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
Chris Nash – President
Chris Nash is an Internet and SEO marketing expert, e-commerce veteran, and entrepreneur with over 20 years of digital, web, and sales experience. He co-founded the second largest retail and e-commerce dancewear company, AllAboutDance.com, in 1999, acquired a major competitor in 2008, and sold the business in 2010 to the world’s largest online discount dance wear retailer.
Chris is currently utilizing his proven experience in digital marketing, SEO, and e-commerce across a variety of internet based companies. His experience has also drawn him toward professional photography where he has often focused on dance, movement and the performing arts. As a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, Chris brings an international perspective to his work having literally worked and traveled around the world through the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship on a global technology research project.
Chris has co-founded or invested in a number of start-ups and other businesses including MaxxBench.com – an innovative fitness equipment company that is changing the way we work out, and AutomateAds.com – a software driven company that automates, optimizes, and unifies cross-channel digital advertising.
Chris joins LSEO.com as President and is excited to bring his decades of experience to one of the fastest growing SEO and digital marketing agencies on the planet. It’s a digital match made in heaven.
Above all else, Chris is passionate about technology. His favorite Quote: “It’s a very funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything less than the best, you very often get it!” … and here is a little Fun Fact: Chris’ step-dad is Anthony Archer-Wills, more commonly known as the Pool Master on Animal Planet’s TV show!
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.
John Meholic – SEO Strategist
John holds a degree in English Education and Philosophy from the College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University. Originally graduating with the dream of one day becoming a professor and writer, he fell deeply in love with the digital marketing world in 2014, working for companies such as Web.com, Net Driven, and Pepperjam.
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.
Jeff Mirro – SEO Strategist
Jeff has a degree in communications from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. After starting out at the The Times Leader as a sports writer, Jeff began his career in the online marketing industry in 2007, working for Pepperjam. He has experience in paid search marketing and content writing, but his specialty for the past 11 years has been in search engine optimization. He is enthusiastic about delivering tangible results, and increased conversions and traffic for clients.
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.
James Neff – Content Marketing Specialist
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 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.
Brianna Redding – Content Marketing Specialist
Brianna is a NEPA native who relocated to Philadelphia for two years after studying Journalism at Luzerne County Community College. While living in Philly, Brianna did freelance work for several online music publications, which gave her the opportunity to see some of her favorite bands perform live. Last year, Brianna moved back to NEPA and now holds a position at LSEO as a Content Marketing Specialist. Brianna is extremely passionate about writing and is always looking for new ways to challenge herself as a writer. In her free time, Brianna enjoys singing, thrift shopping, and hanging out with her poodle, Bernie.
Kyle Kozie – SEO Strategist
Kyle has obtained a Business degree with a focus in Marketing and Management from Penn State University. While interning during his time at Penn State, Kyle gained a passion for SEO and Digital Marketing and has been in the industry ever since. His primary focus has been on managing both large and small clients in the e-commerce space, which has given him the knowledge and experience to become an organic search expert. Kyle has a drive to develop strong client relationships and deliver top notch results. He does this by staying on top of industry trends and holding many digital marketing certifications. Kyle also comes with a strong technical SEO background that he can help clients deploy.
In his free time, Kyle enjoys working out with a focus on Powerlifting and Crossfit, where he competes locally and at the regional level. When he is not doing SEO or in the gym, he is doing his favorite thing in the world, playing with his Australian Shepherd, Blake.
Hector E. De Los Santos Maria – SEO Associate
Hector is originally from the Dominican Republic. He studied Graphic Design at a private university called APEC, before relocating to Pittsburgh to study Game Art & Design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After his time in Pittsburgh, Hector moved to NEPA and graduated from Luzerne County Community College in 2011 with a degree in Commercial Art and a concentration in Painting and Illustration.
Hector has taught himself HTML and CSS through several online sources, and in the past few year has become interested in digital marketing, specifically e-commerce and SEO.
Hector is interested technology and has a background in network administration and computer repair. He is also proficient in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Pro Tools. In his spare time, Hector enjoys drawing and playing guitar.
Brian Reese – Paid Media Associate
Brian has a business degree in Marketing & Management from Penn State University. His digital marketing career began with an internship at LSEO in his senior year, where he learned the ropes of SEO and Paid Media. After graduation, Brian was brought onto the LSEO team to further the growth of the Paid Media Department. Brian has a strong background in leadership and team growth from his over 5 years of head coaching a high school volleyball team.