President and CEO at Directive Consulting


Garrett Mehrguth is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Directive, a leading enterprise search marketing agency headquartered in Austin, TX.

Since its establishment in 2014, Mehrguth has led Directive in its expansion of five new locations, starting from Orange County, to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Austin, and London. Directive’s year-over-year growth rate has increased by 300 percent, and in 2019, Directive ranked in the top 500 in the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies in the U.S.

As a digital marketing thought leader, Garrett speaks at Digital Summit (13 events in 2019 and 20 events in 2020), State of Search, SMX West, General Assembly, MozCon, etc. Garrett has also been published by Salesforce, Marketing Land, Moz, Marketo, Search Engine Land, Ahrefs, Convince & Convert, Search Engine Journal, and more.

Additionally, he has been a guest speaker on the following podcasts: The DigitalMarketer Podcast, Salesforce, Mixergy – Startup Stories with 1000+ entrepreneurs and businesses, The Growth TL;DR, Edge of the Web and more.



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