Our Presenters

Terry Samuels
Terry SamuelsOwner; Salterra | Infinity Ranking
Terry has over 20 years of experience in software and computers. Having owned his own web design/internet marketing agency for over 8 years, he has a true passion for teaching and helping people. Terry has combined his technical skills with his management abilities to position his companies at the forefront of the industry.
His tenacious ability to dig deep and truly understand the big picture has lead to his success. Terry commands authority in technical SEO, site structure, schema, and internal audits giving his clients a strong place within their markets.
JC Blake
JC BlakeOwner; Rising Phoenix SEO | Infinity Ranking
Justin (JC) ownes Rising Phoenix SEO, and is in partnership with Terry in Infinity Ranking here in Phoenix, Justin brings to us his years of sales experience as well as his successful SEO abilities. Having been a business owner and Volleyball coach for over 20 years; Justin is always a team player!
Kyle Roof
Kyle RoofLead SEO; High Voltage SEO
Kyle is the Lead SEO for High Voltage SEO, a bespoke SEO agency with locations in Melbourne, Berlin, and Phoenix. He is the Co-Creator of PageOptimizer Pro, an on page optimization tool trusted by over 1500 SEOs. He is also the Co-Founder of Internet Marketing Gold (IMG) the online community for SEO science.

In the past 4 years Kyle has conducted over 350 scientific tests on Google’s Algorithm. Apart from regularly presenting on SEO, he provides instructional SEO/marketing courses ranging from beginner to advanced.

Clint Butler
Clint ButlerHead SEO; Over The Top SEO
Clint is the Head of SEO for Over The Top SEO and owns his own agency, Digitaleer, as well. He is the host of SEO This Week and has co-hosted other SEO podcasts and shows including SEO Fight Club and White Hat vs. Black Hat. He also runs an exclusive mastermind for six and seven-figure earners looking to reach the next level in their business while supporting others.

Clint regularly presents at SEO Rockstars and has created beginner and advanced SEO and marketing courses which taught concepts based on his affiliate and adult industry experience.

Bradley Batdorf
Bradley BatdorfOwner GingerHippo
Entering the world of SEO in 2011, I didn’t know what SEO was. I was tasked with getting my employer back in the good graces of Google, after they were penalized as part of Panda/Penguin. After working them out of penalty, I started an agency to help other companies do the same. I started as just a guy with a plan to commit my services to other companies. Over time, I started hiring people to fill positions that required skills I didn’t have, such as graphic design, and added specialty positions to free up my time to do what I love. My passion has always been the world of SEO, and the puzzles that present themselves.

I am a working owner. While I have employees to manage their specific skill and industry expertise, I’ve grown GingerHippo to revolve around offering SEO services first, with all other services being offered as peripherals of our SEO strategy. We have a group of 26 employees, and GingerHippo operates as an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our employees maintain a 10% shared ownership in our company, and we donate 5% quarterly to children centered charities, divided equally, in each employee’s name. My professional nickname is Rain Man, given to me in 2012 by a client. The nickname is derived from being ultra task-oriented, without allowing the opportunity for outside interruption or influence. I have 3 personal loves in life, in a very specific order. They are my son, my dog, and my beard.

Monique Rice
Monique RiceOwner; Effective Web Solutions
One of the hardest things to do as internet marketing experts is to get more sales and scale your agency. Taking all that knowledge and putting it into terms that a client understands is a major stumbling block for almost everyone. Monique has been in sales for 25 years and has helped scale her agency over the past 10 years to a multi-million dollar agency with over 27 employees. Learn some of the basic techniques Monique uses to get and keep her clients, including ones she signed the very first day of her agency 10 years ago, and have them all referring her business all year long on auto-pilot.
Gabriel Machuret
Gabriel Machuret
Gabriel Machuret is the former Head of Warrior Forum and for years has been coaching SEO companies how to increase their sales by changing their mindset towards their own branding, position and sales strategies. Some of Gabriels former clients includes Freelancer.com, Red Bull, PBS, and Glassdoor.com
Bruno Souza
Bruno SouzaOwner, Black Swan Media
Seeing a homogenized marketing industry, Bruno Souza pivoted Black Swan Media to focus on innovative marketing strategies on top of SEM. Dubbed “4 Dimensional Marketing”, Bruno now teaches marketing agencies how to build 5-6 figure pipelines for themselves and their clients in under 7 days. Bruno has been invited to SEO Spring Training to share some of the “4 Dimensional Marketing” strategies that are producing massive results during this pandemic.
Marty Marion
Marty MarionCEO; Master Positioning, LLC
Positioning controls how consumers behave towards your brand and taking complete control over consumer decision-making and purchasing of your products and services. It’s the foundation for successful branding and informs all digital and offline marketing and messaging. You need it. Positioning is for brand owners, agencies, consultants, SEOs, marketers, content developers and advertisers. But only if you want to win big.
 Joshua Fletcher
Joshua FletcherSearch Engine Marketer/ SEO
SEO for 60,000,000+ URLs for clients
Page 1 rankings +maps for over 1,000,000 city keywords

