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CEO of Moz, Co-Founder of Inbound.org & Author of "Art of SEO"

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 Rand Fishkin Biography

Rand dropped out of the University of Washington in 2000 to work full-time at his mother’s small business marketing firm as a web designer. In 2004, he created the SEOmoz blog, which, over the next decade, became the world’s most popular community and content resource for search marketers. In 2007, Rand became CEO of SEOmoz, Inc (now called Moz), the software company he co-founded with his mom based on the blog’s success.

That same year, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Geraldine DeRuiter, with a TV commercial that received widespread publicity (and, later, an awkward appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show). The two married in 2008 in a move Rand consistently refers to as the best, luckiest one of his life.

Over 6 years as CEO, Rand grew Moz from 7 employees to 134, revenues from $800K to $29.3mm, and traffic from 1mm to 30mm annual visitors. He raised two rounds of funding ($1.1mm in 2007 and $18.1mm in 2012), led three acquisitions, and, in 2013, re-branded the company from SEOmoz to Moz, shifting focus from exclusively SEO tools to broader web marketing software.

Rand stepped down as CEO in February of 2014 during a rough bout with depression and promoted longtime Chief Operations Officer, Sarah Bird, to the position. He moved into an individual contributor role with the company and retains the title “Wizard of Moz,” as well as the stuffier, less-fun title “Chairman of the Board of Directors.”

Rand is also the co-founder of Inbound.org, a site to dedicated to sharing articles about marketing from across the web, alongside Dharmesh Shah. The site was sold (for no profit) to Hubspot in 2014.

Rand may be best known for his popular blogs and regular Whiteboard Friday series, watched by tens of thousands of marketers each week. Rand is also a frequent keynote speaker at marketing conferences around the world, averaging ~100 days on the road each year and 30-40 speaking appearances. He has, much to his own surprise, amassed a large following on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Slideshare.

Rand previously co-contributed to two books: Art of SEO, and Inbound Marketing & SEO, previously served on the board of directors at Minted, a San Francisco-based maker of design goods, and co-invested in Techstars Seattle’s 2015 fund. Rand has been profiled in the Seattle Times, featured in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, named to BusinessWeek’s 30 Under 30, written about in Newsweek, The Next Web, the Inc 500 (to which Moz was named 5 years in a row), and hundreds of other publications. He is, however, most proud of the category in his honor on the Everywhereist blog.

Geraldine and Rand are also teeny, tiny ($6K) investors in Techstars Seattle.

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Rand Fishkin

CEO of Moz, Co-Founder of Inbound.org & Author of "Art of SEO"

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Rand Fishkin Biography

Rand dropped out of the University of Washington in 2000 to work full-time at his mother’s small business marketing firm as a web designer. In 2004, he created the SEOmoz blog, which, over the next decade, became the world’s most popular community and content resource for search marketers. In 2007, Rand became CEO of SEOmoz, Inc (now called Moz), the software company he co-founded with his mom based on the blog’s success.

That same year, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Geraldine DeRuiter, with a TV commercial that received widespread publicity (and, later, an awkward appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show). The two married in 2008 in a move Rand consistently refers to as the best, luckiest one of his life.

Over 6 years as CEO, Rand grew Moz from 7 employees to 134, revenues from $800K to $29.3mm, and traffic from 1mm to 30mm annual visitors. He raised two rounds of funding ($1.1mm in 2007 and $18.1mm in 2012), led three acquisitions, and, in 2013, re-branded the company from SEOmoz to Moz, shifting focus from exclusively SEO tools to broader web marketing software.

Rand stepped down as CEO in February of 2014 during a rough bout with depression and promoted longtime Chief Operations Officer, Sarah Bird, to the position. He moved into an individual contributor role with the company and retains the title “Wizard of Moz,” as well as the stuffier, less-fun title “Chairman of the Board of Directors.”

Rand is also the co-founder of Inbound.org, a site to dedicated to sharing articles about marketing from across the web, alongside Dharmesh Shah. The site was sold (for no profit) to Hubspot in 2014.

Rand may be best known for his popular blogs and regular Whiteboard Friday series, watched by tens of thousands of marketers each week. Rand is also a frequent keynote speaker at marketing conferences around the world, averaging ~100 days on the road each year and 30-40 speaking appearances. He has, much to his own surprise, amassed a large following on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Slideshare.

Rand previously co-contributed to two books: Art of SEO, and Inbound Marketing & SEO, previously served on the board of directors at Minted, a San Francisco-based maker of design goods, and co-invested in Techstars Seattle’s 2015 fund. Rand has been profiled in the Seattle Times, featured in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, named to BusinessWeek’s 30 Under 30, written about in Newsweek, The Next Web, the Inc 500 (to which Moz was named 5 years in a row), and hundreds of other publications. He is, however, most proud of the category in his honor on the Everywhereist blog.

Geraldine and Rand are also teeny, tiny ($6K) investors in Techstars Seattle.

Rand Fishkin Videos

  • Rand Fishkin: 3 Biggest SEO Myths - YouTube
  • Rand Fishkin - Inbound Marketing for Startups: How to Earn ...
  • Rand Fishkin CEO of SEOmoz on Mistakes Companies Make with SEO

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  • How much does it cost to book Rand Fishkin?

    Booking fees for Rand Fishkin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rand Fishkin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rand Fishkin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rand Fishkin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rand Fishkin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rand Fishkin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rand Fishkin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rand Fishkin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rand Fishkin for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rand Fishkin generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Scott Stratten, Laura Fitton, Mike Volpe and Ann Handley. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rand Fishkin for an upcoming event.

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  • Rand Fishkin: 3 Biggest SEO Myths - YouTube
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