No one becomes number one in anything with lackluster leadership, and Boostability is no exception. Our leadership team constantly innovates new ways to provide optimization services to small businesses around the world.
Our results-driven leadership team care about our team members, our customers, and our partners. It’s the individualized attention and commitment to our growing global corporation that makes Boostability such a special place.
Gavan has over 20 years of experience in developing, deploying, and managing corporate technologies. Prior to working at Boostability, Gavan served as the VP of Technology at OrangeSoda (acquired by Deluxe Corp), where he handled defining and executing on corporate directives. Gavan also served as the Director of Operations at Ah-ha.com prior to its acquisition by Ancestry.com. While at Ancestry.com, Gavan built out a production network that grew by over 400%. His proven track record of leadership and vision has led to remarkable growth and improved functionality in each company he has been a part of.
Jared helped co-Found Boostability in early 2009, and continues to serve as Chief Technology Officer for the company. He has 20+ years experience in Technology, online Marketing, and building exemplary companies and teams from startup to stable, healthy, successful businesses. He got his start in Technology in the late 90’s, fell in love with its possibilities, and has never looked back. Jared is a true champion of the small business.
Russ Larson directs all aspects of the company’s financial operations including finance strategy, accounting, tax, audit, treasury, FP&A, and risk management. His career spans more than two decades of experience in financial management, business leadership, human resources, and corporate strategy. Russ holds an MBA from Yale University and an undergraduate degree in Finance from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining Boostability in 2009, Russ held key financial leadership positions, including CFO and Controller at J Ballard Homes, Financial Analyst at IBM Global Services and ExxonMobil Corporation, and District Sales Manager at The CIT Group.
Matt Tennison has over 20 years experience in the advertising and marketing sales fields, and over 15 years experience in high-level business development and partner relationships. Over his career, Matt has worked for large advertising publications and national agencies where he’s had great success in advertising sales, business development, and sales management. Matt joined Boostability in 2011.
Nathan joined the Boostability team in 2010 to run their Fulfillment department. He started his career in the internet marketing industry in 2000. Before Boostability, Nathan held roles of Director of Client Support, SEM Evangelist, and Product Manager. In 2018, Nathan was named 40 under 40 by Utah Valley BusinessQ. He runs Fulfillment operations and oversees Boostability’s Berlin office.
Trish Bingham joined Boostability in 2012, and has been responsible for leading, managing and developing the Client Services division to support our Partner and Direct Client Services teams. She brings 25 years of experience in the Digital Marketing space, where she focused on the Small Business Advertiser. Prior to working at Boostability, Trish spent 12 years at Dex/RH Donnelley in numerous positions including Account Management, Product and Channel Marketing, Sales and Marketing. She also worked at Deluxe Corporation, where she identified, developed, and maintained strategic partnerships as the Business Development Executive.
A people professional for 30 years, Taud joined the Boost family in 2019. With prior HR executive experience at American Skiing Company and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, and international HR experience at Iomega, Taud brings a wealth of knowledge and multiple industry and country expertise to the key role of VP of People. Focusing on the art of HR as opposed to the science, Taud puts people first and foremost.
April joined Boostability in 2012 with a background in sales, operations, and customer service. Her commitment to helping small businesses stems from owning and operating a small business for ten years. Working on several teams across Boostability over the years has turned this commitment into a passion. Under her operational leadership since 2016, and with the help of a committed international team, Boostability has exponentially grown our European headquarters. In her free time April volunteers on the board of a digital marketing organization that has been dedicated to educating the community about all facets of digital marketing since 2009.
Stew joined Boostability in 2010 and has been working in Technology and Product Management for most of his tenure in the company. He has helped Boostability continually iterate on our LaunchPad platform, which helps keep Boostability Technology enabled and people powered. He is responsible for technical integration between external systems, helping to create scalable processes, and oversees Boostability’s entire suite of products which are designed to help small business customers succeed online.
Aaron joined Boostability in 2012, bringing with him 10 years of digital marketing and e-commerce experience. Prior to Boostability, Aaron was co-Founder and CEO of Limebloo, an e-commerce consulting and marketing agency. Aaron launched and operated 11 e-commerce stores in highly competitive industries, directing all revenue efforts from email marketing to paid marketing, traffic generation and returning customer transactions. Aaron grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit, washing cars in England and enjoys traveling with his wife and 4 kids, running extreme relays and relaxing in the sauna!
Matt Salzl has 10+ years experience in Sales and 8 years in the advertising and marketing sales field. Matt has been a top performer on every team he has been a part of and has 7+ years in sales management leading teams to great success and growth. Matt joined Boostability in 2012.
