Kari Whittemore is the founder of Place1SEO. Originally from New York, she received her BS in accounting and MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. Kari has dedicated her career to guiding small businesses to develop strategic business solutions that enhance cross functional performance and steer teams to exceed expected goals. She has a strong background in team building and management, finance growth strategy, and proven expertise at utilizing software applications as a tool to successfully surpass business objectives. Kari values demonstrating her management and team-building experiences with others by speaking at events and conferences.
Nic is our client account manager. He walks clients through the process of website development and guides them toward the marketing services that are most suited for furthering their business goals. He works hard for our clients, always striving to provide the best level of service possible. Nic has earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Central Florida. When he's not on the phone or at his desk, Nic enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Brianna oversees website development and production at Place1SEO. She began with Place1 as a website design intern and was hired on full-time after her graduation from Florida Gulf Coast University. She now works as our Website Production Manager, overseeing workflow efficiency and end result quality for our client's websites.
Prior to entering the digital world, Brianna was a member of the foodservice industry for six years. She held nearly every restaurant job - from prep chef to dishwasher to server – this makes her intimately familiar with the needs of restauranteurs. That experience is invaluable for the task of building foodservice supply websites. As a Naples native, Brianna’s very favorite pastime is spending the day at the beach!
Andrea began working for Place1SEO remotely in Los Angeles, CA. After being hired full time as Product Catalog Manager, she moved to Florida to join the team officially in late 2020. Having graduated from Pepperdine University in 2018 with a BA in International Management & Philosophy, Andrea is passionate about building relationships with those she works with, as well as improving functionality and fluidity within the company. On the side, Andrea is a singer/songwriter and is under the stage name of Drea Jeann.
Martin began working for Place1SEO after graduating from the University of Central Florida. Starting out from a background in video and film production, Martin specializes in all things related to the end user's experience - imagery, design, and writing. At Place1SEO, he oversees the design of sleek, beautiful websites that are as pleasant to look at as they are easy and intuitive to use, with a focus on functionality across all mobile devices. When Martin is not at work, he enjoys cycling, kayaking, and playing the guitar.
Heather's work entails building and executing catered social media strategies and strong visual content to meet the unique goals of our clients. She enjoys the rewarding challenges inherent in online marketing, and helping small and local businesses reach their potential share of the online marketplace. Heather studied photography and design at the University of Central Florida. In her free time, she likes to practice yoga, and spend time with family and friends.