About Us

The minds behind PlusThis

Dave Lee, Overseer

Hi! I’m Dave. I’m an entrepreneur, marketer, optimist, and sales junkie. I’ve been on the Internet since 1987 (I no longer have a mullet) and involved with web-based software for over 15 years. My superhero skill is to call my shot and make it happen. After receiving an MBA in 2000, I discovered I love building and growing startup companies. In early 2005, I joined Infusionsoft and grew the business from $600k to over $17 million in recurring revenue over a five-year period. Having driven success for other businesses, in 2011, I decided to start creating my own ventures, including PlusThis.

Despite wearing a mullet in the 80s, I’ve been fortunate enough to do some pretty cool things over the years. I received an EXPY award for Media and Communications and was also named a Warrillow Marketer of the Year finalist. I helped Infusionsoft achieve the prestigious Inc. 500 award three years in a row. I’ve been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox television affiliates speaking on marketing automation and small business success, and was quoted in Forbes Magazine as one of America’s PremierExperts™. I’ve also been featured in CNBC, Reuters, MarketWatch, and Yahoo Finance, among other notable news outlets throughout the country.

I love skiing, wakesurfing, and kiteboarding (by far, the hardest sport I’ve learned). My current dream car is the BMW i8 and I’ve always wanted to spend a week heli-skiing in Alaska or Canada. For me, family comes first. I have an amazing wife and three young boys that keep me on my toes.


Todd Stoker, Maker

I am a (mostly) self-taught web developer and have been in and around the internet since I was 10. I have a passion for technology and leveraging it to serve people. Web technology is especially exciting because it is always evolving, enabling more and better opportunities to make a difference.

I have a degree in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University and have been working with Infusionsoft since 2009.

I love to experiment and tinker. I spend much of my day testing new libraries and services, seeing how others solve complex problems. I am most happy when I’m able to put to practice new ideas or improve on something I did in the past.


Bryce Christiansen, Charmer

Greetings! I’m a marketer, writer and creator. I’ve had quite an interesting career in marketing so far. My first marketing job was as a consultant for Microsoft, Dell, and Nestle, helping them train their people and promoting their products. (I don’t miss melting to death inside a Nestle bunny suit anymore.) From there I’ve worked in sales selling IT services. But for the last 5 years I was the head of marketing for an executive coaching company.

I’ve created award winning sites including one Forbes featured in their “Top 100 Sites for Your Career” list. I’ve consulted executives at Google, Apple, SAP and more around personal branding and other marketing initiatives. I’m personally passionate about creating engaging content that helps educate customers on solving their business problems.

When I’m not working I enjoy being a huge dork. I love comic books, board games and audio books. I also like getting outdoors, usually taking my dog and a paddle board with me. I’m a two time cancer survivor with a can do attitude. I look forward to getting to know the PlusThis community and helping you all get more leads and conversions.


Rick Simon, Pioneer

Hey there! I’m Rick. Here at PlusThis I’m the developer. I love learning and teaching myself new programming languages. I have an altruistic side and many weekends you’ll find me helping others with their websites.

My hobbies include thirsty Thursday kickball, and slip n slides, sometimes even without water. I’m sure I would love long walks on the beautiful beaches of Maui, but since I’m not headed there anytime soon I like long walks along the local canals. Occasionally you’ll find me swimming in them. I enjoy cooking and can make a mean breakfast sandwich.


Dylan King, Fixer

Howdy! I’ve been making my way in technical problem solving and service since I could legally work. I love getting into the grit of issues and solving them one by one. I’ve been pressing the on/off switch as tech support for two years, and am always on the look out for more effective ways to work.

In my free time, I like to talk with my pop and sister, ‘hike’ (more like fall down mountains,) read, and listen to collegiate lectures. At the moment, I’m enrolled in college working on my degree in Psychology to further pursue my interest for problem solving.


Christiaan Schmid, Doer

Salut à tous! My name is Christiaan, and yes there are two a’s. I am a developer here at PlusThis and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I recently graduated from ASU with a degree in Computer Science and let me just say this, I’m glad to be done with school! Designing and building new tools for PlusThis users definitely beats studying for some exam. PlusThis has given me the ability to expand my capabilities and focus more on technologies that I am passionate about and at the same time help small businesses reach and exceed their goals.

One of my greatest accomplishments and blessings in life was marrying my high school sweetheart. Together we have a two children who make us the happiest parents in the world!

In my free time I enjoy playing softball and golf. I love woodworking and seeing something evolve from paper and pencil to a beautiful piece of furniture. I can speak French, but being in Arizona doesn’t help me much with that…


Courtney Kessler, Enthusiast

Hello friends! I’m currently working for PlusThis in a customer success role. I’m from a small town in Arizona, where I spent most of my life playing softball. I started traveling (club) softball when I was in the fifth grade and continued playing until my sophomore year of college. Although, it was tough quitting a sport that felt like my best friend, it lead me to a better life. I switched my major to communications because I knew I wanted to service people like small business owners. Coming across PlusThis, I instantly knew I wanted to work here.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, eating, being outside as much as possible, and anything that involves competition. I would consider myself an adrenaline junkie, a good stomach drop is always nice. I love traveling and try to often, even though it can be challenging with a toddler. I have been to ten states in the United States, a few islands in the Caribbean, Mexico, and even Europe.


McKenna Branaghan, Go Getter

Hello! My name is McKenna and I am currently the Marketing Assistant here at PlusThis. I graduated from ASU with my Bachelor’s in Business Communication a year ago, and just started my Master’s program for Digital Audience Strategy. I’m super excited to be furthering my education and getting some knowledge to bring to PlusThis!

I have two dogs that demand constant attention, a Golden Retriever, Jameson, and a Boxer-German Shepard, Melon. On the days where the Arizona heat is somewhat manageable, I love to take them on adventures and explore what this amazing state has to offer. Sedona is one of my favorite spots, and sometimes I’ll drive the two hours to see the beautiful red rocks. Seeing the dogs excitedly play in the water makes me so happy!

If I’m not adventuring around with my friends and our dogs, you’ll find me cuddled up watching a Quentin Tarantino movie. Probably Pulp Fiction, but possibly The Hateful Eight, Django: Unchained, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, or Reservoir Dogs. Really, any of Tarantino’s movies...There isn’t a bad one!