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Profitably grow your business and boost your career by improving your website conversion rate.

Hired by Google for 10+ years to improve conversion

“Helps our team
optimise copies for
promotions on
Google’s home page”

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“+30% in his first …
+45% in his most
recent test.”

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“… helped me get

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“Results so significant
they were presented
[within Google].”

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We improve conversion rates for companies big and small

Our optimization approach has been proven to work for 100s of websites
across many different industries.

“…already close to
hitting our annual
targets.” [in March!]

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“...felt like an extension
of our own team.”

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“… helped us lift our
CRO efforts onto
another level.”

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“…a shortcut to
winning test ideas.”

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“Several significant
wins and our ROI has
been wildly positive.”

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“worth every penny”

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“Increased quality (!)
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“…helps our team optimise copies for
promotions on Google’s home page”


Edina Baur

Head of EMEA Growth
Marketing at Google

June 20, 2023, Edina was a client of Richard’s

Rich has been helpingour teamoptimise copiesfor promotions on Google’s home page( for over2 years now.He started out only helping the EMEA team, but he was quickly asked to support the Global team as well.

Given the high visibility of this site and the responsibility we have towards our users, a lot of scrutiny goes into these copies. Rich has helped us elevate the quality of our work.

I highlyrecommendhim to anybody wanting to improve the effectiveness of their marketing while staying on brand.

Recommendation posted on linkedin

“…helps our team optimise copies for promotions on Google’s home page”

(Leader in digital music production)

native instrumnets

“...already close to hitting
our annual targets.” [in March!]

Stan Gladkov

Stan Gladkov

Head of Product – webshop at Native Instruments

March 31, 2021, Stan was a client of Richard’s

We’ve been working with Zen Conversion for over a year now and I’m super happy we hired them.Zen Conversion has helped us in various ways: Their research has produced surprisingly valuable insights for website optimization and product owners alike and the team has learned a lot about CRO.

Most importantly, they have helped us double (!) our annual optimizationtargets last year. For 2021 we’re already close to hitting our annual targets. [in March!] The financial impact of the testswon to date is huge, and we still have a full pipeline of exciting, promising tests.

I also love the ownership Rich has for the project. I have a lot of different things on my plate, but thanks to him I know that CRO is well taken care of.The communication with him is smooth and pleasant, his expertise regarding CRO is outstanding, and thanks to all their research he understands our business and industry just as well as any full-time employee.

Recommendation posted on linkedin

“...already close to hitting our annual targets.” [in March!]

“genuinely cares about …
your personal success.”

Rick Velleu

Rick Velleu

AVP, Creative, Marketing & Communications at Environmental Defense Fund

June 13, 2023, Rick was Richard’s client

Rich provided very valuable guidance for us during EDF’s recent major brand revamp and helped us with AB testing leading up to it. His user research and work were presented repeatedly to the larger marketing team and even to our CMO.

The project resulted in several significant improvements to our site,making it more persuasive and increasing donations for yearsto come.On top of that, he has identified many more exciting opportunities for optimization that we have yet to tackle.

I especially love the ownership and enthusiasm Rich brought to the project. He genuinely cares about your organization’s and your personal success. Working with him and his team didn’t feel like hiring just another agency; rather ZenConversionfelt like anextension of our own team.They worked very independently and made our lives easierby taking work off of our plates whenever possible. Rich also just got us, our brand, our work, and who we are… I could go on, but let me just sum things up by saying: I highly recommendthem.

Recommendation posted on linkedin

“ZenConversion felt like an extension of our own team.”

(Billion $ company from Europe)

“… helped us lift our CRO efforts
onto another level.”

Thorsten Schäffler

Thorsten Schäffler

Vice President Online Product at FlixBus

February 20, 2019, Thorsten was a client of Richard’s

FlixBus has been working with Zen Conversion for the past 5 months and I’m very pleased with the collaboration. It has benefited us at all stages of the optimization process starting with insightful research, developing impactful ideas, prioritizing the right tests, all the way to accurately analyzing the results and maximizing learnings.

All of this has helped us lift our CRO efforts onto another level. Even though we have many more promising test ideas in the pipeline,we already have several considerable wins.

CRO is now more than ever perceived as a key driver of success and a focus area for senior leadership. The entire team, from Product Owners to even Engineers, is excited about testing.

I highly recommend Rich and his team and I look forward to working with them in the future.

Recommendation posted on linkedin

“… helped us lift our CRO efforts onto another level.”

