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Joe Zekas

Joe Zekas

Joe Zekas works at adding to his used-to-be’s: dirt-poor Pennsylvania coal-town kid, shortest in class through 8th grade, New Jerseyan, hitch-hiker, motorcyclist, statistical typist, library clerk, delivery boy, classical scholar wannabe, gas station attendant, tuxedo salesman, psychiatric aide, social worker, civil rights activist, draft-dodger, gun-toting truck driver (Brinks), bartender, temp secretary, Lucey’s Raider, Wisconsinite, large-firm attorney, real estate developer, condo converter, tax shelter syndicator, multi-level marketer, married person, newspaper publisher, money-losing tech gadfly, software developer to name a few.

Joe is Chairman of Data Based Ads.

Chuck Gekas

Chuck Gekas

Chuck is the VP of Sales & Client Service for Data Based Ads and YoChicago.com.

Born and raised in Chicago, Chuck attended Northern Illinois for his BA and DePaul for his MA. Prior to joining Data Based Ads in 2001, Chuck had an extensive sales and management career in newspapers and magazines, much of it in the real estate sector.

In addition to overseeing the sales and client services side of the company, Chuck tries to shoot at least one video tour a week. Seeing such interesting homes from both the inside and outside is one of Chuck’s favorite parts of his job.

Mike Scotty

Mike Scotty

Mike is the President of Data Based Ads and an occasional contributor to YoChicago.

Mike is a lifelong Oak Parker (practically the city) and long-time real estate marketing pro. Did overtime at SIU Carbondale as an undergrad, then straightened it out at DePaul’s business school while acquiring his marketing skills.

Mike writes the blog: Inbound marketing tips for real estate SEO over at Data Based Ads’ site, which fits right in with YoChicago’s use of timely real estate content to drive traffic and organic SEO credit to our clients’ real estate businesses…at the same time enlightening and entertaining thousands of readers.