Five Mill was founded in 2008 as industry leaders in Search Engine Marketing. As the industry evolved, so did Five Mill.
With a focus on expertise, we have continued to provide the same expertise to all aspects of Digital Marketing.
Five Mill team members each have their own expertise. We manage all aspects of Online Marketing and have team members with expertise in Google, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more...
Taking an advanced algorithmic approach to Search Engine Marketing, we’ve developed a method to bid management that has a proven track record with over $500M in Search Engine Marketing spend.Learn More
Every company is different, and the marketing efforts should be as well. We develop customized technology for our clients to ensure success.Learn More
Compelling design and effective web development are critical to an ad campaign’s success. We utilize our expertise to ensure that ads and landing pages don’t just look good, but also perform well.
With a 2-week account audit, we have shown performance improvements in every single test to date and an average of 88% increase in profit.Learn More
We're a highly experienced team of no-nonsense Digital Advertising experts.Learn More
We presented this slideshow in 2009, which outlines revolutionary methodology developed by Five Mill’s founder, Dan Soha, who holds a degree in Computer Science (focus in Algorithm Theory) from UC Berkeley.
After the presentation, the major Search Engines responded that Five Mill’s methodology would not be effective for optimizing online spend. Time has proven them wrong, as the Five Mill Method has been accepted as revolutionary and adopted as a best practice.
In the years since this presentation, Five Mill has continued to innovate and has developed proprietary tools to further optimize Search Engine Marketing.
Available 3rd party tracking and reporting technology are rarely sufficient for innovative online businesses. Five Mill develops customized dashboards, reporting and tracking for clients. Whether a client would prefer to receive reports over text message or whether revenue is generated 6 months after the click, Five Mill’s technology provides the solution that is best suited for our clients.
Five Mill has a 100% success rate in increasing profits after a 2-week account audit. On average, clients experienced an 88% increase in profit.
Five Mill’s 2-week 50-point audit on your account is designed to find hidden inefficiencies and potential opportunity in your current advertising program. Our goal is to create a blueprint for your success.
We’ll be in constant contact over the audit period with suggested updates and upgrades to optimize your account. At the end of the two weeks, we’ll discuss the possibility of becoming your permanent Digital Marketing solution based on the strength and success of the audit.
Our cooperative approach is one where we all share in the team’s success. We each bring our experience & expertise to the table to ensure that success. Each employee benefits from the positive results they provide to the clients they manage. In addition, there are no low-level staff members nor junior associates at Five Mill. All members of the team are experts at what they do and each their own specialty.
Dan Soha founded Five Mill and has over 15 years of experience as a Search Engine Marketer. He developed innovative techniques that draw not only on the marketing and advertising skills of the Five Mill team, but also on his specific academic background in the field of Algorithm Theory, having graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science. His unique mathematical approach is the backbone of Five Mill and differentiates the team from typical Search Engine Marketers. By combining marketing with mathematics, sales with science, and binary maps with buying models, Five Mill has continued to lead with creative executions and data-driven results.
Susan Waldes has worked in the Search Engine Marketing industry since 1999. Having done SEM consistently since then, we think she may have more hours of SEM experience than anyone. With her shrewd, entrepreneurial, and results-driven spirit she brings innovative ideas to managing marketing campaigns. Having worked with dozens of clients, Susan has an exceptional perspective on Digital Marketing as a whole.
Liam Mbuthia brings 12 years of SEM experience to the Five Mill team, having worked in a multitude of verticals including finance, entertainment, retail, lead generation and many more. He has worked with companies ranging from Fortune 100s to small regional jewelers, and has a knack for finding growth opportunities for all businesses, big & small. His experience brings a wealth of knowledge to the Five Mill team.
Katie Patton has over 9 years of Search Engine Marketing experience for both in-house and agency accounts. She has managed large and small accounts in a number of verticals such as Retail, Lead Generation, and Coupons. Within these verticals she has experience in a variety of categories including apparel, sporting goods, gifts clubs, vitamins, education, automotive, local, software and many more.
