Cognitive Computer Solutions a computer consulting group in Newport Beach, CA has aligned with Nicholas Verdugo as their Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Nicholas has been working in the digital marketing industry for over 10 years, he began working for Relevant Ads/ Local Splash in their inception as a salesperson, David Rodecker quickly recognized Nick’s desire to learn this new business model, “which in 2007 we were just trying to figure out what local SEO was” -David Rodecker, CTO Relevant Ads, but Nick got it. David made Nick into a business development manager, within a year he would help grow the business revenue by 2000% . ” The idea was how can get more sales? A major thing happened in 2008, the mortgage meltdown, which affected Orange County,CA significantly since for a very long time the OC was considered the mortgage capital of the world, which left a lot of mortgage firms with employees and not a product to sell, this is where I saw the opportunity for us, I had already developed the sales script, so Greg Bozigian and I sat with legal and developed a commission split along with a residual component that we would offer our re sellers and we were off and running, we went from making 8 sales a week to making 400 per week! It was good.” -Nicholas Verdugo.
He has worked with brands such as Sketchers, Cato Fashions and Melaleuca. Nicholas was an SEO strategist for Sketchers USA which he helped to steer heard their local SEO campaigns. He has developed local SEO strategies for Cato Fashions, where he was very influential in developing the “plus size” strategy, which was an undeserved market and a true gold mine for Cato Fashions. Nicholas has maintained a special relationship with Melaleuca, which just recently became a 2 Billion dollar company, helping the company and it’s founder with their overall digital marketing strategy. “we are lucky to have him on our team, he brings a very unique and valuable skill set to our organization, we are excited about what he will do in 2018!” said Chuck Siemons the CEO for Cognitive Computer Solutions.