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Who We Are Our goal: help business owners reach theirs

Run your best business with the team and technology that are 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.

Strategy

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 business

    Four simple words, one big idea. We bring it to life in a million different ways 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 grow

    For 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.
Our Values

What guides us

Our values embody everything about who we are, what we believe in, and how we behave, setting us up for the future.

Leadership

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 Photo
    Rustin Kretz Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael  Kline Photo
    Michael Kline President
  • Bridgette  Moore Photo
    Bridgette Moore Chief People Officer
  • Jamie  Adams Photo
    Jamie Adams Chief Revenue Officer
  • Matthew  Shepherd Photo
    Matthew Shepherd Chief Financial Officer
  • Matt  Bentley Photo
    Matt Bentley Chief Data Scientist
  • Saurabh  Goyal Photo
    Saurabh Goyal President of SMB
  • Azim  Nagree Photo
    Azim Nagree Chief Strategy Officer
  • Dan  Bedell Photo
    Dan Bedell President of Enterprise
  • Alexandra  Taylor Photo
    Alexandra Taylor Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing
  • Chris  Adams Photo
    Chris Adams Chief Sales Officer

Rustin Kretz

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.

Michael Kline

President

Michael is Scorpion’s President, leading various aspects of Scorpion’s day-to-day operations, including Scorpion’s finance, business intelligence, and corporate development efforts.

Michael is also a member of Scorpion’s Board of Directors. Over the past 30 years, he has founded and held senior management positions at various digital media and SaaS software companies, including ReachLocal (previously NASDAQ: RLOC), which he co-founded and took public. Michael graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in literature from Harvard University.

When he is not working, he loves spending time with his wife and two children, playing tennis, skiing, and solving the occasional puzzle.

Bridgette Moore

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.

Jamie Adams

Chief Revenue Officer

Jamie Adams and his team are responsible for strategic accounts and channel partnerships. For 17 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.

Matthew Shepherd

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.

Matt Bentley

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.

Saurabh Goyal

President of SMB

Saurabh Goyal leads SMB business growth at Scorpion. This includes Customer Success, Tech-Enabled Services and Customer Experience groups, 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 Customer Success. 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 Computer Science and has an MBA from IBS Hyderabad. In his free time, Saurabh enjoys a 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.

Azim Nagree

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.

Dan Bedell

President of Enterprise

Dan is the President of Enterprise at Scorpion, overseeing the company’s franchise, healthcare, medical and multi-location businesses. Before Scorpion, Dan spent ten years in technical project management before running a small business for five years. He moved into the digital marketing space in 2013 and became Scorpion’s Chief Operating Officer in 2015. He’s since held numerous roles within Scorpion, including President of Healthcare, EVP of Partnerships, and EVP of Innovation.

As President of Enterprise, he oversees all the employees responsible for delivering exceptional service and measurable results to Scorpion’s large franchise brands, healthcare organizations, and multi-location businesses. His passion is finding new and creative ways to deliver growth to the clients his team oversees and the employees he serves.

Dan holds a BBA in Economics from the University of North Texas. When he’s not working, Dan can be found traveling as much as possible and if he’s lucky, playing an acoustic set with his son at a brewery around the DFW area.

Alexandra Taylor

Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing

Alexandra is Scorpion’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and is focused on helping Scorpion deliver growth for thousands of local businesses across the country. Alex has more than 15 years of experience in diverse marketing roles, including Chief Marketing Officer at HomeX and Schedule Engine.

Earlier in her career, Alex served as Head of CRM at KraftHeinz, where she led the successful re-launch of one of the largest food and beverage platforms in the United States. She also held leadership roles in multiple, fast-growing B2B tech startups and spent six years at Walgreen Co., helping to launch their eCommerce offerings.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Raised in Deerfield, IL, Alex currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago. In her free time, Alex loves spending time with her family, finding somewhere to paddle board, and exploring new coffee shops.

Chris Adams

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.

Bring your passion to Scorpion

Scorpion is a place like no other. We’re all about friendship and teamwork, and each employee is given the opportunity to learn and grow. It's a place that loves new ideas and hard work where anyone can step up and make a difference. Are you ready to answer the call?

Your Partner in Growth

The technology, support, and insight you need to succeed

Success for your business means more than just growth or profitability. You aim to provide exceptional service, ensure employee success, and be a leader in your field.Enter Scorpion – your all-in-one partner for:

  • Digital marketing
  • Advertising
  • Leads 
  • Website management
  • Communications and scheduling
  • Video production and marketing
  • Live chat and text

Manage all these essential aspects effortlessly while focusing on your day-to-day operations. 

Imagine a partner invested in your success, offering expertise and technology to handle everything from organic ranking to paid advertising. We provide full transparency, ensuring you're in the know about your business at all times.

Ready for a partner who works as hard for your success as you do? Let's talk. 

"All the support we have gotten from everyone has been a blessing. We truly feel loved and know that the team cares about our business and success. Any questions or concerns we’ve had have been answered and resolved."

Julie Herrera

The Faith Electric Group, Inc.
Scorpion Cares

Giving back to our communities

Through volunteering and charitable contributions, we extend our mission to help our communities and support local businesses.

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We partner with you to create a strategy that works for your business, not anyone else’s. Your ideal customers can find and choose you, again and again. And you get more of what you want out of your business. Every day.