Developed UMAC framework of SEO while coaching and training at OMG Machines.

 Craig Campbell
Craig CampbellCraig Campbell
Craig is a UK based SEO consultant and trainer with over 18 years experience, well known for no bullshit talks at conferences and offering valuable tips and advice. Craig’s main focus is affiliate marketing these days, but has built up successful agencies in the past.
 Robert Portillo
Robert PortilloNimbus Marketing
Robert has been studying marketing for 28 years and applying it for 13 of them. He started learning SEO and website design in 2007 to build his onsite computer repair business, PC Fixer, based in West Los Angeles, California. Since 2001, PC Fixer has served nearly 3,200 unique customers ranging from UCLA, HBO, Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios, countless celebrities and some of the most well-known small businesses and restaurants in the county. It has been voted the #1 IT services in Los Angeles by Fox LA and Expertise.com.

After running PC Fixer from his garage for 11 years, he founded and ran Tech Studio, an acclaimed concept store in Venice Beach. Tech Studio combined computer repair with abstract art and esoteric technology devices. Located on world-famous Abbot Kinney, Tech Studio sold the world’s most unique collection of tech gadgets and accessories. Tech Studio has been rated the top computer repair store in Los Angeles by 4 independent organizations as recently as January 2020. Robert sold both PC Fixer and Tech Studio in January 2020 for 60k, an amount unheard of in the shrinking computer repair market, to focus on his passion for SEO and CRO.
Robert founded Nimbus Marketing in 2015 to help small businesses tap into the online marketplace & grow much faster. By combining the complimentary disciplines of SEO and CRO, Nimbus Marketing takes an approach that is unfortunately rare in the marketing world. Nimbus Marketing runs dozens of campaigns for local services businesses and national brands.
Robert’s true passion is conversion rate optimization, and in particular, how it compliments SEO. He founded the Facebook Group “Conversion Rate Optimization Junkies” in late 2019 and its membership has grown to over 500 members in just over 3 months. Robert believes that delivering rankings and traffic is not enough. The modern SEO needs to deliver revenue increases if they want to retain their customers in the long term.
Robert understands on a deep level that purchase decisions are largely based on human emotions and every great marketer needs to be a customer philosopher. Telling a great story, presenting value, solving problems, demonstrating benefits, and saving customers time are all modern marketing values that Robert believes in and Nimbus Marketing delivers.

Robert lives with his wife of 11 years and his 8 and 5 year old boys in Westchester, CA – home of LAX. He was born in and raised all around Los Angeles. When he is not helping business thrive, you may find him racing cars, hiking, biking, skateboarding, photographing, gardening, cooking or pondering the nature of existence.

Lane Houk
Lane HoukCo-Founder of Quantum Newswire and Quantum Agency
Lane and his business partner Matt created Quantum Newswire and Quantum Agency to help other digital professionals and marketing agencies build, grow and scale their business using the suite of marketing software and operational technology systems developed over 10 years in their own successful digital agency.


