Build Something Great™

The Story Behind LeadPages

Over 100 amazing employees and over 40 million leads generated since 2012

We’re a dynamic software company that creates simple, beautiful software and web apps that allow businesses to grow large and devoted audiences. We believe compelling online marketing doesn’t need to be time consuming and tedious.

We are (humbly) considered a thought leader in our space because we precisely skated to where the puck was going before anyone else left the bench.

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Meet the Team Behind Our Rapid Growth and Innovations

Our team is made up of innovative thinkers who have entrepreneurial blood running through their veins. We take full ownership of all we put our hands to and we live to deliver massive value – every day. We are problem-solving savants, enabling us to thrive in a rapidly-changing market.

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Videographer

Jack Anderson

Videographer
Jack Anderson

Jack is a videographer who loves making great content. As a trained animator, Jack brings the mentality that every single frame and detail should serve meaning and purpose to whatever story is being told. Whether it's live action video, motion graphics, screen captures, or CG animation, he is ready to dive in with enthusiasm.

What Makes Him Tick:
The way in which each new project is another amazing learning experience.

Lets Get Personal:
Outside of work, Jack enjoys relaxing at his cabin or creating short animations.

Quote:

"We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." -Walt Disney Company

Sean Bestor

Sean Bestor

Ecosystem Copywriter

Sean Bestor

Ecosystem Copywriter
Sean Bestor

If it has words, chances are Sean's written it. As an award-winning copywriter, Sean has shaped words into emails, social media posts, speeches, letters, video scripts, sales collateral, print advertisements, banner ads, web copy, meta descriptions, press releases, client pitches, blog posts and everything in between.

What Makes Him Tick:
The relationship between memorable copy and copy that gets results. Even the most remarkable tag lines and prose can fall flat on action, yet the most commonplace phrase can prompt tremendous results. He's on a never-ending quest to find that sweet spot.

Let's Get Personal:
When he isn't scouring law books to find a way to legally marry Netflix, Sean enjoys: biking short distances and gasping for air; frequenting craft breweries to the point where at least one server will greet him with a warm "Sir, we're closed..."; daily meditations on the plight of being a Minnesota sports fan.

Quote:

"You aren't writing this down as your quote, are you?" - Sean's Dad

Tanya Brody

Tanya Brody

Copywriter

Tanya Brody

Copywriter
Tanya Brody

Tanya loves figuring out what makes people tick. That's why direct response copywriting is so much fun for her. Tanya began writing at age 7. She first combined her love of writing with marketing when she opened her own businesses, as both a costume designer and professional musician. (Necessity is the mother of invention, after all.) At LeadPages, Tanya writes everything from blog posts and sales letters to web copy and video scripts. She delights in carving out finished projects from vague ideas.

What Makes Her Tick:
Learning about people and what drives them.

Let's Get Personal:
Tanya has spent her life doing weird things, to the point that they all seem normal to her. She has done everything from building Muppets (yes, Cookie Monster and Elmo), Renaissance garb and other costumes to traveling the country as a musician and actor. She sings and plays the harp, guitar, bohdran (Irish drum), as well as numerous other instruments. When not writing or performing, she loves puttering in her garden, knitting, sewing, reading and enjoying the company of friends over a good glass of wine.

Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
- Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Julie Carroll

Julie Carroll

Conference and Events Director

Julie Carroll

Conference and Events Director
Julie Carroll

Julie loves creating beautiful spaces, whether it's a stylish celebration, a massive technology conference, or a low-key backyard barbecue. She thrives on taking creative risks and is constantly inspired by the world around her. Her favorite part about planning events is making everyday occasions special.

What Makes Her Tick:
Designing engaging experiences that bring people together.

Let's Get Personal:
Julie loves experiencing new cultures and cuisines and has trekked all over Europe, Russia and Latin America. She's a nature lover and also enjoys road tripping through America's national parks. Last summer she hit up Mount Rainier, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, and the Badlands within one week while battling the flu... which made for a lively car ride.

Quote:
"Ooh! Dis cookie is too spicy!"- Julie's 2-year-old niece after biting into her first York Peppermint Pattie

Sarah Chaussee

Sarah Chaussee

User Experience Designer

Sarah Chaussee

User Experience Designer
Sarah Chaussee

Sarah has several years of experience designing everything from websites to books. She gets excited about grid systems, typography, white space, animated GIFs, and cheesy stock photography. Her chief objectives are making functional things beautiful and keeping LeadPages looking sharp.

