PROUD To Pull Rank

iPullRank Team

iPullRank is a digital marketing agency that’s all about delivering great results.

We’re a bold, young shop that’s Proactive, Reliable, Outstanding, Useful and Determined – producing PROUD work for amazing clients.

Our team consists of strategic, creative and technical professionals passionate about digital marketing.

iPullRank Team

Michael King

Founder and CEO

My name is Michael King, but you can call me Mike and I pull rank by using both sides of my brain to develop creatively strategic solutions, having a messy desk, and doing whatever it takes to make things happen. I pull rank in a cabana in South Beach, wearing Nike Air Max 1s, and listening to Snoh Aalegra. I pull rank with 14 years of experience in digital marketing and 25 years in web development and make my clients PROUD by always being PROACTIVE. I pull rank by never accepting anything that everyone else does.

Christopher Hart

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CLIENT STRATEGY

Christopher Hart
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CLIENT STRATEGY

My name is Christopher Hart and I pull rank by having very accurate situational awareness to your most pressing needs, standing in my pajamas all day, and a great work life balance. I pull rank in my home office, while drinking way too much coffee, and listening to Simon and Garfunkel. I pull rank with over 25 years of experience in SEO, Digital Marketing, Content Creation and MARTECH and my PROUDEST moment has been helping defeat a career politician who at the time did not own his name as the domain, too bad for him. I pull rank by guiding clients through tricky and confusing issues with empathy for their situations.

Kami Hess

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Kami Hess
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

My name is Kami Hess and I pull rank by building the car while driving it, using an abnormal amount of desk space, and operationalizing vision. I pull rank in my home office, willing my dog not to bark while on zoom, and jamming to Broadway show tunes. I pull rank with 25 years of experience in operations, client service and project management and make my clients PROUD by always being useful. I pull rank by believing there is always a solution and a way to get things done.

John Murch

DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

John Murch
DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

My name is John Murch and I pull rank by taking creative ideas and turning them into code, always drinking coffee, and like to just freaking do it (JFDI). I pull rank in my home office, while sitting in my aeron, and listening to some mashups on YouTube. I pull rank with over 15 years of experience in SEO and software development and I make my clients proud by always being innovative. I pull rank by making it work, making it right and making it fast.

Zach Chahalis

DIRECTOR OF SEO

Zach Chahalis
DIRECTOR OF SEO

My name is Zach and I pull rank by developing actionable SEO strategies, drinking too much coffee, and thinking through all possible outcomes. I pull rank in my home office, accompanied by my trusty assistant/goldendoodle, and blasting rock music. I pull rank with 12 years of experience in all things SEO, analytics and paid search and make my clients PROUD by always being reliable. I pull rank by guiding partners through the ever changing and complex world of SEO.

Client Services

Shantel Branch

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT STRATEGY

Shantel Branch
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT STRATEGY

My name is Shantel Branch and I pull rank by doing everything in my power to ensure our clients are satisfied, playing my music too loud, and asking lots of questions. I pull rank in the Outstanding conference room while humming Outstanding by The Gap Band, doodling , and listening to one of my Spotify playlist. I pull rank with 12 years of experience in client services and account management and make my clients PROUD by always being PROACTIVE. I pull rank by always asking a follow up question.

Sarah Pickert

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Sarah Pickert
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

My name is Sarah Pickert and I pull rank by converting business initiatives to actionable plans, making sense of organized chaos (don’t touch my piles), and getting my hands dirty to make things possible. I pull rank fending off my little rascals from bombing video conferences, clicking my pen, and jamming out to Sister Hazel. I pull rank with over 15 years of experience in strategic marketing and project management. I make my clients PROUD by always being useful.

Vitthal Parker

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Vitthal Parker
ACCOUNT MANAGER

My name is Vitthal Parker and I pull rank by bridging the gap between the art and the science of marketing to create the optimal client solution, pacing around the office, and never running from a hard day’s work! I pull rank in NYC or Atlanta, GA, wearing a hoodie, and listening to Money Man on repeat. I pull rank with 7 years of experience in Marketing & Branding and I make my clients PROUD by always being RELIABLE. I pull rank by striving for achievement and never accepting mediocrity.

Analysts and Associates

Boris Sapozhnikov

SENIOR SEO ANALYST

Boris Sapozhnikov
SENIOR SEO ANALYST

My name is Boris and I pull rank by uncovering SEO strategies and turning them into top rankings while sipping on Caramel Frappuccino, and brainstorming the latest Google algorithm updates. I pull rank in my home office by the lakeside, with my security dog Rocky while jamming out to the latest Imagine Dragons album. I pull rank with 13 years of experience in Search Engine Optimization and make my clients PROUD by always being strategic and supportive. I pull rank by digging deeper, leading by example, and turning technical bugs into winning opportunities.

