SteadyRain's Management Team

314. 446. 2029

Contact Thompson

Thompson has been working on the Web since 1997 and has been with SteadyRain since 2005, when he started as an Internet strategist. As a seasoned member of the St. Louis development community, his fusion of knowledge in the disciplines of design, marketing, multimedia, production, programming and quality assurance make him an asset to all client strategies. In his nearly two decades of experience in concepting, architecting, designing, producing and overseeing software and website development solutions for companies, Thompson has proven his effectiveness at building solid solutions that get results for his clients.

Now, as a partner in the firm, Thompson helps set the strategic direction for the company and is constantly focused on improving the value proposition that SteadyRain brings to each and every client engagement.

Fun Facts About Thompson:

Favorite spare time activities: Coloring and lettering comic books for companies such as DC, IDW & Image Comics.

Favorite video game: Video games? I’m too busy playing with the Adobe Suite.


314. 446. 0728

Contact Joe

As SteadyRain's first employee 15 years ago, Joe brings a wealth of experience to all his clients. With an extensive background in programming, including experience with technologies such as ASP/ASP.NET, JavaScript, VBScript, C and SQL, Joe is able to expertly manage all aspects of a production cycle so as to best utilize the time of his staff and the resources of his clients. His experience focuses on Web project life-cycles including analysis, budgeting, team organization, development, time management, quality assurance and ongoing maintenance.

Fun Facts About Joe:

Most unusual thing about yourself that most people don't know: I love anchovies!

Words to live by: Whoever eats the fastest, gets the most.


Internet Strategist
314. 446. 8894


Contact Matt

Matt has worked in the digital space for more than 10 years. Previously, he worked with the international online technology company, Network Solutions, where he was responsible for developing Paid and Organic Search strategies for clients ranging in size from sole-proprietor to Fortune 500 as well as supervision of custom Web application engineering development efforts for both internal and external platforms. 

Throughout his career, Matt has held the role of designer, developer, project manager and digital consultant. Matt has provided Digital Marketing, Social Media, Reputation Management and Application Development Strategies to clients including AT&T, Carstar, Meineke Car Care, Yellow Book and Yellow Pages. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in communications as well as certificates in Web design and digital publishing.

Fun Facts About Matt:

Matt was previously a minor league professional hockey player and has coached youth hockey for more than 20 years.

Favorite spare time activities: Coaching hockey, playing golf and cycling

Something people might not know about me: I have a very competitive nature.

Words to live by: If you ain’t first, you’re last!


Director of Digital Marketing
314. 446. 2018


Contact David

Originally a Chicago native (not a Cubs fan, we checked!) David serves as the Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for delivering successful online strategies for SteadyRain’s growing list of clients. Prior to joining the SteadyRain team as a Digital Marketing Specialist, David worked in the retail marketing space with Fortune 500 companies such as Target, Safeway, Kroger, General Mills, Kellogg’s and Kraft. 

As a marketer who focuses on the holistic view of a brand’s marketing efforts, David and his team specialize in providing clients with fully integrated digital marketing strategies which could include search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM or PPC), social media marketing, content marketing, Web analytics and conversion rate optimization. David received his bachelor’s degree in advertising from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and holds multiple certifications including Google AdWords, Google Analytics and Bing Ads.

Fun Facts About David:

Favorite spare time activities: Playing golf, boxing and cruising TechCrunch

Words to live by: Vision without execution is just hallucination.


Chief Technology Officer
314. 446. 8896


Contact Paul

Paul Zerkel has been developing Web-based technology solutions for public, private and non-profit businesses since 1999. After earning a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Webster University he architected and developed core business systems for a St. Louis-based multinational retail corporation. Paul then led the company’s Web application development group, developing and operating sites with more than 20 million annual visitors.

He also worked closely with internal business owners and marketing representatives to develop and launch new brands and customer acquisition campaigns. Throughout his career, Paul has transitioned Web-based businesses from idea to launch and ensured that they had the technology foundation and support to succeed.