“...worth every penny....
Highly recommend them!”

Shida Schubert

Shida Schubert

VP of Product at Mercari

February 22, 2019, Shida was a client of Richard’s

We’ve been working with Zen Conversion for almost a year. Rich started collaborating with only one of our PMs. Initial resultswere great,so weincreasedscopeand he now supportsmultiple PMswith whatever their projects or success metrics are.

My team already ran a lot of tests very successfully before the collaboration; nevertheless Zen Conversion has been able to add a lot of value – either by contributing ideas (several resulting in nice wins already) or by helping PMs with the execution of their own tests.

Zen Conversionmay notlook cheap,but they’reworth every penny.In termsof ROIthey’re a steal.Highly recommend them!

Recommendation posted on linkedin

“…worth every penny…. Highly recommend them!”

(Leader in book summaries)

“…a shortcut to winning test ideas.”

Eveline Moczko

Eveline Moczko

Head of Product Management at Blinkist

September 6, 2021, Eveline was a client of Richard’s

I worked with Zen Conversion as they helped my team optimize our app onboarding funnel. Unlike many other agencies, they were surprisingly low maintenance, meetings were very efficient, and they saved me a lot of time. I think of Zen Conversion as a shortcut to winning test ideas. Some of those ideas we probably could have come up with eventually by ourselves, but it would have taken a lot more time, workshops, and iterations; others we never would have thought of or tested. The overall impact was definitely great.

I highly recommend Zen Conversion. If you’re just starting out with CRO the impact of working with them will surely be massive. But even if your company, like Blinkist, has already done a lot of optimization, Zen Conversion will uncover blindspots and get you some additional wins.

Recommendation posted on linkedin

“…a shortcut to winning test ideas.”

“Phenomenally valuable…
many successful tests”

Derya Rose

Derya Rose

Director of Product at TaskRabbit

February 20, 2018, Derya was a client of Richard’s

Working with Rich was an absolutepleasure! Not only did he lead multiple initiatives at TaskRabbit that led to strong,sustainablegrowth, he also helped us make foundational improvements to our testing speed and analytical capabilities.

We learned a ton from him: His researchrecommendationschanged the waywe thinkabout our customers,growthand optimization. This intangible impact on our mindset (on top of many successfultests) is phenomenallyvaluable. A lot of this stems from his approach, which is extremely structured and steeped in proven experience. He’s a rare blend of data-driven, user-focused, strategic and hands-on. His skill levelis top notch.

I wholeheartedly recommend him to any company that wants to speed up their growth and elevate their conversion game —- the ROI will absolutely be there.

Recommendation posted on linkedin

“Phenomenally valuable… many successful tests”

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(Billion $ checkout flow)

“… helped me get promoted.”

Patrick Davis Product Manager at Google

I've been Richard's main point of contact as he's been consulting with us on how to optimize the Google Play checkout flow. This engagement has exceededmy expectations. Rich has gone above and beyond and has delivered stellar work. His research was comprehensive and he has generated a long list of ideas all supported by clear mockups. Some of the proposed tests were very actionable and relatively quick to implement, others were rather big strategic ideas, all of them were impressive.

Before hiring him I was concerned about him not being on-site, but those concerns ultimately turned out to be unfounded. Rather, I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly Richard got up to speed. He required very little time investment from our end and has been very easy to work with. We're excited about the first results of the experiments that we've tested already. I'm sure the overall impact of the project will be huge for us.

Richard is a true expert when it comes to CRO. He has changed the way the team thinks about persuasion and how we design experiments. I would even say that hiring Rich has helped me getpromoted and I look forward to working with him in the future. If you're optimizing your funnel I highly recommend his services.

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“+30% in his first … +45% in his most recent test.”

Sherice Torres Marketing Director, Brand Studio at Google

Richard has been our conversion consultant for Google Express for the past year and we've been very impressedwith the results. He really understands his craft. He quickly spotted opportunities to improve our sign up flow, came up with compelling, actionable ideas to optimize it, and creatively worked with the team around any limitations. His first testled to an upliftof 30%;his mostrecent testimproved oursuccess metricby 45%. I have no doubt that he'll be a great addition to your team and will help you grow tremendously.

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Karen Yao Director of Product Management for Google Ads

Rich is a top-notch conversion marketer.Several years ago he drove the optimization of the Google Ads(aka AdWords) homepage which led to a significant increase in conversion.

