Steve started his professional career in internet marketing in 1998 before graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism, emphasizing Electronic Media. After interning with a local search agency in Bend, Oregon, he was immediately hired as an Internet Copywriter and Project Editor after the agency was acquired by global leader, Outrider.com. Here, Steve studied all aspects of online marketing for Fortune 1000 brands and saw firsthand the impact that consumer-driven media could have on consumer brands. Upon moving to Portland in 2000, he continued my career as an SEM consultant and Sales Director for Internet Sales companies developing local and national search campaigns for small/medium sized businesses.
In 2006, I joined Yahoo’s YSMB Team and continued to develop strategies for small and medium sized national brands. I was exposed to hundreds of different business models and was promoted to several different roles, most notably to Account Manager in the PPC Search Marketing department. In 2008, I started working with MotoSport.com, one of the largest online retailers of motorcycle apparel, accessories and equipment. As an e-Commerce Analyst, I managed their multimillion dollar PPC program, internet shopping portals and email programs.
In 2009, I began working with EngineWorks, now ethology. I am currently Director of Digital Paid Media and lead client strategy, planning, execution and optimization of integrated digital marketing campaigns for large consumer brands. I have more than a decade of online experience in the e-commerce, travel/tourism, medical, financial, technology and consumer goods industries generating revenue, leads, and consumer engagement of all types.
My passion is mountain biking and being a Daddy to my little daughter. When not searching for the elusive single-track trails near the Portland Oregon region, I can be found on the blazing trails of Bend, Oregon