CEO / Founder
Winner of the 2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, Kurt’s love for marketing expands over 30 years when his first full-time job was a graphic designer for a marketing agency in 1982. In the late-1990’s (when Google was just getting started), Kurt was one of the first to be recognized as a Yahoo Ambassador while serving as a marketing director for a fiber optic company. His early search engine optimization efforts grew his employer’s website traffic by over 6,000%. Leads from the website grew from virtually zero to an average of 400-500 per month. During this same time, the company grew by over 300%. Kurt recognized that the internet was the future of marketing and launched Customer Magnetism in May of 2000.
Since then, Kurt has grown the company into an award winning, full service digital & social media marketing agency as well as an official Google Partner. Kurt has always tried to make Customer Magnetism a fun and comfortable environment to work at. This effort was recently recognized when Customer Magnetism won Virginia Business’ Best Places to Work award.
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