Who is AffAction, LLC?

AffAction, LLC was started by Shawn Schulze and Chris Kite in 2005. After quickly becoming a successful Affiliate Manager, AffAction turned its expertise in Pay Per Click Advertising and Search Engine Optimization to Lead Generation. A recipe of creative ideas, efficiency and powerful scaling has made AffAction into a successful Lead Generation provider in many verticals. Adding Matt Kolb in 2009 has enabled AffAction, LLC to greatly expand and create a stable foundation to build upon for the future.

Shawn Schulze


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Past

Shawn first discovered online marketing in the late 90s when he worked for a small long distance telephone sales agency. Seeking ways to acquire new customers, he became consumed by the potential of online marketing, utilizing both search engine optimization and pay-per-click marketing to drive thousands of new customers. In 2002, he co-founded an online plant nursery that quickly grew to a $2 million annual business. That same year, he also formed his own affiliate marketing company, a one man band, which focused mostly in lead generation for the online dating industry and generated over $5 million in commissions while driving thousands of leads to various online dating sites over the next few years.

In 2005, he partnered with Chris Kite to form AffAction, LLC. to expand the online marketing efforts. Since that time, the company has experienced tremendous growth generating over $25 million in revenue and has built several profitable web properties and paid marketing campaigns, and continues to expand. More of an idea generator and marketer than a tech person, Shawn helps guide AffAction's web properties, run paid marketing and social media campaigns and is always looking for new ideas and industries with which to expand.

Present

Shawn currently resides in Wildwood, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, with his wife, Shara, and their 3 year old daughter, Sydney. Although AffAction is both a position and a passion, he still finds time to play plenty of golf, be an avid sports fan and enjoy family time.

Education

BS - Management - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Matthew Kolb


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Past

Matthew started web development at a very young age. He started his first web development job early in high school. By the time he started college, he had served as the lead developer for a jewelry supply company for several years where he originally came to know the founders of AffAction. He specialized in developing marketing, content, and inventory management systems that helped the e-commerce business grow to a million dollar annual business. Marketing efforts focused on paid advertising, search engine optimization, and email marketing. Inventory management systems handled over 4,500 products and included a barcoding system for the warehouse. Upon graduating college at the end of 2009, he joined AffAction full time as the primary developer.

Present

Matthew currently helps AffAction expand through the creation of new web properties and expanding existing properties. He resides in Memphis, TN.

Education

BS - Software Engineering - Mississippi State University
MS - Computer Science (Soft. Eng. and AI Emphasis) - Mississippi State University