Meet Our Experts

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Anders Hjorth

Anders Hjorth is the author of the Search Strategies Report and the Amazon Marketing Report and the founder of Innovell, a Digital Marketing Insights consultancy researching trends in Digital Marketing. As a pioneer in SEO, one of the first Google Advertising Professionals and the co-founder of several agencies: Relevant Traffic (Search Marketing), BDBL MEDIA (Biddable Media) and AZNOS (Content Marketing), he has a broad and long-running experience across SEO, Paid Search, Social Media, Content marketing and Programmatic. Anders was also COO for GroupM Search across EMEA. Anders is also active as a member of various awards juries and advisory boards.


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Barbara Weltman

Barbara Weltman is an attorney and nationally recognized expert in tax, legal, and financial matters for small businesses. She’s the author of many top-selling books on taxes and business including the annual J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes. She is also the publisher of Idea of the Day® and Big Ideas for Small Business®, a contributor to SBA.gov and a number of Fortune 500 sites, and serves on the advisory board to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.


Caroline Linne

Caroline Linne

Caroline began her career in higher education working in PR for an ed-tech company and has since switched over to the wonderful world of PR for The Blueprint. She specializes in communications and media outreach and loves staying up to date on the latest news in business, entrepreneurship, and women in tech. On a regular day, you can find Caroline doing one of three things: wandering through art museums, getting way too competitive at any type of trivia game, or laughing at the latest stand-up comedian to perform in DC.


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Clark Boyd

Clark Boyd is a digital strategy consultant, author, and trainer. Over the last 10 years, he has devised and implemented international strategies for brands including American Express, adidas, and General Motors. Clark also works with leading business schools to devise, design, and implement new executive education courses on digital business strategy, marketing technology, and change management. In the past year, he has delivered keynote speeches about AI and data analysis at events in Latin America, Europe, and the US.


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Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.


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David Zomaya

David Zomaya is a technical writer and software subject matter expert from Chicago, Illinois. He has a professional background in software, networking, power electronics, customer service, and tech marketing. In his spare time, David volunteers as Director of Operations for the Human Health Project overseeing the sysadmin, IT security, and Quality Assurance teams.


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DP Taylor

DP Taylor has a passion for good business software and wants to help software users find the solution that best fits them. He likes to understand people's personal and business needs and figure out how software can solve problems. When he's not studying the world of business, he can be found hiking.


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Elizabeth Gonzalez

Elizabeth Gonzalez is a legal and regulatory writer with more than seven years of experience as a contributing editor for HR Specialist and BLR’s HR Insights. She is also a content strategist, web copywriter, and fiction writer with publications ranging from Engineering News-Record and Construction Business Owner to Best American Nonrequired Reading.


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Geoff Hoppe

Geoff Hoppe has several years of experience writing about B2B software and tech. He helmed two B2B software blogs, covering topics like business intelligence software, field service management software, and computerized maintenance management software (CMMS).


Jessica Elliott

Jessica Elliott

Jessica Elliott is a business technology writer and communications consultant, specializing in uncovering insights from data collection, observation, and analysis to help leaders make strategic decisions. From restaurant management to working with startups, Jessica relies on her 24 years in public-facing roles to connect the dots so that business professionals can develop their billion-dollar idea into total market visibility.


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Jill A. Chafin

Jill A. Chafin is a freelance writer with a background in personal finance, small business solutions, and product reviews, with her work appearing at Life Savvy and on her blog. She specializes in helping sole proprietors understand business deductions, tax terminology, and how to effectively advertise on social media. When she's not writing informative articles, Jill enjoys aerial dancing, working on her novel, making bread, and chasing her two young children.


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Jimmy Rodela

Jimmy Rodela is a seasoned freelance writer and content marketer with over 8 years of experience, with work appearing on sites such as Business.com, Yahoo, SEMRush, and SearchEnginePeople. He specializes in digital marketing, small business strategy, marketing automation, and content development.


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John Keeling

John has lead The Motley Fool’s business development team for over 10 years and is a Venture Partner with Motley Fool Ventures. As part of the Fool Ventures team, John has worked closely with portfolio company financing, including both debt and equity. Prior to The Motley Fool, he was a Vice President of Product Management at Aol where he led the development of Aol’s Money and Finance, Personalization, Voice and other products.


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John Rampton

John Rampton is a successful serial entrepreneur who has developed multiple startups and grown them into successful companies geared at helping small business owners and startup founders drive their own success. He's shared his thought leadership on how to drive individual and team productivity, work smarter, and strike a healthy balance between work and play through books, speaking events, and online content across multiple channels. John also serves as a connector, community advocate, advisor, and mentor to entrepreneurs, non-profits, and students.


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Jordan DiPietro

Jordan DiPietro has been working in the financial industry for 15 years and has spent the last decade as a marketing and growth specialist at The Motley Fool. He has a passion for creating quality content and building scalable products that focus on serving individuals, entrepreneurs, and investors. He also loves copywriting, his two young kids, skimming old swipe files, and all-things-Philadelphia.


