Jon Morris is the Founder and CEO of Rise Interactive. Morris started Rise as a self-funded company with $10,000, transforming the agency into a multi-million dollar business in just eight years. Under Morris’ leadership, Rise has experienced tremendous growth and has received recognition from Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies (six-time winner), Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (two-time winner), Built in Chicago (three-time Digital Agency of the Year winner), the City of Chicago, and Fortune Magazine. Morris has been personally recognized as a leader in technology and innovation on the Techweek100 list and was named one of Online Marketing Institute’s Top 40 Digital Strategists in Marketing.
As a leader in the digital marketing industry, Morris regularly shares his expertise as a guest speaker. He has presented on main stages and at workshops and webinars for organizations such as Search Marketing Expo, Search Engine Strategies, American Marketing Association, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Online Marketing Summit, iStrategy, and Vistage. He is a contributor for Inc.com and uses his column, Rise Above it, to share his thought leadership on business and digital marketing topics.
Morris earned an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor's degree from Kenyon College.