I love growing businesses, restoring old buildings, spending time with my wife and four kids, yes four, and I can’t forget about my two dogs. If I’m not at home or at work, you can find me drinking coffee, reading the current business section bestseller, and watching pretty much anything that has to do with Clemson sports.
As Jason’s first business partner and CFO, I handle many of the financial details that keep Growth360 running, including bookkeeping and contracts. I may be known around the office as the resident Growth360 “Dad.” Mostly because you will likely find me encouraging all of our employees to enjoy their families, their friends, and their coworkers.
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about helping others. I thrive off the opportunity to utilize my organizational and strategic skills to serve those around me, both inside and outside of the workplace. At home, you can find me alongside my husband, two beautiful stepdaughters, and a fun-loving little boy that keeps me on my toes.
My primary roles at Growth360 include SEO, monetization of websites through affiliate relationships, current client management, new client screening, decision maker on technology purchases, and training of new employees. On a less serious note, my other primary role in the office is to proudly and loudly represent Gator Nation. If I’m not talking about the Gators, you can count on the fact that I’m starting some conversation around the office about politics, saving money at Kohl’s, and Bible quizzing.
I am the resident content creator at Growth360, which is another way of saying I am a writer. If I’m not writing, I’m drinking coffee, after all - the two go hand-in-hand. Most of my day is spent putting together blog posts for our clients, but in my spare time at the office you can find me slowly but surely convincing everyone that we need an espresso machine.
After more than a decade at Clemson University, including senior leadership roles in web development and management, I have found my new home at Growth360 helping clients improve SEO through pagespeed and backend enhancements. Known for my laid back personality and sense of humor, some of my self-prescribed tasks include lightening the mood and helping ensure there’s never a dull day. When I’m not in the office you can find me volunteering in the community on several boards and as a firefighter in both Anderson and Oconee counties. I enjoy serving others and giving back to my alma mater, Clemson.
I have a deep love and appreciation for order and beauty and enjoy using both of these in whatever capacity I’m working. Here at the office that can be improving the SEO for a website, curating social media posts, providing feedback for web design, and assisting in the client onboarding process. Out of the office that looks like making food that looks as good as it tastes, arranging flowers, and drinking all the french press coffee in handmade mugs.
I'm unapologetically proud of my Philly roots mixed with a whole lot of Penn State pride, but I’ll still rock Clemson orange any day. Website design is my jam, or my day job, and that involves anything from layout design to big picture brainstorming. Currently my sketchbook is full of messy hand lettering doodles and quotes from the many books I’ve started and have yet to finish reading.
As an SEO Specialist, my primary goal is to increase organic traffic and revenue for a website. This can include site auditing, identifying and implementing technical and on-page improvements, researching content and marketing gaps, pinpointing user experience enhancements, boosting conversions, and using data-backed analyses to proactively attract and grow into new segments. After completing all of that inside of the office, I don’t tend to slow down when I head home to my wife and two kids. On weekends you’ll likely find us camping, hiking, swimming and/or biking around the Upstate.
I’m unapologetically a people person, which is why you can find me talking to Growth360 clients on a daily basis. My role as an Onboarding Specialist is to ensure ancillary needs of our clients are always met so that other functions and responsibilities of Growth360 can perform properly. Simply put, I'm here to make sure clients know how much we value them and their business. Aside from that, my life is full of mountain weekends, Georgia Bulldogs attire, and traveling for any and every golf/skiing adventure.
Being a jack of many trades and master of none, so to speak, makes me the king of asking questions. My goal is to gain insight on what can help us improve and make better decisions for our team and our clients. Outside of Growth360 I enjoy being a family man, volunteering in ministry, and being physically active - both for fun and fitness. After all, it takes a lot of exercise to offset the calories I like to eat, which frequently includes anything with peanut butter.
At Growth360 my main role is to organize the many parts of our business so that our team can work more efficiently. That includes working behind the scenes on all of our accounts and taking care of anything and everything in and around the office. On any given day I can be found switching back and forth between managing the books and solving SEO problems that arise. Outside of the office you can still find me organizing as I try to navigate life with my husband, two kids, and a newborn!
If stranded alone on that deserted island people like to talk about, I’d want a keyboard, a topic, and our shared language. Fortunately, as a content writer at Growth360, I can practice the art of writing without the loneliness, the sunburn, or the need to incorporate coconuts into every meal. Whatever the climate or the local dietary customs, I aspire to create good writing because good writing speaks for itself: people want to read it.
As a writer and editor, I’m passionate about creating meaningful, engaging content that connects businesses with individuals. When I’m not writing professionally, you can find me with a pen in hand, discovering new music, laughing with good friends & family, or cheering on the Clemson Tigers. The mountains are always calling, and there’s nothing I love more than camping in the Smokies with family. Lastly, go Blue Hose!
If I was a suspect in the game of Clue, it would go a little something like this: Clayton Sosebee, in Memorial Stadium, with Chic-Fil-A in hand. That situation isn’t entirely realistic, but you get the point: I love Clemson and Chic-Fil-A, every day of the week. Weekdays look a lot like SEO problem solving and hanging out with friends, and rewatching Parenthood episodes on repeat. Last but not least, I would destroy everyone in the office at ping pong. You can quote me on that.
Myers Briggs says I am an ENFP -- aka, a people-person through and through. At Growth360 my extroverted personality comes through in cultivating relationships with clients and identifying growth opportunities. My childhood dream was to become a professional baseball player, so much so that I named my dog Sammy Sosa. No major leagues here, but I own a motorcycle if that counts for anything.
If you’re wondering how to pronounce my name — here we go — Mari is spelled with an “i” but sounds like a “y.” And Ouzts is pronounced like “boots” without the “b”. It’s safe to say most people just call me MC. My days are spent between my final 18 credit hours at Anderson University, working with Growth360, and volunteering at my church. On the weekends I love watching the Clemson Tigers and visiting coffee shops around the Upstate. Fun Fact: Though I’ve never been out of the country, I just received my passport, so I’m open to any and all suggestions!
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