Reilly McGavern

DIGITAL MARKETING ANALYST

Reilly McGavern
DIGITAL MARKETING ANALYST

My name is Reilly and I pull rank by using strategy to create solutions, covering every surface with sticky notes, and committing myself to learning more every day. I pull rank in living room desk, while drinking multiple oat milk lattes and listening to Vivaldi or Taylor Swift. I pull rank with 4 years of experience in content strategy and SEO and make my clients PROUD by always being dedicated. I pull rank by always asking what else can I do.

Michael Glavac

SENIOR SEO ANALYST

Michael Glavac
SENIOR SEO ANALYST

My name is Michael and I pull rank by looking for outside the box solutions in the data, getting too much Dunkin Donuts coffee, and asking a lot of questions. I pull rank in my home office in the middle of a corn field with my kitten and one of my many Spotify playlists powering me through. I pull rank with 5 years of SEO experience and make my clients PROUD by always being DEDICATED. I pull rank by always being willing to adapt and pivot as needed and not accept good enough as an option.

Riley McMillan

DIGITAL MARKETING ANALYST

Riley McMillan
DIGITAL MARKETING ANALYST

My name is Riley and I pull rank by using critical thinking to find new opportunities or fix issues, including every (sometimes unnecessary) detail when giving an explanation, and never being afraid to learn more. I pull rank in my home office, petting my dog, and listening to lower tempo music of any kind. I pull rank with over a year of experience in SEO and CRO and make my clients PROUD by always being positive and dedicated to success. I pull rank by getting 1% better each day.

Atajan Abdyyev

DATA ANALYST

Atajan Abdyyev
DATA ANALYST

My name is Atajan and I pull rank by brainstorming tasks I get by writing everything to a notepad to later organize my ideas. I pull rank from my home office while listening to world news and fun facts. I pull rank with a cup of tea or some coffee while wearing warm socks. I pull rank with a couple of years of experience in analytics and make my clients PROUD by always being useful. I pull rank by learning and doing it better.

Content Team

Kyle Marino

CONTENT STRATEGIST

Kyle Marino
CONTENT STRATEGIST

My name is Kyle and I pull rank by giving initial ideas a structure, laughing too loud and letting my work speak for itself. I pull rank in my home office, with my lazy dog, with Wu-Tang Clan or Coheed and Cambria playing in the background. I pull rank with 12 years of experience in content strategy and make my clients PROUD by always being dedicated. I pull rank by always considering what factors will lead to the most success.

Simon Sternklar

COPY EDITOR

Simon Sternklar
COPY EDITOR

My name is Simon Diamond Sternklar and I pull rank by weaving facts into narratives, making wallpaper from project trackers, and always thinking of the next step. I pull rank to the sound of the 7 train, dressed better than I need to be, and listening to my new favorite horror podcast. I pull rank with 10 years of experience in editing and fact-checking and make my clients PROUD by always being proactive. I pull rank by asking the right questions to do the next right thing.

Account Executive

Christian Stamps

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Christian Stamps
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

My name is Christian and I pull rank by understanding business challenges and delivering impactful solutions, drinking too much coffee just because it's accessible, planning, executing and growing. I pull rank in any coffee shop with a strong Wi-Fi signal and equally strong coffee, in my comfy Nike Air Force 1s, while listening to Drake. I pull rank with 10 years of experience in supporting business growth through marketing and my PROUDEST moment has been helping an ecommerce startup 3x their best revenue year. I pull rank by leading with empathy because people find value where they feel understood.

Marketing and Administration

Garrett Sussman

DEMAND GENERATION MANAGER

Garrett Sussman
DEMAND GENERATION MANAGER

My name is Garrett and I pull rank by attracting and nurturing the best clients, breathing too heavy when I focus, and having a damn good time learning while I’m marketing. I pull rank in my hipster tech bubble, wearing my worn, oversized hoodies, listening to indie pop curated by my Spotify Discover Weekly. I pull rank with 10+ years experience in digital marketing and making my clients PROUD by always being useful. I pull rank by connecting ideas, people, and solutions to the best outcomes.

Aaron Johnson

SENIOR DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Aaron Johnson
SENIOR DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

My name is Aaron and I pull rank by thinking unconventionally, pacing around the house like a mad scientist when thinking about solutions, and always being willing to do the necessary work. I pull rank in my home office/studio, wearing some sort of Nike apparel, and listening to way too much Jay Z and Drake. I pull rank with 6 years of experience in Digital Marketing and make my clients PROUD by always being DETERMINED. I pull rank by viewing challenges as opportunities.

Neferkara Aaron

OFFICE MANAGER

Neferkara Aaron
OFFICE MANAGER

My name is Neferkara Aaron and I pull rank by providing operational support and anticipating the team’s needs, with a whirlwind of sticky notes across my desk, and turning my learning moments into teachable moments. I pull rank in from of my laptop brainstorming fun team building activities and trips, with peppermint tea by my side, and listening to the daily “Fresh Finds”. I pull rank with 7 years of experience in operations and my PROUDEST moment has been transforming our office space one small change at a time. I pull rank by making the most out of the smallest things.

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