After that, I collaborated with him on optimizing the Google Ads sign-up flow.The results were so significant that they were presented company-wide. It's great to see Rich continue to hone his craft. I highly recommend him.

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(Market leader in Spain)

“Increased quality (!) leads by well over 40%”

Marcel Beyer Chief of Digital Businesses at Grupo BC | CEO at iAhorro

iAhorro is the leading mortgage advisor in Spain and owned by the leading tech investor Silver Lake.

Before hiring Zen Conversion we had already been testing and optimizing our pages. We had gotten wins and they converted very well. Nevertheless, Zen Conversion ended up running some simple tests resulting in quick wins, and they ultimately completely revamped our SEM landing page.

Bottom line, they increased quality leads by well over 40%. Lead volume used to be a bottleneck for us. Now our reps would be swamped if we hadn’t drastically reduced our ad spend.

Even in a contracting mortgage market iAhorro keeps growing. That is in no small part due to the help of Zen Conversion. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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“Several significant wins and our ROI has been wildly positive.”

Chris Conway Head of Growth at Breather

I've worked directly with Rich for almost a year after we engaged him at Breather to assist on our onsite optimization and growth marketing efforts. The collaboration resulted in several significantwinsand our ROIhas beenwildlypositive.

Rich's expertise is exceptional; he is logical and analytical and he brings in the right people for additional help when needed. He was very easy to work with, and I was truly impressedby his very structured, user-focused, and methodical approach. All his communications (like test plans, results, or biweekly progress calls) were clear and insightful.

From a personal perspective, seeing his process from start to finish - from diagnosing problems and identifying opportunities, to test conception, to mockups, implementation, and analysis of results - has been a greatlearning experience,especially forteam memberswho are newto CRO,but also for peoplewho haveworked onconversionoptimization before.I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that is looking to ramp up their CRO efforts.

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“Hire this guy! He’s a growth monster.”

Tom Fallows Director, Product Management, Google Shopping Express

I've worked with a be of amazing folks, but I generally don't write recommendations since they still work at major companies. I'm taking the time to write about Rich because he's set out on his own as a consultant and that often requires a leap of faith from his clients. In Rich's case, let mereassure youI wholeheartedlyrecommendRichto anybodywanting tosignificantlyboost theironline sales,signupsor other conversions.Hire this guy!He's aGrowth monster.He'll dive in like a tiger, get hands-on, and help you iterate to success. He's very smart, adaptable, easy to work with and he routinely delivers very high ROI.

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“I look forward to collaborating with him on many more projects.”

James Jihad Kawas Entrepreneur. Forbes 30 Under 30. Thiel Fellow.

Rich doesn’t do a whole lot of marketing for his company - no blog, no newsletter, no conferences, etc. He just deliversgreat service(and results) and then lets his clients speak on his behalf. That’s the type of consulting company you want to hire!
I cannotrecommend himhighly enough.Rich is atrue expertof his craft. He brings a rare combination of valuable skills - from research, to design, to copywriting, to analytics - that will benefit most teams. Whatever your project, campaign or funnel, he will make them more persuasive and improve your bottom line. We’re definitely very pleasedwith the results.I loveworkingwith himat Mercari and I look forwardto collaboratingwith himon many moreprojectsin the future.

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“Two excellent engagements for Google Play.”

Alistair Pott Group Product Manager for Google Play

Richard ran two excellentengagements for us in Google Play. He ran high qualityuser research always a great sign — and delivered a ton ofstrong ideas. Our conversion optimization team was energized by the input and went on to implement many of the ideas. Richard clearly knows his craft, and I am happy to recommend his capabilities and services.

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Why CRO?

Improving conversion
is one of the best investments your business could make

  • It grows revenue
  • It grows profits even more
  • It makes your advertising more profitable
  • (This allows you to outbid competitors on Google)
  • It might allow you to increase prices
  • It increases your company value

Why hire a CRO agency?

We’ll help you get more wins - faster

You can go at it yourself, of course. You absolutely should try to build the expertise within your organization.

But we can add a fresh perspective and a different proven approach,identify blindspots,help you avoid common mistakes, elevate your team,take work off your plate, speed up your testing,give you more ideas, more success stories,and more.

Whatever uplifts in conversion you can get by yourself, we will add to that. If you can get +20% by yourself, with us, you could get +40%. If you can get +30%, with us… well, you get the idea.

And: With us you’ll get wins faster.

