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Jenna Ahern

In 2008, Jenna Ahern said that her proudest moment was when she signed her letter of intent to play for the University of Louisville Field Hockey team.

These days, her proudest moment is when Guardian Owl Digital hit 7 Figures in gross revenue.

In 2006, Ahern made the decision to move from Pennsylvania to Kentucky and attend the University of Louisville, on a Division I Field Hockey scholarship.  Ahern was supported from a far by single mom Linda Ahern, and her two siblings in Lancaster County, PA.

She excelled both academically and athletically, earning four Dean’s List awards, six Athletic Director Honor Roll acknowledgements, as well as being voted Vice-Captain of her team in both her Junior and Senior seasons.

Ahern believes her greatest moment while at the University of Louisville was when her team earned a spot in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen where she played with some of the most impressive women in her life.

Throughout college, Ahern also worked for J&L Marketing facilitating promotions around the country for dealerships. Upon graduation she started her career with J&L as their Business Growth Strategist further strategizing automotive campaigns to drive sales.

As her career path took her in different directions, her passion for digital marketing and search engine optimization evolved between 2010 and 2014, during which she held positions at American Tire Distributors, Netsertive, and Cox Automotive. 

Ahern has held positions under 3 Google SMB Premier Partners and two of the largest automotive search engines in the world, KBB.com & Autotrader.com.

When discussing her career, Jenna highlights, “I learned there was a real need for transparency and honesty in the digital space. Business owners had no education on the search engine solutions he or she was investing in, let alone being able to distinguish poor performance metrics from ones that mattered.”

In May of 2014 Jenna Ahern saw a need for dedicated digital marketing specialists and began Guardian Owl Digital Since, the company has grown to over 100+ clients from across the country and six full-time employees.

When talking about her business, Ahern stated, “Guardian Owl Digital was truly started with a passion to provide clarity for business owners. I wake up everyday believing we still are providing that for every client and more, which for me is very fulfilling.” She serves as the President & Founding Member of the Women in Digital board, the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer board, a member of the American Advertising Federation, Greater Louisville Outstanding Women’s Organization, and the Louisville Digital Association.

When she isn’t on the move with building her business and all of her extracurricular activities, she enjoys running and staying physically fit. In 2017 Ahern competed in her 3rd 26.2 marathon, the Indy Monumental Marathon with former teammates Alex Ikert, and Karah Nall.