Meet the CompuKol Connection Bloggers

Allan BergerAllan Berger

Allan Berger has 30+ years of experience as an-award winning business development consultant and coach. He is responsible for a multitude of successful projects involving leadership and employee development, project management consulting and training and information technology solutions.

His specialty is helping business owners and their leadership teams to think outside of the box. Mr. Berger helps them to expand existing products and services for new customers and offer new products and services to existing customers.

As an experienced business owner, consultant and coach, he shows individuals and organizations how to maximize their potential. He helps individuals understand their strengths and weaknesses. He coaches them as they develop into effective leaders. Allan helps organizations to quickly diagnose business issues and formulate cost-effective, practical solutions. He then helps them rapidly implement improvements.

Allan spends much of his time supporting clients in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, professional services, retail and utility industries.

For more information about Allan, vist his website at:

Anne EgrosAnne Egros

Anne Egros, Professional Coach, Provides Global Business, Career, and Expat Life Coaching Services For International Executives and Managers. Pharmaceutical Doctor (Pharm D) with 20 years of international experience as business manager in Fortune 500 Companies. Anne worked as an expat for 20 years: US, Japan, Europe, APAC region. Fluent English, native French speaker.

Visit Anne website at

Ariana SheehanAriana Sheehan

Ariana S. Sheehan is a senior writer for CompuKol Communications LLC. Her writing experience encompasses online and print media. She has a great deal of experience with regularly writing for several blogs. Additionally, Mrs. Sheehan has written for several newspapers, magazines, throughout her career. Some of the topics that she has covered and continues to cover are daily events during the New York State Legislature session and articles on Business and Life. Additionally, she produced a monthly magazine for Dialogue, the in-house magazine for Organon Pharmaceuticals USA, where she wrote articles on topics ranging from reproductive health drugs to how animals positively influence people with illnesses.

Mrs. Sheehan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh.

She has earned several professional awards, including the New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2008—First Place for a News Story, Division 1.

Brian LakemanBrian Lakeman

Brian Lakeman is author and Brand Manager for Activ8me, Australia's leading NBN Satellite provider. His writing experience is primarily online in the form of blogging, he contributes to numerous websites in the internet and computer industries. Brian's capacity as Brand Manager allows him to explore various marketing avenues for Activ8me, all over the world. You can find him on Twitter and Google Plus.

Carolyn CohnCarolyn Cohn

Carolyn Cohn is the Chief Editor of CompuKol Communications LLC. Mrs. Cohn has a wealth of experience in business writing as well as having a strong editorial background. She manages all of the company’s writers, journalists and editors as well as writing, editing and publishing several business articles a week on a consistent basis, which are syndicated globally.

Mrs. Cohn has run several editorial departments for other companies. She has over 25 years of editorial experience and her expertise covers a wide range of media, such as online editing, and editing books, journal articles, abstracts, and promotional and educational materials.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Cohn has established and maintained strong relationships with professionals from a wide variety of companies. The principle that governs her work is that all words need to be edited.

Mrs. Cohn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

Mrs. Cohn is a member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).

Deborah AndersonDeborah Anderson

Deborah comes from a corporate background, as a Chief Technology Officer and operational management, and combines that with her entrepreneurial spirit and her success as a writer and Los Angeles Jazz singer. Her educational background is in software architecture and project management. She teaches professionally, including teaching companies how to use Twitter Chats to enhance their social media campaigns.

With her, she is continually navigating the newer realm of Google+ Hangouts to iron out the glitches and present a platform that is workable for most businesses, as well as personal use.

You can connect with her on Google+ and follow her at @SocialWebCafe.

Deirdre BreakenridgeDeirdre Breakenridge

Deirdre Breakenridge is the CEO of Pure Performance Communications . A 25-year veteran in public relations, she teaches at NYU and speaks internationally on the topics of PR, marketing and social media. She is the author of Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional and blogs at PR 2.0 Strategies .

Dr. Brian MongerDr. Brian Monger

Dr. Brian Monger FMA, CPPM, PhD B.Com; Grad Dip Man. MBus. M.Ed. DBA Ph.D. is the Executive Director of MAANZ International, a Director and principal consultant at the Centre for Market Development.

He has over 40 years’ experience in management and consulting in marketing and business development, working with organisations in Australia and overseas.

He is a management and marketing consultant and well known presenter on marketing and management topics – as well as a prolific writer.

Jeff TomlinJeff Tomlin

Jeff Tomlin is a visionary in all things marketing, SEO, business strategy and digital. As a co-founder of Vendasta, Jeff’s passion and innovative nature drives the success of the business. While conducting market research and business analysis, Jeff is always measuring and analyzing the effectiveness of the marketing efforts. He is constantly developing and iterating marketing and PR plans, seeking out the most effective paths. In working with channel partners to help their business clients to grow revenue with digital media solutions, strengthen traditional media assets and develop digital sales strategies, Jeff is known to many of America’s top media companies.

Prior to co-founding Vendasta, Jeff was the VP of strategy and business development at Point2, where he helped grow a real estate platform from the ground to power over 185,000 agents in 84 countries.

