Run your best business with a team and technology that is behind you in every possible way. Get more of the right leads and turn them into customers. Showcase your brand. Always know what's going on with your marketing. Stay ahead of the competition. With less effort.
We exist to help businesses grow
Every technological advancement, every strategy, and every effort we make is done to help businesses like yours thrive.
Run your best businessFour simple words. One big idea. A million different ways we bring it to life with our customers. Because their best business doesn’t look like anyone else’s. And our best business? Well, it wouldn't exist without them.
20+ years of helping businesses growFor more than two decades, we have focused on a singular goal: help businesses succeed. No matter how things have changed or how we've grown, we have never lost sight of how it all started and why we're here.
What guides us
- Take ownership
- Let results speak for themselves
- Rally together around shared goals
- Make business owners lives' easier
Led by some of the best
Meet the team that pushes Scorpion and all of the businesses we help to new heights, no matter the odds or obstacles.
Rustin Kretz Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Raj Ramanan Chief Operating Officer
Bridgette Moore Chief People Officer
Chris Adams Chief Sales Officer
Jamie Adams Chief Growth Officer
Saurabh Goyal President of SMB
Azim Nagree Chief Strategy Officer
Matthew Shepherd Chief Financial Officer
Matt Bentley Chief Data Scientist
Julia Cook General Manager of Enterprise
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Rustin Kretz is the Founder, Chief Product Officer, and Chairman of the Board at Scorpion.
Scorpion is the product of Rustin's vision. His dedication and leadership have been the driving force behind Scorpion and the foundation for its unprecedented growth and innovative approach to digital marketing for local businesses since 2001.
Over the years, he has consulted for multi-million dollar corporations in the healthcare, legal, and other professional industries. Before founding Scorpion, Rustin was intimately involved in an SBC-funded venture (now part of AT&T) to build online scheduling software for small to medium-sized businesses.
Rustin is married to his wonderful wife Samantha, has two sons, and is a lifelong Lakers, 49ers & USC Trojans fan.
Chief Operating Officer
Raj Ramanan helps to grow revenue, onboard new customers, and continue to provide world-class service. Raj’s leadership and operational experience come from his time spent at McKinsey, Disney, and KKR. He also previously worked for Hearst Media, where he earned acclaim for revitalizing a fledgling local agency and led it to double-digit growth. Inspired by his passion for local communities, Raj also founded a search company that connects users to small businesses.
Raj graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan with a degree in Business Administration. His hobbies include rooting for the Wolverines, Browns, and Cavs. He also enjoys playing tennis and reading contemporary American fiction. But most of all, Raj loves spending time with his wife Mandy and son Austin.
Chief People Officer
Bridgette is Scorpion’s Chief People Officer, leading all aspects of the company’s talent strategy, including employee experience, attraction, retention, rewards, development and diversity and inclusion.
Prior to Scorpion, she was the Global Chief People Officer for a start-up agency within WPP and Global Corporate People Lead for WPP, and now brings more than 20 years of experience as a transformational HR leader delivering results leading a variety of HR functions, transformation initiatives, and business and HR strategies. She has built her expertise in talent strategy and execution with extensive experience building and leading high-performing teams in complex and changing environments. Bridgette’s passion for people and the quickly evolving nature of workplaces have led her to Scorpion and she is a key player in its success.
Bridgette holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan. When she is not working, Bridgette loves spending time with her large family, cooking, traveling and reading historical fiction.
Chief Sales Officer
Chris Adams brings to his role a passion for sales and a proven track record of developing high-performing teams, optimizing sales processes, and boosting revenue.
Previously Chris worked for Gannett, where his sales strategy achieved $310K+ in new monthly digital revenue in its first quarter. He spent nearly ten years at ReachLocal, where he served concurrently as VP of Sales and VP of National and Franchise Brands. And before that, he was at Talk America, where he built the company's highest producing sales team.
When he's not crushing it in the sales world, Chris is an Advisory Board Member for the University of South Florida Muma College of Business.
Chief Growth Officer
Jamie Adams and his team are responsible for strategic accounts and channel partnerships. For 15 years, Jamie has been helping companies leverage technology and digital marketing to grow their revenue.
Jamie is passionate about small businesses, something he attributes to having grown up in a town of 2,500 people where most of the economy was driven by local entrepreneurs. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University.
His hobbies include tennis, watching football, running, playing the drums, and spending quality time with family and friends. He loves to read about leadership and religion. He also loves rock n' roll. If it rocks, you can pretty much assume he's into it.
