The Team

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Chris J. Myers - President

Chris J. Myers is the President/Founder. Chris was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and went on to attend The Ohio State University. After college, Chris worked in the field of print before transitioning into digital marketing. He has been dedicated to the field of digital marketing for 10 years now and has become an expert in developing lead-based strategies for small businesses with a focus on effective branding techniques. Chris is a devoted husband and a father of two beautiful children that motivate him every day. In his free time, you can find Chris enjoying time outdoors with his family, traveling, volunteering in his community, and cheering on his beloved Browns and Blue Jackets.

Justin is our Lead Analyst.  He was born in Columbus, Ohio where he was raised by his parents who were both full-time teachers. Justin graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University with a double major degree in both German and Marketing. Justin’s career began in a sports marketing firm and working with a professional hockey team in the marketing department. Shortly after, Justin transitioned into the digital advertising field where he applies his creative yet analytical thinking that consistently helps clients improve performance and achieve the results they are after. In his spare time, Justin is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan and enjoys a variety of sports including hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. Justin and his wife have a son and a daughter along with 2 cats, a dog, and 2 guinea pigs. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, reading, and cheering on his favorite sports teams. 

“Stay hungry, stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs

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Justin Bäby - Lead Analyst

Chase Smith - Local Digital Expert

Chase works as a Local Digital Expert based out of Kansas City. Chase had an active childhood growing up in Arkansas where he spent most of his time playing sports and learning from his Dad. After developing a solid work ethic from his role model, Chase was able to connect with entrepreneurs in Kansas City and begin a mentorship underneath them. Early in his career, he worked with colleges assisting with their advertising and recruiting programs. Shortly thereafter, Chase took the hard-earned skills he learned and began moving towards marketing and branding for small businesses. Here, he has been able to develop a powerful skill set that he uses to help small businesses maximize their marketing effectiveness while saving them money in the long run. 

“Be humble, be hungry and be the hardest worker in the room”

Ryan McGilley is our Customer Success Manager.  He was born and raised in Kansas but attended high school in Bay Village, Ohio. Ryan then returned to his home state to attend the University of Kansas, where he received his B.S. degree in behavioral science. Ryan’s professional career started in the print advertising industry, where he worked at the Kansas City Star newspaper. During his time with the Star, Ryan was able to cultivate a valuable skillset in the areas of customer service and sales, with a focus on business development and account management. Ryan enjoys rabidly supporting his beloved KC Chiefs and spending time with his one-eyed rescue dog Lucy.

 “Change the world by being yourself, and never regret anything that made you smile.”

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Ryan McGilley - Customer Success Manager

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