About Place1SEO

a forward-thinking, ever-growing online marketing company

Streamlining Your Online Presence

Place1SEO provides clients with a complete solution for managing their online presence and significantly boosting their online marketing efforts. We provide the full slate of web management and marketing services, including website development, social media marketing, Google My Business management, PPC advertising, online listings, local SEO, and everything else a business could need to assert its online presence and grow its marketing channels.
Our user-friendly, all-in-one dealer portal lets our clients manage all elements of their website and online marketing initiatives with push-button ease, which lets them focus on day-to-day needs of managing their business. Through our dealer portal, clients can sign up for services, make changes to services, request website revisions, input products and prices on their website, review billing information, and more. The portal also lets clients keep close track of our online marketing efforts, with up-to-date reporting on customer web traffic and related online marketing metrics.
Our extensive experience in website development and online marketing, combined with a longstanding collaboration with foodservice supply industry companies, gives Place1SEO an edge in tailoring websites and online marketing efforts unique to the specific needs of our clients and their customers.
Place1SEO's Office

Our Mission

To develop, position and grow online marketing channels that are easily managed, customer friendly, and allow our clients to focus on day-to-day operations.

Place1SEO's Leadership

Kari Whittemore, Founder of Place1SEO

Kari Whittemore

Kari Whittemore is the founder of Place1SEO. Originally from New York, she received her BS in accounting and MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. Kari has dedicated her career to guiding small businesses to develop strategic business solutions that enhance cross functional performance and steer teams to exceed expected goals. She has a strong background in team building and management, finance growth strategy, and proven expertise at utilizing software applications as a tool to successfully surpass business objectives. Kari values demonstrating her management and team-building experiences with others by speaking at events and conferences.

Randy Wigginton, software engineer

Randy Wigginton

A life-long Californian, Randy Wigginton is a noted Silicon Valley software engineer who currently serves as director of platform engineering at Square. Randy began his software engineering career in 1976 as employee #6 of the Apple Computer Company, the tech giant now more commonly known as Apple Inc. While with Apple, Randy helped with the circuit design, ROM software, and read/write track-sector code for the Apple II computer, and was instrumental in creating MacWrite, Full Impact, and dozens of other Mac applications. Since leaving Apple in the Mid-1980s, Randy has worked as a software engineer for several other Silicon Valley tech companies, including eBay, Google, Chegg, and, for the past eight years, Square.

The Team

Nic Monette, account manager

Nic Monette

Account Manager
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Nic is our client account manager. He walks clients through the process of website development and guides them toward the marketing services that are most suited for furthering their business goals. He works hard for our clients, always striving to provide the best level of service possible. Nic has earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Central Florida. When he's not on the phone or at his desk, Nic enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Martin Vickery, web design

Martin Vickery

Imagery & Design
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Martin began working for Place1SEO after graduating from the University of Central Florida. Starting out from a background in video and film production, Martin specializes in all things imagery & design. At Place1SEO, he strives to design sleek, beautiful websites that are as pleasant to look at as they are easy and intuitive to use, with a focus on functionality across all mobile devices. When Martin is not at work, he enjoys cycling, kayaking, and playing the guitar.

Heather Hubbard, social media

Heather Hubbard

Social Media & Office Manager
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Heather's work entails building and executing catered social media strategies and strong visual content to meet the unique goals of our clients. She enjoys the rewarding challenges inherent in online marketing, and helping small and local businesses reach their potential share of the online marketplace. Heather studied photography and design at the University of Central Florida. In her free time, she likes to practice yoga, and spend time with family and friends.

Devan, IT and security

Devan Cottone

IT & Security
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Devan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and later in life relocated to sunny Southwest Florida. His interest in Information Technology started from a young age, and he received his BS in Computer Information Systems. Devan now specializes in all things IT, with a greater focus on systems integration and operational security. When he’s not putting out fires and defending the company from hackers, Devan enjoys skateboarding, meditation, and reading.

Caroline, social media marketing

Caroline Elbertson

Social Media Assistant
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Caroline started as our Social Media Assistant after she moved from Washington, DC to Fort Myers. She works daily with Heather to create engaging content for clients' social media and oversees all client's Local Listings. Caroline earned her Bachelor’s degree at FGCU in Communications. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, exercising, and learning new recipes!

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