About Our Team

Chris Glazer

Sr. Director of Operations

Chris is our Director of Client Operations. He helps clients grow. His responsibilities include sales, managing and growing high-priority clients, and acting as an operational leader for the company. He strives to look at the whole picture of a business and use marketing to help companies achieve their goals.

Chris has an MBA in Digital Management and has been in the Digital Marketing industry since 2015.

He is a die-hard Red Sox fan and enjoys spending time with his wife Cora, 1-year-old human baby Asher, dog baby Willow, and cat babies Donovan and Fisher.

  • Live Free or Die New Hampshirite 30% 30%
  • Business-Minded Marketer 20% 20%
  • Red Sox Junkie 50% 50%

Ceilidh Kurkoski

Digital Marketing Consultant

Ceilidh is a Digital Marketing Consultant at Apogee Results. She focuses on discovering client needs and sharing why Apogee is different from other Digital Marketing Agencies.

Prior to moving into Business Development, she spent six years in Fitness where she really focused on clients’ needs and goals.  She has taken that one on one consultative approach to the marketing industry and focuses heavily on business needs.

Ceilidh is focused on client success and satisfaction.  When she’s not working with customers, she is a book worm, exercise enthusiast, and dog mom to two rescues.

  • Fitness Fanatic 25% 25%
  • Book Worm 25% 25%
  • Dog Mom 50% 50%

Alexander Rodriguez

Director of SEO

Alex is our Director of SEO, he’s new to the Austin area recently transplanting from Miami, Fl.  He brings a specialized  focus on SEO, CRO, UX/UI, graphic design and brand alignment. He has experience working with various types of business ranging from e-commerce, insurance, plastic surgery, travel, hospitality and fintechs, he brings several digital marketing disciplines and thought leadership skills to the team.

He’s also been involved in creating everything from content marketing strategies that tie in SEO, PPC, Social Media and website build-outs incorporating conversion optimization tactics that produce results.

Alex loves to cook and wanted to be a chef when he was younger, instead he opted for cookbooks and YouTube over traditional culinary school to master his skills. Aside from that he loves to travel and he’s also a photographer with a passion for videography and writing.

  • Digital Marketing Nerd 40% 40%
  • Scotch Enthusiast 30% 30%
  • Photographer 30% 30%

Patrick Dunn

Director of Digital Paid Media 

Patrick leads Apogee’s Paid Search department. His team is responsible for the strategy, implementation, and growth of all Paid Marketing efforts. He has experience working both in-house and at agencies in both Houston and Austin. He has successfully managed campaigns across multiple industries including several multi-million dollar a month campaigns.

Patrick enjoys making music when he’s not busy lowering our client’s CPAs.

  • PPC Geek 40% 40%
  • Music Nerd 40% 40%
  • Coffee 20% 20%

Brad Abanilla

Senior Digital Media Manager

Brad started his career at Apogee Results as an intern. He is currently responsible for strategy development and implementation for our paid search clients, and consistently provides substantial revenue growth YoY for several clients.

Brad has been playing musical instruments from a very young age. Anything from the piano, marimba, and a plethora of percussion instruments. However, his true passion lies in competitive gaming.

  • PPC Wiz 40% 40%
  • Competitive Gamer 30% 30%
  • Musician 30% 30%

Lena Schulz

Social Media and Content Associate

Lena is new to the digital marketing industry, having recently graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a degree in International Studies and Marketing. She is currently a Social Media and Paid Search Intern, focusing on providing clients with community social media management and content writing. Lena loves to cook and discover new foods, spend free time at any beach, river, or lake, and dabble in photography.

  • Netflix Aficionado 40% 40%
  • Graphic Artist 35% 35%
  • World Traveler 25% 25%

Erika Tapie

SEO Specialist

Erika is part of Apogee’s SEO team. She recently graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Mass Communication and began working for Apogee Results in late 2018. New to the industry, Erika is a current SEO Associate that helps clients by providing effective SEO services and content writing.

Erika played soccer for 16 years, enjoys trying new food, going on hikes, dad jokes, attending music concerts, and playing with her pups.

  • Obsessive Dog Lover 50% 50%
  • Music Festival Goer 25% 25%
  • Video Game Junkie 25% 25%

Bailey Shelden

Content Marketing Specialist

Bailey is a current Content Marketing Specialist at Apogee and mainly focuses on writing content for clients and outreach projects. She graduated with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric from the University of Utah.

Bailey was a pre-professional ballet dancer and is an avid video gamer. She custom built her own computer for gaming.

  • Video Games 50% 50%
  • Sugar Powered 30% 30%
  • Speed Typer 20% 20%

Dana Emerson

SEO Specialist

Dana serves as Apogee’s SEO Marketing Associate. She has been in the creative marketing field for a few years now. At Apogee, Dana is responsible for site audits, content research, link building, and outreach.

Dana is a University of Houston graduate with a B.S. in Health Studies and Sports Marketing. In her leisure time, she runs her own blog page and Youtube channel.  She loves anything that has to do with social media and manipulating digital algorithms. When she’s not at work, she’s either eating, at the gym, or trying to plan an escape to her next beach destination.

  • Foodie 40% 40%
  • Gym Addict 25% 25%
  • Beach Bum 35% 35%

Chad Torres

Senior Account Manager

Chad has been one of Apogee’s Account Managers since 2006. He manages customized marketing strategies for key accounts, maintains a thorough understanding of clients’ end-use markets, their important customers, and their main competitors. He also helps grow client partnerships and cultivates and strengthens relationships with client decision makers and influencers.

Chad loves to spend his free time with his family and is an avid hunter and shooter.

  • Dad 100% 100%

Maria Virginia Cato

Senior Communications Specialist

Maria Virginia is a Senior Communications Specialist at Apogee Results. She focuses on content marketing strategies and link building strategies.

She has a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications and Public Relations and has been in the Digital Marketing industry since 2016.

Maria Virginia is passionate about wellness and health. She loves to exercise, read, and meditate. She also enjoys traveling and spend time with her family.

  • Passionate about Exercise 50% 50%
  • Family Girl 40% 40%
  • Foodie 10% 10%

Bill Leake

Founder, CEO

Bill Leake, CEO of Apogee Results, draws on a deep expertise in both business and marketing to help increase revenues for a wide range of clients. He has been involved in driving provable revenues through Internet marketing techniques since the early 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.

As founder of Apogee Results, he has guided the company from inception to its current position as the largest search engine marketing company in Texas, one of the 20 largest independents in North America and one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 / 5000 list. You can learn more about Bill by reading his full bio, following him on twitter, and watching him speak at an upcoming conference or event.

  • Family Guy 50% 50%
  • Goat Herder 20% 20%
  • Internet Marketing Nut 30% 30%

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