Meet the Smart 1’s
CEO / Co-Founder
Todd likes trolling deal sites, being a holiday light architect, a fine bourbon, testing new gadgets, and a good vacation.
Being a high-performing Executive with 17 years of online experience, Todd took his knowledge in 2009 and founded Smart 1 Marketing with Sara Cordle. His in-depth knowledge of all media aspects include; specializing in Online and Social Media strategic operations at all levels. He demonstrates proﬁciency in budgeting and program management, sales, stafﬁng, training and development, and strategic growth. Todd’s experience in the digital realm has spanned from small businesses to Fortune 500 Companies.
Todd was one of the first 100 Google Adwords certified professionals. He is a serial entrepreneur and accomplished public speaker. His passion is creating a holistic approach for marketing – combining common sense, budget, data, offline marketing, and online marketing into a powerful tool for his clients.
COO / Co-Founder
Sara enjoys warm weather vacations, experimenting with new food recipes, and gardening. Her biggest passion is cheering on her boys at their soccer games and gymnastics meets.
Driven by her entrepreneurial spirit, Sara founded Smart 1 Marketing with Todd Swickard in 2009. As COO she maintains proactive leadership over daily operations to ensure quality, ontime delivery of all services, as well as proﬁciently establishing operational processes and process improvement through strategic planning and resource allocation. Working diligently to ensure quality control of all company output, she oversees all business policies and accounting practices, directs and administers all ﬁnancial plans, supports and advises the CEO in decision making and establishes and monitors performance reporting systems. She is a talented, results producing professional with over 10 years of operational and administration experience with a proven record of accomplishment in support of business goals and objectives.
VP of Business Development
Dave is a serial gravity lover and self-professed digital junkie. Outside of work, he enjoys sunshine, whiskey & boating at the lake with his friends and family…not necessarily in that order!
Dave has been a sales Leader for over 16 years, almost 10 of those in digital with annual sales of 2.6 million, he is dedicated to understanding a client’s digital needs and working with them as a partner to deﬁne clear and strategic plans for success. Dave became part of the Smart 1 Marketing Team in August 2015. As Vice President of New Business Development, he leads a group that works with all channel and direct sales clients aligning our products with their digital and traditional requirements.
Director of Advertising Operations
Lori needs sunshine and loves a minimalist lifestyle on beach vacations … two Nalgene’s in hand, one with water the other with an umbrella.
Lori joined Smart 1 Marketing in September 2015 as Director of Advertising Operations and is responsible for managing and developing relationships and work?ow with partners, as well as overseeing ad serving platforms and operational management tools for the entire company. She also is an active digital guru with experience managing, analyzing and executing digital ad campaigns for an array of clients from start-ups and small businesses, to midsized and large established companies throughout the United States. Her background includes advertising operations work spanning over eleven years from one of Columbus’ largest media companies.
VP of Data Engineering
George is a nerd. – A title a lifetime in the making, it’s a moniker he welcomes.
Promptly after earning his accounting degree from the University of Connecticut, George quickly found a different passion; programming. A self-taught web developer with nearly 20 years of experience, George remembers when being a success online involved having a “killer mascot” (sock puppets? really?).
George joined Smart 1 Marketing in November 2016 after running his own web agency in Connecticut since 2002. George is tasked with “connecting the dots” for the Smart 1’s and our clients, distilling down the mountains of data at our fingertips into functional, usable tools.
George lives in Connecticut with his wife Kelly and their 3 children. He is kept busy coaching little league, cooking, tending to his organic garden, and raising/browbeating the next generation of coders.
Online Services Director
John enjoys spending his free time deep sea diving for his cell phone on his annual trips to Key West, Florida. As a die-hard Ohio State Buckeye and NY Giants fan, football isn’t just a fan sport to John, it’s a way of life.
John’s IT career began back in 1997 as internet tech support with Teleperformance. John continued his career as the trusted IT Director for a growing startup prior to his joining the Smart 1 Marketing team. He has been an irreplaceable asset to Smart 1 Marketing since their humble beginning in 2009. John is the go-to for all things web related. Trust us – this man has seen things……………
Lead Graphic Designer
Celina is a fitness enthusiast and nature lover, with a passion for typography and design.
Joining Smart 1 Marketing in May 2013, Celina leads the creative direction as graphic designer. Specializing in digital design, she works hard to deliver exceptional web design and rich media solutions by applying in-depth measures to ensure brand loyalty and excel the campaign forward. Celina also has experience in print design, branding and logo design, hand-lettering, and typography.
Web Development Project Manager
David is an enthusiastic cook and whiskey aficionado. In his free time he enjoys charcoal illustration. He’s currently teaching himself to turn doorknobs with the power of his mind.
Joining Smart 1 Marketing in June 2014, David is our Website production manager. Assessing and synthesizing client needs and culture, he oversees all aspects of website construction from initial graphic design to development and build out. He is also extremely cranky.
Connie is currently married to her partner of life, (Todd) her best friend. They love to take cruises. Connie is a mother of three children, 2 girls and 1 boy. Terri, Traci and Travis. The only child left at home is her furry child named Gunner. Connie has four grandsons ranging in ages 22-4 of which she loves spending time with whenever she can.
