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We help empower people to grow their businesses through self-managed PPC campaigns.

What is Presto?

Presto was derrived from “hey presto”, the phrase suggesting that something can be done so easily that it seems to be magic! 

We started Presto because the industry is plagued with sketchy service providers who want to maintain total control over your advertising accounts, and charge on-going monthly account management fees based on advertising spend. So they charge more, if you spend more! Kind of sounds like they’re incentivised to make your campaign as inefficient as possible?

We wanted to change all that, and so we became the first PPC company to give you total control over your campaign.

We developed a streamlined system with simple-to-follow instructions so you are able to amend your campaign on the fly. Now if that’s not EMPOWERMENT, we’re not sure what is!


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Trophy Room

A few of our accomplishments from over the years.


Best Places To Work
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Fastest Growing Company In Florida
Inc. 5000

2020 Best Workplaces
Inc. 5000 Best Workplaces


Best Places To Work
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Fastest Growing Company
Inc. 5000

#5 Fastest Growing in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Business Journal

#12 Fastest Growing in Florida
Tampa Bay Business Journal


Best Places To Work
Tampa Bay Business Journal

#561 Fastest Growing Company
Inc. 5000

#5 Fastest Growing in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Coolest Office Space
Tampa Bay Business Journal

#8 Fastest Growing in Florida
Tampa Bay Business Journal


#820 Fastest Growing Company
Inc. 5000

Top 50 Fastest Growing in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Up and Coming Professionals – George Papadeas
Tampa Bay Business Journal

The Team

People are at the heart of what we do.
We built an amazing team to bring The HOTH experience to life.

Marc Hardgrove

David Martin

Clayton Johnson
Chief Marketing Officer

George Papadeas
Chief Operations Officer

Jason Gill
Chief Technology Officer

Department Managers

This team is the heart of the office.
Their leadership is responsible for the smiles on our customers’ faces.

Jessie Matheney
Director of Product & Development

Chris Lancaster
Director of Client Experience

Julia Cieutat
Director of Client Success

Account Managers

When you have questions, these are the people that have the answers.
Give them a call and see what they can do for your company.

Andrew Hardgrove
Account Executive

Ryan Stempski
Account Executive

Trevor Newsome
Account Manager

Taylor Kapustka
Account Manager

Bryan Vasquez
Account Manager

Becca Thrun
Account Manager

Jessica Wagner
Account Manager

Marketing Squad

Do you see us in your Facebook feed? All over the internet? In your dreams at night?
These cool cats pump out the campaigns and content to make all of that possible.

Bobby Bishop
Marketing Operations Manager

José Camou
UI/UX Graphic Designer

PPC Party

This is the crew that plans, designs, implements and executes your pay-per-click advertising campaigns.
These are true hustlers!

Karl Bartling
PPC Manager

Becca Simpson
PPC Campaign Manager

Bridget O’Toole
PPC Campaign Manager


These are the people that perform magic on Google Rankings.
You’re going to want to work with these ones.

Steven Gill
Campaign Manager

Monica Rodriguez
Campaign Manager

Brooke Beasley
Campaign Manager

Rachael Strauss
Campaign Manager

Sophie Hartzler
Campaign Manager

Morgan Flannery
Campaign Manager

Brett Frieman
Campaign Manager

Trey Gonzalez
Campaign Manager

Content Crew

These awesome people produce the content to help with your rankings.
Let them help so you can focus on growing your company.

Trey Wallrapp
HOTH Foundations Production Manager

Christian Cappoli
Content Service Manager

Micaela Robinson
Guest Post Manager

Alyssa Fama
Content Service Coordinator

Betsy Runyon
Quality Control Manager

Aleek Nibbs
Content Service Coordinator

Emilie Haridopolos
Content Service Coordinator

Customer Support Crew

If an issue arises, these amazing people get it fixed right away.

Ashley Shealy
Customer Support Manager

Cindy Koch
Customer Support Coordinator

Video Crew

These are the people that keep our YouTube game strong and make us look so cool on camera.

