Chris Finken is an online marketing/business guy/entrepreneur. That means he enjoys creating, organizing, building and taking on the risks of a new business. His real passion is that little thing known as the Internet. From websites, domains and affiliate marketing to “Local Search”, ecommerce, pay-per-click (ppc), search engine optimization (seo), lead generation and everything in between. His time is spent investing in domains, using the latest widgets, sites and tools to help a site be more successful, and jumping on new opportunities.
Chris has had a lot of fun with business. He headed up the Customer Experience and Online Marketing initiatives of Bloomfire before it was acquired and co-founded OrangeSoda, Inc. helping the company grow from nothing to something (180 employees, thousands of customers, millions in revenue and the Inc500) before it was acquired by Deluxe Corporation. Before that, Chris worked in Sales and Business Development for a pay-per-click search engine named ah-ha.com until it was acquired by Marchex (MCHX).
Chris has served on the Board of Directors for the Internet Merchants Association, Editorial Board for BusinessQ Magazine, taught training and educational sessions on paid search, search engine optimization, entrepreneurship and lead generation for PPCSummit, World Shoe Association, ASD/AMD, The Art Institute, American Marketing Association and has also added his expertise to Small Business Trends , Practical eCommerce, Affiliate Summit and others.