Jeannine has always been a people person. She started working in HR in 2000 and joined Boostability in 2013. She loves to connect with our people and team members to help them become the best they can be and grow in their careers. Jeannine loves giving back to the community and has actively participated in Utah Search and Rescue for 20 years. She’s also a member of Utah Pet Partners with her adorable therapy dogs Kona & Harper.
Kodie helped to co-found Boostability in 2009 and serves as one of the company’s longest tenured employees. Kodie helped to engineer the entire Boostability platform LaunchPad from the ground up. Previously, he worked for eBay, NACT, and Agency Words as a Senior Software Engineer. Currently Kodie serves as the Director of Engineering for Boostability.
Thierry leads the Boostability Berlin office. With an international background spanning 3 continents, 2 hemispheres, and 3 different languages, Thierry has lead cross cultural teams in the fields of banking, marketing and technology. Over the past 15 years Thierry’s strong entrepreneurial background focused on helping small and medium sized businesses succeed both locally and internationally. Before Boostability, Thierry gained experience in international business development, product management and integrated marketing. He holds a Masters Degree in integrated marketing from the University of Chicago.
Ryan joined Boostability in November of 2014 and has 16+ years experience as an IT professional. He has been instrumental in leading Boostability through periods of explosive growth. Prior to Boostability, Ryan worked at Ancestry.com, managing a team of IT professionals. He also worked at an IT outsourcing company, solving problems, and strategizing IT efficiency for over 70 companies. This has given him a broad range of IT knowledge and experience across many industries.
Risa has been a part of Boostability for over six years. With a B.A. in Advertising and a marketing director background for a non-profit organization, SEO was right up her alley. Starting in account management and customer service, Risa shifted her path towards leadership. She helped create the Keyword Research team, guiding clients to kick off their SEO campaigns with the right strategy. After finding her passion in leadership, Risa now oversees the SEO Fulfillment Department – our largest employee base in the company. She loves seeing all of her employees learn, flourish, and become the best that they can. When she’s not at work, Risa loves spending time with her husband and two sons.
Chase joined Boostability in 2015 as a Webdesign team lead. His background in web design and production management for one of the world’s largest emergency preparedness companies set him up for success to help improve Boostability’s website product. Chase has also worked in design and education in Russia and Ukraine. Today, he manages all design and content services for all Boostability clients. Chase lives in Salt Lake City with far too many houseplants occupying his home.
Matt has 13 years of Digital Marketing experience and over 10 years of experience in managing Client Services, QA, and Sales teams. He started at Ancestry.com in 2004 where he worked on their Client Services and QA teams. He then moved into the Digital Marketing industry where we worked on the sales team at Simplx Dropshipping and OrangeSoda. Matt then moved into Digital Marketing consulting at Crexendo SEO where he advised companies on how to improve their website design, SEO and PPC performance, and Social Media Presence. In 2011 he started at Boostability and has been a Senior Manager in the Client Services Department since 2013.
Colton Miller, or Big C as he’s known to friends, has worked in search marketing for over a decade. He has previous experience in sales, customer service, fulfillment, and strategy within organic search. He has helped thousands of clients ranging from local startups to international enterprises and brands. Currently Colton creates, tests, and helps to execute SEO strategies for thousands of clients at Boostability. When Colton isn’t debating or learning more about search marketing, he likes painting miniature models, building gunpla models, and gaming. You can find him anytime on Twitter @BigCSEO.
Kristine joined Boostability in 2018 and brings a decade’s worth of communications strategy experience to the marketing team. She leads the content team of talented writers that establishes Boostability as SEO industry leaders. Previously, Kristine worked at a communications strategy firm focusing on public policy, worked in PR for a tech startup, and as a television news producer. Kristine has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Communications from Gonzaga University and graduated from BYU with her undergrad in Broadcast Journalism. When she’s not writing, Kristine loves traveling, sports, and all things nerdy.
Kyle joined Boostability in 2012 as a Client Service Representative. Prior to joining Boostability, much of his prior work experience had been with small businesses, which helps fuel his passion for Boostability’s mission to help small businesses succeed online. He’s currently responsible for a portion of our Client Services department, as well as our client retention team.
Founder & CTO
VP of Business Development & Partners
VP of Fulfillment
VP of Client Services
VP of People
VP of Operations
Director of Product
Director of Partners
Director of Sales
Director of Engineering
European Operations Director
Director of IT
Senior Fulfillment Manager
Senior Fulfillment Manager of Content/Websites
Sr. Manager of Client Services and QA
Director of SEO
Director of Content
Sr. Manager of Client Services