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.
Our Leadership Team
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. 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.
Leisa Holland-Nelson is the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of ASTOUNDZ, where she is responsible for Marketing, Business Development, Client Relationship Management and HR, having merged her ownership in ContentActive with ASTOUNDZ. She is also the author and voice of “Women Mean Business”, a weekly segment focusing on extraordinary women, on The Businessmakers Show seen on-line on High Drive TV and heard on 20 radio stations across the U.S.
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, where she was recognized as a leading speaker on industry trends and financial forecasts. 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 as the Vice Chair of Marketing and Communications for March of Dimes, on the boards of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, where she was chair twice, and the Executive Women’s Partnership of the Greater Houston Partnership. Additionally, she is the Board Chair and was appointed as a City Commissioner by the Mayor for the Houston Center for Literacy. She has co-chaired the Mayor’s Breakfast for Literacy for five consecutive years and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
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, and an ABC/Channel 13 Woman of Distinction.
Leisa is also a fifth-generation Houstonian and attended the University of Texas.