The 828 Team

Stephen R. Horton Jr


Stephen R. Horton Jr. is a dedicated family man and a visionary in the entrepreneurial world. His journey as a serial entrepreneur and growth hacker has been marked by an unwavering commitment to helping businesses flourish. With a rich history of launching and scaling successful ventures, Stephen’s expertise in digital marketing and business growth strategies has made a significant impact across various sectors.

-Successfully launched and scaled 5 businesses, 3 to 7 figures.
-First recipient of the Entrepreneurship Opportunity Fund, Virginia Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), June 2001.
-Featured in the Washington Post by Ellen McCarthy (10/15/1999).
-Managed pivotal projects such as the online reservation system for the Statue of Liberty and, the first eCommerce site for the Federal Government.

Career Journey

•Navy Federal Credit Union: System Analyst from 1992 to 1995.

•EJ Bell Systems: Program Manager from 1995 to 1998.

•Proxicom: Delivery Director from 1999 to 2001. Led solutions delivery teams for various clients.

•NuVizion LLC.: Principal/Owner from 1998 to 2003. Focused on web services for non-profits.

•Digital Innovations LLC: Owner/President from 2003 to 2005. Offered digital marketing and web services.

•Healthy Inspirations: Owner from 2004 to 2009. Managed a weight-loss and lifestyle program.

•Waterford Web Works: Owner from 2006 to 2013. Provided online marketing and web services to small businesses.

•828 Marketing & Web Design: Owner/President since 2010. Specializes in SEO, PPC, and web design services, with a focus on long-term client partnerships.

Unique Approach

Stephen believes in building deep, value-based relationships with clients, focusing on tangible results. His unique business model at 828 Marketing emphasizes a stakeholder approach, ensuring mutual success with clients.

Community and Clientele

With a passion for aiding small businesses, particularly in Lynchburg and Forest, Virginia, Stephen has helped over 100 local companies. He also has a diverse portfolio of clients including government agencies, non-profits, and commercial entities.

Liberty University: Studied Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (2005 – 2008).

Personal Note:
Stephen is a proud father who has skillfully balanced his professional aspirations with his family life, cherishing moments like attending his children’s field trips and being an active part of their lives.


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