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.
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 imagery & design. At Place1SEO, he strives to design 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.
Devan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and later in life relocated to sunny Southwest Florida. His interest in Information Technology started from a young age, and he received his BS in Computer Information Systems. Devan now specializes in all things IT, with a greater focus on systems integration and operational security. When he’s not putting out fires and defending the company from hackers, Devan enjoys skateboarding, meditation, and reading.
Caroline started as our Social Media Assistant after she moved from Washington, DC to Fort Myers. She works daily with Heather to create engaging content for clients' social media and oversees all client's Local Listings. Caroline earned her Bachelor’s degree at FGCU in Communications. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, exercising, and learning new recipes!
Josh is our data-driven marketer. From marketing ad strategy to organic search placement, Josh is involved every step of the way in making sure our clients get the best ROI possible. With a bachelor’s degree in business management focusing entrepreneurship and an associate’s degree in marketing, Josh's goal has always been to help small/local businesses grow to their full potential. When Josh isn’t reading up on the latest search engine marketing trends, he is usually found playing hockey, working out, or spending time with friends.