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Why now?

When budgets are tight, you need
to make your marketing more efficient

In this economy, with tight marketing budgets, making your advertising more profitable is more important than ever. Enough said.

Think you don't have budget to invest in CRO consulting right now? Look at how much money you’re wasting … every ... single ... day ... on Google and Facebook ads etc paying for traffic that then doesn’t convert.

Why Zen Conversion?

Work with proven experts

Proven track record

We specialize in creating great value for our clients. Our track record speaks for itself. Our testimonials prove that we deliver an amazing ROI.

Tried and tested approach

Our approach has proven to work for 100s of websites across many different industries – yet our solutions are always tailor-made for your funnel.

Not just pretty slides

We don't create pretty slides. We give you actionable advice (and help you get it live) delivering you measurable impact.

No bullshit

Many others put big logos on their websites, but often there is no proof they really worked for the company, much less did a good job. (We have Linkedin recommendations from real people. You can't fake those.)

No young associates

With us you'll work closely with the people who actually earned the testimonials on our site. When you hire a bigger agency, the people who earned the big logos that you pay for have often long left that agency.

True consulting expertise

Others may have fancy blogs etc. But that doesn't make them better at consulting, which requires listening to you, creative problem solving etc.

We will not treat you like the client. Instead, we’ll always tell you what we would tell our best friend. We obsess about boosting conversion rates, but our true mission is to help you be more successful, hit your targets, create success stories,get promoted, etc

What we do

We can do it all for you OR
plug in where you need us most

You often need to get all of these steps right to unlock the big wins

  • 1


    Identify the biggest levers with quant and qual user research. Asking the right questions is key!


    test design

    Simple AB test or more variations? The right test design maximizes speed, learnings & impact.

  • 2

    idea generation

    Come up with many good hypotheses and ideas


    Development & qa

    Quick and nimble test setup that doesn't have to wait weeks for prioritization.

  • 3


    Many customers already have great ideas, but unfortunately don’t prioritize the right ones!


    Test analysis

    Carefully interpreting results can often spark follow up test ideas that turn losing tests into winners.

  • 4

    Creative execution

    Great ideas often fail because of small design flaws or poor copywriting. (We've seen a minor increase in contrast and font size deliver +30% in conversions.)



    Document tests and learnings for internal reporting, scaling, and to market your successes!

  • Research

    Identify the biggest levers with quant and qual user research. Asking the right questions is key!

  • Idea Generation

    Come up with many good hypotheses and ideas

  • Prioritization

    Many customers already have great ideas, but unfortunately don’t prioritize the right ones!

  • Creative Execution

    Great ideas often fail because of small design flaws or poor copywriting. (We've seen a minor increase in contrast and font size deliver +30% in conversions.)

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  • Test Design

    Simple AB test or more variations? The right test design maximizes speed, learnings & impact.

  • Development & QA

    Quick and nimble test setup that doesn't have to wait weeks for prioritization.

  • Test Analysis

    Carefully interpreting results can often spark follow up test ideas that turn losing tests into winners.

  • Documentation

    Document tests and learnings for internal reporting, scaling, and to market your successes!

Our Dev team can help accelerate your testing Our developers specialize in AB test setup — they’ve set up over 10,000 tests! — some of them surprisingly complex. They can be an excellent resource to get tests out of the door without having to go through your prioritization processes. Just give us access to no matter what testing tool you may be using (Optimizely, ABTasty, VWO, Convert, Adobe Test & Target, Monetate, etc).

Example outcomes

We help you unlock the BIG uplifts

Our clients don’t like to share details about their wins, but we can share a few anonymized examples:

+79% in sales

One customer, who was particularly anxious to make bold changes, wanted us to revamp his homepage. We did that, but first we recommended them to change just one line of copy deeper in the funnel. Two weeks later he reported back that it had increased conversion rate (and sales) by 79% overnight.

+15% in orders

On another project, well, frankly we got them many different wins, but this one stood out to me: The client wanted to reduce friction in the checkout flow - a project that would keep Eng busy for weeks. Instead we recommended them to first add another CTA button at the very bottom of their product pages. As it turned out, this simple change increased sales by far more than the big checkout flow revamp. (Chat me up if you want to know why!)

