Voltage Search Media offers an industry leading SEM platform providing enterprise level technology and a single point of contact for a full service search campaign. Our proprietary S3 platform is designed to deliver a comprehensive search strategy across all search environments. Other SEM’s make similar promises; however, Voltage is the only firm that can successfully navigate Paid Inclusion, PPC and Natural Search with a unique pricing model designed to completely align our goals and compensation with the goals of our clients.
We are experienced search professionals; our Founding Partners have been involved in SEO/SEM since 1995 and our average team member has over 5 years experience in successful search marketing. We love the search space and our team is committed to continually reinventing and redesigning our tools to better assist the advertisers and agencies we serve.
Doug Wagner, President
Douglas C. Wagner has served as President of Voltage Search Media since Co-Founding the company in June of 2005. Prior to launching Voltage Search Media, Mr. Wagner was the Head of Search Engine Marketing for Vendare Media Corporation and from August of 2000 through October of 2004 he served as President of 24/7 Search, Inc., a subsidiary of 24/7 Real Media, Inc. (TFSM).
Mr. Wagner arrived at 24/7 Real Media through an acquisition of his company Website Results, L.L.C., where Mr. Wagner served as President from July 1999 to August 2000.
From February 1998 to June of 1999, Mr. Wagner was President of Phoenix Financial, LLC, a financial services firm in Baltimore. From November of 1996 to January 1998, Mr. Wagner was a partner in an online website development and marketing business which later became Website Results, LLC.
Mr. Wagner received a B.S. in Management and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.
Mark R. Brown, EVP
Mark R. Brown has served as the EVP of Voltage Search Media since Co-Founding the company in June of 2005. Mr. Brown was an original founder of Website Results which was sold to 24/7 Real Media for $96 million in August of 2000. He went on to serve as SVP of the acquiring company, 24/7 Search for five years and was responsible for both client acquisition and developing strategic partnerships with the major search publishers.
Mr. Brown has introduced hundreds of Fortune 500 and Blue Chip Internet companies to Search Engine Marketing and has worked with the likes of Kohler, eBay, Kimberly-Clark, Orbitz, Avon, MLB, etc. He is considered a leading authority in interactive marketing.
Mr. Brown received a B.A. in History from Loyola Marymount University.
Christopher Taylor, VP of Technology
Christopher Taylor’s multifaceted technical background includes more than 20 years of experience in the internet industry. For the past 7 years Mr. Taylor has been heavily involved with Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization. Prior to Voltage Media, Mr. Taylor was Senior Software Engineer at 24/7 Real Media where he pioneered development of real time search marketing bidding technologies and toolsets.
In 1995, Mr. Taylor founded Kiwi Internet Services which served as the largest and one of the first providers of dial-up internet access, web hosting, co-location and T1 services in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Mr. Taylor also founded Kablum.com, a real-time PFR search engine and Myresite.com, a web design and hosting company for real estate professionals. Most recently, a URL shortening service, Goto.pt.
Prior to founding Kiwi Internet Services, Mr. Taylor contributed a large portion of development effort to the open source community working on such projects as FreeBSD, PHP and Apache.
He is also an avid wildlife photographer and his images can be found on his personal website at Kiwifoto.com.
John Pike, Director of Client Development
Also one of the original founders of Voltage Search, John Pike has served as Director of Client Development since inception, helping to design and guide the methods and technology used by the Voltage Search Account Management team. Prior to this, Mr. Pike served as a senior Account Manager and process development expert for both 24/7 Real Media and Website Results LLC.
Mr. Pike came to Search Marketing via the entertainment industry, serving as a script writing consultant for 3 years.
He received his B.S. degree in Film Production from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts.