The Team at Social Firm
Our Team is Motivated by Your Company’s Success
We’re just a small group of motivated go-getters determined to unlock the full potential of your brand. Nothing motivates us more than empowering our clients to succeed.
Born near coastal NC, I found a genuine love for the ocean at a young age, especially surfing and fishing. While working as a waiter during college, I discovered my love for helping others. Perhaps it’s that southern hospitality that is stamped on my DNA, but I believe success comes from genuinely listening and caring about what a person needs, then doing everything I can to help them find the very best solution.
I attended my first Buckeye football game in 1995 and immediately fell in love with all things OSU. I also spent many years as the lead vocalist for a successful local band, and as the singer/songwriter for an all-original band too.
I spent over 10 years in corporate banking and quit corporate life to be a stay-at-home mom before my second child turned one. I love taking my four little ones on adventures, but I missed the hustle and bustle of work life. It’s exciting to work for a small business where we can so easily stay up to date and develop our processes as business needs change. Best of all, I get to work with my husband!
When I'm not working, I enjoy golf, reading, traveling and playing cards. Watching our four children learn and grow is one of the greatest joys of my life.
I’ve had the pleasure of watching the internet grow into what it is today, and have a never-ending passion for making it a better place, one website at a time. The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that what I can produce from a blank canvas has the potential to take my clients’ business to the next level. Their success means the world to me.
I have a beautiful wife, Britney, and together we have three amazing young children. I enjoy grilling out, competitive bowling, and being a Dad. Oh, and Buckeye Football is life.
Having recently graduated from the University of Central Florida studying Marketing and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, I am thrilled to begin my career as an Office Assistant at Social Firm. I look forward to diving into the marketing world and assisting in the organization and structure of Social Firm, as well as helping with the development of internal marketing strategy.
My hobbies outside of work include fitness, reading thriller and mystery books, yoga and hiking. I love spending time outdoors and going to the beach (when I'm back in Florida). Fun fact: I grew up doing musical theater—from the time I was 4 years old through high school I was on stage acting, singing and dancing.
I have an extensive background in marketing for small to medium size businesses. From start-up companies with no structure to established companies looking to revamp and find success digitally. I specialize in scaling and growing companies through processes and marketing initiatives and live in the big picture. I enjoy seeing work take form as results for our clients and truly enjoy watching those I work with flourish!
When I'm not at home spending time with my beautiful wife and two dogs, I'm typically mountain biking or enjoying the day with friends. I enjoy discovering speakeasies and finding the most unique experiences to share with those I love!
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Born in Franklinton, I grew up just south of downtown Columbus. After high school I began my professional career in the hospitality industry, which eventually led me into the marketing world. Prior to joining Social Firm, I spent 6 years as the director of marketing for a multi-venue hospitality brand here in Columbus.
Throughout my years of experience in the working world, two themes have remained a constant drive for me: my passion for creativity and my desire to innovate. I have been lucky enough to work with a variety of leaders and mentors, all of whom have helped shape my understanding of the world and how to be an effective team player and leader.
I spent the first half of my career working in public relations and marketing mostly in New York City but also in Toronto, Philadelphia and Columbus. Even with clients as diverse as Philip Morris, The Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Shakespeare in Central Park, CAPA, Jazz Arts Group, or Broadway shows, the common theme has been compelling stories. Helping craft and share stories for our clients is my passion.
Other passions? Sure. Tennis, jazz, classical music and classic disco; reading, documentaries, fact-based dramas, and forensic crime shows. I also enjoy a perfectly mixed and presented Manhattan – up or on the rocks.
Working in the food industry for nearly 15 years, six of which as a manager, it was time for a change. I decided one day to go back to college and get a degree in digital media.
My fiancé and I love to travel. We have been to the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica, and Portugal. We have one fur baby that is the light of our life. She is 7 and her name is Ginger. In my downtime, I like to build Legos (some things you just do not grow out of), watch movies, and photography.
I graduated from the University of Akron with a BFA in graphic design in 2018, and began my career as a freelance graphic and web design before joining Social Firm. What fuels my drive is being able to use my creativity to bring your brand and professional identity into fruition, whether it be through a new logo or developing your online presence.
Two truths and a lie:
I love to surf.
I once used the bathroom at LeBron James’s house.
Chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGER
I have an inherent desire to help people and I like to figure out how to best connect people with something they need. That led me to a career in marketing and client services, primarily in marketing strategy and planning in product management, advertising account management, and marketing consulting.
