Working most of his career based out of New York, Steve Boccone is constantly exposed to the world’s most challenging marketing campaigns, and often finds himself in the company of some of the industry’s most entrepreneurial and creative minds.
These days, as Chief Executive Officer at digital marketing agency GBX Digital, he draws from New York City’s wellspring of business ideas, stimulation and inspiration, his solid network of business and marketing professionals, and over two plus decades of corporate work in the United States and abroad.
Since obtaining a degree in accounting and economics from the University of Maryland at College Park, Steve has worn several hats, and excelled each time. He has served as a Global Head of Operations for SEOP.com & ReputationManagementConsultants.com, Chief Financial and Operations Officer for various finance and securities firms including Standard Chartered Securities, RZB Securities, Morgan Stanley, Barings and Dreyfus and has independently consulted many entities, advising on their financial, administrative and marketing needs.
All of these experiences instilled in him a passion for growing businesses, as well as a well-rounded holistic perspective in approaching a business problem. When he sits down with clients to develop marketing plans, he is able to share insights from the standpoint of finance and accounting, business development, human resource management, customer relations, and sales and marketing.
At GBX Digital, Steve helps companies craft digital marketing strategies and tactics, and learn the ropes of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Reputation Management (RM), PR Crisis Management, Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Social Media Marketing (SMM), Display Advertising, Content Marketing, Email Marketing, and Affiliate Marketing. He is particularly well-versed in delivering these services for businesses in the finance sector, such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, securities brokerage, and investment banking but has worked with all sorts of industries e.g. Healthcare, Sports, Real Estate, Insurance, Fund Administrators, Fitness Clubs, including all types of online stores.
In providing these services, Steve brings his meticulous eye for statistics and numbers as an accountant to the table, looking at analytical data to guide the organization's decision-making. He understands the value of every dollar invested towards a business operation, and thus advocates an evidence-based approach to marketing.
He is adept at conducting customer segmentation analysis, predictive modeling, and display advertising campaign analysis, and leverages performance metrics and the technologies to understand customer behavior patterns. More importantly, he knows what it takes to build and lead a high-performing team – the kind that today’s businesses can trust as they rise to the challenges of modern-day marketing.