MEET YOUR SEO COLLECTIVE Board Members
SEO Collective Chair & Senior Technical Lead at Studiohawk
Nik Ranger is the Host and SEO Collective Chair.
Working as Studiohawk’s Senior Technical Lead, her senior management role oversees championing innovation, business process, research and strategy. Complimenting her role at Studiohawk, she is an international search industry keynote speaker and shortlisted for the Young Search Professional SEMrush award, the co-host of SEMrush’s Australian Search Marketing Academy (ASMA), host for SEO Collective Australia, founder of SEO Collective Australia and founder of Women in Search Australia. In her free time she enjoys playing electric violin, reading, illustration and playing with her greyhound Poppy.
Nik's ability to succinctly and accurately communicate the complexities of SEO, combined with a keen desire to explore all areas of SEO, has positioned her as one of the leading voices in the SEO community.
SEO Collective Treasurer & WordPress SEO Consultant AKA Godfather
Peter Mead, is a highly experienced award-winning WordPress SEO Consultant. Over the years Peter has developed a heavy focus on Technical SEO and Content Marketing. Well equipped with a large variety of Advanced Technical SEO Skills. Peter has been involved in the SEO community for many years and has become known to some as The Godfather. Peter was awarded a Special Recognition Award by SEMrush in 2019 at the annual Search Marketing Awards held at the Sydney Opera House.
Peter is well known as a speaker and presenter for several groups, conferences and events. He is very active in the SEO community including being a co-organiser of the Melbourne SEO Meetup and a host on the SEMrush ASMA webinar series.
Advisory Board Member & Co-founder and CTO of Clickify
Chris been involved with, and enjoy presenting on technical topics to various industry and user groups.
Previously assisted running the Melbourne Macromedia (later Adobe) User Group, the Melbourne PHP User Group, and for several years was the Victorian Chapter President for the System Administrators Guild of Australia (SAGE-AU), recently renamed to the Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA).
SEO Collective Industry News Host & SEO Strategy Director of Supple
Saijo George is a results driven digital marketer who leads through actions and thrives in fast-paced environment. Holding solid web analytical and trend analysis skills matched by forecasting and competitor analysis. Experience in supporting web design, content and development towards multichannel marketing, with a focus on SEO, content marketing and growth hacking.
Saijo has been involved with Internet Marketing since 2008 and am passionate about everything related to SEO and an active participant in the SEO industry runs a bunch of side projects
Founder : tldrMarketing - an industry leading digital marketing newsletter
Events & Venue Subcommittee Chair & The Compilator CEO
James is the CEO and Founder of The Compilator and has been working in Marketing for
the last 17 years, working for a range of different agencies and companies including
James specialises in consulting services and paid media (Google Ads, Paid Social
Media & Programmatic Media) to improve your customers’ experience, Assisting clients in
meeting business goals by first understanding their business objectives, target audience
and creating engaging & creative strategies.
SEO Women Australia Chair & Strategy Director for Pixelstorm
For over a decade, Paula has helped businesses across Australia boost their bottom line with effective marketing campaigns and website strategies. While the web has changed dramatically over that time, the fundamentals of Paula’s approach has remained the same: matching her client’s objectives with the needs of an online audience. She specialises in Online Lead Generation using Google Ads, SEO and more.
SEO Collective Marketing Chair & Traffic Manager at Easy Weddings
Dan is a digital Marketing expert with nearly a decade of management and practical experience in SEM and Development. Combining extensive tracking and attribution thinking to drive conversions and results for hundreds of clients across, PPC, SEO, Development and UX / UI Design.
Dan specialises in developing informed strategies that lead to actionable insight, with an understanding that SEO and search intent are the main qualifiers of any campaigns future success.
Advisory Board Member & Technical SEO Strategist at Innovate Online
Peter is a Technical SEO Strategist and eCommerce Specialist who spends his time tinkering away on web platforms like Shopify.
After working in-house as a Digital Marketer for an online beauty retailer, Peter now works agency side as a specialist in all things technical – servicing clients such as JB Hi-Fi, T2 Tea, and Metricon.
Peter met his wife on the train by placing his business card next to her. (Together 10+ years)
Advisory Board Member & Founder and Director of Studiohawk
Harry is the director and founder of StudioHawk. His main role is to innovate, adapt and lead in the world of SEO to ensure Studiohawk is always at the forefront of new adaptations in the industry.
Harry was first introduced to the world of SEO at 13 after his father fell victim to a dodgy digital marketing agency who promised him the world but ended up delivering very little. Harry started undertaking the work himself and quickly fell in love with the mix of logic and creativity that SEO brings. This started to rank his fathers business and several other websites he owned, which landed him his first job in the working world at the age of just 14 years old after being offered a role training their team within a digital marketing agency.
He loved the world of SEO but after working in different agencies for 3 years he ended up dissatisfied with how these companies operated, trying to be everything to everyone and stretching the services until they became jacks of all trades but masters of none. So at 17 he decided to go at it alone. StudioHawk was born…
A specialised company focusing on one thing… growing your organic search presence. Nothing more and nothing less
On the basis of no lock-in contracts, a strong focus on education, and strict discipline for saying no to projects they didn’t think would work or disagreed with, StudioHawk has since grown five years later to become the largest dedicated SEO agency in Australia. Since then the company has gone on to win the Australian Business Award for Marketing innovation, SEMRush’s Agency of the year 2019, as well as the MyBusiness, Marketing, Advertising, and PR award for 2019 as well.
Aside from awards, StudioHawk now helps host the SEO meetup in Melbourne with over 2000 members and growing. Harry sits on the board of the Australia Web Industry Association and regularly does guest speaking around the world talking about new SEO disciplines such as DIRTy SEO. To this day he’s still the youngest in the team.
It doesn’t stop there, however, StudioHawk has since expanded to London and is in the midst of launching an SEO learning centre partnering with universities and education facilities to give the next generation, as well as business owners and CMO’s alike, the tools and understanding of SEO – because the more people that properly understand SEO, the better results people will achieve.
When not focusing on SEO Harry is likely playing Runescape, Dota 2, Skateboarding, Hiking, or most likely attempting (poorly) to do all at the same time in the interest of ‘efficiency’.
Advisory Board Member & Digital Marketing Consultant
Pamela, a Certified Practising Marketer, is an award-winning digital marketing strategist. She has delivered results for over 600 local and global products/services; gaining award recognition for content development, website strategy, and innovative digital solutions.
Pamela's industry leadership includes mentoring for the Australian Marketing Institute and Swinburne University. In addition, she has contributed as an SEO Meetup Organiser, Australian Marketing Institute Award Judge, and Australian Web Awards Judge.
Seeking creative and strategic marketing challenges by aligning marketing efforts to conversion rate optimisation for increased loyal customers. Fascinated by all things marketing and enjoys meeting like-minded people.