President and Co-Founder
Pete serves GHI Internet Services as the President of the company leading sales, production, and customer service. Pete also guides the product marketing and development effort for our industry-recognized digital marketing practice. As a co-founder of GHIIS, Pete has overseen growth exceeding 100% for 14 years. Pete has clearly established GHIIS as one of the largest and leading interactive and digital agencies in Northeastern Ohio.
History, Accomplishments and Activities
Pete has been an early adopter of online technologies and digital marketing practices evidenced by his first site designed in 1995 and guiding his first search engine marketing campaign dating back prior to 1997. Before Google went public and became one of the most valuable companies in the world, Pete was helping companies leverage search engines to propel their Internet-based business development strategies. He completed his first search engine optimization project in 1997, when Yahoo was still the desired location for a top ranking. Since then he has led more than 500 search engine-marketing campaigns for clients worldwide and is key to the continued growth of GHI’s SEO Reseller Program.
Pete has won Telly Awards for his streaming media / video production, a non-broadcast TV multimedia award equivalent to an Emmy. He has also earned his national certification as a telecommunications engineer whereby he oversees a distribution channel of 200 network engineers helping GHI Telecom Services’ 4,000+ telephony clients leverage data, voice, and IP solutions connect smarter with their customers.
When he isn’t managing three businesses with his crazy boss and unruly virtual staff dispersed across 4 continents, Pete enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, splitting firewood and riding 4-wheelers through tumultuous terrain.
Pete participates in various regional Internet Marketing related SIGs, including Northeast Ohio Web Association (www.webassociation.org).