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At AdLift, our mission is to provide our clients with individualized, expert SEO solutions that drive ROI. Our team brings with it a rich and diverse background in internet marketing, sales, and management, and years of experience as leaders in the search engine marketing, display advertising, and search engine optimization space.

Meet the Team

Prashant Puri - CEO & Co-Founder

Prashant is an online marketing expert and is credited for expertly turning numerous sites into multi-million unique visitor sites through a combination of SEO & SEM. Before joining AdLift.com, Prashant was Head of Global Search Marketing for Shopping.com (an eBay Inc. Company) where he was responsible for increasing search traffic across three high-profile websites in five countries. Prior to eBay, Prashant played a role in helping Yahoo! grow to be the largest ad network of its time by leading initiatives to maximize advertisers’ ROI that resulted in partnerships with companies like AT&T and WebMD.com. Prashant frequently speaks as a search marketing expert at leading industry events that include SMX, SES, Pubcon. Prashant is a frequent contributor to the SearchEngineJournal. Prashant earned a BTech in Electronics from Bangalore University, India, and a MS in computer science from Columbia University, New York. 

Johnny Shami - VP, Business Development

As the VP of business development, Johnny oversees all sales operations at Adlift. With over 15 years of experience in sales and business development, he has a wide range of experience and has been involved in building a strong customer base for many companies in the tech industry, most recently for DoctorBase, a health medical review site and social platform for physicians in the SF Bay area. In a previous role, Johnny also managed sales for AdRoll, where he worked with agencies and Fortune 500 companies to strategize their display advertising spend. When he’s not working, you can find him on the soccer field or with his wife and two children (or all of the above). Johnny holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from SJSU.

Fun Fact: Johnny is convinced his wife makes the best hummus; however he has yet to share with the office so the verdict is still out. 

Kyle Webber - Director, SEO & SEM

Kyle is a Bay Area native who studied economics in San Diego and currently resides in San Francisco. Kyle has many years of business development and marketing experience. He began working in digital marketing while creating, optimizing and writing for a sports website, later moving on to the agency side.  He has spent years in online marketing, specializing in SEO and PPC. He currently helps manage new technical SEO strategies, link-building and distribution relationships and processes, and search engine marketing. He has helped major F500 clients experience rapid growth through technical and strategic digital marketing campaigns. 

Fun Fact: Kyle has an English Bulldog named Butters, loves stand-up comedy, and is still convinced someday his baseball talents can carry him to the MLB. 

Yuriy Yarovoy - Sr. Manager, SEO & SEM 

Yuriy was born in Kiev, Ukraine and emigrated at age 5 to Philadelphia. He studied History and Political Science before realizing that law and academia weren’t for him. He began his foray into digital marketing through several freelance writing assignments for friends’ blogs before realizing this was something he truly enjoyed. Through lots of learning and experimentation he eventually started working for a large full service digital agency in a search role. Since then, he has worked across various industries including Pharma, Health, Ecommerce, and Auto. His passion lies in looking at the big picture and tying search into a brands broader digital strategy.

Fun Fact: Yuriy spent 3 weeks hiking the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney. Before that he spent 2 months in Washington climbing in the North Cascades and Sea Kayaking around the San Juan islands.

Board of Directors

Vivek Pahwa – Co-Founder and Director

Vivek has rich entrepreneurial experience, including more than 6 years in the internet marketing space from a web-based business owner’s perspective. In addition to being the co-founder and director of AdLift, he also currently runs one of India's leading emerging consumer internet companies Accentium (www.accentium.com). As a business leader who understands both the demand for robust search solutions, and the intricate inner workings of the Internet Marketing and Search industries, Vivek brings the right balance of managing internet marketing challenges from both the service provider and the client perspective. 

 

Prashant Puri - CEO & Co-Founder

Prashant has over eight years of online marketing experience and is credited for expertly turning numerous sites into multi-million unique visitor sites through a combination of SEO & SEM. Before joining AdLift.com, Prashant was Head of Global Search Marketing for Shopping.com (an eBay Inc. Company) where he was responsible for increasing search traffic across three high-profile websites in five countries. Prior to eBay, Prashant played a role in helping Yahoo! grow to be the largest ad network of its time by leading initiatives to maximize advertisers’ ROI that resulted in partnerships with companies like AT&T and WebMD.com. Prashant frequently speaks as a search marketing expert at leading industry events that include SMX, SES, Pubcon. Prashant earned a BTech in Electronics from Bangalore University, India, and a MS in computer science from Columbia University, New York. 

 

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