+30% in free trials

For another customer we revamped their homepage, their pricing page, and sign up flow. But one of the biggest wins came from a small update to their tagline which resulted in a 30% uplift in trial sign ups. Later we realized that we had hit a plateau. No matter what else we changed, users either loved the product or had no use for it. So we advised the client to increase their prices. Again, conversion rates didn’t change much. But profits exploded…

How we do it

Tons of experience +
tried and trusted approach

Our approach has proven to work on 100s of optimization projects. We don’t just brainstorm, throw things up, and see what sticks like many others do. Here are some key ingredients to our secret sauce:

  • Quantitative research
  • Qualitative research
  • Usability testing
  • Empathic design
  • Respect for your brand
  • Ruthless focus on results
  • Persuasive copy
  • Persuasive design
  • Smart funnel architecture
  • Best practices
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral economics

Get a peak under the hood:

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Who we work with

See if we're a good fit for each other

Big enterprise to established startups

You should have a minimum of ~500 conversions signups, leads, orders etc – per month. (With less it is hard to run a meaningful number of tests.)

Almost any industry

Just talk to us, we'll tell you if CRO won't work for your business. Please note: We don't work with businesses that don't add value to humanity (tobacco, gambling, etc).

Any level of expertise

We can either jumpstart new CRO programs OR help even experienced teams lift their CRO program onto another level (see for example recommendations by Blinkist, Flixbus, or Mercari).

Done for you (DFY) or done with you (DWY)

We can either do everything for you (full service) OR work hand-in-hand with your team helping you avoid mistakes, uncover blind spots, optimize processes, and get more wins faster.

Our specialty are products or services that are somewhat novel or somehow unique or might benefit from better copy. We excel at complex or multi-step funnels. And we have a knack for helping clients with explaining, justifying, or improving their pricing (or offers).


We already have a team doing CRO. Do I still need this?

Yes. We offer a new mindset, a different approach, a fresh perspective. We help you uncover your blindspots and give you new ideas. We also help you speed up your testing and help you run more tests. Whatever your team can achieve by itself, we can add to that. If you can do +10% by yourself, with us you can get +20%. If by yourself you can get +20%, with us you can… well, you get the idea.

Why doesn’t Zen Conversion have a blog or newsletter etc?

We’ve been mostly fully booked for the past 5+ years. I just don’t have time to create a blog, post on Linkedin etc. I obsess about and I’m busy enough just creating value for my clients. Also remember, companies who post a lot are not necessarily thought leaders. A lot of the posts I see are straight up paraphrased copies from somewhere else. And last but not least, great bloggers or even thought leaders (aka theorists) don’t necessarily make for good consultants (aka practical problem solvers). We hired our fair share of famous thought leaders and authors at Google – many of them didn't turn out to be great consultants.

How will it reflect on me if I hire Zen Conversion?

We don’t treat our clients like clients. Our mantra is to tell our clients what we would tell our best friend. (You can see this in our reviews). We obsess about increasing your conversion rates, getting you and your team wins. But our real goal is to help you hit your OKRs, take work off of your plate, create success stories, make you look good, and help you get promoted Also, we don’t have much of an ego. We work for continued budget and, if we earn it, a testimonial. You get all the glory within your company. (We have yet to have a client who wasn’t happy they hired us.)

What resources does Zen Conversion need from clients?

We’re very low maintenance (which is why we’re called Zen Conversion.) Usually, we meet about once every 2 weeks to go over live tests, tests in the pipeline, and new test ideas. We can do everything for you, or work hand-in-hand with your team. We’re flexible. Our goal is to take work off of your plate whenever possible, help you to hit your OKRs, and to create success stories for you that get you promoted.

I already have more ideas than I can test. Is Zen Conversion for me?

Absolutely. You’re not alone. If you have lots of ideas, you need to: 1) prioritize the right ones (easier said than done) and 2) execute them perfectly in terms of copy, design & test setup – small, easy-to-make mistakes can often make or break a great idea! We can help you with that. On top of that, our team of developers can help you set up your tests for you so you can test more and faster.

Do I need developer resources?

Usually, no! If you use an off the shelf testing tool - like Optimizely, VWO, Convert, etc - our team of developers can set up tests for you, speeding up test setup and helping you run more tests overall. Even if you work with an inhouse testing tool, we might be able to help. If you prefer for us to work with your Dev resources, we’ll happily work with them.

How much does it cost?

As you can see from our Linkedin recommendations, our fees usually pay for themselves many times over. Please contact us for a quote.

Do you have performance based pricing?

Yes. Talk to us.

Interested in what we could do for you? Let’s talk!