Meet the Pear Analytics Team

    Ryan Kelly Founder & CEO

    Ryan has been doing web marketing since 2003, when Google was only 5 years old and not a publicly traded company yet, and things like Twitter and Facebook didn’t even exist. He started Pear Analytics in 2008 to help businesses measure their marketing results using advanced analytics techniques, and help drive more traffic to their websites.

    Ryan grew up watching Larry Bird and the Celtics, but is an avid Spurs fan. At 6′-6″, Ryan had dreams of professional basketball, but chose engineering school instead. He did get to play some ball with former NBA star Marcus Camby while at UMass.

    Skills:

    • Google-Analytics
    • Google-Adwords
    • BigCommerce
    • Google-Tag-Manager
    • Hubspot
    • Optimizely
    • wordpress

    Ruth Whitenton Partner & COO

    Ruth started her career serving clients around the world as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. While at McKinsey, she got bitten by the internet start-up bug. In 2001, she joined a little technology company in San Antonio, Texas called Rackspace Hosting. She spent 9 years at Rackspace, gaining experience in all aspects of the business from strategy to sales and marketing, from product management to operations and service. From this experience working with the small and medium business customers of Rackspace, Ruth saw firsthand that a lack of marketing was one of the most common reasons that new businesses failed. Often, companies had a great product or software, but were not able to find enough clients to keep the business going. This observation was the start of a growing interest in marketing services for small businesses. At the same time, demographic and technology trends make the internet the most attractive channel for marketing.

    Ruth has a B.A. in Economics and Plan II, as well as an MBA from the University of Texas.

    Skills:

    • Google-Analytics
    • Google-Adwords
    • BigCommerce
    • wordpress

    Reese Garcia SEM Manager

    Reese is Pear’s SEM manager and has extensive experience pay-per-click advertising platforms such as Google, Bing, LinkedIn, Facebook and others. Reese is certified in Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Bing Ads and Hubspot. He is also a certified scrum master, and can ensure all of our clients are succeeding. Reese is a graduate of Baylor and enjoys playing the drums in his spare time.

    Skills:

    • Google-Analytics
    • Google-Adwords
    • Google-Tag-Manager
    • Hubspot
    • Pardot
    • wordpress

    Lisa Totino Account Manager

    Lisa, a graduate of Trinity University, joined the Pear team in early 2011 and immediately took on the role of monitoring, controlling, and reporting all things data. She has shaped the analytics department and has had a major hand in developing and designing several of the current report formats. Lisa is responsible for analyzing clients’ current online marketing campaigns and identifying opportunities to increase sales and web presence. Oh, and she is a huge Texans and JJ Watt fan!

    Skills:

    • Google-Analytics
    • BigCommerce
    • Google-Tag-Manager
    • Optimizely
    • wordpress

    Tracie Mendoza Sales

    Having done a little of this and little of that over the years – from comedy, retail management, education, and recruiting to name a few – Tracie landed in the Sales Field! This was no surprise to those around her, after all in kindergarten she had a line formed around the building, as she charged kids a quarter to color in her “Pink Panther Coloring Book!”  She has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a go getter mentality, and sets out to accomplish whatever she puts her mind to. Tracie graduated from Dallas Baptist University, where she earned a BAS in Communications and a MALA in Fine Arts/History. When not closing a deal on the phone, you can find her shopping, traveling, and of course making people laugh! AKA: Laughologist, Retail Therapist, Music Fanatic, Lover of the Arts, and Reality TV Guru.

    Joseph Hwang SEM Analyst

    Joseph is an SEM Analyst at Pear and he is certified in Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and HubSpot. He spends his time taking care of his clients, and also ensures needs are met on the SEO side. After graduating from Texas A&M, he has acquired experience in many different industries. Joseph enjoys traveling and listening to music during his free time.

    Skills:

    • Google-Analytics
    • Google-Adwords
    • Hubspot

    Taylor Weese Analyst

    Taylor is a Digital Marketing Analyst intern, capitalizing on her experience in journalism and experiential marketing to further her work at Pear. As a recent graduate from the University of Texas, Taylor is working toward her Google AdWords and Analytics certifications, with a goal to become fully certified by the year’s end. Taylor is also an avid music fan and enjoys combining that passion with a love of travel, following bands across the country on her time off.

    Erika Suarez Analyst

    Erika is a Digital Marketing Analyst intern at Pear, helping propel her clients’ digital marketing campaigns forward as well as evaluating their performance. Erika recently graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a major in Business Management and a concentration in International Business. She loves working on Social Media Management and is currently working on her Google Analytics and AdWords certification but she will not stop there!

    Megan Haley Content Manager

    Megan is Pear’s Content Manager (but she also answers to Article Queen). She joined Pear in February 2010 after graduating from St. Mary’s University with a BBA in Marketing. Megan is responsible for overseeing the team of writers and editors, developing content strategies for clients, reviewing roadmaps, and anything construction-related around the office. Interests: organization, travel, big words, and shiny things.

    Skills:

    • Google-Analytics
    • wordpress

    Kat Gomez Copy Editor

    Kat is a copy editor at Pear. For 20 years, she has been writing and editing in a number of roles, and she currently manages our team of writers that produce a variety of content for our clients. Kat’s persistence for quality sets her apart from other copywriters and editors, and that makes a difference in the end product. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s University with a degree in English, and an MBA from Rutgers University.

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Meet our Board of Advisors

  • Morris Miller is currently the CEO of Xenex Healthcare Systems. He is also the founder of Sequel and Cutstone Ventures, where he invests in and acts as an advisor to numerous startup and established technology companies such as Inventables, OptimizedNow and Golfballs.com.

