September 19 2018

It’s been 15 years since TopSpot was founded, and it’s safe to say that things have changed a little bit since 2003.

15 Year Anniversary
We are proud of the measurable accomplishments like having one of the first 100 Google AdWords Certified Professionals as part of our team in 2004, becoming Google Premier Partners in 2009, reaching 100 team members in 2017 and our growth as a business overall. However, what we are most proud of is the immeasurable items like our drive to provide excellent service, staying true to our clients, team & purpose and our commitment to our team’s growth in knowledge to better serve our clients and community. (You can read more in our recent press release.)


In the spirit of our anniversary, we asked a few of our fellow Team Members what they are grateful for with regards to TopSpot. Here are a few of their responses:

“I am thankful for the opportunity to work with a company who cares so much about their Clients and their Employees. They invest a lot of time in giving their employees the tools, and education needed for their growth and development. Happy Birthday TopSpot and many more!!”

Sarah Batalla, Team Lead

“I have been at TopSpot for 9 years and I have so many things to be thankful for. The great leadership, fun but professional atmosphere, the opportunity to keep learning, etc.. However, the number one thing that I am thankful for is the people I get to work with everyday. I have built many friendships here and we have all gotten to enjoy each others life accomplishments and changes throughout the years. I know that I have a second family here and people I can always rely on whether it be professionally or personally. Just two weeks ago I returned to work after my maternity leave and I was very sad to leave my baby. When I got to my office I was surprised with a framed picture of him on my desk, a TopSpot onesie and a few other things that made my first day back so much easier. I get reminded everyday of how much everyone cares and why I love working here. I am thankful that I am surrounded by such a great group of people.”

Jessica Arias, Controller

“I’m most thankful for the support I receive to succeed. I’m given the tools and moral support to believe I can achieve anything.”

Jessica Free, Client Engagement & Event Specialist

“During my time here at TopSpot, I have become most thankful for the patience and understanding that we all receive from our teammates and mentors. Starting a brand new career and learning a completely new set of skills can become a daunting experience but I have always felt supported and motivated by everyone I work with.”

Chelcie Smith, SEO Specialist

“I am thankful for the continued opportunity to grow. Over my 3 years here, I’ve grown personally and professionally. I have grown in my relationships with coworkers and clients. I have grown my knowledge and skills extensively. I have grown more confident in myself. There is ALWAYS room to grow here.”

Sara Brown, Team Lead

“I’m thankful for how this company really believes in personal growth and not just making money at the cost of their people.”

Janette Guzman, Lead Web Designer

“TopSpot is always there for me when it matters most: both personally and professionally. I’m thankful for the chances given to me, and the risks taken for me. From one of the happiest moments of my life to one of the saddest, TopSpot has been as supportive of me as one of my own family.”

Jack Glauser, Project Manager

“I’m most thankful for the opportunity to work with several amazing and smart people at a truly great company!”

Michelle Lewis, Web Application Developer

“I’m thankful to work for a company that is extremely passionate about their work and takes great care of their employees. I love being surrounded by like-minded people with equal goals set in place. TopSpot is hands down the best company I’ve ever worked for!”

Justin Schwartfigure, Web Designer

“TopSpot gave me opportunity to grow. They hired me as web developer even though I had very little experience, and now, 4 years later, I have learned so much! I’ve grown in not only my skillsets as a web developer, but also in areas like team work and communication.”

Melody Tran, Web Developer

“The friendships.”

Tim Doyle, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

“I’m thankful for how helpful everyone is. I’m confident that any of my teammates will welcome my questions and help me to find a solution, or point me in the right direction. Everyone is patient, kind and respectful of others and helps me to grow and expand my knowledge every day!”

Jordann Wilson, Team Lead

“I’m thankful to be working alongside really intelligent people who I get to learn from every single day. In addition to that, I love the culture at TopSpot.”

Jeff Horner, Conversion Optimization Specialist

“I am most thankful for my team. Each person provides a unique skill or quality that helps us succeed. Whether it be a technical ability or skill such as attention to detail, we are able to work cohesively to provide our co-workers and clients a positive experience and service.”

