Wil likes helping people and businesses grow. A former teacher with a knack for advising, he’s been helping Fortune 500 companies develop SEO strategies since 1999. Seeing the need for an agency that does good by its team, clients and community, Wil started Seer Interactive in 2002 as a one-man operation out of his living room. Today, Seer is home to over 100 employees across Philadelphia and San Diego.
As Seer’s Director of Digital Strategy, Wil develops strategies and innovations to help clients build traffic and make money. His methods have shaped the search industry worldwide, and he speaks regularly at marketing conferences across the globe. In his free time, Wil hangs out with his wife Nora, son Rio and pup Coltrane. He also serves Philadelphia’s homeless and runaway youth at Covenant House, where he participates in a yearly sleep out.
Q&A: Let's Get Real About Getting Big
February 12, 2018 | 4:45 PM
As an alumni who started going to Owner Camps when he was 25, Wil remembers thinking how insanely large some of the other shops in the room seemed. Shops with 45, 50 or 60 people seemed unthinkable.
He told his company they’d never get over 10, but now they’re at 150 people and he’s not afraid to look at growth as a good thing. So much so that when he was recently offered an eight-figure offer for his company, he said no.
How do you go from wanting to stay small to turning down life-changing money? That’s what we’ll find out when Carl asks Wil your questions as well as some of his own in an Owner Summit exclusive interview.
Have a question for Wil? Please send it on over.