The Internet marketing company follows up a record year by hiring vice presidents of marketing, sales and finance.
From left to right: Grant Chandler, Rod Lee, and Chris Knudsen.
SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 12, 2010) – SEO.com starts 2010 the way it ended 2009: with rapid growth. The SEO firm bolstered its numbers with three new, high-profile executive positions to start the new year.
The three executives include Chris Knudsen as the vice president of marketing, Grant Chandler as the vice president of sales, and Rod Lee, vice president of finance.
"We’re all excited to be part of SEO.com, a fast-growing company that’s providing an increasingly vital service for today’s business world," Chandler said. "Companies that want to succeed will make SEO services a key part of their overall marketing strategy, and SEO.com is uniquely positioned to help them turn those strategies into real results."
In 2009, SEO.com flourished with record sales and grew its monthly revenue more than 300 percent over the previous year. The SEO firm has been recognized by various national and local organizations for its contributions to the Internet marketing industry. It is consistently ranked by TOPSEOs and PromotionWorld as one of the top SEO companies in the country, and has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the state of Utah by the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum and Mountain West Capital Network.
The company has also expanded its services in 2009 to offer a complete range of Internet marketing and SEO services, including conversion optimization and Web design and development.
"We had a great year in 2009, and now our company is ready to go to the next level," said Dave Bascom, president of SEO.com. "Chris, Grant and Rod are extremely talented. We are fortunate to have them, and they will be vital in helping us reach our goals."
Chris Knudsen, Vice President of Marketing
Chris Knudsen is an experienced technology marketing and business development executive. Prior to SEO.com, he was the vice president of sales and marketing for Doba SMB – one of the largest Internet companies in Utah. He previously served in various vice presidential roles at Podango, Sapha, and Speaking Roses International. Knudsen has also consulted extensively in the areas of Internet marketing, startup sales, and social media. He has published articles in both Connect and Launch magazines. Knudsen has been recognized by v|Spring Capital as one of the top venture entrepreneurs in Utah for 2007, 2008 and 2009. He earned an MBA from Westminster College and occasionally teaches as an adjunct instructor in the Gore School of Business.
Grant Chandler, Vice President of Sales
Chandler brings a variety of sales skills and management experience to SEO.com. Most recently, he was the vice president of sales at ContractPal, and has had many years of successful management experience at Internet and software companies like AtTask Inc., and Monster.com. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in finance.
Rod Lee, Vice President of Finance
Rod Lee comes to SEO.com with 15 years experience in finance and business operations. Most recently, Lee was the vice president of finance and operations at Nexeo, a Utah-based recruiting and HR consulting company. In three years, he tripled revenue by implementing sound financial policies and procedures and detailed managerial reporting. He also worked in similar roles with the Robert I. Merrill Company and TaxMind, LLC. Lee has an MBA from Utah State University.
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