MEET KRISHNAN // CO-FOUNDER and COO
Entrepreneur, Veteran Online Business Strategist and Corporate Responsibility Evangelist
Co-Founder and COO Krish Coughran brings a wealth of business, Internet and sales experience to Ignite Visibility. In his career, he has created the initial strategic online marketing strategies for approximately 500 companies, ranging from small startups to large international corporations.
Krish has engineered the explosive growth of Ignite Visibility as Head of Business Development, helping it earn the San Diego Business Journal’s #8 Fastest Growing Company Award in San Diego in 2015 and #21 in 2016. Ignite was also honored as one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies (#698) in the nation with a 2016 four-year growth rate of ~650%. Ignite is poised to make both lists again in 2017 & 2018. Under his guidance, Ignite has a stable of over 160 clients and continues to have annual revenue growth rates over 100%.
As a highly skilled marketing executive, Krish takes pride in establishing mutually beneficial long-term relationships with his clients based on trust, realistic expectations and pre-established KPI’s. He is singularly focused on producing measurable results in the form of profits and ROI and his campaigns have a proven track record of exceeding projections.
Krish is dedicated to business ethics and believes that a marketing agency is only as good as the promises it keeps during the sales process. He is committed to keeping Ignite’s promises by ensuring it continues to provide elite industry-leading services at cost appropriate price points.
- Developed SEO campaign strategies for an international client, resulting in increased online sales/revenue of over 162% in just five months.
- Designed SEO & Social Media strategic campaign for furniture retailer that increased revenue generated from organic search engine traffic by 99.42% in year one and traffic by 42.63%.
- Created strategic online marketing plan for a national clothing brand that helped generate an increase in online SEO sales by over 60% with an ROI of over $450,000 in one year.
- Krish is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events, contributor to various Internet radio shows and is also a regular guest lecturer for digital marketing courses at UCSD.
- Krish possesses a B.A. in Political Science from UCSD (1996) and a Law Degree from the University of San Diego (2001).