Harrison Ambs of Cape Coral has been recognized in the Business Observer’s 2020 40 Under 40 selections.

Ambs, 37, is the Chief Strategy Officer for Vectra Digital and Stickboy in Fort Myers.

“Harrison is constantly innovating and moving Vectra Digital and Stickboy to the forefront of emerging technologies related to artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning,” says Albert Arguelles, President of Vectra Digital.

“In 2020, Vectra acquired iPartnerMedia, and Harrison took charge to make sure technology wasn’t just taken care of, but clients as well. His efforts have led to an unheard of near-perfect client retention rate that continued throughout the economic turmoil of COVID, helping the company achieve significant revenue growth. Some Vectra clients not only survived COVID, they also posted their highest ROI yet.”

Vectra Digital is a high-tech, full-service marketing agency, and Stickboy is a custom software and IT firm.

Each year, the Business Observer selects 40 individuals under 40 years old from the Gulf Coast business community. Carefully selected from nominations and original reporting, these individuals represent the best and brightest from Tampa to Naples. 

In selecting this year’s honorees, the paper’s editors looked for candidates who are entrepreneurial, even if they don’t own their own businesses. 

“There are a lot of publications that do similar lists each year,” says Business Observer Executive Editor Kat Hughes. “We wanted our list to stand apart as a group of young professionals who aren’t afraid to take charge and take risks in their business. They are willing to try new things and put their ideas into action. To us, this is what it means to be a business leader, and we feel these 40 individuals embody that spirit.”

Ambs’ vision for artificial intelligence in marketing led to Stickboy’s design of an AI-driven algorithm platform that drastically increases ROI on marketing campaigns for Vectra Digital. This has been a game-changer for Vectra, but also for the marketing industry at large.