February 16, 2021, North Hollywood, CA – Jill Wenk and Ash Buckles are the latest hires for leadership roles at Hennessey Digital, and the agency is now poised for its next phase of growth as an employer of choice in digital marketing and SEO.
Recruited as the organization’s first Director of People Success, Jill Wenk joined Hennessey Digital in December 2020. She has nearly 15 years of experience in human resources, previously working as an HR Manager and HR Director in the finance and manufacturing industries.
Based in St. Louis, Jill’s approach to the HR discipline looks at the whole human, leaning on her psychology background and an emphasis on training and development to help employees set and achieve their goals. She is focused on bringing Hennessey Digital’s “people-first” mentality to all facets of the company with systems and processes to give full access and transparency for the company’s global workforce.
“I’m thrilled about the company culture and the diversity we have on the team. We place a lot of trust in our people, and it’s rare to see this level of trust. With a remote environment, we can truly hire and retain the best people all over the world,” Jill shared.
Joining the agency in January 2021, Ash Buckles is Hennessey Digital’s new Senior Director of SEO Strategy, reporting to Marian Mursa, Vice President of SEO. With over 20 years of experience in SEO and digital channel operations, Ash comes to Hennessey Digital after holding leadership roles at seo.com and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
Ash recently relocated to Las Vegas after years in Atlanta and is enthusiastic about joining a 100%-remote team that manages to stay connected and build strong relationships despite its virtual nature. With experience leading global teams, developing individuals, building websites, producing content, and designing and executing strategic roadmaps for success in SEO, Ash is eager to bring his talents and expertise to a growing agency.
“I love the variability of the clients we serve and look forward to developing a strategic and tactical approach that produces quick wins and sets the foundation for continued success,” says Ash. “I’m excited to join this team of outstanding, talented individuals who are dedicated to innovation and strong results.”
Now with these two key hires, Hennessey Digital enters 2021 with a strong forecast for continued growth. Hennessey Studios is slated to officially open its doors in Hollywood later this year with full-service video and audio production capabilities, and the agency shows no signs of slowing down.
About Hennessey Digital
Founded in 2015 by internationally-recognized SEO leader Jason Hennessey, Hennessey Digital has grown from a staff of two to over 100 global employees. Specializing in technical SEO, content marketing, pay-per-click advertising (PPC), conversion rate optimization (CRO), and creative services, Hennessey Digital helps clients get more qualified leads and grow their businesses through a holistic marketing strategy. Hennessey Digital was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America in 2019 and 2020 and was recently recognized as a 2021 Vet100 honoree for the fastest-growing veteran-owned companies in the U.S.