We’re a group of bold, creative and experienced strategists and implementors who deliver compelling digital marketing services that get results. And we make sure to have fun while doing it.
For 20+ years, we’ve been specializing in guiding high-growth tech companies including MSPs, SaaS providers, tech startups and IT Services firms to leverage their sales and marketing to go for the gold.
Growing a business is a thrilling, though bumpy, ride. This type of work isn’t for the faint of heart, the risk averse or those allergic to discomfort. So, if you fall into any of these categories, we are not the right sales and marketing growth firm for you. However, if you thrive on challenges, hard work, creative problem solving and innovation, we’re a perfect match.
This world richly rewards the risk-takers and the fearless who go after exactly what they want. These are our people.
Are you one of the go-getters who will look back in 20+ years and see a person who went for exactly what they wanted? Or are you going to see someone who played it safe and stayed stuck as soon they hit quick sand?
Anyone can have a safe and ho-hum life. That’s not us. We hope that’s not you either.
Stick with us and we’ll guide you to go for your next big thing, whether it’s the next evolution of your business, a new project or a wildly impossible goal. We want to see you succeed and earn your freedom in the process.
We have many strategies and tactics in our tool box that are firmly grounded in content and inbound marketing principles that will get you there. In fact, we’ve dedicated an entire page to them here.
Lastly, we’re glad you found us. Let’s make great things happen together.
To create the most transformational sales and marketing growth strategy firm to make IT owners massive amounts of money while finding purpose and having fun.
At SGS, we know that tech owners struggle to leverage the right sales and marketing strategies and tactics to grow their businesses. So, we help them create the content and processes they need to increase their revenue, earn their freedom and be the leader they were always meant to be.
Founder and CEO
Dave is our Founder and CEO. Basically, he’s the boss, which he doesn’t take lightly. His client-centric and direct approach ensures that his clients get marketing that actually works. Dave’s worked with well-known corporate brands such as General Nutrition Centers, California Closets, Circuit City, and Verizon Communications. Dave has 20+ years of experience working with MSPs, SaaS, Tech and IT firms and B2B companies. He pours his wealth of marketing knowledge into clients making sure they’re seen, heard and valued in the current tech climate. Dave also hosts the podcast: Confessions of a Burnt-Out Marketer where he shares his and guests’ insights on the marketing industry at large. He’s also a contributing writer at E-Commerce Consulting and the Good Men Project. In the end, Dave delivers digital marketing leadership, strategies and tools that lead clients to success and prosperity. Though Dave is a master when it comes to marketing, his biggest pride and joy are his two phenomenal daughters. When he’s not with them, you’ll probably find him at the badass Academy of Combat Arts in Fargo training for an amateur boxing bout. His other loves include skiing Keystone and Vail in Colorado, jamming out to his SoundCloud playlist, having great conversations over Caribou Coffee while enjoying the summer sunsets in Fargo. Lastly, he’s an avid supporter of medical mission trips to developing nations, the fight against human trafficking, and emotional healing for business owners.
Senior Content Creator
Heather Zinger is our Senior Content Creator. She writes compelling content that gets our clients hired. Her ability to creatively translate technological products and services for all audiences is her jam. Over the past 5 years, Heather’s been churning out words for hire following a lifetime of avid reading, creative writing, and learning languages. To say that words are embedded in her blood is an understatement. As she, herself, will tell you, words are the primary vehicle for ideas and together, they have the power to fuel vast changes. In a nutshell, that’s why she’s here. To help put client’s technological innovations center stage, making it easier to connect with and transform their audiences. Though words are her first love, her husband is now a top contender. She spends most of her free time with him exploring nature, yoga, meditation, art and bold, spicy foods. Lastly, she’s a fierce advocate for mental health and is a trained Reiki master and life coach.
Office Manager & Project Coordinator
She’s our Office Manager & Project Coordinator and “can do” gal with a passion for nurturing her family and friends (and sometimes strangers). She makes sure our clients feel heard as well as keeps us on point for tasks and deadlines. Nicole deftly handles all our scheduling, project, and process coordination tasks to ensure timely deliverables. Not only is she an excellent communicator and can find the “good” in almost anything, but she is also determined and empathetic. Nicole is a whiz when it comes to serving customers and solving problems. She’s also great at devouring thriller novels, creating meals from scratch, and spending time with her husband and puppy, Tofu. She’s a champion for a wide range of social responsibility, justice and equity issues as well as an ardent vegetarian.
COPYWRITER & CONTENT COORDINATOR
Steve is our Copywriter and Content Coordinator. He’s been honing his project management and customer service acumen for the past 18 years and his writing chops for the past 3 years. He’s a natural when it comes to understanding our clients’ content needs. Especially because Steve’s a pro at illuminating the amazing value they bring to the world, which he then captures via compelling copy. He’s got a great sense of humor, keen insight and is mindfully honest. Outside of work, Steve can be found spending quality time with family and friends, preferably on the beach. He particularly enjoys hiking in nature, eating Japanese BBQ, cooking and watching Billions and Curb your Enthusiasm. Lastly, he strives to support people without housing and women and children recovering from trauma.
Core Creative Contractor Team
In addition, we also work with a talented network of graphic and website designers and video contractors to get you the services you need, performed at the highest level, and for the best value.
Graphic & Website Designer
Christy is the Founder of Brown Design and our branding and website design expert. Her mad design chops keep our clients’ digital designs and websites fresh, relevant and up to date. She loves getting to learn so much about our clients’ companies while helping them rebrand and redesign their sites. In addition to her uber creativity and drive for excellence, she’s a tenacious problem solver. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two step children and their voracious pug, Pixel. She’s a devoted member of the CrossFit community and her favorite activities include biking, video games, pinball and board games. Basically, she loves the games. Lastly, she’s dedicated to making sure kids don’t go hungry and helps raise money for various charities through high-level, speedrunning gameplay.
Sohail “Simon” Kiani
Videographer, Editor & Animator
Sohail (soo·hil) is the Founder and Managing Director of Stellar Videos and our video and animation expert. His wide ranging video skill set includes creating explainer, corporate, marketing, whiteboard and animated videos. He also excels in video production and editing. Basically, Sohail lives, breathes and eats multimedia and Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, which he’s been doing for 12+ years. Not only is Sohail passionate and dedicated to delivering the best in video and animation to our clients, he’s also a compassionate, creative problem solver and team player. In his off hours, you’ll find Sohail spending time with his wife, two boys and his small, yet tight knit extended family. As he himself will say, they’re the greatest inspiration for his life. He also enjoys traveling and photography. Lastly, he’s a champion for innovative technologies, space exploration and green energy.
Brad is the Founder of True North Consulting and our paid ads and SEO expert contractor. He helps us develop and fine tune our clients’ online presence via SEO and paid search ads (Google/Bing). He dives deep into online traffic analysis, cultivating data insights and creating keyword searches. He uses this ongoing plethora of information to adjust for peak ad campaigns performance. Overall, he’s just a really smart dude. Not only does he bring his extensive education in finance, economics and management in to play, but he’s a whiz at managing all the tiny details. He’s highly invested in client success and collaborative team work. Some of his favorite pastimes include boating, hiking in state and national parts and photography. He and his wife have a beagle named Eddy and a cat called Hurricane. Lastly, he’s passionate about helping animals find a home, assisting children living with disabilities in Nepal and protecting water quality and conversation.
Based in Fargo, ND // With offices in Minneapolis, MN