Founder, CEO & Lead Marketing Strategist
Rob, aka “DowntownRob”, is a technology and marketing pro who is the go-to person everyone knows about for WordPress, technical web development, and IT for hosting. A San Diego Magazine Top Tech Exec Award nominee, SDX (American Advertising Federation, San Diego chapter) board member, and featured speaker at Wordcamp San Diego multiple times – Rob is a key figure in the web development community. He has been doing this a long time! While he will never admit his real age in marketing years, we know he has been doing this 20+ because his hosting company Web Wizards was launched in 1997. It was since rebranded to Press Wizards® Inc. providing optimized WordPress website hosting to thousands of customers. And yes, marijuana website hosting is offered! He co-founded Fandom Marketing, a social digital marketing agency, and 5 Star Plugins, a premium WordPress plugins built in the United States, with Melonie Gallegos. He also developed Minglestream tweetwall SaaS in 2011. His prior 15 year career in Software Engineering and IT management in-house was most recently with Nik Software (acquired by Google), creators of Apple’s 2011 iPad App of the Year, Snapseed. He was a past board member of AIGA San Diego as Marketing Strategist, and the Event Director on the board of Social Media Club San Diego. You can grab Rob’s WordPress website tips on our blog Brands With Fans.