We are extremely excited to announce that Richard Lawrence, data scientist and former Head of SEO of Kin + Carta Connect, has been appointed as Technical Director at Rise at Seven.

Richard is an award-winning digital marketing professional with over 11 years of experience in SEO, marketing and content strategy, previously working as Head of Marketing at top 100 law firm Holiday Claims and Head of Content Strategy at Epiphany Search. Richard has worked on high profile brands including Money Supermarket, AXA Healthcare and JD Sports Group.

Richard joins Rise at Seven as Technical Director and will be heading up our technical team and defining our SEO offering. Richard will be supporting the business to rapidly build on Rise at Seven’s ambition to be the largest search agency in the world.

Richard joins as the agency hits 70 staff, with a client roster of PrettyLittleThing, GoCompare, House of Fraser, GAME, Playstation, USwitch, Money.co.uk, and more.

Richard adds “Rise at Seven is disrupting the search industry, cutting through the noise with clear focus on what makes leading brands tick. This clarity has stimulated major growth over the last 20 months, with spectacular client results to back it up.

The future looks very bright and I'm really excited to join at this stage of the journey, as the agency looks to expand into the US and build a platform on which to further grow at scale into 2021 and beyond.

I am here to help lead the growth of the technical SEO offering and ensure that data is at the heart of what we do. This means honing in on the key areas in technical SEO that make a real difference to organic performance, whilst enhancing the use of data to support ideation, audience insight and decision making across the agency. ”

The agency, founded by Carrie Rose and Stephen Kenwright, launched only 19 months ago and has already grown to over 65 members of staff across three countries. With clients across the UK, Europe and North America, Rise at Seven is looking to expand physical offices overseas in the next step of its rapid expansion. The agency has no signs of slowing down.

Stephen Kenwright, COO of Rise at Seven says, “There weren’t many people in the world that we felt could do the job we’ve brought Richard in for: his background across every aspect of SEO and move into data science at our old business Kin + Carta makes him the perfect leader for our brand of experimentally-driven technical SEO. I’m excited to see how he can scale his test and learn approach to be executed by the biggest and brightest team of creatives in the search industry.”