Connie has been working in the financial industry for 28 years. Her passion is working with clients and always doing the right thing by going above and beyond their needs.
Marketing Strategy Specialist
Amber loves cycling and spending time with her famous dog Harvey.
Amber joined Smart 1 Marketing in September 2015 bringing with her 4 years of marketing sales experience. As Marketing Strategy Specialist, Amber’s clients are her top priority. By spending time understanding their needs, she is able to devise a well thought out marketing strategy to help them grow their business and achieve their goals.
SEO – Digital Campaign Strategist
Quanishia enjoys photography, writing and trying new foods in her spare time. She is a graduate of The University of Toledo. (Go Rockets!)
Being Digital Campaign Coordinator since November 2014, Quanishia has experience and training in digital media marketing, editing and a host of skills in technological platforms and creative content. With a background in Visual Communications and Marketing, she enjoys hands on work in the digital realm and strategically working on projects that involve visual tasks.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Michael is a cooking and gardening enthusiast, with interests in history and literary fiction.
Michael has nine years’ experience in digital advertising, primarily ad trafficking and client support, utilizing a number of different platforms. Previously, he spent over 10 years as a university administrator and academic on several campuses across the country.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Stacy firmly believes that there aren’t many things better than a day at the park! Especially when she is kicking around a soccer ball with her husband and little boy. She also enjoys singing silly songs and saying bedtime prayers.
With over 10 years in digital media experience, Stacy joined Smart 1 Marketing in September 2015 as a Digital Advertising Strategist. Combining her creative skills and attention to detail, she takes the initiative in creating ideas and opportunities for client advertising campaigns and sponsorships.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Karissa enjoys a simple life spending time with her 2 young daughters and her husband. An ideal evening is spent pinning recipes with a glass of wine in hand. After the kids are in bed of course! She adores her rescue dog and 2 cats.
Karissa brings over 10 years of experience in Digital Marketing. She has worked with a variety of clients and managed an e-commerce site for an international brand. Karissa is a proud Ohio University Grad. OU, OH YEAH!
Digital Marketing Strategist
Shout OH and Angela will answer with an IO.
For two years Angela has been the Campaign Support and Reporting Specialist at Smart 1 Marketing, as well as a student at The Ohio State University. Angela examines current trends and marketing conditions then prepares reports describing the potential sales for our clients. Having strong attention to detail not to mention good math skills Angela sorts and organizes important information daily.
Digital Marketing Support Specialist
Traci enjoys working on home improvements and being outside in the sun.
With over 10 years of client support. Traci join Smart 1 Marketing in August of 2015 ?lled with skills for sales, as well as marketing and advertising. She assists the team with tasks from advertising reporting, media buying, website development and CRM. Being very organized Traci keeps the team on track.
Website Development Specialist
Philip was born in a tiny shack without running water or electricity in a small town outside of Toledo, Ohio on a stormy night back in May of 1973. From those (over-exaggerated) humble beginnings, Phil would like everyone to know that he enjoys sarcasm, photography, hockey, Ohio State Football, and travelling with his son, Logan.
Philip’s role at Smart 1 Marketing began in 2012 as a website support intern. He became a full time asset in the spring of 2013. He has earned certifications in website development for WordPress and Shopify platforms. He is responsible for coding and modifying our client’s websites. He takes personal pride in creating attractive and functional websites that ensures a great user experience. (And that’s not sarcasm!)
Social Media – Digital Marketing Strategist
Deemed our “Social Media Guru”, Stephanie believes in the true power of a strong social presence! Upon graduating from THE Ohio State University, she gained knowledge and experience with several local media agencies before joining the Smart 1 Family in 2016. As our Social Media Marketing Specialist, Stephanie handles campaigns of all shapes and sizes. When she is not engulfed in the world of social media she can be found at the gym, drinking wine, or hanging out with her pup, Tucker!
Junior Graphic Designer / Website Development Specialist
Jarret’s interests in his free time span from agricultural arts to giving back to his community as a female self-defense trainer. He has an entrepreneurial spirit that drives him in everything he does. If you have the opportunity to speak with Jarret, please ask him for his BBQ Cornflakes recipe.
Joining the Smart 1 Marketing team as a graphic design intern in September of 2015, Jarret made an immediate impression on the team with his graphic design ability. By February 2016 he accepted a full time position. He continues to stay abreast of current and upcoming technology product capabilities that will drive Smart 1 Marketing into the future of creative and website development.
Mr. Paul and Ms. Pauline
The Heart and Soul of Smart 1
Mr. Paul and Ms. Pauline captured our hearts well before there was a Smart 1. They have been our rock and support system from the beginning. As we continue to grow as a company, they welcome each new team member as one of the family. Making regular appearances at The Barn, Mr. Paul always has a new joke to tell or ribbing to give someone. Ms. Pauline keeps the office tidy and smelling fresh. We all look forward to getting a big hug and her saying “have a good day, Love You!” – They have taught us everything we know about being in the “people” business by setting the example every day.
DIG-ital Specialist (Dog)
Harvey enjoys sitting in the car and riding with Amber. Checking everyone’s trash can at the office for food, and spending time on his Facebook page. (Yes – he has one and is a very active user!)
It’s Harvey – the half human dog.