President of SMB
Saurabh Goyal leads the growth of Scorpion’s SMB business that includes the Legal, Home Services, and Medical verticals, with an aim to continuously drive revenue and unlock future growth.
Saurabh spent 17 years at Google, most recently leading a large global product and service operations team as the Global Head of Product Strategy and Sales Enablement for SMBs. Saurabh has worked across multiple countries and in multiple functions such as GTM, Product Strategy, Sales and Services. He brings not only a wealth of knowledge and experience to Scorpion but also a “dream-big” attitude. He is passionate about building high performing teams and developing the next generation of leaders.
Saurabh studied Information Technology Project Management at Stanford University and received his MBA from IBS Hyderabad. In his free time, Saurabh enjoys good wine, fine dining (he’ll tell you he can live on sushi and tandoori chicken!), his passion project early stage VC fund for India, and of course, spending time with his wife Purva and daughters Aria and Gia.
Chief Strategy Officer
Azim's passion is making great companies part of the Scorpion family.
For the past 15 years, Azim has held executive roles in various SaaS startups - helping them grow, scale, and ultimately exit. He has also worked at blue-chip companies like Dell and Bain & Co.
Azim holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, with dual undergraduate degrees in Law and Economics from Bond University in Australia. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports with his three young children and performing “quality control” for his wife’s French pastry shops.
Chief Financial Officer
Since joining the team in 2013, Matthew Shepherd has led the accounting department while working closely with company leaders to grow the business to where it is today.
Matthew operates with the philosophy that finance can satisfy essential business requirements, and at the same time, contribute to customer experience, create value within the business, and help provide lifetime opportunities for Scorpion employees.
When he's not crunching numbers, Matthew is a big classic/modern rock buff. He enjoys live music events and cooking for friends and family.
Chief Data Scientist
Matt Bentley leads a team of data scientists and engineers developing the machine learning technology powering Scorpion’s growth marketing platform.
Inspired by the belief that machine learning can tame marketing data overload so SMEs can compete on a level playing field with large corporations, Matt launched three SaaS products: AI-enabled SEO software CanIRank, intelligent growth engine Growth AI, and lead scoring software Pretarget.
Previously, Matt was CEO of Sedo.com, an early leader in contextual advertising that he helped grow to a nine-figure revenue and lead to a successful exit via reverse IPO. He is a contributor at Entrepreneur.com, regularly speaks at martech conferences such as InternetWorld, Predictive Analytics World, and Search Engine Strategies, and has been featured in the WSJ, NY Times, Forbes, and elsewhere.
Matt holds an engineering degree from Stanford, studied product development at MIT, and obtained a Master of International Business degree from a French grande école. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with his family.
General Manager of Enterprise
Julia Cook leads the charge to provide a stellar experience to every customer in every interaction, every time. Her team creates and sets the Scorpion Standard, ensuring that every Scorpion team member knows how to create a magical experience that our clients have come to know and love.
She works to ensure Scorpion’s clients receive the cutting-edge digital marketing solutions and second-to-none customer service they need to win new business and gain a competitive advantage in their local markets.
While not working with her colleagues at Scorpion, Julia enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. She loves the beach, reading science fiction novels, and stargazing with her amateur stargazer society.
Scorpion is a place like no other. It's a place of friendship and teamwork, where each employee is given the opportunity to learn and grow. It's a place where innovation and hard work are encouraged, where anyone can rise to the challenge and make a difference. Are you ready to answer the call?
The technology, support, and insight you need to succeed
What does success mean to you? What does it mean for your company? Most might measure it in growth or profitability, but many business owners want more. They want to provide the best service and customer experience. They want to see their employees succeed. They want to be leaders in their fields.
To do this, businesses need websites, advertising, branding, and marketing. But how can you manage all of this while also running day-to-day operations?
There's a simple answer: Scorpion. We are the one partner you need for:
- Digital marketing
- Website management
- Communications and scheduling
- Video production and marketing
- Live chat and text
Imagine having a partner who cares as much about your success as you do. Not only do we care, but we have developed the technology and gained the expertise to handle everything from organic ranking to social media to paid advertising, all in one place, with full transparency so you know exactly what's going on with your business at all times.
We have the technology, expertise, and team to help any business succeed. Tell us what success means to you, and we will work non-stop to help you accomplish it.
"“When I hear Scorpion, I think about click it and it’s done. I really can’t equate it to any other company that I’ve done business with. They get it.”"
Tim FlynnWinters Home Services
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Through volunteering and charitable contributions, we extend our mission to help our communities and support local businesses.
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