Peg McDermott, President & Founder
Peg McDermott is an award-winning marketing communications expert, Internet marketing specialist, and public speaker. Peg is the founder and president of COGO Interactive, an innovative Internet Marketing firm specializing in helping small to mid-sized businesses increase revenue and awareness by leveraging Social Media Marketing and Search Engine Optimization.
Peg’s gained proficiency during her 25 years of marketing and advertising agency experience. She is an expert in interactive marketing strategy and tactics including web development, social media marketing, search engine optimization, pay-per-click and online communications. Her solid record of accomplishment in developing results-driven integrated Internet marketing programs has helped COGO clients to achieve business growth and increase market share in highly competitive industries such as commercial and residential real estate, information technology, and professional services, as well as non-profit organizations. Before launching COGO Interactive in 2009, Peg served as vice president for Ecendant Interactive, where she played a pivotal role in grooming the company from a small start-up into one of the top 13 interactive marketing agencies in the Washington DC Metro area. Peg contributed solution-driven leadership and strategic account management expertise to all company web initiatives, managing billings in excess of $12 million during her 6-year tenure.
Cris Acu, Project Manager
Cris is a solution-focused, high velocity communicator and comes to COGO with 8+ years of experience in customer service focusing on providing valuable support and proactive updates to clients. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, she has demonstrated qualifications such as Agile management expertise, software development knowledge, communication and interpersonal abilities, leadership, proactivity and self motivation. As a Project Manager, practicing the adoption of Scrum methodology, she has helped both Product Owners and Distributed Teams obtain great business value and reach their full potential with short turnarounds by tracking, escalating and removing impediments and improving team velocity. Her credo: “I believe that in a rapidly evolving and dynamic global environment – the team’s success is my greatest reward!”
Suparno Chaudhuri, Search Engine Optimization Specialist
Suparno is a techno-marketing strategist with more than 20 years of experience in digital media and marketing. He specializes in search engine (both SEO and PPC) and content marketing and online reputation management for both B2C and B2B markets. Suparno worked for multiple large companies as well as start-ups, managing their online marketing departments and serves as a consultant for COGO for search engine marketing. He has implement SEO for several of COGO’s clients, including Winnerlane Exchange, Undercover Printer, Davelle Clothiers, and Horizon Entertainment.
Sunil Moris, Search Engine Marketing Specialist
Vishvanath Singh, Web Developer
Has been with COGO over two years and is our senior Java and php developer with several years of software design and development experience. Vishy has worked on several Facebook Applications, Joomla, and WordPress .He has excellent experience in JQuery, Google API and knowledge of open source API implementation.
Tejinder Singh, Web Developer
Anca Gavril, Graphic Designer
Creating original and captivating visuals is what Anca does best. She is highly creative and always produces the highest quality graphic design. She is experienced in all types of graphic design including illustrations, infographics, banners, logos, interactive PDFs, website design and is proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign.
Chris Bibey, Social Media Writer
Chris Bibey is a full-time freelance writer and internet marketing professional. For more than 10 years, he has dedicated his time and energy to staying current with the latest strategies and techniques that deliver results.
Alexis Waggoner, Social Media Writer
Alexis’ love for social media, emerging technology and web 2.0 production spans several industries and many years. Specialties include content editing, copy editing, site editing, moderation, Social Media strategy, Project Management, copy writing, content management, event coordination
Meg Rayford, Social Media Writer
Meg Rayford is a communications consultant and business and technology journalist who loves to use her journalism skills to tell clients’ stories through social media and blogging. She is currently a senior reporter for WashingtonExec, a publication covering the government contracting industry. Previously, she was editor of Tech Cocktail, a publication covering technology startups and entrepreneurship. Meg holds an M.S. in marketing, an M.B.A., and is currently working on an M.A. in public policy. She lives in Centreville, VA with her husband.
Terra Nichols, Social Media Writer
Terra is a social media manager and author of several books. For more than a decade she has enjoyed writing and blogging about online brand development, social media strategy, and a range of other topics related to internet marketing.
Vicky Quick, a professional graphics designer, founded QUE graphics out of a passion for art and experienced marketer with over 18 years experience. Vicky has been a mainstay in the public and private sectors for her wealth of knowledge in graphic design and marketing.Having worked for large companies from U.S. Geological Survey, Navy Federal Credit Union, and American College of Radiology just to name a few. She then branched out and created QUE graphics.After it’s start in 2011, QUE graphics quickly became a leader in marketing and graphics design. It’s personalized services sets it apart from bigger firms that are unable to grasp the intricate details of clients needs as well as their budgets. As one client said, “Her creativity and attention to details made the entire project a dream for all of us”.
At COGO, we have established a strong working relationship with our team and partners to provide comprehensive brand strategy, internet marketing expertise, and web development and design services to clients in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC and nationally. Our virtual partnerships and existing seamless processes allow us to support our clients quickly and at a lower cost versus larger, more traditional firms.