Building and Scaling a Tech Company in Louisville

  • University of Louisville Duthie Room 117 Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Speaker: Stacy Griggs, President and CEO of El Toro 

Stacy Griggs is the President and CEO of El Toro LLC, an innovative  internet marketing company in Louisville, Kentucky. Griggs leads day-to-day operations at El Toro and is also one of the creators of El Toro’s patent for IP Targeting along with El Toro’s five other pending patents on game-changing advertising technology. Griggs has led three different organizations that were recognized by Inc. Magazine on the Inc. 500 list as the fastest growing privately-held companies in the United States.

Griggs and his business partner, David Stadler, were selected as the 2016 E&Y Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Ohio Valley and El Toro was just the 12th company in the United States to be selected to participate in Endeavor at the 63rd International Selection Panel in March of 2016. 

Before El Toro, Griggs was an executive for Cbeyond, a publically traded cloud communications company (Nasdaq: CBEY). He joined Cbeyond in 2010 as part of the acquisition of MaximumASP where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing and one of shareholders. Prior to MaximumASP, Stacy held a series of positions at, including Chief Sales Officer, Chief Service Officer and General Manager for their flagship Delaware datacenter and was very involved in the acquisitions of by Hostmysite and the acquisition of Hostmysite, by Pamlico Capital.  Earlier in his career, Griggs held leadership positions at several technology organizations including stints at KForce, Diamond Technologies, TMP Worldwide and the University of Pennsylvania.

About El Toro

El Toro is one of the fastest growing AdTech companies in the United States.  Focused on hyper-accurate targeting of digital adverting via IP addresses El Toro is revolutionizing how ads are targeted, personalized and measured.  With 200% CAGR since inception, El Toro’s products are delivering superior results, increased ROAS and added value to ad agencies, digital marketers and direct marketing firms throughout the US.

This seminar is sponsored by the University of Louisville Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science.