As president and founder of Top Draw and Epiar , Ken Jurina has more than ten years of experience in traditional advertising and Internet marketing. In 1993, he founded Top Draw which has become a leading advertising, graphic design, and web development firm in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In 2002, Ken co-founded Epiar, an Internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) company that has pioneered techniques merging web development technology with online marketing strategies to drive qualified traffic and sales.
As president of Epiar, Ken oversees the company's growth and helps drive the marketing strategies and creative tactics that are delivering better lead generation and client retention for Epiar clients. In addition to leading the Epiar team, Kenís role at Epiar comprises senior-level client counsel, strategic marketing, and creative direction.
Ken is also involved with various professional organizations and industry associations. He has served as a judge at the Canadian New Media Association awards for the past four years, and has been a speaker at search marketing conferences in New York, Chicago, San Jose, and Toronto.
Additionally, Ken sits on the Global Committee and is Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO), which establishes and promotes ethical SEO practices and guidelines, and is also a founding member and co-chair of SEMPO Canada.
Outside of his professional responsibilities at both Top Draw and Epiar, Ken also plays key organizational roles for various noteworthy causes, including the Cross Cancer Institute (CCI), and the board of directors for Alberta Easter Seals.