Ralph Folz

Ralph Folz

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Ralph Folz is WordStream's Executive Chairman. Ralph joined WordStream's board in August 2009 and was elected the company's CEO by the Board of Directors in August 2010. He has an extensive background in the digital marketing space, including founding and subsequently selling Molecular Inc., an interactive Web design and marketing agency. Folz spent the previous two plus years as Global Chief Operating Officer of Isobar, one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the world.

As Executive Chairman, Ralph is responsible for developing WordStream's product and business direction as well as playing a key role in business development.

Biography

Ralph Folz is WordStream's Executive Chairman, responsible for developing WordStream's product and business direction as well as playing a key role in business development.

May 9th, 2017

The pace of growth here at WordStream over the past several years has been phenomenal to experience. We’ve been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies four years in a row, and in December we moved into an amazing new office space with more capacity to support our growth plans.

Today, I’m very excited to announce the beginning of...

November 14th, 2016

Today I’m excited to announce that WordStream has joined a small and exclusive group of companies named as trusted advisors to Microsoft’s growing customer base for search advertising through the Bing Ads Network. As an Elite Partner to Bing Ads, we will have exclusive access to trainings and breaking news which our teams here can use to provide even better service and features to WordStream...

March 30th, 2015

Today, Trada announced that it is going out of business. Trada was founded shortly after us, so we’ve watched the company develop with interest. It was an innovative paid search company with a unique crowdsourced business model, and we’re sorry to see them go.

These situations are never easy and they always occur suddenly. We have formed a partnership with Trada to help transition their...

February 6th, 2015

It was a wager that almost had to happen.

A couple of weeks before the Seattle Seahawks faced off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, WordStream entered into a friendly bet with Bing. With Bing based in Washington and WordStream based in Boston, it was as if fate itself had intervened.

The bet itself was simple. Representatives of each company agreed to...

August 22nd, 2013

While it isn’t hockey season, our founder Larry is from Canada, as you may know, and is a big fan of the sport. In his honor, we’ll use a hockey analogy, as WordStream scored three key goals in the last few weeks. 

Earlier this week, WordStream was honored to learn we were recognized as...

December 11th, 2012

Today is an important day in WordStream’s evolution. We recently completed an exercise to define our core purpose and core values and we are ready to share them with our employees, customers, prospects and followers.

We have been growing fast, with over 30 new hires in 2012 so far. As we grow, having a “playbook” of how we operate becomes more and more important. These values...