Jacob Kettner
Jacob KettnerOwner; First Rank SEO
Jacob has been working in the digital marketing space for 14 years. He is currently the CEO of a local SEO agency as well as a managing partner in a SAAS software and a Solar Company. His passion is SEO and identifying efficient repeatable processes for achieving top results. Jacob’s main focus is in client SEO, specifically for local businesses.
Brian Winum
Brian WinumOwner; MAXPlaces Marketing
Brian Winum is one of the co-founders and the Digital Marketing Director of MAXPlaces Marketing, LLC, a full-service digital marketing agency in New York.
Holly Starks
Holly StarksMarketing Genius
Holly Starks is a leader in the Video Marketing Industry. At the end of 2016, She had 3.5 million live-streamed video’s ranking on YouTube. She has close to 150,000 YouTube Accounts, and in some circles has been dubbed ‘The YouTube Queen’. In 2019, She now has a total of 1.5 million videos online, ranking and bringing daily traffic. Holly is renowned as both an online and offline marketer and hosts several live events and boot camps throughout the year helping other marketers reach their full potential in Video Marketing. She was awarded one of the Top SEO Influencers in 2017. She has spoken at Vidsummit, Local Client Takeover, SearchCon, SEO Rockstars, DFWSEM and some of you may recognize from when she spoke about video marketing at Chiang Mai in 2017 and 2018.
Carolyn Holzman
Carolyn HolzmanOwner; American Way Media, Head of On Page SEO for Over The Top SEO
Having been a business owner herself in the music and film industry for over 27 years, Carolyn understands first-hand the daily challenges of running a local business as well as the benefits of successful organic ranking for revenue. This understanding is the basis of her ability to distill complex strategies into understandable concepts for business owners and managers who are not search professionals but want what it can bring. Going into her 12th year in SEO, she is Head of On-Page SEO for Over The Top SEO in addition to running her agency, American Way Media. Her current project is adapting Ted, Kyle & Clint’s SEO Fight Club for streaming TV channels. Carolyn has worked with international, national and local businesses to grow their revenue to become stronger companies. She has spoken at local business training events and been a featured speaker at SEO Rockstars conference.
Chad Michael Lawson
Chad Michael LawsonOwner; Snappy SEO Tools
Some blame it on an accidental overdose of gamma radiation. Others say it was a bite from a musically gifted spider. Or maybe it was just something in the cafeteria food. How else does one explain Chad Lawson’s transformation in a few short years from Purdue computer engineering major with no musical background, to composer/performer/conductor/songwriter with two invitations to perform with a choir at Carnegie Hall under his belt who then ditched it all and became an internet marketer & web app developer specializing in blowing up businesses?

In terms on internet marketing, 1998 was the ‘wild west’ years. Chad spent time cutting his teeth starting and running a web development company, navigating the technicalities of code slinging for efficiency, designing on a dime & experimenting with client’s online businesses’ for higher profitability.

After several years of designing & developing sites for Phoenix area clients, Chad’s curiosity klonked him on the head when he asked himself, “Why do some of my clients do well online and some go into the graveyard?” In a unique position to see inside of many businesses AND know their site inside and out, the question would reveal itself over the coming decade. The voyage of learning design for profitability and usability that results in paychecks began. Taking several years each(yes, really) to bone up on testing, copywriting, conversion design, & persuasion(NLP), Chad has filled out his tool built with everything necessary to build a house of conversion. Who is this guy?

Thanks so his people skills, his solid background in all things technical when it comes to the web & his keen understanding of what it takes to make a site work, Chad sits at the intersection of a place few marketers can. Occasionally, he answers to the name “Big Daddy C”. He’s often referred to a ‘highly entertaining’ while teaching and can often, at a glance, find opportunities where clients are leaving money on the table. He’s often called on to speak around the United States, as well as a recent trip to lecture at a conference in Berlin. Yes, now he’s international.

He’s got a unique talent for reading where the ball is going to be and creating in that direction to profitable results for the businesses he works on.