Paul Jean-Louis
Video Production Manager

Tyler McMurray
Video Production Coordinator

The Solo Squad

These hustlers lock down their entire department by themselves.

Alize Luft
Community and Culture Manager

Stephen Reilly
Project Development Coordinator

Next Net Media Family

These guys are the superduper problem solvers responsible for all the behind the scenes magic.

Matt Harrison
Operations Specialist

Branden Bell
Operations Manager

Rachel Hernandez
Director of Content Services

Mackenzie Lepretre
Operations Special Projects

Danielle Davis
Director of Video Production

Garrett German
Operations Coodinator

Dave Fialkoff
iWriter Operations Manager

Development Team

Dev Team Manager

Publisher Manager

Publisher Manager

Web Developer

Web Developer

Web Developer

Google Certified Partner

We are proud to hold the prestigious title of being a Google Partner.
Achieving Partner status means The HOTH has demonstrated Google Ads skill and expertise, met Google ad spend requirements, delivered company agency and client revenue growth, and sustained and grown its client base.

The History

We’ve come a long way.

Before The HOTH

Before the birth of The HOTH, we ran a full-service SEO agency in Chicago that ranked clients for some of the hardest terms online.

As the agency grew, we saw lots of changes in SEO. We experimented with all different forms of link building, including lots of manual link building. Some things worked, others didn’t. Then Google would change it’s algorithm with Panda or Penguin and everything would need to be restarted from the beginning. Then we invented what is now known as The HOTH.

The HOTH started to deliver SEO home runs one after another, and in a short period of time, we saw huge success with ranking our own clients, beating out huge, established competitor sites in extremely competitive niches.

The Beginning

After The HOTH was well established, we decided to release our first product out to the world as a white label seo service and let other agencies and publishers take advantage of the solution that took us so long to develop. Our agencies can take on more clients and rank them more consistently, all while doing LESS work. We know that the more successful the agencies and publishers are, the more work they will send our way.

The HOTH grew quickly and caught on with agencies around the world. We established a white label seo reseller program to help agencies and consultants resell our services as well as give bulk discounts on our products to our larger customers.

Growth & Expansion

We realized that agencies have more needs than just general link building – so we started expanding our services.

In 2013, we added HOTH Local, our first ever local seo service. HOTH Local focuses on a very smart, well thought out process for procuring diverse types of citations to help customers rank in local searches. We also released our citation cleanup service to help with inconsistent or incorrect citations.

In 2015 we expanded the product lineup to become a full suite of products, offering white hat guest posts, press releases, and more.

In 2016 we grew bigger than ever – our conference circut grew to SMX, Pubcon, BrightonSEO, and AdTech. We launched our blog content service called HOTH Blogger AND re-launched it with an in-dashboard experience! We also added our first OnPage SEO service.

In 2017 we took our growth to another level by launching our managed SEO product, HOTH X, which quickly became our top selling product.

Our growth landed us on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in the country. With such growth, we figured it was time for a move so we packed up our 6th floor office and moved to the penthouse suite in our building, take a look! We also continued our conference circuit with our CMO, Clayton Johnson, speaking at SEJ Summit in Chicago.

2018 was a great year with several new additions to The HOTH including HOTHCON, our SEO and content marketing conference, and HOTH Video, our newest product that turns blog articles into videos.

We were fortunate enough to receive recognition as a nominee of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award and Best Office Space Award. While a lot of hard work went into accomplishing these feats, we made sure to kick back and relax the second weekend in February on our company cruise to Mexico!

Today & Beyond

Our goal is to be the most reliable source for SEO tools & services in the world.

We continue to develop the HOTH with constant upgrades and testing to ensure the best possible results. You can find us at national and international tradeshows like SMX, BrightonSEO, Pubcon, AdTech, Affiliate Summit, and more.

You can head over to our company blog to see what we’re currently up to at The HOTH Company SEO Blog.

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