Brent D. Payne, CEO of Loud Interactive, started doing SEO long before it was even called SEO. As an internet marketer with over a decade of experience, Payne has established himself as a leader in the rising industry. Payne has held roles at prestigious companies such as Amazon and the Tribune Company. At the Tribune Company he grew their search engine traffic from 500,000 visits per day to 1,700,000 visits per day in just 3 years. He's been independently consulting since 2009 and started consulting full-time in 2011 with the founding of BaldSEO.com. Payne has achieved success for a variety of different companies in diverse industries. This success led to the expansion of his company and the name change to Loud Interactive. Why the switch? Payne feels like it expresses his clients' desire to "Be Heard" through SEO and digital consulting, plus his employees wouldn't shave their heads.