Stuart Trier
Stuart TrierOwner; Marketing Cheat Guides
Stuart is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold 3 companies. His first business was an import and distribution business which he built from 0 to 8 million per year. His second business was in the health care field where he grew it from 0 to 28 clinics in 12 months and successfully sold to a public company. His 3rd was a digital marketing agency with 80 clients which he sold in 2017. He currently runs Marketing Cheat Guides where he works with a handful of entrepreneurs on scaling up their companies.
Ted Kubaitis
Ted KubaitisOwner; SEO Tool Lab
Ted got his start at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications & worked at Microsoft during the Dot Com Era, then was an in-house SEO for a large online retailer for 17 years. Ted is the CEO of the SEO Tool Lab and the creator of Cora SEO Software. Ted regularly appears on the White Hat Versus Black Hat youtube show and speaks at SEO conferences such as CMSEO, DMSS, SEO Rockstars and many more. Ted has founded multiple startups and was issued a patent in web querying technology.
Steven Kang
Steven KangFounder: SEO Signals Lab
Steven has been involved in digital marketing since 1998. He has worked with large enterprise clients including AT&T, McAffee, Johson Controls, Target, Dominos to small business websites covering various aspects of marketing technology. To date, he has personally worked with over 5,000 projects and has built various SEO/marketing-related tools. He currently runs the largest and the most active Facebook SEO group in the world with over 55k members.
David Schloss
David SchlossFounder and President of Convert ROI
David Schloss is an online entrepreneur who began marketing in 2007 from his college apartment.

His business, Convert ROI, enables businesses to succeed by taking complicated social ad plans and seamlessly turning them into easy-to-follow revenue producing campaigns. He manages over $2.5mil per month in paid advertising via Facebook and Instagram.

He was been rated as one of the top “Experts to Watch” by Forbes Magazine, has been featured on Entrepreneur.com, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, and been interviewed on various podcasts and web shows around the topic of social advertising.

Leon Sheed
Leon SheedOwner; Townsville Digital Marketing Owner; Leon Sheed Sales Psychology Training FB Group Owner; Digital Marketing Sales Lions
Leon Sheed started his digital marketing career working in the trenches as a 100% commission based sales rep, cold calling, cold emailing and door to door sales, for Australia’s Largest SEO Digital Marketing company.

Although Leon crushed state sales records, landed monster accounts and hit his $100k canvas target in just four months with a 3-month late start, Leon’s role was terminated with no notice the week his wife gave birth.

This situation forced Leon to sell to survive and create a digital marketing business overnight, focusing on selling the solution first and finding a reputable contractor to provide the client fulfilment on his behalf.

Leon now has two successful digital marketing companies (local and niche) and a sales training business that works in alliance with his agencies. Leon also works with the Australian Government as a trusted adviser for their national roadshows/ tours and provides digital marketing workshops around North Queensland for SMBs, on their behalf.

Leon’s real passion resides in helping struggling digital marketers, consultants and freelancers by training them to become more confident in communication, presenting and closing premium digital marketing services with a psychological selling spin.

If you’re want to attract, pitch and close that’s away from traditional sales techniques and entertained in the process, Leon is one of the top SEO Springs speakers to catch.

*WARNING* Leon will have you spitting soda at your monitor with his larikin sales “war stories” and might have you thinking in a different way to presenting and closing your SEO solutions.

Jonathan Kiekbusch
Jonathan KiekbuschOwner: SEOButler
A lifelong first-in/last-out entrepreneur, Jonathan founded businesses in various industries before focusing solely on digital marketing and business consulting in 2014.
After years of mentoring and consulting for numerous founders, Jonathan is committed to sharing the valuable lessons he’s learned along the way — enabling fellow
entrepreneurs to rapidly and sustainably grow their businesses.
Mike Steffens
Mike SteffensSEO Lead Generation
Mike has been a part of the local seo community since 2009 with a primary focus on Maps optimization. He’s worked with small to mid-sized business and several national franchises including Service Master and 1-800-Dentist affiliates. As of 2017 Mike has turned his focus away from client seo and now works in the local lead generation space and private local seo consulting for both business owners and other SEOs. Mike utilizes unique methods to rank Maps listings that are not part of the traditional optimization techniques and enjoys testing and using concepts that are considered “outside of the box”. Most recently he created the course Maps Reloaded where he shares his personal step by step method that leverages a lot of these unorthodox techniques.
Glen Ingram
Glen IngramFounder and President of Web Search Pros Inc.
Founder of Web Search Pros Inc. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and was previously a team member tasked with developing online media opportunities for one of the largest phone book companies in the US prior to starting Web Search Pros.
Web Search Pros have built over a thousand websites and ranked hundreds of sites for too many phrases to count to the first page of Google. We specialize in website accessibility and compliance. This means sites that work for those with disabilities and help protect businesses from lawsuits and increase their reach. I am a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.
 Matt Versteeg
Matt VersteegOwner of i-AutoM8.com
Matt had an interesting start to his SEO career. As a Magician since the age of 9, he needed a way to get more bookings and he found it through self-ranking his website on page 1 for nearly every city in America, resulting in more bookings than he could handle. Realizing the power of what he’d discovered, he went on to consult for local clients and build his own lead generation sites leveraging this “Multilocation” ranking strategy. Matt sees SEO and online marketing as a “scale game”, where the more you do what works, the more you earn. Matt loves teaching the SEO Formulas he’s discovered that are elegant and easy for anyone to apply that get results in every local niche.
Elias Livadaras
Elias LivadarasFounder & Co-Owner at SEO Autopilot Software
My name is Elias Livadaras and I am the person who deals with the “Science” of SEO. And I call it SEO “Science” because it consists of numerous variables and factors that affect the success of an SEO Campaign.

