Guest Profile

Russ Mann

Company: Covario
Location: CA
Industry: Business Services

Russ Mann is chief executive officer and founder of the Covario search marketing agency, as well as the recently spun-out RIO SEO software automation provider.

Under Russ’ leadership, Covario and RIO SEO have grown a high-performance team of about 200 members globally and expanded its client portfolio to include more than 70 Fortune 500 and Internet 1000 advertisers representing over 1,000 brands and websites.

With such a great team and clients, the company has won virtually every digital advertising and search industry award and accolade from such organizations as Forrester Research, Ad Age, AlwaysOn, ad:tech, Gartner, 1to1 Media, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Search Engine Strategies, and Search Engine Watch. Covario was named by OMMA as the 2011 Search Agency of the Year. The company was also named among the JMP Securities “Hot 100” list of the nation’s privately-held software firms.

Russ was voted San Diego’s 2010 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Business category and the company has been listed in the top 25 mid-sized places to work in San Diego two years in a row. Russ was also named as the Most Admired CEO in 2011 by The San Diego Business Journal in the medium size, private company category.

Russ earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Asian Studies from Cornell University. He can be followed on Twitter at @mktgmann and in Actionable Insights – the Covario blog.