Ben Finklea is the founder and CEO of Volacci, an online marketing company in Austin, TX. It is the best job in the world.
Ben entered the world of online marketing in 1995 when he founded a web design company from his dorm room at Texas A&M University. After graduation, he worked in various capacities in sales and marketing, from tiny start-ups to Apple. In 2001, Ben founded Sprysoft, an e-commerce store that successfully sold over $5M in software online to students, teachers and schools. Ben formed SpryDev Online Marketing in 2005 to use the techniques and processes learned at Sprysoft to help other businesses sell online. SpryDev grew quickly and changed names to Volacci® in 2008.
Ben and the Volacci® team provide Search Engine Optimization, Paid Search, and Conversions Consulting to a varied client base ranging from local real estate agents to Fortune 500 companies.
You can hear him on the Volacci® SEO podcast (almost) weekly and read his blog at www.Volacci.com. His first book will be published in late 2009 and is about Drupal SEO.
Ben spends his free time reading, writing, volunteering at his church, and raising two sons with his wife of 14 years. Ben used to do cool things like collecting comic books and baseball cards, paintball, and playing video games. He’s looking forward to doing all those things again when his kids get a little older.
Ben lives near Austin, TX.