Words For Less
Words For Less was founded by 2 people with similar but different backgrounds to end up in the same place: an office in the quiet downtown of Burien, Washington.
Founder A (notice how I chose A instead of #1 :)) is me, Chad Fisher.
Born and raised in south Seattle, I went to the University of Washington, graduated with an accounting degree, got my CPA and went on to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 9 years, before leaving the company in 2007. Buying 2 construction companies at the height of the housing market and construction boom didn’t work out so well and I started learning SEO, programming languages, how to buy paid traffic and affiliate marketing. I found that so much more fascinating than working in corporate America or running failing construction companies. I opened Pyramid SEO in early late 2008 and started offering my consulting services to clients. Loved that work and realized to do SEO properly you need white hat links. After working with contractors to source close to 800 of my own guest posts in 2011 I found that we had learned a lot of lessons that would be useful to people that needed the same thing I did.
Founder B (is the person doing everything that matters) Ryan Devereux.
Ryan grew up in Kailua, Oahu and then attended the University of Washington one year ahead of me. We even had the same class (though we didn’t know each other very well at the time) and ended up both working at PricewaterhouseCoopers together for 5 years. Ryan went on to work at Washington Mutual until Jamie Dimon stole that company away and then he left for Clearwire. Ryan and I were talking about working together in 2011 and in early 2012 Words For Less was born (full credit to Alan Dunn for saving us from a bad company name).
There are a total of 6 employees locally in Burien Washington that work for Pyramid SEO, Superlative Internet or Words For Less. Special thanks to Matt Peters for programming this company site and building out the software for prospecting and order handling.
Here are Ryan and I on May 16th, 2012: