When Maura and Scott Stouffer met back in 1999, little did they know that 7 years later they would create one of the most unique and advanced Search Engines in the world. To their credit, they have overcome many obstacles along the way, both technical and political, to bring you what is the SEO Engine Platform you see today.
In 2011, they put together the SEO Engine's first advisory board. Led by a former Yahoo! exec, Larry Cornett, and comprised of the most talented individuals in their field, they quickly worked with the board to put together a long-term strategy for the technology they created. In April 2013, they brought on a seasoned VP of Sales in the form of Barry George, who had previously led D-Link from start-up to 400MM+ in revenue, and successfully led them to IPO. The company is now looking to expand into enterprise sales as they begin to scale-out their unique search engine.
Currently in talks with a number of technology providers and other search engines, the company is poised to finally disrupt the world of search, something that has been sorely lacking for the past decade. The SEO Engine is currently seeking a number of positions to fill out its team.
Scott graduated from the prestigious Carnegie Institute of Technology at Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering as well as a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering. Scott was actively involved in the CMU Robotics Club, and his love for artificial intelligence plays a key role in the SEO Engine's competitive advantage. In 2000, he was one of the few people who built proven, scalable products that powered the first generation of location-based services in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. He is an accomplished musician, pilot, and skydiver.
Maura holds a BFA in Architecture from Cornell University. She brings more than 14 years of management experience to the SEO Engine team, including organizing and running startups and new business ventures. Her seasoned project management skills and attention to detail keep the business on track. She is responsible for the direction, development, and management of PR, Branding, and all aspects of company Marketing. She is an accomplished designer and writer who regularly contributes to several popular Internet Marketing publications and blogs.
Barry is a transformational leader with a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit, and the resourcefulness necessary to unlock a company's potential and achieve new levels of success. He has a proven history of revamping organizations for growth into new and existing markets, product lines, and strategic opportunities resulting in revenue/profitability growth and increased shareholder value, both domestically and globally. He is responsible for D-Link's rise to IPO, taking it from $7MM to $400MM in sales on the way. Barry was VP at Siemens, SMC, and Director of Sales at Toshiba where he increased sales there from $48MM to $156MM.
As a former Yahoo! Search Executive, Dr. Larry Cornett brings priceless first-hand knowledge of Search to the SEO Engine team. From 2006-2010, Larry was VP of Consumer Products for Yahoo! Search, leading a multinational team who were focused on creating world-class Search experiences to compete with Google and Bing. Larry's tenure as a Silicon Valley product executive with over 16 years of experience designing, defining, and building consumer products includes top technology companies Apple Computer, Yahoo!, eBay, and IBM. He received his Ph.D. from Rice University, where he designed and developed a coaching system for training software users. He holds multiple patents, which include design work on web-based products and hardware solutions.
Dan's experience as an entrepreneur and investor provides a wealth of knowledge for the SEO Engine team. Dan is an expert on utilizing technology and people to make businesses more efficient and competitive. He is a well-known speaker who has helped many entrepreneurs to grow their companies. In addition to being an SEO Engine Advisor, Dan is EVP, Business Strategy at INgage Networks; Advisor & Board Member to Pongo Resume; President of Startup Florida Ventures; and Founder and Managing Director of BizTank, LLC. Dan graduated with a BA from Brandeis University. He completed the "Birthing of Giants" entrepreneurial education program sponsored at M.I.T.
Rob's seasoned ability to provide innovative solutions that drive revenue and create a competitive advantage for online businesses is a valuable asset for the SEO Engine's team. He is a strategic and passionate leader with over 18 years experience in Marketing and Management Leadership. Rob's past role as Marketing Consultant at Florida SBDC at the USF College of Business included providing training and expertise for growing businesses in both Traditional and Internet Marketing. Additionally, Rob built, grew and sold Rent New Tampa, Inc., where he utilized technology and SEO to create a competitive advantage in the property management market. Rob earned his B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Ken has been a licensed Florida attorney since 1990, practicing primarily in the areas of Corporate/business law (with a focus on the technology industry) and real estate law. His experience includes General Counsel of Acterna's Multi-Media Group division (formerly known as Cheetah Technologies), serving as in-house counsel in the healthcare industry with PharMerica, in the power utility industry with Florida Power Corporation and TECO, and in the professional employer ("employee leasing") industry as General Counsel with TeamStaff, Inc.
He received his Bachelors degree in Finance from Florida State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law.
Ken is a native to Sarasota, Florida and contributes to the business community through volunteering his time to Suncoast Technology Alliance, where he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President, and to the Sarasota County Center for Economic Development where he participated on the Availability of Capital Subcommittee. Ken also gives to the local college community by providing a workshop to students at the Ringling School of Art and Design.