Courtney Clark, Senior Analytics Specialist

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with amazing people and to learn and grow in this phenomenal company!”

Ayesha Haque, SEO Specialist

“Where should I begin?… I am thankful for several different reasons. I am thankful for the leadership that genuinely cares about each employee. I am thankful for the on-going training for our specific roles that continually makes us more knowledgeable. I am thankful for the benefits, PTO, and everything in between.
TopSpot is an amazing company, and I’m honored to work here!”

Jenava Ostrander, Paid Search Account Manager

“I am grateful for the caring nature of management, and the numerous opportunities for professional growth and education.”

Katie Shroff, Content & Community Manager

“I’m most thankful for the opportunity to impact people at TopSpot through their learning and personal development so they can grow in their roles and fulfill their creative potential. Being able to impact our team members who then, in turn, impact our customer’s lives and businesses… 7 years later I still think I have the coolest job at the coolest company.”

Julia Karnezis, Education Manager

“What I’m most thankful for is the opportunities I’ve been given and the great team I’m working with.”

Eshcole Peets, Web Developer

“I like how TopSpot as a company treats me like family. They celebrate personal achievements and push you to be better even outside of work. They also help in times of need – like during the hurricane or when a family member passes away. You aren’t just a number here, and it makes me want to do a better job every day.”

Lindsay Williams, Team Lead

“That they saw something in me so I could begin my career in marketing when I had no other experience.”

Kimmie Gillespie, SEO Specialist

“I’m most grateful that TopSpot has not only taught me the skills I need for search engine marketing but has also put a lot of effort into building my character and professionalism. The growth I’ve been able to experience during my time here is something valuable I treasure and will be able to have always throughout my entire career!”

Lauren Kunze, Team Lead

“I am thankful for the priority TopSpot places on family. They make me feel like I’m part of a family at work, but they also respect my obligations outside of work. They allow me the flexibility to have both a family and a career.”

Mary Coleman, Client Strategies Manager

“I’m thankful for the people that I work alongside every day. I think the employees at TopSpot are extremely kind and willing to drop what they’re doing to help you.”

Rachel Stephenson, SEO Specialist

“I am thankful for gaining the opportunity to work at such an incredible company in my first job out of college. I thoroughly enjoy coming to work every day and working with the people around me. I am even more thankful for supportive, friendly and fun co-workers but also a close team to work on. I have learned so much here, and I will continue to learn.
Thanks for a great first year, TopSpot!”

Paige Jordan, SEO Specialist

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to start a career in an industry I’ve always wanted to be in, and for having great team members to help me along the way.”

Lauren North, Paid Search Account Manager

“TopSpot has always been motivated by helping OTHER companies grow their business. Our growth has always been a result of that effort. I am thankful that the desire to help others has been the driving force of this company.”

Warren Martin, Internet Marketing Consultant

“I’m thankful for a few things: First, I appreciate all of the support of my team, CRT 4. I’m able to rely on Jordann, Velvet, Catherine, and Israel for help with my accounts. We do a great job of helping each other and sharing ideas that ultimately make our clients’ websites better. Second, I like our weekly breakfast meetings. It shows that Dave, Anita, Whitney, and the rest of the team care about us a team. These meetings help motivate me by showing the cool things that other team members are doing and showing how TopSpot is performing from a 10,000-foot view. Third, I appreciate TopSpot’s growth mindset. I’ve been at the company for 3+ years now, and in that time, I’ve witnessed many changes that have empowered us to do a better job. The breakfast meetings are one example. Bridge and Litmos are another. We’ve also re-vamped new hire training, expanded the office, re-structured conversion improvement, and so much more. I appreciate how much our company is willing to take feedback and use it to improve everyone’s experience at TopSpot.”

Elaine Kuckertz, SEO Specialist

We credit the success over the last 15 years to the trust our team and clients have put in us.

Our commitment to our customers starts with our team. We will always strive to hire extraordinary people who will bring the passion, confidence, eagerness to learn and a positive attitude that is necessary to set us apart from other companies. At the end of the day, TopSpot’s purpose has always been to create a supportive culture where our team members can strive to learn and grow, which provides them the means to make a difference in our customers’ businesses and better serve the digital marketing community.