Mike has been a Marketing & Advertising Entrepreneur for over 18 years. Early in his advertising career Mike operated a multi-million dollar directory advertising business called the Catholic Family Yellow Pages. After building & selling this business, Mike was recruited by a national yellow page company to assist in growing its online advertising business. Soon after joining the organization, Mike quickly became the Nations #1 Online Marketing Consultant. After years of success growing this company's online revenue, Mike decided to re-claim his entrepreneurial roots and start his own Digital Marketing Agency. Over the next 4 years Mike single handedly built a successful digital marketing agency, but decided it was time to take his business to the next level. This is when the Social SEOurce was born......
Nick has an MBA in Business Management and over 13 years experience in Marketing & Advertising. Nick started his Advertising career selling yellow pages & online advertising for a large national company. At 24 years of age, Nick quickly rose through the ranks becoming a District Sales Manager, managing teams of 20+ advertising sales consultants throughout the Philadelphia Metro Area. During his tenure with this organization, Nick was involved in developing an Application & Sales Presentation that increased online sales revenues by +300%. After 13 years of success in Sales & Management roles, Nick made a decision to join his long time friend Mike Sanders in building one of the Best & Affordable Digital Marketing Agencies in the U.S.!
Having started out my career in New York by giving a demonstration of DOOM to the Westchester Computer Group, leading to a career at Egghead Discount Software began a life long journey. This journey has carried me through numerous types of IT based jobs, whether photo retouching to Network Server setup and configuration. As time has progressed, I’ve gained a strong skill set, but all the while keeping to my passion of Web Design and Development/Troubleshooting. To me it’s not about who caused the problem, but how to resolve it. Learning continually through experimentation of technologies and life lessons, I sold toy trains for 4 years as I found myself becoming burnt out with IT, but still kept a food in the tide. I appreciate a good conversation that is not geared around IT, but love a good game of Dungeons and Dragons, or Magic the gathering. Always able to smile at a good joke and enjoy and get blood pumping with a good action film. Nothing seems to show me a “No I can’t do this” sign, though still need to attempt bungee jumping. As I’ve learned, take each day as it is your last, you never know what may occur.
I have always felt at home behind the scenes. Growing up I loved team sports where a combination of skills, talents, and specialties worked together to build strong bonds and try to achieve the greatest reward. I grew up to spend my early career as a teacher and coach, who again thrived through the success of my students and athletes. My greatest reward is helping those around me in growth that enables them to find the success they are seeking.
Kermit C Burns III