Kris is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, best-selling author, accomplished public speaker and dedicated philanthropist. In 1999, Kris founded Pepperjam, a full-service internet marketing agency and affiliate network which was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America three times before being sold to eBay Enterprise in 2009.
After the sale of Pepperjam, Kris founded KBJ Capital, an early stage technology angel investment fund which has raised over $35 million of funding and has a robust portfolio of 15 companies including French Girls App, LSEO.com, Yumm.com, LavCup,APPEK Mobile Apps, VigLink, Pathmapp, Highlighter.com, ReferLocal.com and more. Author of the best-selling book “Search-Engine Optimization: Your Visual Blueprint to Effective Internet Marketing”, Kris’ articles regularly appear in premium publications like Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company.
He is also a frequent keynote speaker at prestigious conferences and universities worldwide in addition to sitting on the boards of several non-profit and educational organizations. Learn more about Kris at www.krisjones.com
Chad Mummert – Director of Business Development
Chad has over 15 years experience in Sales, Marketing, and Advertising with degrees in Audio Engineering and Advertising. Chad’s main focus and passion for 8+ years has been Branding and Online Marketing. His broad range of capabilities brings diversity to our team with skill-sets in Audio Production, Video Production, Graphic Design, SEO, PPC and Social Media. Chad has consulted hundreds of businesses in nearly every market vertical and is focused on a positive customer impact for his clients.
When Chad isn’t obsessing over new market trends he is most likely writing and recording music. A Multi-Instrumentalist since the age of 6 years old, he attributes his creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to his life long dedication of exploring musical boundaries. He also loves skiing, mountain biking, hiking, riding his ATV and pretty much anything else the mountains of Pennsylvania has to offer.
Paul Rinaldi – Head of Paid Media
LSEO’s Head of Paid Media, Paul Rinaldi, is a young entrepreneur who founded three companies by the age of 26 – one that received funding from 500 Startups, a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator located in Silicon Valley.
Paul begin working in internet marketing in 2008 with a passion for paid media. Paul is Google AdWords Certified, and has won worldwide Google AdWords competitions, making him an expert in Google Advertising.
He has generated tens of thousands of leads for clients through online marketing channels like Facebook and Google. Throughout his work in internet marketing, Paul has worked for C-Level execs at Whole Foods, AT&T, and Pepperidge Farm.
Michael Gitkos – Senior SEO Analyst
Michael Gitkos has a degree in Business Marketing / Management from The Pennsylvania State University. He has been studying Search Engine Optimization since 2010, and it has grown into an enormous passion of his. He’s very active in reading all of the most popular Search Engine blogs and isn’t shy in attempting new tactics to stay ahead of the competition.
Michael was brought onboard at LSEO to help identify new opportunities to improve client SEO and make sure all avenues are accounted for. He is very analytical in his tactics, and is a firm believer in doing the work necessary to future-proof his efforts. There are no short cuts in SEO. Michael believes in doing things the right way from the beginning and avoiding conflicts in the future.
Pat Mineo – Head of Responsive Design
Pat, LSEO’s Head of Responsive Design, has done web design and branding for businesses both small and large from all over the country, as well as several non-profit organizations.
Young and passionate about the latest in design trends, Pat had attended the University of Scranton and Marywood University, earning a degree in graphic design.
Pat has worked in both print and web-based design mediums.
He has taken Silver in the 2015 American Advertising Awards. Pat has a passion for sports, music, long walks on the beach, and great food.
Katrina Toporcer – Head of SEO & Content
Katrina is a member of the SEO team and the exemplar of our internship program. Katrina graduated with a BA in Psychology and BS in Biology. Katrina’s copywriting & editing experience lends itself to high level content creation, content optimization, and topic discovery. In addition, Katrina’s scientific analytical process makes her a natural talent when it comes to on site SEO audits, backlink analysis, competitive analysis, research, and keyword strategy creation.
Kaitlin Adams – Social Media Manager
Kaitlin is an enthusiastic member of the LSEO team, serving as Social Media Manager. She has five years of digital marketing experience, with expertise in social media, branding and SEO. While studying Broadcasting and Advertising at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she earned Associated Press and American Advertising Federation awards for her student radio and advertising efforts.
When she isn’t reading the latest social media publications or scrolling through her feed for the millionth time, she enjoys watching the Star Wars saga and spending time with her rescue dog Harley Quinn.
James Neff – Content Writer
James graduated with a Communications BA from Keystone College, specializing in Journalism. He is skilled in multiple writing disciplines, such as AP writing style, technical writing, creative writing, and has experience in APA research. He has conducted freelance and ghost writing for SEO firms for over a year now and keeps up on all of the latest SEM trends and news.
Being a well rounded writer provides an excellent advantage to the content marketing field. James is a lifetime member of the forensics fraternity Pi Kappa Delta and his minor in Digital Media comes with experience in video production and audiology.
James’s passion for reading extends to classical literature, poetry, political theory and he’s always up-to-date on current events. He was an active member in his school’s newspaper and radio club. James has been published in his school’s newspaper, short story magazine, and has won multiple forensics awards.
Mark Dymond- Paid Media Specialist
Mark Dymond has a degree in Business Marketing / Management from The Pennsylvania State University and graduated top in his class. Originally a part of the internship program, Mark was brought on board to expand the Paid Media department. He’s extremely active in finding the best information and tactics on PPC campaigns and has extensive experience with online marketing channels like Facebook, Google, Bing, etc. Throughout his career, Mark has done digital marketing work for several entities, such as The Pennsylvania State University.