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Larry Kim


Larry Kim

Larry Kim founded WordStream in 2007. He bootstrapped the company by providing internet consulting services while funding/managing a team of engineers and marketers to develop and sell software for search engine marketing automation. In August of 2008 he secured a 4M Series A investment from Sigma Partners.

Today he serves as company CTO and is a contributor to both the product team and marketing teams. Larry practices photography in his spare time.

In 2018, Larry founded MobileMonkey, a chatbot builder company.

Larry’s background has been in software engineering, software product management, and Internet Marketing (partcularly PPC, SEO and Social Media Marketing), for several widely-used software productivity tools over 10 years. Larry’s prior roles include:

Director of Marketing, DataDirect Technologies.
Director of Marketing, Altova.
Various Software Engineering & Search Engine Marketing Consulting Jobs

Additionally, Larry is the author of 4 Award-Winning Books on Software Development, and a blogger for the SEOmoz blog, the WordStream Blog, Search Engine Journal, Marketing Profs, Search Engine Watch, and dozens of other business, technology, and internet marketing publications.

Larry received a B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (Honors) from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Canada. Larry is also a frequent speaker at search marketing industry conferences.