About Us

Acute SEO was founded in 2017 as a small boutique SEO agency in Reno, Nevada, with client results as its primary focus. We are determined to change the industry stigma of gimmicks, black hat tactics, and wasting people’s hard-earned money.

We specialize in SEO, Google AdWords PPC Management & WordPress Web Design. Our mission is to help our clients grow their business with the best organic and map ranking results on search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Our Team


Derrick Tulali


Hello, my name is Derrick Tulali, I am the founder and lead marketing strategist at Acute SEO. I always knew that my place in the world was in helping businesses. Before I started Acute SEO, I provided merchant services and founded ShopCard AppSolutions. There were many hard lessons learned during that time and it’s still a venture that is alive today. The desire to propel my clients to success is what directed my focus on search engine optimization.

As Acute SEO has grown, so has the team. Starting with my wife, Jazzi, her influence is undisputed throughout the inner workings of Acute SEO. Additionally, my two cousins Gerard, Justine, as well as family friend Franz, sister-in-law Carissa, Web Design & Developer Andrew, and PPC expert Leo.

When I am not glued to my desk, I enjoy spending time with my wife Jazzi and our sweet dog Murphy. We enjoy four-wheeling in our Jeep with our friends, trips to the lake, traveling, naps, binge-watching TV shows, BBQs, and Golf.

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Jazmine Tulali


My name is Jazzi Tulali, I have always dreamed of working directly with my family. Two years ago, that dream became a reality. I am Acute SEO’s secret weapon. I have a unique perspective as the wife of the visionary. I help shape extraordinary ideas and influence the culture of the company. My ability to see the big picture, cause and effect, and identify the talents possessed by each individual has made a profound impact. 

In my spare time, I enjoy kicking my nieces’ butt on the Nintendo Switch, having deep analytical conversations with my sister Carissa, BBQs, and playing board games with family and friends, reading, paddle-boarding with our dog Murphy and plenty of other nerdy things that I’d rather not disclose.


Gerard Sto Tomas

SEO Operations Director

Gerard Sto Tomas is currently figuring out who he is. He will get back to us once he figures it out. The most important part is that he is really good at what he does at Acute SEO. In fact, he has been instrumental in the success and growth of the company. When you need him day or night, he will not sleep until he gets it done. 

He is more talented than he will give himself credit for, which is why we are writing his bio on his behalf. He is however, highly educated and has a Bachelors Degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the Philippines. 

When he isn’t working, he likes to spend time with his girlfriend. They enjoy going out to eat and shopping.


Carissa Wilson

Client Relations

My name is Carissa Wilson, I love working for Acute SEO because it enables me to help people! I have the opportunity to meet people who could use our help getting their business found online, and I develop referral partnerships with other businesses whose services intersect with ours. I specialize in streamlining processes and increasing productivity. 

When I’m not busy working or immersed in a podcast or yet another book… I do something with my family. My husband and I have two daughters who love science experiments, crafting, watching movies, volleyball, jumping on the trampoline, playing games, and just about anything messy! Of all the hats I wear, being a mom is by far the most challenging and gratifying.

Justine Tulali

SEO Specialist

I’m Justine Tulali, one of Derrick Tulali’s cousins on our father’s side. I have been working for Acute SEO for 4  years now as an SEO specialist. One of the things I love about my job is I get to see the satisfaction of our clients once they see that they are ranking on Google. I also love my job because we also get to see and learn about different types of professions. I am beyond grateful and thankful that I have an opportunity to work for Acute SEO, because not only has it taught me skills, but it also taught me the value of working together, and work-life balance.

In my free time, I manage my bakeshop in the Philippines. I love to spend time with family and friends singing karaoke, hanging out, and just simply watching Netflix.

Franz Bucad SEO Specialist

Franz Bucad

SEO Specialist

Hi, I’m Franz Nils Bucad and I have been working for Acute SEO for 3 1/2 years. I’m an SEO specialist. I love working for Acute SEO because it enables me to enhance and develop my skills not only on web design, but as well as finding the right keywords that will best fit our clients’ needs in order for them to be found online. I also enjoy learning new skills which allows me to practice coding again.

On my free time, I like to decorate cakes in the Philippines, moto vlogging, going to different places with my friends, spending time with my family, and coaching students in basketball. 

I am very thankful that I had an opportunity to work for Acute SEO, because it allows me to be able to help my family by giving back to them. 

Leo Bragas

PPC Specialist

Leo Bragas is a digital marketing and Google Ads specialist since 2007. He started learning internet marketing as an affiliate. He has an in-depth knowledge about website optimization for conversions and creating USPs to improve and maintain sales/customers for long term.

He also has experience working with North America and Australia Google Ads clients. He already handled almost all types of verticals from local small business to the large scale type of business promoting internationally. From $10/day to $10,000/day Google Ad budget. Optimizing $0.20 a click to $80 a click keywords.

Leo learned his specialties in PPC, Google Ads, Bing Ads, Website Funnel Optimization, SEO and many other internet marketing techniques from scratch, consistent research, online courses and by running his own campaigns as an affiliate.

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