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Zack Chen: Inc 5000 CEO of Impressions Holdings Zack Chen: Forbes Technology Council Zack Chen: Top SEO Expert


Zachary Oppegaard Chen

Inc 500 CEO • Automation Innovator •• 'Top SEO Expert' • Forbes Tech Council

Zack Chen: Top SEO Expert

Zack Chen»

Inc 500 CEO & Tech Though Leader

Automation Innovator | 'Top SEO Expert'

With his two founding partners, Zack Chen bootstrap-funded Impressions from infancy to millions of dollars in revenue. After a few short years, this company was recognized as the #20 fastest growing software business. Not long afterwards, Zack was invited to contribute to Forbes Magazine's Tech Council as an official member & thought-leader.

Awards & Accolades

Inc 500 CEO

Bootstrap-funded the #20 fastest growing software firm of 2017 (Impressions on Inc)

Top SEO Expert

Through expertise, pushed websites to appear high on SEs (Top SEO Experts)

Forbes Tech Council

Contributes to Forbes' knowledge-base in the tech industry (See Forbes Contributions)

Past to Present

Hoodline Grows


Millions of Monthly Readers

Expanding in both scope and scale, Hoodline came back from the brink of closure to publish in dozens of Metros Areas and counting. Today, it reaches millions of readers per month, as regains footing throughout the country.

SFist Growth


More Than Doubled Previous High

Readership in 2021 increased to 2.85x of the year prior to Impress3's takeover. Compared to previous ownership, SFist's sales hit 2.1x the previous all-time high.

Acquired Hoodline


National Local News Publisher

By the time Impress3 acquired Hoodline, it was a shell of its former self. Hoodline previously raised over $10 million & published in 50+ locales to save it from an all too familiar fate for local news publications.

SFist Relaunch


Leading SF News Website

SFist was previously a part of the Gothamist network of sites. Today, it is among the largest news publishers in SF.

Entrepreneur 360


Best Entrepreneurial Ventures

Appearing on Entrepreneur's E360, Impressions' was named the #49 best entrepreneurial business of 2018.

Forbes Council

2018 to Present

Council Member / Contributor

Forbes Tech Council is an invitation-only organization of thought leaders. Zack has been contributing in the field of automation.


2013 to Present

CEO / Founder

Impressions Holdings is a diversified company, which was named among the fastest growing software companies of 2017.

Inc 5000


Fastest Growing Companies

Lead Impressions to 1,574% three-year growth. Became #20 fastest growing U.S. software company in 2017.

Vento Solutions

2011 to 2013

CMO / Co-Founder

Zack lead the marketing efforts of Vento Solutions, heading up SEO and branding activities.

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