Our management have experience in competitive intelligence and enterprise software with leading corporations throughout the world.

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Marc Phillips - Founder & CEO
Marc Phillips is the Founder & CEO of SearchForecast which provides, search engine optimization, a keyword optimization and word analytics software platform which empowers hundreds of organizations globally to manage keywords and content across their content in order to achieve higher rankings in search engines.

With over 20 years experience in online analytics, online advertising and search engine techniques, Marc oversees the management of hundreds of global clients. Marc’s previous online research company, APT Strategies was founded in 1993 and sold to Jupiter Research (NASDAQ: JUPM) in 1999.

Marc was a founding shareholder of Australia's leading affiliate company, Commission Monster, and initial shareholder of Viva9, acquired by Blue Freeway Ltd in 2007.

With the video YouTube phenomena in 2006, Marc became a founding shareholder of Silicon Valley-based GlanceGuide Inc, an early pioneer of online video metrics firm which was acquired by The Nielsen Company (NYSE: NLSN). Read more at TechCrunch.

Marc was the sole investor and hands on advisor to WebIP, leading the team who designed and architected the online brand management solution which manages over 25,000 domain names for 150 corporate clients. In 2014, NetNames Ltd. acquired WebIP.

Since 2011, Marc co-founded & serves as a Managing Partner for Arafura Ventures, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm and works across their portfolio of companies.

Marc holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne), has authored 4 books inlcuding 'Successful eCommerce', The World's Best Online Advertising Campaigns and 'Inside Silicon Valley: How the deals get done'. Marc lives and works in Palo Alto, California.

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Bert Solivan, Partner

Bert Solivan is a highly skilled and experienced executive in the field of digital marketing, management and research. Most recently, Bert was VP Audience Development (Department Head) at Ziff Davis overseeing audience and revenue growth on a national and global scale for 8 years.

Prior to this, Bert worked at News Corporation for 11 years becoming General Manager for FOXNews.com & Foxbusiness.com in 2000 and rising to SVP of Digital Media for News Corporation. Bert was a shareholder and advisor of GlanceGuide Inc.

Bert's experience spans digital strategy, content creation, SEO, app store optimization (ASO), audience development, paid social marketing, market research, competitor intelligence, business intelligence and eCommerce. Bert also specializes in M&A research and due diligence experience for private equity and venture capital firms.

Bert received his Bachelor’s degree in Government and Law from Lafayette College and his Master’s degree from George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Bert lives and works in New York metro area.

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Andrew Shotland, VP Local Optimization

Andrew has extensive experience in the strategic and operational issues surrounding SEO. He has worked on some of the top brands on the Internet including: LATimes.com, NYDailyNews.com, NBC.com, Friendster.com, Cox Communications, Insider Pages and many more. Andrew has over 15 years of experience in the Internet.

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Richard Andrus - VP, Client Services & Channels
Richard is responsible for furthering our partner strategy and making it easy for partners to use and sell SearchForecast services. Richard has over 10 years product management and sales experience at XO Communications and GTE Internetworking. Richard has an MBA from Cal State East Bay.

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Raymond Norwood - VP, Digital
Raymond started his career is Sales with Yellow Book USA. Ray was previously in enterprise sales at One Commuications - the largest privately held Competitive Local Exchange Carrier & XO Communications (NASDAQ: XOHO). Ray holds a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University. Ray lives in New York.

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Assaf Igell - VP, Affiliate Marketing & Media
Assaf was previously an analyst at iGaming in Israel with over $1.5MM monthly ad-spend. Assaf co-founded Syntryx Inc., a competitive intelligence search engine. Assaf manages traffic of tens of millions of dollars across paid search, affiliates (CPA) and social media. Assaf lives in San Francisco.
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Riyaz Lakhani - VP, Technical Services.
After finishing his engineering in 1993, he went to England to pursue a diploma in Business Management. Riyaz was a practice head at Cybage Softwares Pvt. Ltd, where he handled the accounts of the EMEA region. He manages the offshore division of Searchforecast India and handles a team of 15 engineers.

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Hayleigh Stevens - Content Specialist & Writer
Hayleigh is a masterclass in writing for both B2C and B2B clients. From technical whitepapers, website prose to blogs and social media posts, Hayleigh works in developing persona's for clients and ensuring content roadmaps are balancing both keywords that drive customer conversions while ensuring engaging content is maintained.

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Zak Khan - VP, WordPress & eCommerce Web Development
Having built over 150 wordpress and e-commerce websites for clients all over the world, Zak is a full stack developer with expertise in WordPress themes, plugins, e-commerce development and payment gateway integration including PayPal, Square and Stripe. Zak's experience in database assembly and managing product feeds has been showcased to happy SearchForecast clients since 2008.

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Kent Ishill - Lead Designer
Kent's inspiration in design derives from analyzing website and application analytics, reviewing user-testing and presenting a triangular model to clients that transposes design beyond Photoshop. User led design capturing key metrics for success of page views, lead generation or e-commerce sales is at the core of Kent's design mantra.

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Cassandra Flaurez - Traffic Manager
Cassandra assists clients systematize processes for the paid, organic and social programs SearchForecast builds. From establishing reporting from within Google Analytics, SalesForce, HubSpot or generating insights from business intelligence platforms, Cassandra enables our team to present actionable findings using her talented analytical skills.

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Drew is currently the Chairman of the Chief Digital Officer Global Forum (CDX), a conference technology innovation. From 2007 to 2010, Drew Ianni was Global Conference Chair of ad:tech and was previously CEO of @mosphere, BBDO's digital marketing division. Drew was previously an Equity Analyst at Lazard Freres & Co and an online advertising analyst at Jupiter Research in New York. Drew lives in New York City.

Ideas are not found, they are mined from advanced quantitative analytics filtering, created through words, inspired by sharing and captured through collaboration.