What Makes Her Tick:
New ideas and solving problems.

Let's Get Personal:
When not at her computer, Sarah loves to catch a concert, seek out new travel destinations, and get outside to enjoy the (short) Minnesotan summer.

Quote:

"Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing." - Hunter S. Thompson

Janet Dapirano

Janet Dapirano

Project Manager

Janet Dapirano

Project Manager
Janet Dapirano

Janet brings her 8 years of website design and social media marketing experience to our marketing team. She is passionate about working with systems and seeing the results of cool new marketing strategies. She loves to learn new things and dabbles in a little HTML and CSS.

What Makes Her Tick:
Learning new cool computer programs and games, geeking out on how they work, and helping our LeadPages customers.

Let's Get Personal:
When she's not sitting in front of her computer, she is hanging out with her family. She loves to take trips to the coast and is a big fan of the San Francisco Giants and Forty Niner's. She has a cat named Zuko and a dog named Roxie. She lives in beautiful Northern California very close to the Napa wineries. Yes, she loves wine!

Quote:

"Well-behaved women rarely make history" ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Head of Marketing Automation

Chris Davis

Head of Marketing Automation
Chris Davis

Chris absolutely loves marketing automation. He loves being the unseen force that turns businesses into well-oiled machines. Chris maintains a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and a Master's of Business Administration, which allows him to effectively operate in both technical and operational aspects of business. You probably won't meet someone who smiles more than Chris.

What Makes Him Tick:
Helping people become the best possible version of themselves through effective leadership.

Let's Get Personal:
Chris is a family man in the truest form. He has been married to the beautiful Talona for 8 years (together for 11) and they parent 3 of the most amazing children on planet earth. All that he does creates a better future for his family.

Quote:

"The person who insists on using yesterday's methods in today's world won't be in business tomorrow." ~ John C. Maxwell

Will Hoekenga

Will Hoekenga

Head of Ecosystem

Will Hoekenga

Head of Ecosystem
Will Hoekenga

Will specializes in all things content and copywriting related at LeadPages. He brings a history of content development, copywriting, and email marketing for a wide variety of online businesses and personal brands. A proud LeadPages customer before he joined the team, Will loves finding new and interesting ways to connect LeadPages' collection of awesome lead-gen tools with the people and businesses that need them the most.

What Makes Him Tick:
Products and services that solve real problems.

Let's Get Personal:
Will spent most of his life in the South, where he enjoyed the food, the tradition of literature, and the football (Roll Tide). He now enjoys adventuring with his wife, Samantha, and pretending that their dog, Penny, is actually a furry human.

Quote:

"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." - Lou Reed

Bob Jenkins

Bob Jenkins

Marketing Educator

Bob Jenkins

Marketing Educator
Bob Jenkins

Bob The Teacher is our lead Customer Success trainer, hosting the LaunchPad new-customer webinars and creating in-depth courses for the LeadPages community. Bob has trained thousands of entrepreneurs on big picture marketing strategies and specific under-the-hood tech methods to growing a business with online marketing. He was customer #43 of LeadPages almost 2 years before joining the company.

What Makes Him Tick:
Mindmapping a new course and answering random marketing questions from curious strangers.

Let's Get Personal:
Thanks to falling in love with a native of the state with a huge family, Bob is a Minnesota transplant from Maryland, but will always root for the Orioles. At coffee shops and bars, he's that guy asking about the loose leaf tea and hard cider instead of coffee and beer. When Bob's not developing or delivering a training webinar, he's enjoying some kind of an adventure with his wife.

Quote:

"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way - turn!" from the excellent 80's film, Better Off Dead

Nate Johnson

Nate Johnson

Marketing Automation Specialist

Nate Johnson

Marketing Automation Specialist
Nate Johnson

Nate is a lifelong learner with a soft spot for a well designed system. With a background in both marketing and programming, he quickly fell head over heels in love with marketing automation and the leverage it can provide. Nate loves to jump in and get his hands dirty and always looks to the data when making a decision.

What Makes Him Tick:
Marketing automation, continuous improvement, and a good challenge.

Let's Get Personal:
Nate loves spending time with his wife and two kids, trips to the family cabin on Lake Vermillion, and outdoor sports.

