William R. Leake
Founder, President, and CEO
A former McKinsey consultant and Dell veteran, Bill Leake draws on a deep expertise in both business and marketing to help increase revenues for a wide range of clients. He has been involved in driving provable revenues through internet marketing techniques since the early 1990s when, as part of the management team at Power Computing, he built the first company to sell $1 million of product over the internet.
Before founding Leads Customers Growth, Bill was President of Journyx, the leading software provider of web-based time and expense management solutions, and one of the 500 largest software companies in the U.S.
Prior to Journyx, he held leadership and executive positions at several public and private venture-capital backed firms, including Trusted Information Systems (TISX, now NET), Haystack Labs, Power Computing and Dell. At Dell, Bill worked in the Office of the Chairman on several key strategic initiatives.
Bill received an MBA with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A. from Yale University. A frequent speaker at trade shows and marketing events, Bill has also served as the professor for the core entrepreneurship course in the St. Edwards University MBA program.
Brian P. Combs
Founder and Vice President of Services
As an online marketing expert and Internet pioneer, Brian Combs specializes in bringing measurability to marketing. Prior to founding Leads Customers Growth, Brian was Director of Marketing and Business Development for Journyx, the leading provider of web-based time and expense management solutions. At Journyx, he oversaw all marketing and strategic partnership activities.
Prior to this, he was the senior market analyst in the strategic planning group of Globeset, an Austin software developer backed by Citibank, American Express, Chase Manhattan and Compaq Computer. Brian has also managed the development and operations of online storefronts at Technology Works and Power Computing, where he was in charge of all things web, and designed the web's first configuration system for a computer system vendor.
Brian's web endevors have received accolades from many sources, including InfoWorld, The Austin Chronicle, The Austin American Statesman, Texas Monthly, and the Houston Chronicle.
In late 1993, Brian co-founded the Austin Web Users Group, one of the world's first web-focused professional associations. He currently sits on the advisory board of EFF-Austin and previously sat on the board of directors of the American Marketing Association, Austin Chapter.