About This SEMPO Chat
Presented by the SEMPO Education Committee and Industry Experts, SEMPO Chats cover topics in an open question-and-answer format live on YouTube. This month the theme
is E-Commerce. Our committee members and guest speakers will tell us about themselves, dive into the details of the monthly topic, and encourage questions from the audience throughout. If you're not camera shy, you can join on-air through Google+ during the live event. Otherwise, you can watch below, watch on YouTube
, or watch on Google+.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11 AM Pacific, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern
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Richard Chavez, Vice President, Professional Services at seoClarity
Follow Richard on Twitter: @richardachavez, @seoClarity
Richard Chavez (Vice President, Professional Services at seoClarity) is an experienced digital marketer with over 15 years of experience in SEO and other digital channels.
He leads seoClarity’s professional services group fueled by a background rich in e-commerce with iconic brands such as The North Face, Steve Madden, Burt’s Bees and much more. His work has contributed to Forrester Wave Report (Best in SEO), OMMA (Best in Search, Best Banking Site) and Landy (Best Search Integration) awards.
Richard is also a frequent search-industry conference speaker (SMX, SES/ClickZLive, MarketLive, SEMPO & NEMOA) and author. He is also a creative musician and speaks four languages.
Bill Leake, CEO, Apogee Results
Follow Bill on Twitter: @marketing_bill
A McKinsey & Co. alumni and Dell Computer veteran, Bill Leake has been driving provable revenues through next generation internet marketing techniques since the mid 1990s when, as part of the management team at Power Computing, he built the first company to sell $1 million of product over the Internet. Since then, Bill founded TWO different Internet Retailer 500 companies, built a Software 500 company (one of the first SaaS providers). As CEO of several Apogee-branded online marketing consultancies (Search, Campaigns, and now Results), Bill has helped create more Inc. 500 winners than anyone else in the digital industry. Most recently, running an eight-figure marketing budget as Group VP, Global Marketing, he took technology firm Rimini Street from 65 million to a 130 million run-rate in two years.
Bill’s current primary focus, Apogee Results, has become one of the most respected independent digital agencies in North America. A published author and inventor (10 issued patents), Bill is also a sought after speaker in the online marketing sector, having been featured at ad:tech, DreamForce, MarketingProfs, Search Marketing Expo (SMX), South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi), PubCon and many others.
On evenings and weekends, Bill also serves as president of the Austin Interactive Marketing Association, and serves on the board of the industry’s trade association, SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization). Bill received an MBA w/ honors from the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A. from Yale University
Neeraja Koneru, Accelerate Account Manager, 3Q Digital
Follow Neeraja on Twitter: @3QDigital
Neeraja is originally from Austin where she works out of 3Q Accelerate's new office. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and has expertise working with eCommerce accounts. Her experience ranges in clients across a number of verticals that are both B2B and B2C. She’s managed accounts of all sizes (from $1,000-$100,000+ in monthly media spend) across platforms including Google, Bing, Facebook, YouTube, Google Display Network, Comparison Shopping Engines & More. She has a particular proficiency in product listing ads, cross-channel re-marketing, & display. Her interests include board games, traveling, tacos, and most of Netflix's original series.