Quote:

"Your job is not to be a fire killer. Your job is to prevent fires." Sam Carpenter

Stella Lungu

Stella Lungu

Art Director

Stella Lungu

Art Director
Stella Lungu

Stella is our graphic enchantress. She's in charge of everything from prototype to execution of beautiful graphics, pages, and templates. Being a perfectionist, she doesn't rest until she considers each project to be flawless, with 100% satisfaction the goal.

What Makes Her Tick:
Creating unique design concepts.

Let's Get personal:
When she's not in front of a computer creating digital delights, she likes to go antiquing for rare playing cards and vintage toy cars. On cold winter nights, she likes to bury herself in history and anthropology books. Stella is also a big fan of traveling and studying different languages. She currently speaks English, Romanian, Russian, French, Italian and Spanish.

Quote:

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." - Seneca

Brandon Lytle

Brandon Lytle

Business Development Manager

Brandon Lytle

Business Development Manager
Brandon Lytle

Brandon currently lives in the Twin Cities and brings 9 years experience in developing strong relationships within the marketing industry. He is passionate about creating partnerships and programs that are mutually beneficial and drive outstanding results.

What Makes Him Tick:
Innovation, Ideation, Continued Growth, and Success.

Let's Get Personal:
When not working, Brandon loves spending time with his wife Andrea and his son Smith, cooking up new meals in the kitchen, snowboarding, binge-watching Netflix, and visiting local craft breweries with friends and family.

Quote:

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

Jerad Maplethorpe

Jerad Maplethorpe

Web Developer

Jerad Maplethorpe

Web Developer
Jerad Maplethorpe

Jerad has been interested in web development since creating his first web pages with Macromedia Flash in the late 90s. Since then, he's abandoned Flash and learned some new technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL.

What Makes Him Tick:
Jerad has an entrepreneurial mindset. To him, problem solving is a form of stress release.

Let's Get Personal:
Traveling is Jerad's uncontested favorite pastime. Viewing the world from different vantage points, whether from the side of the Swiss Alps or the center of a Nicaraguan market, deepens his feeling of unity with the world and helps him understand his role within the greater context.

Quote:

"If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin. Even though the result may gladden the whole world, that cannot help the hero; for he knows the result only when the whole thing is over, and that is not how he became a hero, but by virtue of the fact that he began." - Søren Kierkegaard

Jason Martin

Jason Martin

Marketing Project Manager

Jason Martin

Marketing Project Manager
Jason Martin

Jason is a marketing professional with an entrepreneurial mindset who thrives when working on big goals. He is passionate about finding ways to achieve fast and sustainable growth in early stage startups.

What Makes Him Tick:
Learning at lightning speed and taking action.

Let's Get Personal:
Jason completed his first half marathon last summer and enjoys being active around Lake Calhoun.

Quote:

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." -Steve Jobs

Jeff Meier

Jeff Meier

Marketplace Development Coordinator

Jeff Meier

Marketplace Development Coordinator
Jeff Meier

Jeff works closely with developers and template authors toward the goal of creating great Marketplace templates. He brings to the team a varied background and loves helping develop the LeadPages Ecosystem.

What Makes Him Tick:
Fixing that which is broken and developing creative solutions to any and all problems.

Let's Get Personal:
Jeff enjoys literature, documentary films, hiking, camping and spoiling his nieces and nephews whenever he gets the chance. Above all he loves learning and exploring the great and many things he has yet to experience...but mostly Netflix.

Quote:
"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." -- Winston Churchill

Tim Paige

Tim Paige

Conversion Educator

Tim Paige

Conversion Educator
Tim Paige

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Tim is the host and producer of the LeadPages' podcast. He has produced and helped grow some of the most successful podcasts in iTunes and has the ability to connect with listeners on a very personal basis while providing lots of actionable insights.

What Makes Him Tick:
Tim loves to help businesses overcome their biggest hurdles to success.

Let's Get Personal:
The most most important parts of Tim's life are his wife Sarah and son Owen. He lives in a small town in the middle of New York State and LOVES the snow (what?!). When Tim's not working on the podcast he's probably watching a Syracuse University basketball game, Dallas Cowboys football game or eating.

Quote:

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering" - The Great Master Yoda

Adrienne Peirce

Adrienne Peirce

Project Manager

Adrienne Peirce

Project Manager
Adrienne Peirce

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Adrienne likes to take action and make things happen. She helps the Marketing Team by creating processes, removing barriers, and organizing work. She brings a careful eye for detail to all she does, a trait she developed early in her career as a medical device engineer. And her MBA helps her to keep the big picture in sight along the way.

