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Welcoming Our Newest Team Members!

From web development and digital marketing to human resources and project management, Happy Cog continues to attract some of the industry’s top digital talent across the globe. We’re excited to welcome the following people to the team, and look forward to all that’s to come from this extremely talented group! 

Learn more about our newest team members from each department below: 

Web Development: Andrew + Low

Andrew Jennings has been a web developer for more than ten years, with jobs at a small B-Corp (Azavea) and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as some freelancing stints before starting at Happy Cog. He started his tech career doing desktop support at Penn, and has been learning new skills ever since. He joins Happy Cog as a Full-Stack Web Developer.

Lodewijk “Low” Schutte is a web developer from The Netherlands specializing in setting up and extending content management systems as well as creating bespoke web apps. He made a name for himself as an ExpressionEngine expert and also had a hand in creating Craft CMS v1.0. With a keen eye for detail, he’s been a valuable asset for several clients including Leiden University, where he designed, built and maintained multiple Laravel applications.

All of the great work we do is entirely driven by the people who make up our team. The results we deliver to clients wouldn’t be possible without the insanely talented, overly obsessive, and deeply passionate people that call Happy Cog home,” said Ben Smith, Partner and Head of Operations. “Our newest team members join some of the industry’s most talented practitioners and bring their experience and expertise to solve our clients’ most pressing problems.

Digital Marketing: Bradley + Dan

Bradley Robinson joins Happy Cog as a Paid Media Specialist. He brings years of experience from working with agencies and in-house marketing roles. Over the past few years, he worked at Autodesk and Okta to help drive awareness and adoption of new technologies. He’s also worked with companies like Whole Foods to write and act in industrials that train team members on bringing their best everyday. Bradley’s robust B2B experience will be instrumental in helping Happy Cog scale our clients. 

Dan Tran comes to Happy Cog after working as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. A self-taught web developer, Dan developed an interest in code and along the way discovered his passion for web analytics. Blending both skill sets as a coach and developer, he is committed to becoming an expert in both – which landed him a role on the Happy Cog team as a Web Analytics Engineer. 

Human Resources: Mara 

Mara Sardella joins Happy Cog as Human Resources Manager where she will manage all employee relations, company culture, recruiting, new hire onboarding, benefits, and all things people-related. Before Happy Cog, Mara started her career in HR at a full-service advertising agency in Philadelphia. She then took a stint overseeing HR a global real estate development company in Phoenix.

As both the PM team and the agency as a whole grows, we continue to excel at bringing value and driving retention with our clients, by constantly improving internal processes and cultivating culture during this new normal,” said Saima Khan, Director of Project Management. “With new members of the team, things can only get better!

Project Management: Amelia, Regis + Zack

Amelia Pardieu brings over 15 years of experience working with B2B technology-based startups, global communications firms, music and entertainment labels, and NYC-based non-profits. Prior to joining Happy Cog, she managed global teams through the launch of a new employer branding SaaS, and partnered with a wide range of clients, including Unilever, Cisco, HP, Apple, Warner Music Group, Spotify, Music Norway, and Kate Spade New York. She’s also the Founder and Creative Director of Aighm Hecht, a digital branding and marketing agency. Amelia joins the Happy Cog team as a Digital Project Manager.

Regis Lieberman comes to Happy Cog from a software firm, where she was a Project Manager working in client-facing roles of various sizes and scopes. In her time in the industry, she has worked with some of the top international law firms. Regis joins the Happy Cog team as a Digital Project Manager. 

Zack Ayers is a SCRUM Master by trade, having worked with development teams supporting a variety of clients, including E-Verify, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Capital One’s CreditWise, and Sling TV. He joins the Happy Cog team as a Digital Project Manager.

Interested in joining us? Check out our job openings across every department here!