For Immediate Release:
Red Shark Digital
Greenville, NC - Red Shark Digital, a trailblazer in the digital marketing industry, is proud to announce a new chapter for the ever-growing company. Effective October 1, 2023, Spencer Bunting will become Red Shark Digital’s new Chief Executive Officer. This marks the first CEO transition in the company’s history since its official launch in 2013.
Over the years, Red Shark Digital solidified itself as a leader in the field, offering premier search engine optimization, social media marketing, and website development services to more than 600 clients. Their digital marketing services have accumulated numerous accolades from prestigious industry competitions, including the MarCom Awards, Global Search Awards, Davey Awards, NYX Awards, W3 Awards, Hermes Creative Awards, and Graphic Design USA Awards . Staffed by a team of talented and experienced professionals, the company commits to providing exceptional results and successful digital campaigns for clients—earning a three-time placement on the annual Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List.
“At RSD, we are more than just a digital marketing agency, we are a team of passionate professionals dedicated to driving success for our clients,” said Chris Rupp, founder and current CEO of Red Shark Digital. “Our award-winning strategies, innovative campaigns, and unparalleled expertise have allowed us to continuously exceed our clients’ expectations and achieve unprecedented growth.”
Bunting’s appointment as CEO follows Rupp’s decision to join and lead a board of financial and strategic advisors overseeing the agency as the Founder and Chairman, as well as to continue growing his recently launched Venture Capital firm, Capital XIX. With his years of experience, talent, and dedication to the success of Red Shark Digital, Rupp chose Bunting to take over his role.
“Spencer has been in a number of instrumental leadership roles across the company as our company has scaled over the years and is directly responsible for our growth and operational excellence, “ said Rupp. “After working side by side with Spencer for the last seven years, I know that between his commitment to passion for our work and our people, alongside his growth mindset, he is the ideal choice to lead Red Shark Digital into its next era of growth.”
Joining RSD in its formative years, Bunting started at Red Shark Digital as a graphic designer. As the agency continued to transform and grow, Bunting expanded his knowledge and sharpened his expertise in the digital marketing space. As Red Shark Digital’s current Chief Operating Officer, Bunting’s award-winning website designs and digital strategies have helped numerous businesses achieve their goals and fine-tune their online presence.
“There are a lot of moments to be proud of when reflecting on my time with Red Shark Digital thus far. From the time I started to this most recent year, we’ve 10x our annual revenue, a feat which landed us on the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list three times now,” said Spencer Bunting, Chief Executive Officer. “Our motto, ‘Be Better,’ has been our north star. As I step into this role, I’m eager to lean into our strengths, expand our influence nationally, and drive a future where we continue to set industry benchmarks and elevate our clients to new heights.”
Bunting will take over as CEO of Red Shark Digital in October of this year, overseeing the agency’s various departments and managing company-wide operations and agendas. The Red Shark Digital team is excited about this new chapter, and they're confident that Bunting's leadership will help the agency continue to evolve and transcend its success in client campaign work.
About Red Shark Digital:
Red Shark Digital is an industry-leading digital marketing agency that offers a wide range of services to help businesses achieve their marketing goals. Red Shark Digital's team of skilled professionals provides exceptional results for their clients by curating award-winning campaigns through several digital marketing outlets, including SEO, social media marketing, paid ads, and web design.