Testimonials and Recommendations

I try to position myself as an asset to those I interact with at all times.  I was taught at an early age that it doesn’t matter if you live in a cardboard box, make it the cleanest box on the block and take pride in it.  I take pride in everything I do.  Each day, I strive to do better than the day before.  Below are testimonials from former supervisors, former employees, former colleagues, as well as clients discussing their experience with me.

“…He’s highly skilled in the areas of Management, SEO, and PPC…”

“I worked with Josh for 2 years during my time at Thrive. He brought a good amount of leadership and management recommendations to the team from his prior Director level role. He’s highly skilled in the areas of management, SEO, and PPC. I admired his transparency with colleagues and coworkers, and his ability to provide data-driven strategies for clients. He’s an asset to Thrive’s SEO team and to the digital marketing industry in general.”

Alan Muther

Director of Demand Generation, Thrive Digital Marketing

“…He’s extremely knowledgeable and I always feel confident when going to him with any sort of problem.…”

Josh is currently senior to me at Thrive Internet Marketing Agency. Josh has been invaluable since I’ve been at Thrive. Josh cares about the people he works with, he’s always willing to help anyone who needs it and has helped create a wonderful culture within Thrive. He’s extremely knowledgeable and I always feel confident when going to him with any sort of problem. I haven’t met many people who genuinely care about both their work and the people they work with as much as Josh does and I’m so happy that I’ve had the opportunity to get to know him and work with him.

Robert McCray

SEO Strategist, Thrive Digital Marketing

“…I found him to be a person of honesty, integrity, and a genuine sense of caring for his employees.…”

Josh was my supervisor at U.S. Cellular for about a year. In that time, I found him to be a person of honesty, integrity, and a genuine sense of caring for his employees. He led through inspiring us to be our best. He was always ready to lend a helping hand when we needed help. He was also willing to spend time teaching us more effective ways to perform our responsibilities.

I considered him a very approachable person as well as an effective communicator. He did a great job taking time to explain company initiatives so that we understood them completely. He gave us the empowerment needed to do our jobs effectively as well. He believes in developing his team for their next position in their career so he always helped me see the bigger picture. In my opinion, he would be a valuable addition to any organization.

Jana Jones

Retail Sales Representative, US Cellular

“…I have come to value his opinion.…”

I have known Josh for about 5 years. We have partnered on many projects and constantly exchanged “best practices”. Josh has always been one of the first people I call for advice when faced with a tough challenge. He mentored me when I first became a Retail Store Manager. I have come to value his opinion.

Joshua Obremski

Retail Store Manager, Verizon Wireless

“…He is a dependable, highly motivated person who targets results…”

I had the pleasure of being a Co-Manager with Josh at Verizon Wireless in Greenwood,SC. He is a dependable, highly motivated person who targets results. I would definitely work with him again in the future if the opportunity arose. Please contact me with any further questions. Thank you for your time.

Bridget Wood

Assistant Store Manager, Verizon Wireless

“…He was very motivational to me both personally and professionally…”

 

This letter is in reference to Joshua Smith. I had the pleasure of working with Joshua for a year. I found him to be a person of great character and a devoted manager. He was knowledgeable of his position and treated all his employees fair and with respect. He was very motivational to me both personally and professionally. It was indeed a pleasure learning from him and working with him. He’s loyal, dedicated, professional, and would be a great asset to your company.

Sharward Moore

Retail Sales Representative, Verizon Wireless

“…He is an SEO expert and online marketing guru…”

Josh is a highly skilled digital strategist who creates scalable digital marketing plans for clients. He is an SEO expert and online marketing guru!

Matt Ellis

PPC Strategist, Thrive Digital Marketing

“…Josh is an amazing leader, strategist, and lifelong learner…”

Josh is an amazing leader, strategist, and lifelong learner. He truly loves what he does. He is constantly networking, joining groups, and researching cutting-edge techniques that drive results. Josh has been an amazing resource and mentor for me throughout my career, and I think anyone else who has worked with him would say the same!

Natalie Iannello

Digital Marketing Strategist, TheeDesign

“…Josh is the best leader I’ve had the pleasure of working under in my professional career…”

As I said when Josh left the company: Josh is the best leader I’ve had the pleasure of working under in my professional career. For starters, Josh cares about his employees on a personal level. His leadership style trickles down to his employees, creating a collaborative, fun, and familial environment. While Josh was leading our team, everyone loved coming in to work. His encyclopedic knowledge of SEO made him an invaluable resource to our team. Josh brings unique leadership and a varied skill set to any team, and I’m honored to have had the opportunity to call him my boss.

Will Hare

Digital Marketing Strategist, TheeDesign

“…I would definitely work for him again…”

Josh taught me a lot about effective leadership and driving results in a sales team. He also taught me how to handle different employee situations. I learned a lot about dealing with escalations and business customers as well. I would definitely work for him again!

