Cuz I Know Y’all Been Wondering…

ADDED: I’m not moving. I’m staying in the Seattle area πŸ™‚

Well it’s been a long, weird year so far but it’s finally settling down for me and life is resuming a normal routine very similar to what it was back in my days at Range Online Media.

I don’t really like typing so I’ll keep this breif and bring you all up date.

In January to this year I left Range after 2 and a half amazing years there and struck out on an adventure with a tech startup in Seattle called Visible Technologies. To be honest it was a rocky few months and in spite of the good people and great products and services it became clear pretty quickly that VT and I were not a good fit so with the blessing of the VT management we parted ways in a very amicable fashion. The only hitch was that I am a Canadian (toque, aboot, prOcess, zee) and I was on a work visa through Visible and once I quit I was not allowed to work for anybody else.Β 

Long story short…while I waited for my new work authorization I simply took the summer off and stayed home and drove my family nuts. Three and a half months later I have some new papers in my hands that say I can work for whomever I want. Talk about a freeing feeling. The timing could not be better since my wife is about to kill me and we’ve pretty much burned up the savings account.

So where am I going? What will I being? Who will I be doing it for? Good questions.

I’ve accepted a position as VP of Search for Position Technologies. PT is based just outside of Chicago in St Charles IL and also has an office in Santa Barbara. Jim, the founder, and I are long time friends and have talke about working together for years now and I’m ecstatic to finally be part of the PT family. I’ll be running the SEO and consulting department as well as representing PT on the conference circuit.Β 

So there you have it. A brief explanation of where I’ve been for the past few months and if you can put 2 and 2 together you’ll also figure out that leaving VT was the demise of TrainTalkWithTodd. TTwT may come back in some form once I settling into an official office space and a daily routine. We’ll see.

The brief side trip into startup land was fun but it’s good to be back in Search doing what I know and love.


  1. Welcome to the team! πŸ™‚

  2. congrats todd. πŸ™‚ //g

  3. Congratulations Todd! Already miss TTwT but it’ll be good to see you doing what your a ‘Rockstar’ for πŸ™‚ Best of times in the new position!


  4. I love that you used y’all in the title. See, Texas wasn’t a total waste!

    I also love that you said you don’t like to type. πŸ™‚

    Best of luck in your new ventures my friend!

  5. Todd – you are missed at VT.

    Best of luck with new position. Great to see you yesterday. Don’t be a stranger when in Seattle.



  6. Congrats on the new role Todd and moving back into Search! πŸ™‚

  7. Well, sounds like PT got the better end of this deal. Certainly gives them some instant credibility… not that they were hurting in that respect, but it’s never bad to have more credibility.

  8. Congrats, Todd — you’ll kick ass no matter where you are.

  9. I had a nice half-day of dreaming about building a Chicago-based SEO empire, but now you’ve gone and crushed that πŸ˜‰ All the same, congratulations on the new job!

  10. It’s cool to see that you looked around, saw things weren’t right, and made the fast call to go elsewhere. Many people just go into survival mode and “tolerate” a job they hate. Your new company was very smart to make such an arrangement for you. Somebody over there knows that top search talent is very rare.

  11. …and I got all excited when I saw you were working for Jim….but then I realized it wasn’t me….dang.
    Best wishes.

  12. I still think there’s waaaaay too much online marketing talent concentrated in Seattle πŸ™‚

    Congrats on the new role!

  13. After the cruel tweet about moving to Troy, I must say I’m sad you’re sticking to the west coast, but it sounds like a great decision for the whole Oil family and your own happiness. Let’s definitely swap startup stories over drinks at the next conference. Congrats, especially to Position Technologies for nabbing you.

  14. Congrats Todd! They’re lucky to have you. Btw, Canada misses you…if you choose to move again, come back to yer country πŸ™‚

  15. Dude,

    You can work on my team any time….

    Congratulations on the flexible work status and best of luck.

  16. Good choice Todd! Looking forward to catching up soon.


  17. Congrats from this side, too! IsnΒ΄t it weird that life always has itΒ΄s up and downs? Enjoy your “up” as much as you can, hopefully it will last very, very long!

  18. Congratulations on your new role. Best of luck.