Based in Charlotte, NC, StoneFish Marketing was founded in 2009 with the sole purpose of helping small businesses develop a stronger online presence. Founded by Joe Restivo, a seasoned SEO expert, what started by helping family & friends with their new business ventures eventually evolved into a full-service internet marketing consultancy.
Originally from Toledo, OH, Joe Restivo graduated from The University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Joe has worked with businesses both large, such as The PGA, Procter & Gamble, and Overhead Door Corporation, and small businesses, such as local Charlotte-based businesses Swan Learning Center, Belmont Flooring Center, and North Carolina Massage School, in developing strategic, holistic, creative internet marketing campaigns.
StoneFish has been operating for over 5-years, however, during that period, Joe Restivo worked at other reputable local internet marketing agencies including Straight North (formerly Ephricon Web Marketing) and ebasedEVOLUTION. As Joe moved forward in his career, he saw a need for customized, personal internet marking strategies for small businesses. In May 2014, Stonefish Marketing evolved into StoneFish LLC with the goal of providing high quality SEO services to their clients, while providing top-notch customer service.
With SEO (Search Engine Optimization) being Mr. Restivo’s core competency, he has also developed strong relationships with trusted partners, allowing StoneFish LLC to offer a variety of services, including Website Development, Copy-writing, Graphic Design, Email Marketing, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, and other online marketing services.
We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality work, and outstanding customer service. We work very closely with our clients to ensure we are not only delivering a positive return-on-investment, but also properly communicating the businesses brand & image across various online channels. Contact us today to learn more!
Meet the rest of the StoneFish Team…
Brad Hokanson | Website Developer
Brad has over 12 years of experience in website development and design as well as a BA in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin. Brad Hokanson is a valued member of the StoneFish LLC team and brings an outstanding portfolio of brilliantly developed sites, as well as a stellar reputation of providing customer service that is second to none.
We are proud to offer a vast array of website development & design services that vary from creating custom e-Commerce platforms to creating a simple WordPress website for a small businesses. Clients are also eligible for discounts when they host their site with Brad Hokanson and his team at NLH Solutions.
Chris Rupp | Market Research & Strategy
Chris has structured market research for clients big & small, across a growing list of industries. He started his career designing market research for pharmaceutical & healthcare companies, then developed his expertise in brand consulting for clients such as Pepsi, Sunsweet, and Verizon.
Today, Chris utilizes his MBA & expertise to capture market research data and turn it in to an actionable, profitable strategy.
Julie Harrison | Copywriter
A former journalism professional, Julie found that copy-writing was a suitable outlet for her creative side and literary quirkiness. Her experience as a reporter on Capitol Hill parlayed into subsequent career moves that included writing campaign ads for Congressional candidates and utilizing SEO language and social media tools to make her clients’ (or break their opponents) political campaigns.
Julie’s experience extends well beyond the political arena and she is a favored copywriter among managers and CEOs in the retail and corporate industries.
Christie Restivo | Bookkeeper
We are proud to have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) handling the books at StoneFish LLC. With a Masters Degree in Accounting and a CPA license, Christie Restivo can assist clients with all of their billing & invoicing questions.
Joe Restivo & Christie Restivo met in junior high. After years of friendship followed by dating, Christie and Joe got married in 2011 and reside in South Charlotte with their two dogs.