A unique mix of skills that combines executive-level management with hands-on creative and technical expertise in the full range of traditional and digital marketing strategies.

Lee Kantz – Digital Marketing Consultant

Marketing Leadership

Marketing Leadership

Marketing oversight of online and traditional businesses, management of a lead generation division of, product leadership of the earliest online services for Encyclopædia Britannica, and leadership and consulting roles at a wide range of startups, non-profits and entrepreneurial divisions of large organizations.

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Executive-level and hands-on creative, technical and analytical skills in the full range of digital marketing techniques. Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, numerous content management systems, email marketing, CRM and marketing automation, SEO & SEM, social media, and web analytics. Certified in Google AdWords.

Business Strategy

Business Strategy

A results-driven and metric-based approach working at the center of revolutions in publishing, education and digital marketing, with P&L responsibility, cross-company team leadership, end-to-end product and service strategies and the development of new business opportunities. Clients have included startups, non-profits and entrepreneurial divisions of large organizations.



Management of multi-million-dollar budgets and large staffs, oversight and integration of strategic acquisitions, reporting and presenting to investors and boards of directors, and defining marketing, product and overall business vision.


A few words about Lee Kantz from former co-workers, superiors, colleagues, business partners, and more...

Neil L. Holman, Ph.D.

Dean Corporate Learning Solutions / Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

I have known Lee for more than twenty years. He is a bright, committed, and talented man who is devoted to strategy, marketing, and production. If you are looking for a combination of digital experience and thinking outside the box, Lee's your man.

Leslie Lancry

Founder / Language Stars

Lee is a driven marketing executive with amazing capability in the digital space! He created a brand new Language Stars website and video and tracked impressive SEM campaigns, e-blasts, website tests and retargeted banner advertising.

Deb Beckman

Marketing Consultant / Spirit West Marketing

Lee has watched the marketing world change in a dramatic way…and he’s already forgotten more than I’ll ever know. And while he may be a strategic thinker, he also understands that crazy ideas only go so far if you don’t have the time or money to execute.

Charles Evans

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs (retired) / University of Illinois

I am always impressed how Lee remained on the cutting edge of online marketing and social media. And how he was able to share and implement his knowledge, effectively, in a variety of forums.

Douglas Ryan

President, San Francisco and Chicago / Digitas

Lee has a unique skill set that bridges the IT and marketing disciplines.

Christine Wallace, Ph.D.

Vice President, Global Campus / Kettering University

Lee is a "can do" kind of guy. Hard-working, dedicated and willing to do what it takes to get the job done! Add to this, he is just a "nice guy," and you have the recipe for the kind of person that will make a difference on any project or possibility you have in mind. I have personally worked with Lee and found him to be someone who is bright, witty and willing to dig into a problem to help solve it! I highly recommend him.

Jade Sholty

Freelance Designer / Water Walk Media

Lee Kantz is one of the brightest and dedicated online marketing professionals I have ever worked with. He is a pleasure to work with, full of creative ideas, and he has a practical sense that helps guide projects to successful completion (while staying in budget). He gets the job done and makes the work fun. A great team player and leader.

Bill Petruski

Vice President, Global Clients / Mind Gym

As a marketing professional, Lee earned the respect of our entire sales division through his customer focused approach and thoughtful attention to our entire value-chain. Lee met regularly with senior members of sales to ensure that marketing strategies were continuously in line with emerging business conditions. Additionally, he is a funny, intelligent, thoughtful person. He would be a wonderful addition to any corporate culture. I hope to work with Lee again.

Sylvia Caballero

Marketing Manager /

As a direct report to Lee, I was able to learn from the best! Not only did he teach me new skills in marketing and communications strategies, but also showed me the importance of approaching each project with integrity. He is a wonderful mentor to young professionals--I would love the opportunity to work for him again.

Christopher Klaus

Solutions Architect / Information Builders

My team of web engineers worked to support Lee's business goals to further develop Monster's Learning Products. While working with Lee, I found that he has a amazing talent for producing returns that exceed revenue expectations. Lee also does a great job of communicating business requirements and collaborating with web engineers to make implementing these requirements easier. I certainly enjoyed working with Lee and I know my team enjoyed working with him

Career Highlights

The Safe + Fair Food CompanyCurrently working as Head of Digital + Acquisition at The Safe + Fair Food Company, a leading producer of clean label, non-GMO, allergy-friendly foods.

University of Illinois Global CampusServing as Chief Marketing Officer of the University of Illinois Global Campus, the most ambitious online initiative ever at a major state university system.

Monster.comBuilding an education marketing division of from nothing to $13 million in two years, including oversight of a strategic acquisition that Monster’s CEO called the company’s fastest return on investment of any acquisition in company history.

Language StarsServing as Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer for Language Stars, the national leader in foreign language for kids, including overseeing the company’s launch into a second market (Washington D.C.) and greatly expanding digital marketing initiatives.

A transformational role at the center of Encyclopædia Britannica‘s transition to electronic mBritannicaedia, including project management of the first web-based encyclopedia in 1993, and editorial management of CD-ROM encyclopedias in 1990.

Building partnerships in Education Marketing for Keypath Education, a leading provider of marketing and program management services to higher education institutions.

A December 2014 speaking engagement on Digital Marketing in Education in the U.S. at the DigiWise Summit in New Delhi, India, co-sponsored by The Hindustan Times and Google India.
These are some additional companies and organizations where Lee has worked and consulted.

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