Hi, I'm Stephen

I live in Birmingham, Alabama and work remotely for BMC Software.

You can learn about me on LinkedIn, download my resume (last updated 9/20/2018) or try to spot me in this mural.

Things that may be of interest

The liquor business

I co-founded Redmont Distilling Company and exited the company in 2017. In my time with Redmont we were the #1 (by ABC sales) Alabama-produced Vodka and Gin, and we won numerous awards including "Alabama Distillery of the Year".

Will I consult on your web/marketing project?

Perhaps. Send me an email: wattssw@gmail.com

Types of things I'm working on

I do marketing, often on the web.

I won the 2016 US Search Award for Best Low Budget Campaign, for SEO work around ITIL.

I helped launch Healthy Living Made Simple, the most widely distributed health and wellness magazine in the US.

I developed an innovative (for 2011) QR-based mobile web experience for Sam's Club's private label Simply Right brand, which was used in-store nationwide.

I spent a decade helping Dr. Louis Ignarro, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, manage his personal brand on social media, develop websites, publish books, manage e-commerce on Amazon and private websites.

I've been known to help Google with their own SEO

I make non-branded natural search traffic & conversion graphs look like this:

My undergraduate degree is in Philosophy from Auburn University, and I'm currently progressing through The University of Colorado Denver's MS in Information Systems program.

I was once described as a "an especially friendly local" by The Washington Times.

I publish mostly on BMC Blogs, but also on Search Engine Journal, CIO.com, ITSM.Tools, IT Chronicles, DZone, CompTIA, and LinkedIn.

Blog posts on this website:

Links to websites and things I recommend