About Our Team
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%
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%
Julia is our SEO Manager. She is originally from Hungary and has been in Austin for the past 4.5 years. She has experience working with various types of business and industries. Her responsibilities include creating SEO strategy that ties in with PPC, and Social Media.
Julia has an MBA in Marketing and has over 7 years of Digital Marketing experience focused on SEO.
She loves to hike with her pup and leads a hiking group in Austin. She is a mindfulness practitioner who lives a yogic lifestyle and enjoys deep conversations about the meaning of life.
- Nature Lover 45% 45%
- Dog Mom 35% 35%
- Yoga Enthusiast 20% 20%
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%
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%
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%
Daniel is part of Apogee’s SEO team. His responsibilities include auditing, data analysis, reporting, project management and web development. He is interested in finding new ways to increase leads, revenue, and profits. He enjoys staring at charts, tables, and maps.
He has a Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University. His past experience includes systems analysis, security analysis, consulting, teaching, and web development.
He enjoys island hopping around his wife’s family home in Indonesia.
- Data Nerd 30% 30%
- Water Lover 20% 20%
- Family Man 50% 50%
Jade is a current SEO Specialist. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BSBA in Marketing. Loves SEO! Has been working in On page, Off page, and Technical SEO since late 2016 . Enjoys parsing through data, problem solving, and strategy. Stays current by following changes in the digital marketing industry along with new Google algorithm updates.
Pet mom to 2 small dogs, enjoys outdoor adventures, reading, cooking, and travel.
- Cerebral SEO 45% 45%
- Health Enthusiast 40% 40%
- Sun and Sand 15% 15%
Monica serves as SEO Specialist with Apogee Results. She graduated from Texas State University with a BS in Journalism and a BA in International Relations. Monica started her career in sales before transitioning to SEO where she found an interest UX and became a certified web developer.
She’s a native Austinite who loves to spend time exploring the trails with her dog, Maya. In her free time you can find her enjoying nature, spending time with friends and family, trying out new food, or looking for her next trip.
- Nature Lover 40% 40%
- Traveler 30% 30%
- Dog-Mom 30% 30%
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%
Greta is a Copywriter at Apogee Results. Prior to taking up copywriting with Apogee, Greta spend 8 years living and working in international marketing and content creation for global enterprises in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hainan, Bangkok and Shenzhen. Greta creates both written content, and video, using After Effects and Final Cut Pro to create compelling digital content.
There aren’t many days Greta isn’t writing or editing something – but she likes to travel domestically and internationally while she writes and designs. 40+ countries and counting! Time at home is spent on home DIY, interior design and in PJs.
- Globe Trotter 55% 55%
- Artist & Creator 25% 25%
- Nest Enthusiast 20% 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. 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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