Meet Michael Runkle, webSMART’s Newest Member

By Karlie Herndon

Meet Michael Runkle, Our Business Development Manager

Ursa Michael Joins Our Skies

Say hello to Michael J. Runkle, the bright new star in webSMART’s constellation of web-savvy gurus and small business champions. We’re thrilled to have him onboard Starship webSMART.

As our new Business Development Manager, Runkle brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and energy to our crew. Born in Durham, North Carolina, he worked as a trial attorney in California for a decade in the legal trenches. Though he’s no longer practicing law, his expertise continues to serve him well. As a former legal practice owner, Runkle also knows the ins-and-outs of running a successful business.  When he’s not translating legalese, he’s a motorcycle master who’s ridden across an entire continent, a wrestling champion and Muay Thai enthusiast, and his spirit animal is most definitely a bear. A bear that loves motorcycles.

Spirit animal aside, this business ninja has over a decade of legal experience under his blackbelt, and he’ll be the first to tell any attorney how important it is to build your brand online in order to find new clients and grow your practice. The internet isn’t just for streaming videos as you wind down from your work—it’s an excellent place to advertise your practice, generate leads for potential clients, and sniff out the competition in your areas of expertise.  


Speed Racer | Juris Prudent | Smooth Operator

Michael Runkle, Esq.
Business Development Manager

Being a web-savvy smarty takes consistent time and effort, and Runkle is here to help small business owners like you find the most useful, stress-free webSMART plan. He’s been in your shoes, and he knows the stress, energy, and costs of web-based marketing, and he can help you decide which package works best for you. There’s the DIY Small Business Marketing plan for the hands-on, self-starter business owners: we give you the best information and advice, and you make it happen. We also have an option for business owners with less time to put in, or who like to push the easy button once in a while: our Digital Marketing Services plan.

As part of webSMART’s crew, Runkle is our new captain for helping clients get their web presence up to warp speed. With his legal experience, time growing his own practice, and his business background, he’s ready to steer your business towards a better marketing campaign, stronger web content, and a savvy strategy for outpacing the competition. Runkle has worked in a wide range of industries, from commercial fishing to bartending to construction, so no matter your business background, he can meet you where you are in your journey to success.

With Runkle in the captain’s chair, you’ll be cruising on your path to a better business before you know it.