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Justin Guinn

Experienced content leader empowering businesses of all sizes to employ the strategies and technologies needed to generate growth and sustain success. Always excited to analyze trends, conduct interviews, and dig into the data to build helpful content for readers across industries and disciplines. My work has been cited in notable publications like The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and TIME Magazine. I’ve also been featured on numerous market/industry-specific blogs such as Groupon’s merchant blog and Yelp’s business center blog.


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Karen McCandless

Karen McCandless is a content strategist, digital analyst, and researcher, specializing in business communications and technology. Her work has appeared on The Next Web, Softonic, Business2Community, Business.com, and Microsoft Europe.


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Kelsie Anderson

Kelsie has worked in B2B software for years, and it's one of her favorite topics to nerd out over. This trait doesn't make her a very popular party guest, but it does make her a good writer for B2B software blogs. Outside of her interest in small business tech stacks, Kelsie loves comedy, and she performs improv and runs her own blog and podcast about the comedy scene in Washington, DC.


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Les Shaver

Les Shaver is a long-time business journalist with more than 15 years of experience covering news in trends in the SMB space.


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Liz Froment

Liz Froment is a writer and content strategist. She helps finance, insurance and real estate brands and small business owners in the industry create compelling content. Liz enjoys reading, cocktails and watching her Boston sports teams win championships.


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Maricel Rivera

Maricel Rivera is a business writer and researcher who has worked with the content teams of multiple B2B software companies. Some of her work appear on sites like Yahoo Small Business, Business.com, and Business2Community. When not writing, she’s most likely spending her time making something out of yarn.


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Mark Roy Long

Mark Long is a former technology textbook publisher and commercial writing instructor. As a freelance writer, he has written on topics ranging from project management strategies to software reviews to designing data centers. Most recently, he was a national news reporter for Knowhere News. When not writing or researching a forthcoming article, Mark can likely be found on a Waco, Texas, disc golf course or at a craft beer brewery.


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Mary Girsch-Bock

Mary Girsch-Bock is a former accountant and non-profit development specialist who began her freelance career reviewing software and never stopped. Mary estimates she’s written more than 500 reviews, and her writing has appeared in The CPA Practice Advisor, Law Office Computing, PropertyManager.com, Albuquerque Business, Legal Assistant Today, and Advisor Websites. When not working on the next article or review, Mary spends time working on her first novel in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where she lives with her family, two dogs, and two birds.


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Mike Price

Mike Price has worked with small businesses in banking and accounting capacities for the past six years. He specializes in bookkeeping, projected financials and debt restructuring.


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Nicholas Morpus

Nick is a seasoned writer and digital marketing specialist with lots of experience in B2B software research. He has always had a passion for technology and has worked as an Apple technical specialist, in the social media startup scene, and also in local DC real estate.


Patricia Staino

Patricia Staino

Patricia Staino has 20+ years of business communications experience as a writer, editor, and content strategist. She specializes in B2B, marketing, public relations, and the new world of work. When she's not busy telling stories, she's reading her backlog of The New Yorker or planning her next travel adventure.


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Rhiân Davies

Rhiân Davies is a content writer and digital marketing specialist, specializing in HR and recruitment. Her work has appeared on MarTechSeries, HR Technologist, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


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Robert Izquierdo

Robert “Izzy” Izquierdo possess over 15 years of measurable success building and marketing multi-million dollar software products. Izzy is an expert in the disciplines of Software Product Management and Product Marketing, including digital solutions for Smart TVs, streaming video, ad tech, and global web and mobile platforms.


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Rose Wheeler

Rose Wheeler is a seasoned writer and content manager with more than 15 years of experience. She specializes in content related to digital marketing, small business, personal finance, and CMS. Her work has appeared on sites such as Selz, The Cheat Sheet, and Swaay. When she's not working with her awesome clients, Rose enjoys cooking, playing games and curling up with a good book.


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Ryan Lasker

Ryan Lasker is an accounting writer with a penchant for breaking down complex topics and has work published in USA TODAY. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the District of Columbia, holds a Master of Accountancy, and specializes in small-business financial planning.


Sheryll Poe

Sheryll Poe

Sheryll Poe is a freelance tech and business journalist based in Alexandria, Virginia where she writes about the latest technology and trends in entrepreneurship, hospitality, real estate, retail, travel and more. When not wielding words on behalf of clients, Sheryll enjoys cooking (and eating), watching bad reality television, and traveling the world.


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Tom Rayner

Tom Rayner has been involved in digital marketing since 2006 and specializes in SEO — along the way, he’s built and sold six-figure affiliate websites, and seven-figure marketing agencies. Despite all that, he’s a bit of a goof and prone to some epic fails alongside his successes. Also, he’s British, so he apologi(s)es in advance!