About Me

Jesse McDonald is the Senior SEO Director at Siege Media, previously a Global SEO Strategist and Optimization Lead with IBM. Located in Austin, TX, Jesse has been working within the digital marketing industry as an SEO professional since 2014. He cut his teeth within the SEO industry focusing on local SEO before expanding his expertise into e-commerce and large/enterprise-level businesses.

Jesse is also a frequent conference speaker and can often be seen presenting at Pubcon, State of Search, SearchHOU, and Rocks Digital. He is also an active contributor to industry blogs like Search Engine Journal. He was also listed as one of Search Engine Journal’s top 140 SEOs to follow. Since 2017, Jesse has served as a judge for several industry awards including the US Search Awards, Global Marketing Awards, and European Search Awards.

Outside of the SEO world, Jesse is a proud husband and father who loves spending time with his family. He spends a lot of his free time playing his bass, listening to music, making art, playing video games, learning new instruments, and watching movies. I’m an avid horror movie fan and frequently attend The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs specials on Shudder. I also pretty much wish every day was Halloween.

If you would like to learn more about me professional, feel free to request my resume or just get in touch through my contact form. Social media is also a great place to get in touch.