I am a seasoned entrepreneur and marketing executive with a heavy emphasis on branding, ecommerce and digital marketing including SEO, SEM and social media. In addition to my frequent speaking engagements and consulting practice, I am one of the most-connected people on LinkedIn, one of FastCompany's 50 Most Influential People Online for 2010 (#33) and am the founder of 3 of the 10 largest community groups on Groupsite.com
I also founded and managed a number of start-up tech firms where I was instrumental in the development and refinement of several search engine technologies and marketing programs. I was also one of the founders of Albert's Ambry (alberts.com) one of the internet's first specialty software search engines, where I helped to develop both our search algorithms and our fraud control filtering systems. I have additionally been involved with several other major search engines over the years, ranging in capacities from beta tester for Digital's AltaVista search systems to senior second-tier editor for the NewHoo project (now DMOZ) to Director of SEO for Like.com (now owned by Google). I also had creative input into Australia's WebWombat search engine.
I am also the founder of OCEAN - The Orange County Executives And Networkers group on LinkedIn.
If you live and or work in Orange County, join our OCEAN LinkedIn Group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=36770
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Recent speaking engagements:
CalState Fullerton - Mihaylo College, Fullerton, CA
Harvard/USC Business Growth Conference 2010 & 2011
Phoenix Fashion Week, Phoenix, AZ
FEI (Financial Executives International), Ontario, CA
Lifetime Television's Fairy Jobmother Career Kickstart Boot Camp, Santa Monica, CA
UCLA - Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA
TechAmerica Social Media Event, Irvine, CA
Specialties:Marketing, Branding, Search engine optimization, Search engine marketing, online marketing, SEO, SEM, PPA, PPC, Social media, Internet-based marketing initiatives, Affiliate systems, Start-up development.