We are excited to announce that seoplus+ Chief Executive Officer Eddy Abounehme has been named one of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 recipients. The honour recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of the top business leaders in the nation’s capital under the age of 40. The Forty Under 40 list is presented jointly by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal.

Chosen from a competitive pool of more than 200 deserving nominees, Eddy Abounehme received recognition for his business leadership and success in two businesses based in Ottawa. First, as CEO of seoplus+, one of the fastest growing companies in Ottawa, and second, as Founder of Revolution Networks, a leading IT services provider in the city.

The judging panel, comprised of some of Ottawa’s most accomplished leaders in business, media, law, and public relations, awarded Eddy this recognition based on their positive evaluation of his business accomplishments, professional expertise, and community involvement.

Business Leadership and Success

Eddy was recognized for his effective leadership in the local tech and digital marketing company, seoplus+. Under Eddy’s guidance and direction, seoplus+ has seen exponential growth. From its origins as a startup in 2015, seoplus+ now employs 16 full-time employees and does business with clients in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates.

Under Eddy’s leadership, seoplus+ has achieved the coveted Google Premier Partner designation, an elite status reserved for the top 3% of agencies on the basis of certifications, performance, and ad spend. seoplus+ has also achieved the status of Shopify Expert Marketing Partner, a designation shared by only a select few agencies globally.

Last year, Eddy coordinated the relocation of seoplus+ from West Ottawa to new offices in the historic Carriageway Building on Murray Street in Ottawa’s buzzing ByWard Market. Not only did the move help facilitate the growth of seoplus+, it also positioned the company in the heart of Ottawa’s creative scene to better attract top talent and resources.

Community Involvement

This award also acknowledges Eddy’s dedication to community involvement and mentorship. Through his dedication to mentorship and building successful companies using local talent, Eddy has created valuable professional growth opportunities for graduates and co-op students in Ottawa, working with several institutions, including Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Algonquin College. Not only does this commitment ensure the most innovative approach for clients, using the latest industry trends and techniques, it also contributes to the local economy.

Eddy continues to maintain advisory roles with St. Elias Cathedral and St. Elias Banquet Centre, and is an enthusiastic supporter The Dave Smith Foundation, Rae of Light, Make a Wish Foundation, and Ottawa Network for Education.

Eddy Abounehme and his fellow Forty Under 40 honourees will be spotlighted in an upcoming edition of the Ottawa Business Journal. The recipients will be celebrated at a gala at Hilton Lac-Leamy on June 16.

Title image courtesy of OBJ.ca

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Amanda Stephens

General Manager at seoplus+
Amanda Murray is the General Manager at seoplus+. She leads the production team across a number of departments including SEO, web design/development, and paid ads. Amanda is responsible for team culture, process, and training to ensure optimal results for world class clients.