Meet the Team

Ryder Meehan

Ryder Meehan

Co-Founder

Ryder has been a on a 15 year journey to master online marketing from every aspect of acquisition. After a romp at digital agencies like Slingshot and Razorfish he then went on to roles at Fossil, Samsung Mobile and Tatcha before launching Upgrow. Ryder heads business development and account services.

Danny Ng

Danny Ng

Co-Founder

Danny is a growth acquisition expert focused on SEO/PPC/SMM/Analytics in B2C/B2B channels, with agency and client-side experience since 2008. He was previously heading up SEO/SEM for eBay Australia, before moving to the US from Australia. Danny leads Upgrow agency operations and performance strategy.

Mike Ryno

Mike Ryno

Senior PPC Manager

Mike is an experienced PPC manager having worked with B2B and eCommerce clients for Google Ads, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn Ads and other PPC channels as well as landing page design. Prior to joining Upgrow, Mike led PPC programs for Seven Atoms and Auto Glass Now. He attended California State University-East Bay.

Ivan Sanchez

Ivan Sanchez

SEO Manager

Leads the Upgrow SEO program with over 4 years of industry experience digital marketing agencies in Canada and Spain. Ivan was part of the SEO team of the #7 globally most traffic site. He has a deep knowledge of technical SEO and business marketing strategies. He enjoys helping businesses meet growth and ROI goals.

Einstein Villamor

Einstein Villamor

PPC Specialist

Einstein has a diverse knowledge in digital marketing, ranging from PPC, SEO, analytics and also was a full-stack developer prior to transitioning to marketing. As a Google Ads Certified, specializing in Paid Search and Paid Social, he helps businesses with PPC account management, optimization, and strategy.

Jenya Lestina

Jenya Lestina

SEO Specialist

Jenya is skilled in a range of SEO tasks from article writing to technical audits. She also has a strong knowledge of programming and several years' experience as a professional writer and designer. She holds an Associate's degree in Computer Science and trained in the Praxis apprenticeship program.

Yitzchak Young

Yitzchak Young

PPC Marketing Intern

Yitzchak is skilled in a range of digital marketing functions, including PPC, analytics, and SEO. He also has several years of experience working as a freelance copywriter, has collaborated with various organizations on brand development, event coordination, and was trained in the Praxis apprenticeship program.

Kaisa Suojanen

Kaisa Suojanen

Marketing Intern

Kaisa has over 3 years of experience in digital marketing including lead generation, PPC and social media marketing. Prior to Upgrow, Kaisa worked in digital marketing agencies in Finland and US. She enjoys creating results-driven campaigns that help businesses to maximize their lead generation and brand awareness.

Why Upgrow?

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Based in San Francisco, California

Our digital marketing agency is based right in the middle of innovation, technology and startup land. This puts us close to many of our clients, allows us to recruit the most tech-savvy and entrepreneurial team members, and stay on top of the latest industry trends.
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Deeply Data Driven

Some agencies put smooth-talkers with no real technical chops on your account, not Upgrow! All of our account managers have at least 5 years of experience in planning and managing digital marketing programs, and are available directly to our clients by phone, email and chat.
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Full Service Digital Marketing

Why manage multiple agencies and consultants? Upgrow offers a complete performance marketing suite of services -- from strategy to launch, all digital advertising channels to conversion-focused web design, we can serve as a partner for all of your online growth needs.
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Pro-Level Account Managers

Some ad agencies put smooth-talkers with no real technical chops on your account, not Upgrow! All of our account managers have at least 5 years of experience in planning and managing digital marketing programs, and are available to our clients by phone, email and chat.

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