As company President and Founder, Chris is motivated to be an early mover in everything he does. He has a true entrepreneurial spirit in identifying opportunities with potential and pursuing them.
He founded 1st on the List in 1997, just one year after the term “SEO” was coined, and before Google was a search engine. He has grown the business from a one-person home business to what it is now – a highly reputable SEO firm in North America with clients in every industry and a remarkable track record. Read more about the founding of 1st on the List here.
If you’ve spoken with Chris you know he doesn’t beat around the bush and simply tells it as it is. Our clients appreciate his straightforward advice and highly value his input. He is skilled at taking his technical understanding of SEO and speaking in plain language and practical examples to help business owners understand what their website needs and the results that can be expected.
It is exciting to look at the last 25 years and see how 1st on the List and the SEO Industry as a whole has grown. It’s hard to say if all those years ago we knew exactly how far the Internet would take us and how deeply ingrained Social Media and the online world would become to the average person’s daily life.
Key projects that leave a lasting impression include consulting on the multi-domain migration for a major Canadian telecommunications provider and consulting for a major Canadian professional body association that included presenting a number of Audit reports and coaching on how SEO needs to be integral at every level of the organization’s IT, PR and Marketing Departments.
When I’m Away from My Desk
Chris has a number of hobbies including getting behind the wheel at the racetrack and travel.
Featured in the News
How We Plan to Rebuild in the Post Covid Economy – Chris was featured in Authority Magazine with his thoughts on challenges during the pandemic, opportunities in a post-covid economy, and more.
Expert Interview with Media Shower – Chris was interviewed on current SEO best practices and what other elements can help websites rank highly in Search Engines.
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