being done at SEOgadget, things changed. I realized that combining my audience-focused, strategic marketing background with their innovative ideas and uncanny ability to produce “holy-sh*t-you-guys-this-is-f**king-amazing” reactions with everything they do, we need to rule the world together.
When SEOgadget mentioned they wanted to expand into the US, the pairing felt right; Like chocolate with peanut butter. Like Harold with Maude. Like whiskey with arm wrestling (Try it. You’ll love it.).
We’ve barely just begun.
Recently a lot of people in the SEO industry have been asking themselves the question “Why?” Why do we do what we do? When we at SEOgadget asked ourselves this recently the answer is easily apparent. We get crazy excited about creating amazing experiences that help our clients and our industry make the web a better (and way more interesting) place.
Unexpectedly finding an entire team to do this with has been incredibly inspiring, and we’ve barely just begun. I can’t wait to build out the US SEOgadget family in San Francisco alongside our trailblazing talent in the UK.
2013 is going to be groundbreaking. And I’m so glad to be a part of it.
If you’re ready for upward curves and are interested in working with our team to get there, we’d be tickled to hear from you. Send us a note here. We look forward to building great experiences with you.
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