For client partnerships to succeed, we need the right talent. MWI is a collection of technical and creative experts who have mastered their craft. With more than 300 articles written in top tier publications, we're working hard to influence the future of marketing.
Joshua SteimleFounder & Co-CEO
Josh founded MWI in 1999 while a college student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. In 2013, he moved from Salt Lake City to Hong Kong to open MWI’s first international office. He works with Corey to handle overall management of the company. Josh is the author of Chief Marketing Officers at Work: How Top Marketers Build Customer Loyalty , a TEDx speaker, and presents regularly at marketing and business events. He has written over 200 articles on marketing and entrepreneurship for publications like Mashable, TechCrunch, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Time. He’s also a husband, father, skateboarder, Dinosaur Jr. fan, junkie of politics and economics, and Mormon. He holds a Masters of Information Systems Management from the Marriott School of Management at BYU.
Corey has over 10 years of experience in the sales and customer service industry. As CEO at MWI, Corey focuses each day on not only the growth of our business, but also the satisfaction and success of all employees and clients. He oversees all operations in the US. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University – Hawaii, and currently heads up MWI’s Phoenix branch office. He’s also a father, husband, lover of great food, and an avid baseball fan.
Kurtis has over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and client relations. His role at MWI is to ensure all clients and MWI team members work together to form long-term partnerships. He oversees all account and project management. Kurtis lives by the motto “Make It Happen.” When he’s not bending over backwards for clients, he enjoys traveling, working out, and watching the stock market.
Michelle PayneVP, Project Management & Development
Michelle graduated with a degree in Computer Science but a passion for project management was evident. Michelle is known by our partners for her willingness to help and reliability. No matter the challenge, Michelle is ready and willing to rise to the occasion. She has over 10 years experience in web development and agile workflow which makes her an excellent fit for heading up project management, our agile workflow and the development life cycle. Her expertise in agile process and development workflow have proved an invaluable part of the MWI team. She enjoys reading, arts and crafts and spending time with her family.
Chris WeaverDirector, Marketing & Digital Strategy
Chris brings nearly a decade of digital marketing experience with a strong background in leadership and strategy. His expertise in paid advertising, SEO, and content marketing enables him to oversee marketing strategies for all MWI partners. Chris takes an analytical approach to solving problems and is passionate about taking an idea and turning it into a high-quality result that clients can be proud of. Outside of the office Chris can be found outdoors, camping, kayaking, and hiking with his friends, family and two dogs, Addie and Smokey.
Sterling WahlDirector, Brand Strategy
Sterling oversees brand strategy and business development for MWI. An entrepreneur at heart, he enjoys solving complex problems and developing strategies that help businesses to succeed. Sterling has a degree in marketing and spends his free time with his beautiful wife and three kids.
Dan ButlerDirector, Client Relations
Dan has been working in customer service, sales and client relations for over 12 years. As Director of Client Relations, he is a valued and trusted business partner to his clients. By understanding you and your business, he makes sure that you are getting the personal service that MWI is known for. He is not just your point of contact, he is your advocate, mentor and advisor. Dan works collaboratively with clients to achieve a common goal. His unique ability to customize the approach and strategies to your site and business allow for an unparalleled level of service and success. Dan’s passion for marketing comes from seeing his clients’ businesses grow and succeed. When Dan is away from the office, you can find him out in the garage. All things automotive keep his attention. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Jeff Ehlers is the CFO for MWI, having been in the same role for several other companies over the past 6 years. He oversees all financial and accounting matters for the company. He has an MBA, MAcc, and CPA. He is highly organized and attentive to details. He enjoys optimizing processes and systems for efficiency. He’s also an avid cyclist and San Francisco Giants fan.
Veronica BarkDirector, Content
Veronica has nearly 10 years of experience developing complex marketing strategies that help her deliver positive, ROI-driven results. Her digital marketing wheelhouse spans the areas of search marketing, content planning, data analysis and website forensics. By working closely with MWI’s social, content and development teams, she is able to create integrated SEO/content plans that drive traffic, engage users, and increase conversions. When she’s not busy reading up on the latest digital marketing trends, Veronica enjoys rock collecting, reading, and writing poetry.
Robert DavisSr. Web Developer
Robert has over 8 years of experience building websites. He originally went to school with film-making aspirations, but took a web development class and loved it so much he decided to switch things up. He loves everything about web development and tries to learn as much as he can every day. When he’s not coding, he likes to bike, play basketball, play video games and barbecue.
Tracy ValenciaPaid Media Manager
Tracy is MWI’s paid media manager and brings over 12 years of experience in advertising, marketing, digital & print. Her position with MWI requires much knowledge of the digital world and brings the digital ads alive between all the different platforms: Google, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, and many others. She is certified in Google Adwords and Analytics and Bing Ads. Before coming to MWI Tracy worked for Google, specially trained in the PPC industry. When Tracy isn’t focusing on ad performance, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.
Chris TalkingtonSr. Web Developer
Chris has over 9 years of web development experience. He primarily specializes in WordPress development but always loves a new challenge. Before joining MWI, Chris ran a web development startup while attending college for a certificate in microcomputer programming. Chris donates his free time to open source projects and enjoys the occasional do it yourself project.
Zach ZimmermanSr. Account Manager
Zach has over 10 years of experience as a leader, manager, salesman, marketer, collaborator, and effective communicator. As senior account manager, he is responsible for overseeing a number of key accounts in and outside of the US with services ranging from SEO, to paid advertising, to social media management. He thrives on being an extension to his client’s businesses, advocating for them, and collaborating internally on their behalf and for their gain. Outside of work you can find him at the gym, playing softball, spending time with friends, rock climbing, surfing, disc golfing, and more; with his wife, two kids, and their pit bull by his side. Fun fact: Zach has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and master’s degree in nutrition.
Adam AkersManager, Business Development & Strategy
Adam is a serial entrepreneur who has started and grown 3 companies. He has a master’s degree from New York University in media, culture and communication. He uses his business experience and academic background to help consult with potential new partnerships. MWI is the perfect fit to fulfill his passion to grow companies. He not only gets to grow MWI, but also help grow all the companies that reach out to MWI for help. Apart from work he enjoys spending time with family, working out, and being in an indie rock band.
James DevuystAccount Manager
James, our resident Canadian, has nearly 5 years of involvement in the digital marketing universe and a master’s degree in eBusiness technology from Carnegie Mellon University. He uses his enthusiasm for success to make awesome things happen with his client partnerships and for the team at MWI. When not working on client projects or pouring over the latest SEO developments and user experience trends, James spends his time on genealogy, photography, and enjoying life with his family.
Jason WongManaging Director, HK
Jason is the managing director for the MWI HK office. With over 8 years of experience in sales, digital, creative technology, recruitment and team management, he currently oversees the digital business for top start-ups, E-Commerce & MNC clients within the region. He is dedicated to his clients and building long-term and win/win partnerships. Prior to joining MWI, Jason spent over 3 years in the digital & IT recruitment industry. He speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English. In his spare time, he loves wakeboarding, hiking, singing karaoke, and backpacking.
Seth CarterManager Director, UK
Seth got started with digital marketing as a university student building e-commerce websites. He was so busy thinking about how to market the products that he never got around to making any prototypes. Now he is the managing director of MWI’s UK office, where he creates client marketing plans and oversees business development. After a long day spent working on client strategy, Seth can usually be found playing jazz bass.