Executive Management

William Craig

William Craig
President / Co-Founder

  • B.S. in Finance from Shippensburg University
  • M.S. in Information Science and Technology, with a concentration in search engines from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Doctoral research for thesis: "Efficiencies of Electronic Marketplaces"

William, with his 20 years of experience in the Internet marketing industry, has gained extensive knowledge of all phases of Internet services and strategy: information architecture, quantitative analysis, systems development life cycles, Internet advertising, ecommerce, user interface design, and search engine optimization, his current area of expertise. William's background in scientific computing and information architecture provided the foundation for CrawlerFX, a proprietary search engine for SEO, which contributed to WebFX's perpetual ranking as the #1 SEO Agency in the US.

William also nabbed the Executive of the Year award from the Central Penn Business Journal in 2017, was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the year in 2014, and won the outstanding young alumnus award from his alma mater, Shippensburg University, in 2014.

He was also a finalist for the executive of the year award in 2013, and a finalist for the Entrepreneur Impact award at the Governor's Impact awards in 2013.

Karie Shearer

Karie Shearer
CEO / Co-Founder

  • B.S. in Computer Science & Mathematics with a 3.95 GPA from Shippensburg University

Prior to joining WebFX, Karie was a departmental manager of WebClients.net. She was an integrator for the $141 million dollar buyout of WebClients.net by ValueClick. As chief operations officer of WebFX, Karie assumes numerous roles, with wide-ranging demands. From employee relations, human resources, training, and accounting to project management, client relations, and sales, Karie is directly involved in all areas of running WebFX.

Karie has brought top-notch management and recruitment skills to WebFX, playing a major role in its expansion to the talented team it is today. Her outstanding organization and communications skills have streamlined internal processes, reducing overhead and enabling WebFX to offer superior services at competitive rates.

Karie took a spot on Central Penn Business Journal's Forty under 40 list in 2013.

Who say's you have to drive to work?

Bill enjoys kayaking to the office, just one of the many perks of working at WebFX. Watch the video above to experience what it's like to work for a company that promotes stress-free and healthy living!

The FXFamily put together a little something for our fearless leader on his 40th birthday! Check out all the reasons why we love Bill!


Leadership Features

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Awards Earned by Bill & Karie

  • Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. list - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018
  • #1 Best Place to Work in PA - 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018.
  • Clutch's #1 SEO Agency in the World - 2018
  • 29/1000 on Clutch's Inaugural Clutch List - 2018
  • DealCrunch Editor's Retail Choice Award for Performance-Based Web Marketing Services - 2017
  • Best Places to Work for Millennials in America - 2015
  • Technology Company of the Year at Techquest PA - 2013
  • "People's Choice" Top 10 Tech Company at Techquest PA - 2012