Meet Our Founders

Ryan Deiss

A marketer turned entrepreneur turned investor (…but still mostly a marketer), Ryan is a best-selling author, founder of multiple companies collectively employing hundreds around the globe, and according to Shark Tank star, Daymond John, “His companies practically own the internet.”

He is the Founder and CEO of The Scalable Company (Scalable.co), DigitalMarketer.com, Founders Board, and a Founding Partner at Scalable Equity, LLC, a venture equity accelerator that builds and acquires B2B media and software brands. Ryan is also the founder and host of the Traffic & Conversion Summit, the largest digital marketing conversion conference in North America.

Ryan is the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization” methodology and has introduced and popularized many of the digital selling strategies that modern companies now take for granted. And he quite literally wrote the book on marketing, Digital Marketing For Dummies.

As a sought-after speaker, he has shared the stage with top business leaders and celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, William Shatner, Gary Vaynerchuk, Rachel Hollis, Tim Ferris, Daymond John, and Dave Ramsey.

Ryan’s companies have helped tens of thousands of marketers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners launch, grow and scale their businesses.

Most importantly, Ryan is a proud father of four, and husband to Emily, to whom he gives all the credit for everything he has ever done.

Roland is a “recovering attorney” and co-founder/principal of 5 different Inc. Magazine fastest-growing companies in the e-commerce, e-learning, real estate, and SaaS spaces. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, scaled, or sold over two dozen different businesses ranging from consumer products to live events to manufacturing companies with sales ranging from $3 million to just under $4 billion. Currently CEO of All Channels Media, LLC, and principal in Scalable.co, DigitalMarketer.com, Traffic & Conversion Summit, Praxio.com, War Room Mastermind, Fully Accountable, Everbowl Restaurants, Big Block Realty, Scribe Publishing, and Real Estate Worldwide.

Roland has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Money, Business Insider, Fast Company, and on major television networks. And he has interviewed Sir Richard Branson, Spanx founder Sarah Blakely and many other industry leaders on his award-winning Business Lunch podcast. Roland’s work includes infomercials with Guthy-Renker, publishing deals with Simon & Schuster & Random House, shows with major hotels on the Las Vegas strip, over 100 private and public offerings, running an international hedge fund, advising major brands on a variety of business and legal related issues (from PepsiCo to McDonald’s).

Roland has a real passion for business and putting deals together and is always looking for businesses to invest in or acquire, re-position, and sell. Recent strategic partnerships and clients include Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Harper-Collins Publishing, Fedex, and Uber. His specialties include acquiring or partnering with entrepreneurs to scale businesses through acquisitions, strategic relationships, and marketing. Roland is also adept at negotiation, copywriting, marketing strategy, structuring and funding of mergers and acquisitions, and, public exit strategies for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Roland Frasier

Richard Lindner

Richard Lindner is the President and Co-Founder of DigitalMarketer, the industry leader in global digital marketing education. While running a global team of more than 50 professionals worldwide, Richard also is a sought-after executive leadership expert, working with some of the world’s most exciting brands like Uber, Harper Collins, Entreleadership, Maropost, and Ethiad Airlines to name a few.

Richard is an enthusiastic and engaging public speaker who prides himself on his ability to unpack the complexities of building and scaling the modern business. He brings 10 years of senior-level leadership education to the forefront of a marketplace desperate for consummate and compassionate leaders.

In a business climate that is in constant flux Richard focuses on the one thing that doesn’t change, building teams and leadership focused on helping organizations achieve their goals and scale their brand.

Bringing organizational success back to the roots of leadership is one of the many ways Richard has pioneered a direct impact on organizational change across numerous verticals.

Richard hails from the great state of Tennessee and on most Saturdays in the fall you can find him and his family draped from head to toe in their Volunteer orange!

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