Stacy Williams has been a practitioner of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) since 1998, just a few months before Google was launched. Her nearly 14-year old award-winning B2B conversion agency, Big Drum, works with B2B technology clients that wish to generate more leads. In addition to driving more website traffic for clients through SEO and Paid Search, Big Drum also encourages more visitors to become leads through Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO). Big Drum was formerly known as Prominent Placement, Inc. (PPI).
Prior to launching Prominent Placement, Stacy’s career spanned both coasts, serving at advertising agencies in Los Angeles and Atlanta. A graduate of the Haas School at the University of California at Berkeley, she received a B.S. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing. Stacy also received an M.A. in Communications Management from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School.
Stacy is a nationally sought after speaker on digital marketing, and is well published on the subject. She served as President of SEMPO Atlanta, a local chapter of the global Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization in 2013. Stacy was named “Search Engine Marketer of the Year” in 2012 by TAG (Technology Association of Georgia).
Danny Kofke is currently a Retirement Consultant for Invest-N-U. After being an elementary school teacher for 14 years, he recently joined INU and will be responsible for visiting their 38 school districts around Georgia and neighboring states to give presentations and one-on-one advice to school employees – something he feels he was put on Earth to do!
Danny taught grades ranging from pre-kindergarten to second grade and special education in school districts throughout Florida, Georgia and, for two years, at an American International School in Krakow, Poland. His love of teaching and passion for helping others learn how to manage their money better led him to write three books – A Bright Financial Future: Teaching Kids About Money Pre-K through College for Life-Long Success, A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money and How To Survive (and perhaps thrive) On A Teacher’s Salary.
Danny’s everyday approach to handling money has led him to be interviewed on television over 50 times including national shows such as The CBS Early Show, Fox & Friends, CNN’s Newsroom, Fox Business Network’s The Willis Report, HLN’s Weekend Express, The 700 Club, The Clark Howard Show and MSNBC Live. He has also been interviewed on over 450 radio shows and featured in numerous publications such as USA Today, Yahoo.com, Money Magazine, Bankrate.com, Instructor Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Woman’s Day and The Wall Street Journal.
As a former teacher, Danny knows first-hand what it is like to walk in their shoes. In addition, his wife is currently a 2nd grade teacher after being a stay-at-home mom for nine years. Danny’s mission is to help teachers and school employees manage their money better so they can freely pursue their passions and achieve their goals. An employee that has little financial stress is a great asset since she can focus solely on her job – educating our children to make this world a better place!
Danny is living proof that one can do well financially despite living on a moderate income. He wants to show other teachers if he can do it, they can too!