Dan Golden is a veteran digital marketing executive & speaker known for famously and accurately predicting that last year, this year, and next year will all be the “year of mobile.” Dan is a digital marketing geek at heart and still spends time auditing accounts, testing new tactics, diving into analytics, and making strategic recommendations for his clients. As President and Co-Founder, Dan has lead Be Found Online (BFO) to 6 straight years on the Inc. 5,000 list, a finalist for Best Large PPC and SEO agency at the US Search Awards and was recognized as the #1 Best Place to Work according to AdAge.
Dan has spent time on the client side, at the largest search agency and at Google before launching BFO. Dan has always been a ‘car guy’, getting his career started running search for ConsumerGuide Automotive, and then running the Toyota & Lexus accounts for 5 years at Performics. BFO has continued its pedegree with work on Nissan, Autonation, CarQuotes.com & LotLinx.
Dan co-founded the digital agency Be Found Online and has led the BFO team from its roots as a paid search agency to a full-service performance digital media agency; optimizing paid advertising across search, display, social, and mobile with the same level of rigor as search accounts.
Dan’s thought leadership has been recently featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Search Engine Journal, Mashable and he’s a regular speaker at events like Pubcon, Inbound & Conscious Capitalism. He is also an adjunct lecturer on Digital Marketing at DePaul University & Northwestern University in Chicago.