We’re working to deliver the best interactive digital marketing builder on the planet.

ShortStack is a bootstrapped company trusted by businesses, marketing agencies, and global brands alike. Since its launch over a decade ago, we’ve navigated the ever-changing demands of the industry and listened to our customers (not VCs). Over the years, we’ve seen so many competitors come and go, but Shortstack remains one of the original platforms of its kind. More importantly,  continues to be the top digital marketing platform on the market today.

Our founders

ShortStack was born from a boutique design agency back in 2010.  Doug Churchill, one of the original founders and now sole owner of ShortStack, created the platform to provide a DIY tool to businesses for creating professional-looking, lead generating digital content. Since then, marketing agencies, national and even global brands have been drawn to ShortStack’s flexibility, scalability and ease of use.

As the team’s lead engineer and CEO, Doug drives Shortstack’s continued success by encouraging his team to always stay focused on the product, by being transparent with users, and by providing excellent customer support.

Trusted by 1,000+ companies
Our Values

Our values

It's no accident that ShortStack is an industry mainstay. These six core values are the foundation of our continued growth.

We’re good listeners
Our users have always been our best guiding light when planning the platform’s future road map.
We’re transparent
From outages to bugs to billing  - we strive to keep users informed of the good, the bad, and everything in between.
We’re problem solvers
Whether you need help finding a work-around, or need someone to bounce ideas off of, our team is here for it.
We’re product-focused
You probably won’t see us at conferences or tradeshows. We’re busy at work,  making our platform the best it can be.
We’re pretty fun
We’re pros, but we’re also friends who like to clink beers with each other from time to time.
We’re accessible
ShortStack customers have access to a human 365 days a year.
Our team

Meet the team working to keep ShortStack at its best

Adam Pedigo
Security Engineering Coach

DevOps, Scalability

Jessica Miller-McNatt
Marketing Coach

Website/Internal Marketing, Customer Education, Template Development

Kenny Goranson
Customer Success Coach

Affiliate Marketing, Enterprise Marketing, Social Marketing Assistant Coach

Rina Bottom
Social Marketing Coach

Website Marketing, Customer Support Assistant Coach

Adam Hemler
Head Coach

Enterprise Marketing Coach, Affiliate/Internal Marketing, Customer Success Assistant Coach

Bunny Churchill
Team Owner

HR/Cheer Coach

Doug Churchill
Team Owner

UX/Product Architecture Coach


Our Story

August 2010
While operating as a boutique ad agency, Doug and former business partner, Jim, acquired numerous clients by building custom Facebook “tabs”. Realizing the demand for it, Doug and Jim set out to build a DIY tool that would allow their clients to create and install Facebook tabs all on their own. Thus, ShortStack was born.
January 2011
Having been in beta for just under a year, the ShortStack team accepts their first $5 sign up and the platform is officially launched. Within two years, the user-base grows to over 250,000.
November 2014
Facebook deprecates Like-gating inspiring the ShortStack team to focus on developing the app autonomous from Facebook, setting the trajectory for the advanced contest and giveaway features it is now known for.
August 2015
ShortStack is added to the Inc. 500 list and is the software choice for more than 400,000 businesses.
December 2019
ShortStack’s Co Founder and CTO, Doug Churchill, becomes sole owner of ShortStack.
April 2022
ShortStack implements a 4 day work week allowing for its employees to enjoy a better work/life balance.
ShortStack looks back on its decade+ of service in the marketing industry - having helped businesses generate over 350 million leads through the contests, giveaways, and other custom campaigns customers have built using the ever-evolving app.
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