Manzini Tu comes from an agency background and his continued successes came from working closely and collaboratively with clients. He's worked in varying verticals such as Peer-to-Peer services, Online Education, and Lead Generation. He brings a uniquely mathematical approach to Search Engine Marketing, having studied Economics at UC Berkeley. His educational background and studies of the math behind Search Engine Marketing makes him a critical part of the Five Mill team in his focus of driving financial success for our clients.
Ron Rosano built a passion for collaboration while working with dozens of clients across numerous industries that range from small boutique clients to Fortune 500 companies. Having graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Statistics, Ron brings a scientific methodology to his data-driven Marketing strategies. He has a track record of success with his efforts in optimizing all parts of the user funnel and optimizing them towards his clients’ objectives and goals.
Matt Gillooly brings a variety of experience, having worked in agency and tech start-up roles. He’s worked with clients in a multitude of verticals including Insurance, SaaS, Health & Fitness, and Hospitality. He has a knack solving Marketing challenges for clients of all sizes and specializes in online marketing for Lead Generation businesses.
Ting-Yu Liu has 12 years of Search Engine Marketing experience working for clients ranging from Fortune 500 to local services. He has managed accounts in a wide variety of verticals with a specialization in e-commerce and consumer electronics. With a strong analytical background, he has a proven track record of presenting data-driven results by utilizing all avenues of digital marketing. He also loves Excel and geeks out on tools that make his job more efficient.
Sindy Corso is a seasoned digital marketer with a breadth of experience in all facets of PPC. She brings a blend of strategic thinking and deep technical knowledge to help startups and Fortune 100 companies alike improve their digital marketing programs. She is passionate about finding elegant solutions to difficult marketing problems.
Hayley Noël has worked in Search Engine Marketing since 2007. Starting her career in Chicago at two of the ‘Big 4’ agencies she has worked on Fortune 500 brands with a strong passion for teaching and innovating within the industry. Reliability and results are the foundation of her client relationships. Her experience has enabled her to develop strategies focused on meeting business goals as well as seeking out opportunities to grow and learn through testing.
Ellen Moon has worked in Search Engine Marketing since 2010, in agencies, in-house, vendor-side, and as a freelancer. Having an unwavering adoration for advertising since she could walk, her career has led her to experience digital consumerism in verticals such as CPG, travel & hospitality, beauty, tech, e-commerce, non-profits, and many more. When she's not configuring data points to increase ROI, she's optimizing her strategy on the foosball table to bring titles home by competing in tournaments across North America.
Ian Mackie got his start in the digital advertising space as a way to fund his stint as a professional mountain bike racer and adventure photographer back when both link building and MySpace were cool. For the past 7+ years, he's lived life on the agency side - planning, building & managing SEM & social advertising campaigns for both small & Fortune 100 clients. Over the years, Ian has shared his social marketing knowledge as a speaker at PPC Hero, SMX Social & other conferences.
Hans Gu has worked in paid search for over six years; specializing in lead generation and geo-market focused marketing. He brings a very data oriented and testing focused approach to advertising and is great at optimizing client's multi channel advertising to maximize return on all online marketing spend. He has worked with both fortune 500 companies and micro budget clients, he emphasizes communication, transparency, and team building with his clients and has a special interest in the gaming and travel industries.
Conor McElhaney started his career in San Francisco before moving to NYC. In SF, he rapidly gained experience by helping large Fintech startups gain ground in the competitive search landscape. Trust, accountability, and results help him establish long lasting relationship with his clients. His experience across verticals has allowed him to develop strategies focused on improving his client’s bottom line as well as helping companies scale to greater heights.
Eugene Byun has been immersed in SEM since 2006. With both the agency and client-side experience, he has managed multi-million dollar global search marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies in verticals that include real estate, agriculture, wholesale, health & wellness, apparel retail, consumer electronics, and technology. Eugene loves a good challenge and finding innovative methods to solve unique business challenges through strategic digital marketing solutions.