When I’m not at work, you may see me walking the streets of Westerville with my wife, Julaine, or in a cafe meeting with a guy talking about life and faith. I value time with family, staying physically active and being outdoors brings me energy and joy.
Like many in the design world, I started out as a freelance. My early career was on the sales and marketing side of business, and I’ve worked with, and for several large companies. However, my greatest joy is helping and sharing in the success of locally owned organizations.
When I’m not tailgating at an OSU game or playing tennis, I love traveling and creating new experiences with my best girl Kelly and my sweet dog Charlie. I like visiting all the new restaurants popping up around town and seeing which one can make the best Old Fashioned.
STRATEGIC MARKETING DIRECTOR
After founding Social Firm in 2010, I learned that having a healthy business online requires an equal balance of messaging, design and marketing. My vision is to help businesses compete in the marketplace by simplifying, clarifying and then amplifying their message.
I currently lead the Strategic Marketing team at Social Firm. I believe that to achieve greatness, one must be intentional and move quickly with focus beyond one’s self. I love Columbus and am energized by helping businesses realize their digital potential.
“Working with the Social Firm team on this project was seamless. We worked mostly with Brandon and he somehow knew what we wanted even before we ourselves knew. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the completed project. We will definitely be using their services again in the future.”
"The Social Firm did a fantastic job helping our association clean up and refresh our social media accounts and presence. Their team was attentive to our needs and responsive to our feedback. With their assistance, our social media presence now looks more professional and our workflow in managing those accounts has improved."
Ohio School Counselor Association
"I'm currently working on two projects with Social Firm and to date can not come up with a single complaint about their ability, service, communication or character. They've been wonderful to collaborate with and have certainly earned any future business I need in the field. As my grandma would have always said, had my grandma ever dealt with them; You've always got firm footing with the Social Firm."
"Great team. We prefer our marketing team to be personal and get to know the people behind the computer helping our business grow. SEO PPC Marketing in Columbus? Nobody better!"
Advantage Early Learning Academy
"Working with Social Firm has been phenomenal. Matt, Jason, and everyone I've worked with on their team were exceptionally professional, creative, and fun. They were able to understand our business, our market, and our clients and in turn provided us with a website that I couldn't be more proud of. I highly, HIGHLY, recommend them for web design and marketing needs. They love small businesses and make you feel like friends. I cannot thank them enough!"
My Business Resource
"Professional, enthusiastic and great work! We look forward to a long partnership with the Social Firm. Thank you Jason and team for all your efforts."
"Our technology consulting firm has worked with Social Firm on two projects so far and we are excited to continue our relationship. First, they have been amazingly quick to respond. Beyond that, I am thrilled with how well they seem to understand our needs and ask the right questions to bring us to the end result we are seeking. We are looking forward to working with them on so much more."
"I looked around and considered many, many companies to help with my projects. After talking with this team, the search was over. These folks are the real deal, and I would urge you to consider what they might be able to do for you and your social presence. The cost, by the way, is very reasonable for the services provided, but it's the intangibles that make Social Firm such a valuable presence in my world."
Midwestern Veterinary Dentistry and Consulting
"Since partnering with the Social Firm for website management and digital marketing, my medical practice has experienced a significant increase in new patient volume. They are a great team to work with!"
Dr. Garret Mouser
Moses-Mouser and Associates
"Matt and Social Firm have been a great marketing partner for our company! The website they built is fantastic! Matt and his team are very responsive to all of our needs! They have exceeded our expectations!"
Patriot Air Comfort Systems
"I’m so thrilled to have hired such an amazing team of media geniuses that know everything there is to know about advertising for your business. My dog training company is booming with non stop calls and emails after hiring the Social Firm. I couldn’t be happier with the work they have done for promoting my small business!!"
Marcum K9 Obedience
"We had and continue to have a wonderful experience with "Social Firm." The development and implementation process for our new website was low-stress and easy. They communicated constantly with us and really were able to transform the vision of what we wanted, into reality. Social Firm also started SEO for our new business, which has been going well. Social Firm really has shown me what is available through SEO. So much so that we are moving all branches of our business to Social Firm. Highly recommend!"
Elder Law Connection
"Working with Social Firm makes everything seamless and easy. After doing my research and putting several projects out to bid, Social Firm blew all the others out of the water! Overall, the team at Social Firm continues to deliver breath-taking work that surpasses my expectations. I'm looking forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come! I highly recommend Social Firm to anyone looking for a 3rd party partner to extend their marketing efforts."
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