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Sarah Bird

is Chief Operations Officer at SEOmoz.

SEOmoz acquires AudienceWise and continues its move into Portland

A few hours into 2013, Sarah Bird, cofounder of the marketing software company SEOmoz, received a tweet praising her company: “Happy new year @seomoz and @randfish! Thanks for making the Internet work and user friendly. We <3 #seo too :)” Love, from Anonymous. Yes, that Anonymous, the ...

IBM says it’s king of cloud. Amazon, I’m guessing, would beg to differ

Last week, Xconomy reported more on Moz’ move away from AWS referencing a blog post by Moz CEO Sarah Bird who had some damning words vis-a-vis AWS. “Over the years, we’ve spent many small fortunes at Amazon Web Services. It was killing our margins and adding to product instability. ...

Moz CEO Rand Fishkin to Swap Roles with COO Sarah Bird

Fishkin will be switching roles with current COO, Sarah Bird, who will become the new CEO of Moz. Fishkin cites his decision to step down being made as a result of wanting to focus on areas he’s more comfortable with, such as product marketing, and focus less on people managing. Fishkin ...

Fast-growing Moz leases space in historic Seattle building

Moz, a fast-growing software company, is leasing approximately 50,000 square feet in a historic downtown Seattle building, company Chief Operating Officer Sarah Bird said Tuesday. The company will move to the five-story Second & Spring Building, 1100 Second Ave., in January. Bird ...

SEOmoz now just Moz, planning new Mozplex HQ

We’re not going to be SEOmoz and we’re just going for Moz,” said Chief Operating Officer Sarah Bird (pictured). In other words, it’s no longer just an SEO play. And Moz is catchier. But Bird stressed that the company will still provide search optimization tools. “We’re not ...

The Moz CEO's Wonderfully Refreshing Reason for Stepping Down

... development, HR, conflict resolution, process building, and morale that I feel out of my depth, and poorly suited, especially from an emotional resiliency perspective, to meeting my obligations.” Fishkin is turning over the reins to Sarah Bird, Moz's president and chief operations officer...

Puget Sound Best Workplaces Hiring Secrets Revealed: Part II

" Sarah Bird, chief operations officer of Seattle-based SEOmoz, has a great question. She asks, "On a scale of one to 10, how weird are you? " Here's why. "I love this question because candidates don’t see it coming. You get a very authentic moment," she said. "Also, I love weird people...

SEOmoz overcomes VC angst, raises $18 million

Feld and SEOmoz chief operating officer, Sarah Bird, are joining the board. Here's one of the illustrations from the funding press release: ...

Questions for: Sarah Bird

Premium content from Puget Sound Business Journal by Todd Bishop, TechFlash Sarah Bird is a lawyer and the chief operations officer of SEOmoz Inc., a Seattle company that specializes in technology for search-engine optimization, known as SEO...

The Working Geek: Moz co-founder Rand Fishkin on working late hours and organizing his busy life

Moz co-founder Rand Fishkin stepped down from the CEO post last December, handing the reins of the 11-year-old company to longtime confidant Sarah Bird. But Fishkin, known for instituting a culture of transparency at Moz, is still very much involved in the Seattle company, helping to ...

GeekWire Awards: Vote for CEO of the Year

Cast your ballot here for CEO of the Year: Sarah Bird, Moz: Bird assumed the CEO role at Moz just four months ago, but her stamp was already firmly placed on the 134-person company, perviously serving as president and COO. Now, Bird is charged with making sure that the Seattle maker of ...

Moz founder Rand Fishkin goes public with plan to step aside as CEO

In an unusual but characteristic display of corporate transparency, Moz co-founder Rand Fishkin today went public with a plan to step aside as CEO, but remain with the company — effectively switching roles with current COO Sarah Bird, who would become the company’s new chief executive ...

Geekwire: Randomized food delivery service NomON takes first place at Startup Weekend UW

“I know a lot of people who say they want to do a startup and I tell them the same thing every time: ‘Just try Startup Weekend,’” said judge Sarah Bird, COO at SEOmoz. “It’s designed to be a low-barrier of entry for people to have a safe place to go. You don’t need to quit your job — ...

‘Dream of the 90s’ is alive in Portland for SEOmoz: It just bought another Rose City startup

SEOmoz Chief Operating Officer Sarah Bird said the expansion was unintentional. “We didn’t wake up in January of last year and decide: ‘You know what, let’s go conquer Portland one cool company at a time,’” said Bird. However, she did say that Portland has a strong lineup of cool ...

Startup field trip: Seattle's top female CEOs help 7th-grade girls learn about entrepreneurship

Moz CEO Sarah Bird talks about how her company built the right culture. Photo via Leslie McDaniel, Seattle Girls School. To show the girls what life at a startup is really like, LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce worked with SGS to organize Wednesday’s “Entrepreneur Day,” which included one ...

Moz vs. Doz: Trademark issues at play in 'tragic' naming dispute

In an email to GeekWire, Moz Chief Operations Officer Sarah Bird called the situation “tragic” and pointed to a letter she sent to Doz CEO Anji Ismail in March in which she explained the rationale for sending the trademark takedown notice. Basically, Bird argued that the Moz and ...

Startups find the public cloud value sweet spot

In a 2013 year-end company blog post, Moz chief executive officer Sarah Bird explained that, as the company grew and used more data, public cloud services became so expensive. The company built its data centers to host an on-premises private cloud. "When you do get to a certain size, it ...

Moz Dumps Amazon Web Services, Citing Expense and 'Lacking' Service

But what really jumped out at me in the privately held company’s startlingly frank review of the year was new CEO Sarah Bird’s blunt criticism of Amazon Web Services (AWS), which she says the company is leaving for reasons of cost, product stability, and service. “We create a lot of our ...

#MozCon 2014: Everything You Want to Know (Including the Kitchen Sink)

... and select ~11 more speakers for MozCon 2014, here's who is already signed up: Annie Cushing, Dana DiTomaso, Jeremy Bloom, Justin Cutroni, Kyle Rush, Marshall Simmonds, Nathalie Nahai, Paddy Moogan, Pete Meyers, Phil Nottingham, Rand Fishkin, Richard Millington, Sarah Bird, and Wil Reynolds...

The Seven-Year Itch! Startups, It’s Time to Graduate from Amazon

Moz is the latest high profile departure from AWS, CEO Sarah Bird's blunt criticism of the company. She says Moz is leaving for reasons of cost, product stability, and service. Moz spent almost $2.4 million on cloud services - the "vast majority" on AWS - in 2011, or 21 percent of that ...

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