Geek Powered Studios was established in 2009 as a means for its founder, Guillermo Ortiz, to supplement his income working as an in-house web designer in San Antonio Texas. Through his work in web design, Guillermo began hearing about ‘SEO’ and how valuable it was becoming to the success of small businesses. The company has quickly grown from its humble roots in San Antonio, and is now headquartered in the Heart of South Congress in Austin TX.
With an impressive client list in both the San Antonio and Austin areas, Geek Powered has built a strong reputation as a leader in the internet marketing world and is known particularly for working only with one client per industry, per area, and defeating clients of much larger agencies in the search rankings. Geek Powered Studios has been featured in a wide variety of publications including Mashable, American Express Open Forum, and Tech Cocktail.
The Story Behind the Geek
We’re insanely passionate about what we do, which is why we wanted an illustrated geek to embody our company spirit of fighting for our clients. Naturally, as search marketing geeks, we headed to Google to find an artist that could develop a mascot which lived up to our brand and our company vision. After a long process of sorting through portfolios, we came across an artist named Maroto whose style and work matched perfectly with our concept. Maroto is a gifted and highly respected artist who has drawn and illustrated for companies including Cartoon Network, Best Buy, and Kool Aid, among others. Over the course of several months, we consulted with Maroto to develop what is now an integral part of our branding, “The Geek.” Our animated mascot embodies all that we stand for at Geek Powered Studios: our passion and our competitive spirit, exciting company culture, and Geek Powered’s one of a kind employees that keep our clients dominating their industries.
We are geeks after all. We know your goal is to grow your business, and numbers don’t lie. You’ll always have access to the numbers, and every month we’ll discuss the progress and goals for your business. No writing the check and never hearing from us again. It is YOUR business after all, shouldn’t you know how your investment is working for you?
We are strong believers in going from good to great, which is why we go to great lengths to stay up to date with search engine changes and industry news. Geek Powered employees have been featured in various media outlets sharing their search engine knowledge.
Every client who works with Geek Powered gets results, period. We have no desire to trap you into a long term contract because we know happy customers don’t leave. We’re geeks of our word – if we tell you we will do something, we’ll get it done.
At Geek Powered Studios, we get our kicks from watching our clients grow. It’s unbelievably rewarding to help an underdog business go from web obscurity to a #1 ranking — it’s the reason we work so hard for you.
Our Leadership Team
Meet the geeks who will be leading your account strategy
Guillermo founded Geek Powered Studios after a successful career in web design led him to a passion for digital marketing. He prides himself in being available to all clients, all the time.
John Leo Weber
Having worked on digital campaigns for over 500 online businesses, John's expertise spans SEO, PPC, and social advertising strategy.
Upasna sets campaign strategy for new campaigns, and is well known in the industry for her work on enterprise accounts like Dr. Pepper, Ford, and Dominos.
Jesse leads the SEO and content teams in building and optimizing client websites and campaigns. He is an authority in local SEO strategy.
Blaine is an ADDY Award winning web designer with over 14 years experience designing for digital agencies. He leads the design team in crafting high performing, SEO friendly websites.
“My first question to potential clients is always the same: what’s your dream? Our job is to help you achieve that dream through growing your business.”
– Guillermo Ortiz, Founding Geek & CEO
“I get out of bed to build something awesome every day. Whether that’s a great looking site, a piece of content that sets the standard for that industry, or a hyper-relevant link. I come in every day to destroy the competition.”
− Micah Bond, SEO Team Lead
“I get up every morning, excited to find something new or to share my wide knowledge with someone on the team, in-turn teaching them something new. Making each day better than the day before is my goal, and support is my passion!”
− Jason Whitt, Project Manager
“Breakfast and the promise of coffee! #morningperson”
− Elisa Reyna, PPC Geek
“I get into ‘Moneyball’ mode when I’m sorting through PPC data and Google Analytics statistics. The secret is in the numbers– it’s just waiting for us to find it.”
− John Leo Weber, Digital Marketing Director
“I like working with this group of like-minded and skilled individuals. Each geek brings a different expertise to the table. This opens the door to encouraging each other to be, and create, the best for our clients.”
− Blaine Bowers, Director of Design
“Something on each account is going to be different every day. Finding out what it is gets me out of bed in the morning.”
− Mitchell Kwitek, Inbound Geek
“I hustle because I love what I do! I’m proud that my efforts are constantly helping our client’s businesses grow.”
− Jesse McDonald, Director of SEO
“Our company truly cares about our clients and helping their businesses succeed. We hustle and we’re in it for the long haul. Not to mention the people who work at GPS are passionate about what we do, we collaborate, cooperate and elevate each others’ game.”
− Shavanna Pinder, Asst. Director of Design
“The marketers who are trying to fill this world with cheesy taglines, lame ads, and ugly websites are not taking the day off. Why should I?”
− Greg Farrenkopf, PPC Geek