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Kris Jones is a prominent and respected internet marketing expert and award winning entrepreneur. He brings with him expert knowledge of affiliate and search engine marketing and has been featured as keynote, panel member, and moderator at prominent national and international industry conferences and events.


A brief biography of Kris Jones

A well-known and respected member of the SEO and internet marketing industry, Kris Jones is an angel investor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and public speaker. He is the founder and former CEO and President of Pepperjam, which he later sold to GSI Commerce in 2009. Pepperjam was then sold to NASDAQ – EBAY. While working with the organization Pepperjam was recognized as one of the fastest expanding privately owned companies in the US by Inc. Magazine for three consecutive years. The company was also recognized as one of the best places to work in Pennsylvania by Happenings Magazine.

After his departure from Pepperjam, Jones founded KBJ Capital in 2010. KBJ Capital is an early stage technology investment fund and includes portfolio companies such as Yumm.com, Highlighter.com, LavCup, VigLink, APPEK Mobile Apps, Pathmapp, ReferLocal.com, and Internet Media Labs.

In addition to being founder of Pepperjam and KBJ Capital, Kris Jones is also the best-selling author of the book Search Engine Optimization: Your Visual Blueprint for Effective Internet Marketing. The book has sold over 30,000 copies and can be found in bookstores nationwide. The book has been the top selling book on the topic of search marketing every year since its first publication in 2008.

In 2008 Jones was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and was recognized as a finalist. He had previously been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Bank of America in 2005.

His business experience is a great asset to the Internet Marketing Ninjas team. With experience speaking with technology gurus, business owners, and more, Jones is able to use this experience to speak at conferences around the world as an expert at affiliate marketing, SEO, and more. He has been a frequent keynote, moderator and panelist at leading international marketing and technology conferences. He has also given speeches to thousands of students at prestigious colleges around the US.

Jones has a B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University in Psychology, an M.S from Villanova University in Experimental Clinical Psychology, and in 2003 received a J.D. from Albany Law School in Governmental Law. When not working he enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his family which includes his wife Robyn and their three children, Kris Jr., Jackson, and Lauren. The family also has a cat named Persy, two dogs named Bentley and Roxy, and 14 Koi fish.

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Kris Jones's Posts
04 Dec 2013
Kris Jones

Internet Marketing Ninja’s Sales Superstar(s) Wanted – Earn $50K to $150K+

It’s not often that the Chairman Ninja (that’s me and yes I’m referring to myself in the 3rd person) takes to the company blog to promote a job opening. However, building out a team of outbound sales Ninja’s is one of my top priorities for 2014. With our incredible growth story and industry leading market position (As our CEO Jim Boykin puts it – “We are #1. Nobody else is…


03 Sep 2013
Kris Jones

An Introduction to Local Search Engine Optimization (LSEO) on Google

The search engine optimization landscape has changed significantly since I originally became an “SEO” about fifteen years ago. The “good old days” of the late 1990’s, which were remarkably profitable to me as an early affiliate marketer, have been replaced by increasingly more complex algorithms and constant updates (think Flo-ri-da, Panda, Penguin and too many more to type). Despite the perceived obstacles and land mines, the SEO industry continues to…