This is us.

Some people are cat people. Others are dog people. Well, we are Search Engine People, a close-knit team that is borderline obsessed with all things digital marketing.

We are here for you.

The dream team of digital marketing.

Goldilocks would describe us as “juuuuuust right”. We’re big enough to work on the most complex projects, yet small enough to be incredibly agile. Our team of 70+ top digital experts is fueled by (let’s be honest) endless cups of coffee, and a desire to help businesses like yours grow. If you look behind the curtain, we don’t have a traditional agency structure with departments and silos. Our teams work in “pods” that specialize in key categories, like B2B, B2C, SMB, or Not for Profit. This allows us to build a deeper portfolio of insights and excellence that better serve our clients, and their performance.

We are crazy proud of our commitment to keeping our talent in-house, and on home turf. We’re more Canadian than a pothole in February. We revel in the diversity of our team and our skill sets–and what’s more Canadian than that? If you want to get to know us all individually, choose a face below (we don’t think anyone bites…) or drop by for a visit!

Jennifer Osborne President / CEO
Wisam Abdulaziz VP, SEO Technology
Victor Gonzalez SEO Specialist
Vicki Carayyanakis Director of Paid Media
Tony Choy SEO Specialist
Susan Saull Account Manager
Shyla Allan Team Lead, Paid Media
Shruti Vijaywargi Campaign Manager
Sean Chen PHP Programmer
Ron Hutchison Campaign Manager
Rob Lindsay Group Account Director (B2B)
Preyah Westmaas Account Manager
Michael Johnston Account Manager
Martha Vasquez SEO Manager
Lorraine Rowe Campaign Manager
Lloyd Quipp Team Lead, Paid Media
Joshua Tibando Account Manager
John Medina Website Developer
Joanne Quipp Campaign Manager
Jennifer Blackie Senior Account Manager
Jeff Quipp Founder, Retired
Jackie Patton Sr Digital Strategist
Jasmine Dosanjh HR Generalist
Gina Hamilton Finance & WB Operations
Elphie Galanakis Sr Account Manager
Dennis Dillon Continuous Improvement Facilitator
Davida Ander Campaign Manager
Craig Ellis VP, GAD - Home / Professional Services
Christine Sheppard Director, Content & Creative
Chris Walton CFO
Cheryl Lee Campaign Manager
Brad Camus Group Account Director (B2C)
Billy Li SEO Specialist
Bijal Shah Intermediate Accountant
Andrew Marsh Director Sales & Marketing
Amber Cochrane Sr Campaign Manager

About Us

In the late 90’s, before Google was anything more than a Stanford University rumour, our founder Jeff Quipp was tasked with helping his employer generate better results from within search engines. We’re talking AltaVista and Yahoo era. When he went looking for help with this task he realized that was going to be quite difficult… SEO didn’t really exist yet. He became part of a small (very small) community of bootstrapping SEO DIY’ers where everyone was learning on their own. He saw the market for a search engine company, and just like every other great startup in history, Search Engine People began from within a wood paneled basement.

Quickly, the lone search engine person turned into a company of Search Engine People. A company, whose quality work and sound reputation had our phones ringing off the hooks (that is, when phones were used as just phones)! Before we knew it we were being listed as one of Profit Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Startups…five years in a row.

Fast forward to today, where we are indisputably Canada’s most trusted search agency. Our team loves working as a partner to Canadian small businesses, and some of the world’s biggest and most prolific brands. We still wake up every day to take on new marketing challenges, because high fives only work with more than one person.

In the late 90’s, before Google was anything more than a Stanford University rumour, our founder Jeff Quipp was tasked with helping his employer generate better results from within search engines. We’re talking AltaVista and Yahoo era. When he went looking for help with this task he realized that was going to be quite difficult… SEO didn’t really exist yet. He became part of a small (very small) community of bootstrapping SEO DIY’ers where everyone was learning on their own. He saw the market for a search engine company, and just like every other great startup in history, Search Engine People began from within a wood paneled basement. Quickly, the lone search engine person turned into a company of Search Engine People. A company, whose quality work and sound reputation had our phones ringing off the hooks (that is, when phones were used as just phones)! Before we knew it we were being listed as one of Profit Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Startups...five years in a row. Fast forward to today, where we are indisputably Canada’s most trusted search agency. Our team loves working as a partner to Canadian small businesses, and some of the world’s biggest and most prolific brands. We still wake up every day to take on new marketing challenges, because high fives only work with more than one person.

Excellent team of people with a lot of knowledge to share. They have been very responsive and have made sure we are aware of everything they are doing at all times, so nothing slips through the cracks.

Melissa Clemance

Director of PR & Communications

On a weekly and monthly basis, we receive accurate, timely results alongside suggestions on how to continuously improve our activities. The SEP team tackles each new challenge with innovative thinking and results-driven strategy. They work side-by-side with members of our team in partnership. They care and it's evident from the great work they do.

Laura Bradley

Senior Specialist, Digital Communications, SickKids Foundation

Since we have engaged Search Engine People to run our search and social advertising campaigns, we've seen nothing but strong results. Our conversion rates increased by 30% and CPAs have dropped a whopping 66%. With amazing results like these we count on SEP's expertise and advice to keep moving our business forward.

Josey Matos

Senior Marketing Manager, Acquisition & Awareness