LEADERSHIP

ONE SEARCH. ONE CLICK. ONE COMPANY.

ASTOUNDZ was co-founded by Steve Winter and MLB Capital Partners in March of 2016. Todd Mason, Jeff Lindenberger and Fred Baca of MLB Capital Partners are real estate experts and entrepreneurial investors. Steve Winter founded and built ERGOS Technology from 1996 to 2010 into one of the largest Managed IT firms in the country. He brings over 20 years of technology and security expertise to ASTOUNDZ. ASTOUNDZ roots are as a premier SEO company.

In March of 2017, Leisa Holland-Nelson, co-founder of ContentActive, a 12 year old website development and application development company, merged ContentActive’s custom web design and marketing arm with ASTOUNDZ to form a one stop solution for clients.

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STEVE WINTER

FOUNDER/PRESIDENT

Steve is an entrepreneur with expertise in IT, start-ups, and real estate. He’s passionate about customer service and creating exceptional results in One Search, One Click! He founded ASTOUNDZ in 2016 and has been extremely successful in structuring websites to be found and loved by the top search engines. In 2017, ContentActive, known for websites, mobile apps, and internet business solutions, merged with ASTOUNDZ. Together, making the ASTOUNDZ team, who bring together a team of Technical, Analytical, and Functional engineers who are passionate about technology and most importantly, customer service! Additionally, Steve founded and led ERGOS, one of Houston’s leading managed IT service firms for 16 years. ERGOS Technology has been recognized a record 6 times by the Fast Tech 50 for its continued year-over-year growth.

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He attended the University of Texas for his Bachelor’s degree and the University of Houston for his MBA. Steve is also affiliated with several organizations including Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA), St. Thomas Booster Club, Heartland Technology Group (HTG), Connectwise, Houston Technology Center, and Whitehall Breakfast Club.
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LEISA HOLLAND-NELSON

VICE PRESIDENT/CMO

Leisa Holland-Nelson is the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of ASTOUNDZ, where she is responsible for Marketing, Business Development, and Client Relationship Management, having merged her ownership in ContentActive with ASTOUNDZ. She is also the author and voice of “Women Mean Business”, a podcast and video segment seen on YouTube and several Gow Media outlets, and heard on ESPN Sports Radio.

Leisa spent 20 + years in the Fashion business in NYC, initiating product development areas for Federated Department Stores in Men’s and Women’s Accessories and Women’s Sportswear before leading companies including Outlander and Evan Picone. In that industry she was recognized as a leading speaker on trends and financial forecasts.

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After a stint in Executive Search as a Partner with Heidrick & Struggles she moved to Houston and began her successful Entrepreneurial career launching RentTheSite.com in 2004, the first product offering of her future company ContentActive, which was recognized six times with the Fast Tech 50 Award, seven times as a top web developer in Houston, a Best Place to Work and a four-time Better Business Bureau Winner of Distinction. Her mission then and now is “Doing well by doing good”, and commitment to the community continues to play a big role at ASTOUNDZ.

Leisa is currently serving on the Boards of Directors of the March of Dimes, the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, The American Leadership Forum, AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Hermann Park Conservancy and Holocaust Museum Houston.

She has been honored to be named one of Houston’s Fifty Most Influential Women, a Senior Fellow of The American Leadership Forum, two-time Chair of the Board of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, one of HBJ/ Mass Mutual’s Powerful Women in Entrepreneurship, a Celebrated Entrepreneur by Houston Technology Center, a Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Breakthrough Woman, an ABC/Channel 13 Woman of Distinction, and most recently an HBJ Woman Who Means Business.

Leisa is also a fifth-generation Houstonian, recently married to Bob Bowman and the proud parent and grandparent to two incredible granddaughters! She attended the University of Texas and bleeds Orange!