by Courtney Logel
Indianapolis (Monday, August 8)- Jay Love, one of the most respected technology entrepreneurs in Indiana, is returning to his home state to lead Slingshot SEO, the company dedicated to providing digital relevance for deserving brands.
One of the founders of eTapestry and most recently CEO of Baltimore-based software developer Social Solutions, Love has joined the Indianapolis-based digital marketing firm as Chief Executive Officer.
“The passion, energy and already industry-leading thought leadership is what attracted me to the role with Slingshot SEO,” Love said. “The company is expanding rapidly, making hires and landing new enterprise clients daily. The opportunity to be part of that, and help shape the company’s next chapter, was too enticing to turn down.”
Slingshot SEO currently has 75 employees and more than 150 clients across the country.
Love co-founded eTapestry, a SaaS technology company, in 1997. The company was sold in August 2007 to Blackbaund Inc, with Love remaining in charge of Blackbaud’s eTapestry division until he moved to Baltimore a little more than a year ago to lead Social Solutions, which is the industry leader in SaaS outcome- and case-management applications for social-service agencies.
Slingshot co-founders Kevin Bailey, Aaron Aders and Jeremy Dearringer remain actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and will continue serving in full-time executive positions at Slingshot SEO, focusing primarily on thought leadership and innovation.
“Jay brings an incredible amount of business experience, expertise and savvy to the team, and we look forward to working with him to make Slingshot SEO an even greater Indiana success story,” Bailey said.
A Delaware county native, Love has long been involved and active in Central Indiana’s tech community, serving as the former chairman of TechPoint and was founding board chairman of NPower Indiana, a not-for-profit that helps other not-for-profits with their technology needs. It now serves more than 4,000 groups. He currently serves on the board of several for profit and not for profit organizations in Indiana.
About Slingshot SEO
Founded in 2006, Slingshot SEO is a professional search engine optimization practice whose full-service strategic consulting and internet marketing services deliver unparalleled results for its enterprise SEO clients. Slingshot’s tight, business-impacting plans enable clients to conquer search with confidence. The company’s results are driven by a tireless passion to master the science of search. In May 2011, Slingshot SEO was recognized as the “IT Company of the Year” at TechPoint’s Mira Awards, the premier technology awards program in the state of Indiana. For more information about Slingshot SEO and to read customer reviews, visit http://www.slingshotseo.com
Editor’s Note: A photo of Jay Love is available upon request.