Wesley Dula

Assistant Store Manager, Verizon Wireless

“…He is willing to do whatever needs to be done without being told and will sacrifice for the good of his team…”

I was one of Josh’s supervisors for a little over a year finally becoming his Manager. He is a very hard worker and has a great sense of humor. He brings a positive energy to the workplace. I saw him grow quite a bit in his career in a very short time. He started out as a Part-Time Sales Representative and quickly became our Top Producing Full-Time Sales Representative. He is willing to do whatever needs to be done without being told and will sacrifice for the good of his team.

You can always count on Josh to do everything in his power to reach his goals. I enjoyed supervising Josh and would highly recommend him to any reputable company. Thanks for your time.

LaFonia Edwards

Retail Store Manager, Verizon Wireless

“…He became one of my most trusted employees when I needed help with something…”

I had the pleasure of working as Josh’s Manager at ABC Phones. Josh was a great employee. He was willing to travel to whatever location I requested and work for however long we needed him there. He became one of my most trusted employees when I needed help with something.

Very dependable and consistent, he always did his best to beat the goals and quotas we set and usually surpassed them. Josh and I both left ABC Phones to pursue a career with Verizon Wireless in Goldsboro, NC at around the same time. I enjoyed the opportunity to work beside him as a co-worker. He definitely brings a lot to the table and is a fantastic salesperson. He truly focuses on the customer and finds a way to give them only what they need while still surpassing the needs of the company he works for. He is always willing to help others any way he can. He is honest, trustworthy, and strives to be the best in every area of his career.

Michelle Thomas

District Manager, ABC Phones - Now A Wireless

“…Josh is a Genius…”

Josh is a GENIUS! He sees the big picture but doesn’t miss the small details. What an asset to have at Thrive!

Ashton Dobbs

Sales Manager, Thrive Digital Marketing

“…Josh is a experienced digital marketer I turn to for advice regularly…”

Josh is a experienced digital marketer I turn to for advice regularly whenever I have questions or need feedback on SEO or online advertising. Josh has shown his excellent internet marketing skills, client relations, and has been a true asset to our team at Thrive. On that basis, I want to highlight Josh for being there for me when I have needed him, being a great friend, and a caring mentor.

Jacob Wulff

Director of Paid Media, Thrive Digital Marketing

“…What I really enjoyed about Josh’s style was how he made himself available and was always approachable…”

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brandan Holland and I worked with Josh Smith for over a year. He gave me the opportunity to grow as a supervisor in his store. Josh did a great job measuring my performance and offering suggestions on how to do my job better.

Due to his ability as a coach I ranked 7 out of over 1500 representatives in sales production. Also keeping in mind the store we worked at was in the lowest volume category. What I really enjoyed about Josh’s style was how he made himself available and was always approachable.

Without any reservation I recommend Josh Smith as a great manager and leader. His genuine concern for me as a person made me respect and work even harder than my natural ability. I know he could do great job accomplishing what your organization needs and adapting during these hard times. I will be glad to verify this letter if needed. Thank you.

Brandan Holland

Senior Sales Representative, Verizon Wireless

“…Mr. Smith is  unparalleled when it comes to SEO strategies…”

 

I am Saint Paul Edwards III, Co-Founder of The Edwards Group. We are an economic development and small business building consulting company located in La Grange, NC. We pride ourselves in providing products and services to our clients being existing or start up with the tools they will need to build or redevelop their branding and imaging as well as turn key business solutions to provide them with tools needed to present their business to banks or investors for venture capital and or loans to assisting with sells or mergers.

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mr. Josh Smith. He has brought a much needed piece to our organizations and clients when it comes to setting up and walking clients through to the intricate part of setting up their websites and all social media platforms with producing quick turn around with getting their sites to the top of Google and other search engines which is a key to the success of our clients. Mr. Smith is unparalleled when it comes to SEO strategies and loves to share with clients his techniques if they are willing to listen.

Mr. Smith comes highly recommended by myself and the clients that has had the pleasure of working with. He is patient and prompt and yet he works well with so many diverse personalities that I feel comfortable that any client I refer to him will get exactly what they are looking for and more. He exemplifies professionalism and exudes confidence in what he does. He always under promises and over delivers which makes my job so much easier. Mr. Smith would make a great addition to any team as his success has spoken for itself!

 

Saint Paul Edwards

Owner , The Edwards Group

“…tireless effort and work in the spirit of excellence.…”

A great thanks for your tireless effort and work in the spirit of excellence, we owe you more than we can even imagine. Your creation of our comprehensive brand image and stellar marketing campaign have truly catapulted us to levels we didn’t even know were possible!

Jennifer Edwards

Owner, Muse Photography

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