What Makes Her Tick:
Bringing order to a process so teams can focus on doing their best work.

Let's Get Personal:
In her spare time, Adrienne organizes local tech events MinneDemo and MinneBar and is passionate about building a strong tech community in Minneapolis. She has lived in India and China, grew up on a farm in South Dakota, and currently resides in St. Paul with her husband and son.

Quote:

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done." - Lucille Ball

Kevin Raheja

Kevin Raheja

Business Development/Affiliate Manager

Kevin Raheja

Business Development/Affiliate Manager
Kevin Raheja

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Kevin currently lives in Minneapolis, and brings over 10 years of strategic partnerships and business development experience to LeadPages. He thrives on building relationships and welcomes conversation about industry trends, effective partnerships and ways we can help with anyone who wants to chat.

What Makes Him Tick:
Exchanging knowledge with people, and finding new ways to maximize conversion metrics.

Let's Get Personal:
Kevin currently sits on the advisory board to several social and mobile enterprises, and loves watching businesses scale and expand. Prior to his "professional" career, he worked as a commercial crab fisherman in Alaska, and still enjoys traveling and fishing.

Quote:

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." -Albert Einstein

Adam Ruhland

Adam Ruhland

Videographer

Adam Ruhland

Videographer
Adam Ruhland

Adam is a videographer with a background in education, marketing, and media production. He comes to the Twin Cities by way of Vermont and Virginia, and loves to create quality content for LeadPages customers.

What Makes Him Tick:
Creative ideas and thinking outside box.

Let's Get Personal:
Adam enjoys nonfiction reading, fruit smoothies, and spending time in the wilderness. His hobby is exploring a never ending list of new hobbies, like woodworking, kiteboarding, or cider-making.

Quote:

"It is nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." - John Templeton

Kayla Sawtelle

Kayla Sawtelle

Web designer

Kayla Sawtelle

Web designer
Kayla Sawtelle

Kayla is a web designer who loves blending the creativity of design with the logical challenge of writing clean and functional code. She has a variety of experience designing and coding responsive webpages and loves keeping designs simple and user-friendly.

What Makes Her Tick:
Immersing herself completely in a project.

Let's Get Personal:
Kayla is a lover of all things active, so there's a good chance you'll find her outside playing catch with her husband, taking a walk, or any number of other favorite outdoor activities. She is a huge animal lover and currently has one 20 lb cat named Harry Potter. Kayla is a small-town country gal originally from Wisconsin and will always cheer for her favorite team - the Green Bay Packers.

Quote:

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - Albus Dumbledore

Andrew Scherr

Andrew Scherr

Paid Media Manager

Andrew Scherr

Paid Media Manager
Andrew Scherr

Andrew leads the Paid Media initiative here at LeadPages. He is a self­-proclaimed numbers nerd and loves to get his hands dirty when it comes to data. Over the past 6 years Andrew has run everything from local display campaigns on newspaper websites to multi­-million dollar PPC campaigns.

What Makes Him Tick:
Data, spreadsheets, testing new initiatives and watching a plan come together.

Let's Get Personal:
When Andrew's not working you can find him at a concert with his wife Katrina, laying in a goose blind, sitting on a frozen lake, hacking a golf course or screaming at the TV during Chicago Cubs and UND hockey games.

"Version one is better than version none." - Brian Luckey

Daphne Sidor

Daphne Sidor

Copywriter

Daphne Sidor

Copywriter
Daphne Sidor

Daphne has spent the past half-decade creating engaging, informative, and sometimes funny content for the web - stuff that's inspired as much by human curiosity as by sales goals and search metrics. She has a master's degree in library and information science, but got happily waylaid by writing for tech startups before she could get behind the reference desk. (Plus, she probably has too many overdue fines to be a totally respectable librarian.)

What Makes Her Tick:
The drive to stir readers' interest, intelligence, and capacity for delight.

Let's Get Personal:
Daphne is also a musician, book critic, novice gardener, year-round cyclist, dog appreciator, and urbanite who loves to get a little lost in the wild.

Quote:
"We should come home from far, from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day, with new experience and character." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Mon Sucher

Mon Sucher

Marketplace Support Engineer

Mon Sucher

Front-End Developer
Mon Lu

Mon started building websites when she was 17 and has been a "real" UI/UX/Web Developer since 2005. She is comfortable using everything from Adobe Creative Suite to coding in HTML/CSS/JS. Mon is so passionate about her work that she will high-five anyone in close proximity or cheer wildly when she fixes a bug.

