About Our Team
Michelle Stinson Ross
Marketing Operations Director
Michelle is Apogee’s internal marketing strategist. She is responsible for growing our website, blog, social marketing, industry thought leadership and advertising footprints. She is also a key consultant to the internal team and the clients.
Michelle has written about digital marketing for Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Watch, and Forbes. She is national industry conference speaker for SMX, Pubcon, Digital Summit.
Michelle is passionate about writing and storytelling and is working on a novel. She also loves social dancing – salsa, tango, cha-cha, and swing.
- Wine Snob 10%
- Ballroom Nerd 20%
- Caffeine-fueled Marketer 70%
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, dog Willow, and two cats.
- Live Free or Die New Hampshirite 30%
- Business-Minded Marketer 20%
- Red Sox Junkie 50%
Andrew is one of Apogee’s Account Managers. He helps develop strategy, support the Service teams, identify potential new opportunities for our clients, and makes sure the relationships run smoothly and the clients’ needs are met. He has worked with international, domestic, and local companies across a multitude of industries and business models.
Andrew enjoys golfing, playing volleyball, going to the gym, and being outside (preferably around water!), and loves taking advantage of the countless opportunities to enjoy live music that Austin offers.
- Concert Goer 40%
- Outdoor Enthusiast 30%
- Lakers Fan 30%
Digital Paid Media Mgr.
Lena is a part of Apogee’s paid marketing efforts. She has previously managed multi-million dollar per month campaigns with positive results. Lena worked in-house at a large insurance company prior to starting her career at Apogee. In her current role, she is responsible for developing strategy for clients and the subsequent implementation of that strategy.
In her free time, Lena likes to frequent concerts at various venues across Austin. When she’s not at a concert, Lena likes relaxing at home with Tex-Mex and stand-up comedy.
- Gemstone Enthusiast 50%
- Concert Goer 25%
- Paddle Boarder 25%
Patrick is Apogee’s Paid Search Manager. 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%
- Music Nerd 40%
- Coffee 20%
Sr. PPC Specialist
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%
- Competitive Gamer 30%
- Musician 30%
Clarissa is part of Apogee’s SEO team and also works on Conversion Rate Optimization. She is responsible for making sure clients’ websites show up at the top of search engine results pages as well as well as optimizing sites for conversions. She has also been integral in creating viable products that gathered support on Kickstarter and other funding platforms such as Teespring.
Clarissa has always loved running, music and animated movies. She enjoys running with her dog, Darwin, and challenging herself to surpass personal records.
- Caffeine-Fueled Runner 50%
- Caffeine-Fueled Digital Marketer 50%
Daniel is a homegrown Austin native and a BBQ connoisseur that graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. He developed an interest in Digital Marketing soon after graduating and joined the Apogee team in 2017. He has provided effective SEO services for clients ever since.
Daniel played the trumpet for 7 years, is bilingual, enjoys swimming, owns a boxer pup and is always on the lookout for new food spots around Austin.
- Sneaker Geek 20%
- Foodie 30%
- Dog Dad 50%
Brent is Apogee’s SEO Manager. His team is responsible for the strategy, implementation, and growth of all SEO efforts. He has several years experience working for a variety of companies and has been a key member of the Apogee Results team since mid-2017. Brent is a strategist with a demonstrated history of driving growth for clients. He is exceptionally strong at technical SEO and content strategy.
- SEO Nerd 50%
- Race Car Driver 15%
- Video Game Enthusiast 35%
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%
Director of New Client Success
Mark is a born and raised Austinite and is the Director of New Client Success at Apogee Results. His job consist of generating new business for the agency. Mark is an industry leader with over 15 years of digital media experience, working with brands and agencies such as Southwest Airlines, AT&T, GSD&M, and The Richards Group.
Mark played High School Football with the All-Time Leading NFL Passer, Drew Brees.
- Runner 33%
- Golfer 33%
- Caddyshack Fan 33%
Client Development Director
Kyle’s mission is to grow our agency and our clients. He is responsible for pursuing new markets and attracting and onboarding new clients. With a passion for digital marketing and sales, Kyle feels right at home at Apogee Results. He takes great pleasure in helping companies figure out what to do so they can achieve great results.
With a long career in business development and marketing, Kyle brings both big and small company experience to Apogee Results and our clients. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and two college-age sons he loves to brag about. A lover of sports, he is both participant and spectator and is particularly fond of the water, hiking, and snow skiing.
- Proud Father 40%
- Growth Addict 40%
- Scrabble Junkie 20%
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.
- Family Guy 50%
- Goat Herder 20%
- Internet Marketing Nut 30%
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