Chuck Aikens

Founder

About Chuck

As the founder of Volume Nine, his day-to-day at the agency involves developing and maintaining relationships with clients, industry partners, vendors, and contractors.  Chuck works with the team developing new strategies and finding solutions for our client partners.

The favorite part of working at Volume Nine is putting together a strategy that overcomes a clients’ challenge and then watching how the team executes that strategy to create success. From sales to financials to taking out the trash, he is very hands on these days!  The success of Volume Nine has seen a lot of ‘ups and downs’ over his years and he is proud of V9’s collective ability to learn new things to stay relevant and also provide the innovation that clients need.

Early on in his career, he discovered that helping businesses figure out the Internet was the way that he could bring value to the world. In the beginning, he was building websites and generating email leads for folks.  Later, he focused his attention and the agency on solving the SEO algorithms so that companies could be found in search. Today, the biggest challenge facing companies is being heard by their audience because there are so many distractions.

Chuck likes to get outdoors for a run, a hike, or even just a walk.  He skis some, plays golf a lot and is interested in almost all local sporting teams and loves catching games.  Also, he recently discovered a joy for cooking.  No pets though.  He was born in Michigan, grew up in Kentucky and Florida and has lived in Colorado now for over 20 years.  His Son is attending CU-Boulder, and his Daughter will officially be a teenager this year.

Random Facts

What do you hope to be doing ten years from now?
I don’t care what it is as long as it includes a quiet beach where I could take walks at sunrise and sunset.

If you had a superpower, what would it be and why?
Teleportation. When I was a kid, I wanted to go to where stuff was happening immediately and then be able to get back home in time for dinner. Yes, I want to visit new places, but I prefer to go there when something is happening instead of just looking at the tourist sites.

Mac or PC?
My main computer is a PC, but I just bought a MacBook Air. My main phone is an Android, but I recently picked up an iPhone. I have been thinking about making the switch for a while now, and it is slowly happening.