Bud Di Maggio
As president, Bud Di Maggio oversees all activities for the company. Prior to opening the SIMS Agency in 2004, he served as Sales Manager for five years at an Internet marketing firm located on Hilton Head Island, SC. In his past career, Bud also worked extensively in the hospitality industry with 13 years of experience with Hilton Hotel Corporation and Omni Hotels in roles that included all areas of hotel management and sales & marketing. This past experience serves Bud well in working with many of his current clients, such as Myrtle Beach National, Charming Inns of Charleston, The Francis Marion Hotel and The Berkley Hotel.
Bud holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management and marketing from Clemson University. Originally from upstate New York, he now lives West of the Ashley in Charleston with his wife and their two children. In his free time, Bud enjoys playing golf, coaching baseball in the St. Andrews Parks organization. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston and Blessed Sacrament Church.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
As vice president of sales and marketing, Simon Ashton oversees all internet marketing projects for company clients. With more than eleven years of experience in Internet marketing, Simon has worked with an extensive range of clients in a variety of industries from travel and recreation to e-commerce and industrial markets.
Prior to founding the SIMS Agency in 2004, Simon worked at Open Vision, an Internet marketing firm in Hilton Head, as director of new technology. Additionally, Simon worked with Overture (previously GoTo), handling pay-per-click marketing and has developed campaigns for many pay-per-click providers, such as Kanoodle, ePilot and FindWhat.
A graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, England, Simon also holds an advanced certificate in search engine marketing from the Academy of Web Specialists. He currently resides in Hilton Head with wife and children.