What Makes Her Tick:
Learning form the best and get to work with the latest web technologies!

Let's Get personal:
Off hours, Mon stares at a different type of screen. She loves hooking up either a PS4 or an Xbox One and practicing gaming-jitsu. Aside from being pretty good at manipulating objects moving on the screens, Mon is also a 3rd degree (black belt) in Kendo (Japanese fencing). She enjoys playing the guitar/ukulele occasionally, taking her little wiener dog for a long walk around the lake, and jogging from time to time.

Quote:

"Do your best. One day at a time." - Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

Kat Von Rohr

Kat Von Rohr

Content Marketer

Kat Von Rohr

Content Marketer
Kat Von Rohr

A born writer, Kat loves finding new and intriguing ways to explain what no one else can. Over the past decade, Kat has stretched her creativity to the point of no return, working for some of the largest and most respected publishers as a copywriter, ghostwriter, editor, blogger, content director, social media manager, and all around, "hey we need someone do this" person. On any given day at LeadPages, you'll find her writing blog posts, answering customer questions, writing copy for our software, running our fan page, Twitter feed and Google+ page, and in general, making everything you see here on our site easier to understand!

What Makes Her Tick:
Coffee. Lots of it.

Let's Get Personal:
When she's not at work, Kat loves art, reading, devouring movies, going to the theatre, finding someone else to cook, rocking out to music in the car, karaoke, working backstage at a local theatre, traveling, visiting her incredible family in Indiana, hanging out with her amazing second family in Florida (especially Andrew), playing with her two cats, and yes - also writing in her spare time.

Quote:

"Inconceivable!... You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means." - The Princess Bride

Taylor Wegner

Taylor Wegner

Web Designer

Taylor Wegner

Web Designer
Taylor Wegner

Taylor lives and breathes design. From the first logos he drew in grade school to corporate web sites designed and built for the modern user, it's a passion that runs deep. Utilizing an array of mediums, he has years of experience using design to help grow young businesses, and he brings this do-all versatility and can-do attitude to LeadPages.

What Makes Him Tick:
Simplifying the complex.

Let's Get Personal:
A sucker for tech news and movie marathons, Taylor balances out his digital life by getting outside and working with his hands: running, biking, skiing, camping, tinkering with his car, or building a new kitchen table.

Quote:
"Obviously, you're not a golfer." - The Dude

Jeff Wenberg

Jeff Wenberg

Head Product Educator

Jeff Wenberg

Head Product Educator
Jeff Wenberg

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Jeff is the voice behind many of LeadPages's videos and tutorials. Drawing on his creative background as a songwriter and musician, Jeff aims to create videos and content that are both dynamic and engaging while also telling a story in a short and sweet package. His perfectionism, while sometimes a curse, drives him to chip away at the content until he can discover the most clear and concise way to put information out there. He loves what he gets to do every day, and it really shows in all of his projects.

What Makes Him Tick:
With all kinds of ideas floating in his head, implementing, being creative and getting them out of there is a necessity.

Let's Get Personal:
When Jeff isn't creating videos, he loves to write, record, and perform music with his band. He also loves embarking on new adventures that bring new experiences. Life's different experiences are what it's all about. Getting married, having 3 crazy cats, and awesome family and friends help keep the new adventures coming.

Quote:

"Be excellent to each other" -That's from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure...best quote ever! :D

Kristen Womack

Kristen Womack

Director of Product

Kristen Womack

Director of Product
Kristen Womack

Kristen is known for building highly motivated teams, launching quality products and leading with vision. She has spent almost 10 years building software products with several years focused on API products. She also spent two years studying ASL Interpreting & Linguistics, skills that are helpful for bridging business and tech as much as deaf and hearing.

What Makes Her Tick:
Connecting people. If you meet Kristen at an event, you're probably about to meet someone else, too.

Let's Get Personal:
Kristen is active in the local Minneapolis tech scene organizing Geekettes events, attending DevJam events, speaking at Google's Women Techmaker local tour, serving on the board of MadWomen and co-founding the local Twin Cities Product Management Meetup. At home, Kristen spends her time reading, running, practicing yoga, growing her own food, learning to knit and chasing her very active toddler around.

Quote:
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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