Our Team

We Know
Real Estate Marketing

Our team of experts are fully accredited
by Google in Analytics, Tag Manager and AdWords.

Chad Martin

Chad Martin

President

For the last 15 years Chad has been studying the digital experience for real estate buyers and sellers. His digital lead generation campaigns have supported over $10 billion in gross sales across 16 countries. He was recently awarded the Sky High Growth award and a 40-under-40 recipient.

Several of the real estate brands he has supported include the Intrawest portfolio, Crescent Communities portfolio, Westin Residences, Four Seasons Residences, East West Partners, Hard Rock Hotel, The Related Group and more.

Chad is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and National Association of Home Builders(NAHB). He currently participates on two ULI councils included the Market Trends and Residential Neighborhood Development council. He established Element-360 as a Google Partner in 2012, Google Analytics certified, and Google AdWords certified. Chad graduated from Western Colorado State University with a double major in Business Administration and Organizational Psychology.

Certifications:

Google Adwords
Google Analytics

Amanda Gales, MBA

Amanda Gales, MBA

Director of Marketing

As Director of Marketing, Amanda is responsible for managing accounts and driving success! As a key member of the team, Amanda will work closely with clients to generate custom marketing strategies to achieve their goals.

For the last 3 years, Amanda has been in real estate marketing – helping builders, developers, and brokerages exceed their lead generation objectives with a strong ROI.

She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BBA in Management and Marketing in 2011, and received her MBA in 2014.

When not chasing approvals and deadlines, Amanda is honing her analytics skills with her Google Analytics and Facebook Advertising Certifications.

Certifications

Google Analytics

Ryan Cook, MBA

Ryan Cook, MBA

Director of Analytics

Ryan has been on the e360 team since late 2015 after graduating with his Masters of Business Administration from Western Carolina University. His diverse background helped him develop a unique perspective on consumer behavior and its relationship with technology. His career began in the creative/production side of advertising for TV, radio, and print in 2011. Clients he has worked with include BMW, L’Oreal, AT&T & Sealine, among others. While finishing his MBA, Ryan helped several regional businesses make better informed decisions through market research, competitive analysis, and business plan development while working with Western Carolina’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Ryan’s technical ability includes web design languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), SEO, SEM, and an uncanny googling ability. Talk to him about cross domain tracking and Google Data Studio.

Certifications:

Google Analytics
Google Adwords Search
Google Adwords Display
Google Adwords Mobile
Google Adwords Video
Google Adwords Shopping

Laura Jo Sharpe

Laura Jo Sharpe

Digital Marketing Manager

Laura Jo is responsible for leading and managing the day-to-day digital campaigns and analytics across multiple online marketing channels including Search, Display and Social. Over the past 8 years, she’s developed experience in video marketing, advertising, and local SEO, giving her a unique perspective on different aspects of marketing strategy. Her experience includes 5 years of SEO, SEM, eCommerce and SMM across the highly competitive automotive sector, consulting on and creating strategies for several Fortune 500 brands. She holds a BS in Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) from Tennessee Technological University.

Fun fact: her childhood dream was to be a photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, but for now, she’s fully immersed in running and reporting on digital campaigns for our real estate clients. When she’s not performing SEO audits and optimizing Google Ads, you can find Laura Jo backpacking, hiking, trail running, or kayaking!

Certifications:

Google Analytics
Google Ads
Yext Certified Partner

David Cate

David Cate

Internet Marketing Programmer

David Cate graduated with a degree in Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology and a minor in General Business from Appalachian State University in the December of 2014. He started becoming interested in web development half way through his collegiate career and has been honing and advancing his skills ever since. David began building real estate sites and SEO in 2013, and it is the combination of understanding both code and SEO strategy that makes him such a valuable part of the team. He is fully fluent in the Adobe Creative Suite, CSS3, HTML5, Ruby & Javascript/jQuery. He is also Google Analytics / Google Tag Manager Certified.

Certifications:

Google Analytics
Google Tag Manager

Marissa Fornaro

Marissa Fornaro

marketing coordinator

Marissa is responsible for client communications, relationship outreach, implementing email drip campaigns and optimizing social media campaigns.

Her focus pertains to the intersection of digital media management and organic relationship building.

She has worked in 3 other digital marketing agencies and is certified in Google Analytics and is working on her SEMRush Certificate.

In her free time she enjoys laughter, eating abundant quantities of hot sauce and meditating.

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  • Element-360 is exceptional at providing real estate sales teams with quality leads on a regular basis. They constantly present the latest trends for targeting and acquiring qualified leads.

    Dan Whalen: Vice President / Managing Broker, NAI Beverly Hanks

  • Chad and I worked together at Intrawest for a number of years, and again years later with his new firm and mine. When we were looking for an online media partner in 2014 for our real estate assets, we interviewed lots of other companies. In the end, Chad and his team were the clear choice and have delivered superior results. Clear strategies and action plans. Lots of qualified real estate leads. Always on or under budget. Maybe best of all Chad and his team always seem to be pushing the envelope and creating new marketing strategies to further his company’s value proposition and our results/return on investment. Let it be known we currently work with three other strategic online media partners for other areas of our business (non-real estate related) and while they are all great – they are not Element 360. If you are looking for real results and return, and to work with the best, talk with Chad

    Brent P. McLean: Senior Vice President, Northview Hotel Group

  • We engaged Element-360 in Jan 2016 because our print and online marketing was not yielding the volume and quality that I knew we could reach. e360 has generated leads in greater volume and with a high level of qualification and immediacy of need. Chad’s group is constantly analyzing, revising, editing, and improving our messaging and delivery methods to enhance the viewer experience and heighten the probability for prospect information gathering.

    Further, the “blanket” e360 has applied to the broader digital marketing plan has resulted in greater overall exposure to our local community. The perceived presence by locals is far beyond the actual reach and placement.

    Element-360 has exceeded our goals. We are thankful to have them as part of our marketing team.

    Brad Galbraith: Vice President – Community Development, Biltmore Farms

  • We have successfully worked with Element-360 for several years. Proper Web exposure is critical to generating leads for our clients. The team at Element-360 does an amazing job of monitoring our site and recommending technical improvements that increase exposure. We have seen a continual increase in traffic since hiring their team and each month gets better. We remain on page one for organic key word search in several markets. The monthly updates we receive from their team are thorough and thoughtful with valid recommendations for key word search improvement, technical adjustments and overall site recommendations. Every one of the team members we work with are professional, knowledgeable and pleasant. I know this professional culture of caring comes directly from the culture established by Chad’s leadership. We love working with this team and have seen our business grow directly proportional to the excellent work they do on our behalf. Thank you Chad and the Element-360 team!

    Kit Garren: Founder, Tons of Rentals