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 work, you can find me managing the finances and human resource objectives. At home, you can find me alongside my husband, two beautiful stepdaughters, and a fun-loving little boy that keeps me on my toes.
At Growth360 I manage monetization of websites through affiliate relationships. On the day-to-day that means researching conversion optimization and looking for emerging markets for our clients to explore. 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 struggle to pronounce my own title. I'm one of the few people who enjoys getting to stare at numbers and charts all day. I average enough coffee every day to fuel a Buick. My dream job is to be a penguin feeder at the zoo, I can juggle, and I had a brief stint as a child model. Sorry, I'm no longer taking gig inquiries.
After holding several senior leadership roles in web and marketing technology at Clemson University, I have found my new home at Growth360 building a talented team of web professionals. We are focused on aesthetics, the user experience and making data-driven decisions to increase engagement, "position zero" opportunities and overall client revenue. Known for my laid back personality and sense of humor, my job also includes helping to ensure a fun office atmosphere. When I’m not in the office you can find me volunteering in the community on several boards and as a firefighter. 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 overall SEO for a website, curating social media posts, providing feedback for web design, and making sure they all work together cohesively. 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 Clemson has definitely become my home away from home. 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 the Director of Technical SEO, 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 this inside of the office, life doesn'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.
Being a jack of many trades and master of none, so to speak, makes me the king of asking questions. As COO, I am dedicated to providing insight that improves the efficiency and well-being of our team and ensures we get results for 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 focus as an SEO specialist is planning and implementing the many facets of organic growth strategies for our clients. On a day-to-day basis, you can find me auditing websites, analyzing our reporting data, building out content marketing tactics, and looking for opportunities to increase traffic and revenue. Outside of the office you can still find me organizing as I try to navigate life with my husband, three kids, and my dog!
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, I am passionate about creating meaningful, engaging content that connects people. As director of content, I bring that passion and commitment to managing our writing team to produce quality content for clients. When I don’t have a pen in my hand, you can find me cheering on my alma maters, PC and Clemson, discovering new music, laughing with good friends and family, or camping in the Smokies.
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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