Trevor Dye has worked in Online Marketing since 2009, in both agency and in-house roles. He has worked across a variety of verticals, including lead generation, real estate, coupons, shopping, and software. Having graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has a very analytical approach to Online Marketing. Trevor specializes in building tools and automation to help build, manage, and optimize large scale accounts.
Eric Duchek has been working in Social Advertising since 2012. He has a passion for optimization and a desire to make a positive impact on everything he touches. several years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Eric eventually found himself working on several Fortune 100 clients in verticals such as ride-sharing, fashion, music streaming, and others. Eric’s methodology is built around driving efficiency at scale and finding creative solutions that leave lasting value.
Josh Ragusa has been working in Online Marketing since 2008, starting in some of Chicago's largest ad agencies and later moving to San Diego, where he currently resides. He has worked on a wide range of clients, including many Fortune 500 companies & household name brands, as well as small start-up companies and everything in between, mostly within eCommerce. Josh has made Google Shopping a focus of his career since its release, constantly striving to learn and perfect the ins & outs of the channel, along with feed optimization, in new and exciting ways.
Regina Falkowski has been working in the Online Marketing industry since 2011. She has managed both B2B and B2C search and shopping accounts for top brands in apparel, technology, gifting, consumer electronics and the pet industry, focusing on lead generation and direct sales with over $15M+ annual spend. Her meticulous and analytical nature compliment her expertise in Search Engine Marketing.
Miguel Madrigal has been working in Search Engine Marketing since 2013. He has worked on large B2B accounts as well as some B2C and ECommerce, helping plan full marketing strategies from top of funnel discovery to bottom of funnel DR. While most experienced Search Engine Marketers focus on a certain niche or vertical, Miguel is skilled in all aspects of SEM and knowledgeable across Digital Marketing.
Valerie Vieira is a seasoned Social Media expert who has been working in the space since 2010. Throughout her career, she has worked across a multitude of verticals supporting a wide variety of clients from large fortune 500 companies to startups. She has a passion for building successful Social Advertising campaigns that blend awareness and strategy to drive insight and find solutions for long term business success.
Andrew Mera has over 10 years of SEM experience in B2B and B2C companies and has worked in multiple verticals including: Food & Beverage, Transportation, Finance, CPG, Apparel, Pharmaceuticals and Enterprise B2B. Andrew has experience leading paid media strategies in the U.S. as well as managing local campaigns in LATAM, EMEA, and APAC. Andrew takes a unit economics approach to SEM as he focuses on growth and profitability.
Mike Ristvedt has been working in Marketing and Advertising since 2010. He started his career as an Account Manager at Facebook. Since then, he’s worked for the world’s largest media investment agency, leading social media advertising for one of their Fortune 50 clients. Mike believes in the importance of integrating Digital Marketing into every aspect of a company’s holistic marketing strategy, which supplements all channels to maximize performance. He’s a hard-worker, with a great attitude, and is always focused on a client’s business metrics.
Fan Yang breezed through UC Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He's the only person we've met, and possibly on the planet, that said that the program was easy. As the lead developer of Five Mill's proprietary bidding platform for over 4 years, he fearlessly solves every problem and doesn't understand the word "impossible". He works closely with the team to create solutions and custom algorithms for each of our clients.
Jack Henry Mbuthia, Chief Napping Officer. He has been affiliated with Search Engine Marketing his entire life. Jack has been making waves in the marketing world since before he could walk, and as his vocabulary continues to grow, so too does his desire to not take baths and never put his shoes on. When not napping his way to victory, Jack can often be found screaming on playgrounds or running away at top speed from his parents at San Diego beaches.
Five Mill is a partnership of experienced Search Engine Marketers. We are always hiring the best and, if that's you, we'd love to hear from you! You must have 6+ years of full-time Search Engine Marketing experience and agency experience is a huge plus. If you are interested in applying to join the team, please complete the Contact Us form below.