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Scranton, Pennsylvania Area
Kris Jones is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author (over 100,000 books sold). In 1999 Kris founded digital marketing and affiliate network Pepperjam, which he sold in 2009 to eBay (NASDAQ - EBAY). Kris has gone on to found multiple successful businesses (ReferLocal, APPEK Mobile Apps, French Girls App, LSEO, Special Guest App) that have raised millions of dollars in venture capital from top Silicon Valley investors. Kris is the Founder and CEO of LSEO.com, a top 5 SEO firm focused on helping funded start-ups and publicly traded companies scale SEO and address technical SEO factors. The company has won awards at leading industry events, including the US Search Awards and Landy Awards. In 2016 Kris cofounded "Special Guest App" alongside actor / comedian Damon Wayans, Jr. In 2017 the two appeared on Apple TV's inaugural original content series "Planet of the Apps." Coached by Black Eyes Peas founder Will.i.am Kris and Damon raised $1.5M in venture capital led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from celebrities, including Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, Jake Johnson, and Lamorne Morris. Kris is a three-time Inc. 500 CEO and has won multiple "Entrepreneur of the Year" awards over a 15 year career. Kris received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University (B.A.), a master's degree from Villanova University (M.S.), and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Albany Law School. With offices in Los Angeles and Wilkes Barre, PA Kris is married to fellow digital marketer Robyn Jones and they have three kids - Kris Jr (10), Lauren (8), and Jackson (7).
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LSEO is an award winning full-service SEO Company and was recently recognized by Clutch as one of the top 5 SEO Consultants in the United States. LSEO CEO Kris Jones is one of the top SEO's in the world and has written the #1 best-selling book of all time on the topic of "SEO" called "Search Engine Visual Blueprint - Your Visual Guide to Effective Internet Marketing," which is in its 3rd edition by Wiley with over 100,000 books sold.