As a former Civil Aviation Pilot, I have learned to “fly” high and I implement this mentality to all the Projects I have chosen to tackle.

One of my favorite expressions is: “Knowledge is something you know today. Wisdom is whether to use the Knowledge you have acquired or not.”

In my spare time (ha ha ha) I do IPSC Practical Shooting, I am a proud father and husband, I love fishing and good food!

Mads Singer
Mads SingerCEO, Mads Singers Management Consulting
Mads has more than 10 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies, such as Xerox and IBM, and more than 7 years of experience coaching and consulting online entrepreneurs.
He has also spoken at many larger events such as CMSEO, TiECon, DCBKK & DMSS Bali.
Mads currently owning and running 3 companies, and managing more than 100 people, he doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk.
As well as being a management expert, Mads is also an expert on growing and scaling an online business, and he is one of the industry experts in the DISC methodology, which is a cornerstone in his management philosophy and he shares his knowledge through the Effective Management Mastery course & community.
Patrick Tuttle
Patrick TuttlePatrick Tuttle, CEO Co-Owner of The Ranking Store
Spent 25 years doing my own marketing for my National Mortgage Co., then the crash hit and we lost everything. That forced me to start a new carrier at age 51 basically riches to rags story.

Since I did my own marketing it was natural to move into the SEO and leads space and started with a few MLM companies. I raised over 4 million in cash via my marketing efforts and then the owner walked with the cash, Déjà vu. Start over again— HeHeHe.

So I started The Ranking Store, LLC with my partner Gary Affron over three years ago. Since then we have branded the “Factory” SEO tools. We now have over 25 products in the ranking and SEO space with over 1500 members that own or use our tools for their success.
Interesting fact: Every Lifetime Purchase for all our main tools in the last three years is not only still supported but constantly improved.

My Passion is supporting my All Kids Can Learn – AKCLI- Orphanage in Zambia of over 150 children that we started in 2005 on a 240 acre farm.”

Dino Gomez
Dino Gomez
Dino Gomez started his digital marketing agency at the ripe age of 23. He is the founder of Dynamik Internet Marketing Inc. & has an 8 year track record working with large brand name businesses & multi location franchises. Dino spoke at the Chiang Mai SEO conference in 2018 & may best be known for his cutting edge Facebook advertising strategies for local businesses. His work has been cited in Entreprenuer magazine amongst other well know publications. He also runs the very popular Facebook advertising program, Funnel Consultant Society where he has over 1000 members & 100’s of testimonials. Dino will be revealing a combination of his favorite client getting strategies & local marketing lead generation tactics.
Greg Elfrink
Greg ElfrinkEmpire Flippers, Director of Marketing
Gregory joined Empire Flippers in April 2016 originally as our Content Manager. Now, as our Director of Marketing, he manages everything from the content to the marketing automation, to vision and goal setting, all the way down to the implementation. His big goal is to take Empire Flippers more mainstream as a M&A brand, and to help investors see the power of digital assets, while helping sellers have life changing exits. Gregory was born in Anchorage, Alaska where he worked in the oil fields and now travels the globe networking, speaking and for pleasure. He loves fiction, science and in his free time he moonlights as a novelist.
Josh Nelson
Josh Nelson
I started my digital marketing agency Plumbing & HVAC SEO about 7 years ago (2011). During that time we’ve grown from a startup with ZERO clients to the point where we now bill $370,00 per month (over $4 Million per year) and growing but I was not an overnight success! My first digital marketing agency was a complete failure.
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