Kris is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, best-selling author, and accomplished public speaker. In 1999, Kris founded Pepperjam, a full-service internet marketing agency and affiliate network which was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America three times before being sold to eBay (NASDAQ - EBAY) in 2009.
Kris has invested in 17 companies, including French Girls App, Yumm.com, APPEK Mobile Apps, VigLink, Pathmapp, Highlighter.com, Internet Marketing Ninjas, ReferLocal.com, and 2014 Nightclub and Bar Convention Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist LavCup.com. Most recently, Kris sold his award winning digital marketing and SEO software company LSEO.com to software development and venture fund UM Technologies and joined that company as partner and Chief Digital Officer.
Author of the best-selling book Search-Engine Optimization: Your Visual Blueprint to Effective Internet Marketing, Kris’ articles regularly appear in premium publications like Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company. He is also a frequent keynote speaker at prestigious conferences and universities worldwide in addition to sitting on the boards of several non-profit and educational organizations.