Q: Where are you from?
A: Born and raised in Branford, CT which is where I met my wife and our COO Annie. I also met Josh Comen in high school although we didn’t really get to know each other well until years later.
Q: How did you choose this career path?
A: I more or less fell into SEO/PPC. After graduating college, I started working at Rideworks (a ride-shareing brokerage in New Haven). My brother was having success in computer programming. I wanted to go the computer route too, but I was also interested in marketing. Rideworks needed someone to take care of their websites and to do SEO, so it just evolved from there. While at Rideworks, I started my first “company” which at first was basically just me doing little websites and SEO projects to make extra money.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like doing strategy work. Seeing how we can dramatically improve results for our clients is rewarding. I like meeting new people (clients, employees, etc.). It is interesting to learn about so many new industries. I enjoy learning new skills and techniques too. The kind of work we do is so interesting to me that I am never looking at the clock waiting for the day to be over. It is usually the opposite.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. And I don’t care how tough you are. It will beat you to your knees and keep you permanently there if you let it” “You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done” “Now if you know what you are worth, go out and get what you are worth, but you gotta be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers, saying you ain’t where you want to be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that, and that ain’t you. You’re better than that”. – Rocky Balboa No joke I really love this quote. Cheesy right? But, I love it and believe it 100%.
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: 2 dogs. The older (smaller) one is half Jack Russell and half Dachshund. Her name is Georgia. The younger (bigger) one is half English Bulldog and half Hound. Annie found both through pet adoption websites. I am definitely a dog person.
Q: Name one thing on your bucket list.
A: Annie and I want to travel a lot once the kids are a bit older. We want to go to Spain, Italy, Greece and many other countries. I would also like to check out Japan. I would like to charter a boat to cruise around the Caribbean for a week or so with friends one day.
Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
A: Honestly, not many. Outside of work, I spend most of my time as a dad doing what parents do. Annie does even more than me so I definitely give her credit, but I go to almost every guitar performance and every sporting event the kids participate in. Aside from all that, I like to hang out with friends and family and just relax. Annie and I both have parents and siblings with kids that are local so we spend a lot of time with them. We like to go to concerts too. Last summer we saw Gun’s N Roses in Nashville. That was probably the best concert of my life. That music brings me back to when I was a kid. This summer we will see Chris Stapleton.
Q: What’s your favorite food? Least favorite food?
A: Favorite: Pizza of course! Any kind will do, but pepperoni is a classic. Least favorite: I don’t really like salmon, but I am not that particular about food. I like almost everything.
Q: Favorite musician?
A: New: Chris Stapelton All Time: Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant)
CEO & Founder
Chris Uzzo is CEO and Founder of Zero Gravity Marketing. His work with clients helps them achieve natural search engine rankings resulting in increased website traffic and conversions.
Chris’s expertise includes natural search engine optimization through keyword research, analytics analysis, content optimization and link building. He also has over ten years experience setting up and managing successful pay-per-click campaigns through Google Adwords and Microsoft Ad Center with budgets that are large and small.
Chris was formerly the Vice President of Search Marketing and Analytics at Horizon Marketing Group. For over eight years he lead the search marketing department servicing clients such as Citi, Home Depot, SavATree, Bob’s Stores, Edible Arrangements, Laticrete, CoCoKey, Town Fair Tire, Scooter Store and Verifone to name just a few. He also led the HMG Labs team who’s purpose was to research and test new technology prior to recommending it to clients.
Chris is recognized as a Qualified Google Advertising Professional & as a Qualified Google Analytics Individual. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts and is currently completing a master’s degree in computer science at Southern Connecticut State University.