    Previously, Morris was co-founder and President/CEO of Rackspace Hosting, Inc. which now has more than 175,000 customers, over $1 billion in annual revenue, and a market cap in excess of $4 billion.

    Prior to Rackspace, Morris started Curtis Hill Publishing, the first company to publish Texas case law on CD-ROM. Early in his career, Morris was an attorney at Matthews & Branscomb, now part of Cox Smith, San Antonio’s oldest and largest law firm. He is an alumnus of Phillips Exeter Academy, The University of Texas at Austin and The Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.

    Morris Miller Board Member

    Morris Miller is currently the CEO of Xenex Healthcare Systems. He is also the founder of Sequel and Cutstone Ventures, where he invests in and acts as an advisor to numerous startup and established technology companies such as Inventables, OptimizedNow and Golfballs.com.

    Previously, Morris was co-founder and President/CEO of Rackspace Hosting, Inc. which now has more than 175,000 customers, over $1 billion in annual revenue, and a market cap in excess of $4 billion.

    Prior to Rackspace, Morris started Curtis Hill Publishing, the first company to publish Texas case law on CD-ROM. Early in his career, Morris was an attorney at Matthews & Branscomb, now part of Cox Smith, San Antonio’s oldest and largest law firm. He is an alumnus of Phillips Exeter Academy, The University of Texas at Austin and The Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.

  • Pat is a co-founder of Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) and was instrumental in the growth of the company, including the WebMail acquisition in 2007.  Pat is passionate about helping startups and growing the technology and startup community in San Antonio, especially for the younger generation.

    According to the Rivard Report, “Pat is passionate about seeing entrepreneurs (and small businesses) succeed, and has served as a mentor for many different startups, including FreshBooksGreenlingJivetickets, Webmail,Zippykid and Pear Analytics. Recently, he has been helping Graham Weston and Nick Longo create Geekdom, a new type of collaborative workspace where entrepreneurs, technologists, developers, makers and creatives come together to build businesses. This workspace was instrumental in bringing Techstars, a startup incubator, here to the Alamo City.”

    Pat Condon Board Member

    Pat is a co-founder of Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) and was instrumental in the growth of the company, including the WebMail acquisition in 2007.  Pat is passionate about helping startups and growing the technology and startup community in San Antonio, especially for the younger generation.

    According to the Rivard Report, “Pat is passionate about seeing entrepreneurs (and small businesses) succeed, and has served as a mentor for many different startups, including FreshBooksGreenlingJivetickets, Webmail,Zippykid and Pear Analytics. Recently, he has been helping Graham Weston and Nick Longo create Geekdom, a new type of collaborative workspace where entrepreneurs, technologists, developers, makers and creatives come together to build businesses. This workspace was instrumental in bringing Techstars, a startup incubator, here to the Alamo City.”

  • Over his career, Tom Cuthbert has grown multiple businesses in entertainment, restaurants and marketing.  He has successfully raised over $68 million in capital from leading investors including JP Morgan, Austin Ventures, Lazard and Sierra Ventures.  Tom is widely respected as an innovative business growth consultant, marketing expert and experienced CEO.

    Cuthbert is one of the leading industry voices regarding online advertising.  In 2005, Cuthbert founded Click Forensics (now Adometry). The company was acquired by Google in 2014.

    Tom has spoken on the topics of online advertising and business growth at top industry events, including ad:tech, AlwaysOn and the Search Engine Strategies conference.  He has also appeared as an industry expert on CNBC and Bloomberg television.  Tom is frequently tapped by leading newspapers and magazines for his views on advertising and business and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Red Herring, Forbes and Associated Press.  Cuthbert also founded and chairs the Click Quality Council, which represents more than 100 leading advertisers. Click Forensics has been honored by several organizations including a Web 2.0 Launchpad winning company.

    Cuthbert stepped back as CEO and from day-to-day involvement in January of 2010 to pursue other business interests and spend time with his family.  He remains a member of the board of directors and active participant in the advertising community.

    Today Tom chairs a CEO group for Vistage International and serves on several boards.  His focus is business growth and works to help people who run companies become much more effective while working fewer hours and improving their personal life.  Tom enjoys time with his family, traveling, exploring wine and reading.

     

    Tom Cuthbert Strategic Advisor

    Over his career, Tom Cuthbert has grown multiple businesses in entertainment, restaurants and marketing.  He has successfully raised over $68 million in capital from leading investors including JP Morgan, Austin Ventures, Lazard and Sierra Ventures.  Tom is widely respected as an innovative business growth consultant, marketing expert and experienced CEO.

    Cuthbert is one of the leading industry voices regarding online advertising.  In 2005, Cuthbert founded Click Forensics (now Adometry). The company was acquired by Google in 2014.

    Tom has spoken on the topics of online advertising and business growth at top industry events, including ad:tech, AlwaysOn and the Search Engine Strategies conference.  He has also appeared as an industry expert on CNBC and Bloomberg television.  Tom is frequently tapped by leading newspapers and magazines for his views on advertising and business and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Red Herring, Forbes and Associated Press.  Cuthbert also founded and chairs the Click Quality Council, which represents more than 100 leading advertisers. Click Forensics has been honored by several organizations including a Web 2.0 Launchpad winning company.

    Cuthbert stepped back as CEO and from day-to-day involvement in January of 2010 to pursue other business interests and spend time with his family.  He remains a member of the board of directors and active participant in the advertising community.

    Today Tom chairs a CEO group for Vistage International and serves on several boards.  His focus is business growth and works to help people who run companies become much more effective while working fewer hours and improving their personal life.  Tom enjoys time with his family, traveling, exploring wine and reading.

     

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