Meet Our Founder

Founder, CEO
Ricardo Santiago
Ricardo Santiago
Founder, CEO

As CEO and founder of ClickSprout Media, Ricardo's passion and entrepreneurial spirit to help others has helped grow ClickSprout Media into the Digital Agency it is today. 

Before getting into digital marketing, Ricardo was in school for graphic design. He was driven by fashion and quickly started a skate supply company that he still works on till this day as his favorite pastime activity. 

Additionally, he has been featured in a number of fashion publications and fashion week events including the Bay Area Fashion Week in San Francisco, CA. His t-shirt line Distressed Clothing Co. has been featured in over 10 malls and boutiques in the Tri-state area of New York and has sold his clothes around the world. 

Ricardo likes watching a number of shows on AMC and Showtime as well as watching re-runs of King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond and Seinfeld.

Ricardo supports a number of causes and organizations for children, animal abuse and those with cancer.

"What drives me is finding the drive in others and helping people to reach their goals in digital marketing." - Ricardo Santiago

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Meet Our Team

Director Of Paid Media
John J. Hofford
John J. Hofford
Director Of Paid Media

John Hofford a native of Dallas, Texas joined ClickSprout Media in 2016 as the director of paid media. 

While finishing his MBA in Digital Media Management he started working with Search Engine Marketing and began exploring the backend science that makes for successful campaigns. Fortunately his business background helped him to avoid thinking and behaving like a traditional marketing person and to only trust the data to make account optimizations and decisions.

John not only works hard but he plays harder. John enjoys traveling to Japan 1-2 times per year and going on adventures with his chocolate lab Cash. He likes watching college football and online gaming competitions. On his downtime he likes catching up on the show 24, The Man In The High Castle and The Americans. 

"The thing that attracted me the most to SEM and why I'm so passionate about it is the data doesn't lie. You know exactly how your account is performing and how much money is being spent on a new lead. I enjoy using the sciences to improve these metrics because they become tangible. Ultimately, I've stayed with SEM because for me it's a lot of fun to build and grow a successful account." -John Hofford

Senior Web Developer
Anna Mincello
Anna Mincello
Senior Web Developer
Junior SEO Specialist
Vinny Tortora
Vinny Tortora
Junior SEO Specialist

Vinny Tortora a native of Smith Town, NY joined ClickSprout Media in 2016 as an SEO Intern under the wing and direction of ClickSprout Media's founder Richard Santiago. He quickly became a junior specialist and has been working his way up.

Vinny likes watching and playing sports. His favorite sport is Hockey. He loves watching re-runs every night of Seinfeld.

Vincent graduated with a bachelors in Marketing and is now studying for his MBA. 

"I like the challenge of SEO and helping clients try to rank as high as possible and I like the creativity involved with social media."-Vinny Tortora

 

Senior Graphic Designer
Matthew Grotta
Matthew Grotta
Senior Graphic Designer

Born and raised on Long Island, Matthew Grotta has always had an eye for art and bringing his ideas and those of others to life. His passion for Graphic Design started at a very young age and has intensified throughout the years. Both his dedication and strong work ethic will guarantee all needs and expectations are met. Aside from his creative side, Matthew is also a Certified Personal Trainer and an avid hockey player ever since the age of 7. So, it comes as no surprise he works well under pressure and isn’t afraid of a challenge. On his days off, Matthew enjoys spending time with his lovely wife exploring and enjoying life together.

"The Artist Sees What Others Only Catch A Glimpse Of." - Leonardo Da Vinci“

Client Relations
Jeremee Williams
Jeremee Williams
Client Relations

Born and raised in Maryland, Jeremee Williams stands at 6'4. But it's not his height that he uses to help people, but rather its his pure love for people and customer service that pushes him to learn new technologies. With 3 years of professional IT experience, he has an understanding of the importance of SEO. On the weekends with his friends, Jeremee is open to going to new restaurants, tweaking his car, and other outdoor activities such as hiking grilling and social gatherings.
 

Junior SEO Specialist
Abe Nyayapathi
Abe Nyayapathi
Junior SEO Specialist

Abe was born in Hyderabad, India and moved to the United States when he was about 3 years old. Raised by hard working immigrant parents the importance of having good education and career was always stressed but during his first IT internship Abe realized that the typical corporate environment was not for him. Seeking another path in life Abe discovered an interest in digital marketing and started learning as much as he could about SEO, Social Media, content marketing ext. The thing that drew Abe to digital marketing was the fact that he could use both his creativity and analytical thinking professionally. 

When he isn't working Abe likes to watch/play sports, spend time with family and friends, watch TV shows/movies and listen to music. Some of his favorite sports are boxing, MMA, football and basketball while his favorite TV shows are Black Mirror, The Patriot Act and Mindhunter. When it comes to music Abe grew up on hip hop and still loves it till this day. 

Digital Marketing Assistant | Graphic Designer
Miranda Cagliano
Miranda Cagliano
Digital Marketing Assistant | Graphic Designer

Miranda joined the ClickSprout team in September 2019 after graduating with a Bachelor's in Mass Communication and Computer Art. Miranda was unsure how to combine her love for helping others with her love for creativity, until she started taking graphic design courses in college. Tech-savvy from a young age, Miranda enjoys learning more about the realm of digital marketing, using her skills in graphic and web design as tools. 

When she’s not working, Miranda enjoys exercise, trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family. She recently took part in a service trip in Philadelphia, where she volunteered at a nonprofit dedicated to child welfare services. Miranda likes all types of music, but has a special place in her heart for the Grateful Dead. Her favorite shows include Breaking Bad, Dexter, and Orange is the New Black."