CEO, StraightForward Interactive
Josh Barsch is the founder and CEO of StraightForward Interactive, the world’s first search engine advertising agency, where he’s managed accounts for WalMart, eBay, Unilever, University of Phoenix and hundreds more companies of all sizes. He’s the author of the Amazon best-sellers “The Google Ad Grants Playbook” and “Confessions Of A Scholarship Judge,” as well as “Rebel Resume,” which is not a best-seller but his mother maintains is still a delightful read.
Josh is the co-founder of the Lakota Voice Project, a Native American anti-suicide project, and his agency obtains and manages Google Ad Grants free of charge for all anti-suicide nonprofits worldwide. He holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri, where he was the Pulitzer New Media Fellow back in the dial-up days. He lives in Rapid City, S.D., with his daughter Mia, sons Ezra and Lorenzo, and a 110-pound chocolate Lab named Fernando.