Steve Hammer is President and co-founder of RankHammer, a full service search marketing agency. Steve's experience in online media and traditional marketing allows a strategic and long-term view of search marketing. He has achieved extraordinary and sustainable results in several competitive online industries often exceeding growth rates in excess of 50% per year. Prior to RankHammer, Steve held a number of exemplary positions including Director of Search Marketing for ACE Cash Express, General Manager for Stir, and a practicing Chemical Engineer for BASF. He holds a MBA from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management, where he graduated with honors. Steve is very active in the Dallas and Search Marketing community. He is VP of Web Operations for the DFWSEM, and was VP of membership for the Dallas Kellogg Alumni when it won club of the year. He has spoken at numerous meetings and conferences including State of Search, SMX advanced, ClickZlive, Pubcon, Interactive Insights Summit, the Financial Bloggers Conference.