Jonathan CohnJonathan Cohn

Jonathan Cohn is a student of sociology at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Jonathan offers a new perspective to the Blogs of CompuKol Connections because of his course of study and because of his experience and interactions with people from a sociological angle.

Besides having a passion for people, he also has a passion for music. He is a bass player and has played with several local bands in New York and New Jersey.

Julie WeishaarJulie Weishaar

Julie Weishaar has 10+ years of experience in strategic marketing initiatives, marketing communications, event planning, marketing management, business development, customer service, vendor and public relations, managing promotional campaigns, branding and, more recently, in Internet marketing programs including natural search optimization, link building, blogging, business analytics, social networking, and article marketing.To learn more about Julie's expertise, please visit her website at

Kenneth LangKenneth Lang

Kenneth Lang is a social media analyst who has worked with job seekers and small business owners on how to best maximize using LinkedIn for specific goals. He’s worked for large and small companies, most recently as Online Project Management Support for The New York Times in New York City on the International version of the newspaper – The International Herald Tribune. Kenneth is co-founder of Steps To Success which offers individual and group LinkedIn sessions for business owners.

LisaMarie DiasLisaMarie Dias

LisaMarie Dias of LisaMarie Dias Designs works with business owners to leverage social media for profitable growth. Specializing in e-newsletter start up and introductions to social media, she also offers online webinars and live presentations on how to use e-newsletters and social media to grow a business and personal consultations to help clients determine the marketing tools and sites that are right for their needs and goals.

Marco GiuntaMarco Giunta

Marco Giunta is a Senior Business Development Executive and the author of the book: Rethinking Sales.

He is a leading expert in Global Outsourcing with a focus on banking, financial services and other Industry sectors and has a long list of clients. Mr. Giunta is a speaker and presenter. He has led start-ups, business strategy groups, technology think tanks and has experience as a career coach. Visit Marco’s website at

Matt SouthernMatt Southern

Matt Southern is the Social Media Manager at Bureau, a Canadian communications firm.

With an advanced diploma in Public Relations and a B.A. in Communication Studies he's passionate about learning how to build connections with people, which translates into his work and his writing.

He specializes in helping businesses build a human connection with their audiences through integrated strategies involving social media, content marketing and search engine optimization.

You can visit his website at, where he blogs about topics that are designed to educate and provide value to small businesses looking to get more results out of their social media marketing.

Megan RitterMegan Ritter

Megan Marie Ritter is an online journalist and technology enthusiast living in Southern California. In addition to writing about business communications today, her writing also covers social media and video marketing, business globalization, and virtual technology.

Megan grew up in California. She attended the University of San Diego, and graduated with a degree in Marketing. Megan is working on her master's degree at the University of Southern California. She has worked in marketing in financial institutions for 4 years. She spends her time researching her ever changing field and writing online publications to advise those working in the industry. You can reach Megan at @megmarieritter or on Google+.

Micaiah SowardsMicaiah Sowards

Micaiah Sowards is an HR writer for Built For Teams, an innovative HR and ORG chart solution in Utah. Micaiah has a Bachelors of Science degree from Brigham Young University. She has a passion for writing articles that focus on the human side of business. Micaiah also has experience writing blogs for a local nonprofit organization in her community. To learn more about Built for Teams visit their website at

Michael CohnMichael Cohn

Michael Cohn is the founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of CompuKol Communications LLC. He has over 25 years of experience in IT and web technologies. Mr. Cohn founded CompuKol Communications to help small businesses and entrepreneurs increase their exposure and reputation on the Internet. CompuKol consults, creates, and implements communication strategies for small businesses to monopolize their markets with a unique business voice, vision, and visibility.

Prior to that, Mr. Cohn spent a significant amount of time at a major telecommunications company, where his main focus was on initiating and leading synergy efforts across all business units by dramatically improving efficiency, online collaboration, and the company’s Intranet capabilities, which accelerated gains in business productivity. His expertise includes social media marketing strategies; internet marketing; web presence design; business analysis; project management; management of global cross-matrix teams; systems engineering and analysis, architecture, prototyping and integration; technology evaluation and assessment; systems development; performance evaluation; and management of off-shore development.

Mr. Cohn earned a Master’s degree in project management from George Washington University in Washington, DC; and a Master’s degree in computer science and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ.

Mike LaLondeMike LaLonde

Mike LaLonde is a Web Analytics and Marketing specialist at Londes Digital Marketing, a digital marketing firm out of Rochester, NY.

With a Masters in Business Administration specializing in Marketing and Finance, and a BS in Economics from Rochester Institute of Technology, he takes a quantitative, targeted approach to building online marketing campaigns.

Mike specializes in Search Engine Marketing (SEM), including Pay-Per-Click (PPC) services and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as well as web analytics to help optimize and scale successful campaigns.

Mitko IvanovMitko Ivanov

Mitko Ivanov is a marketing specialist at Hop Online Ltd. with years of experience in Internet marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) and eCommerce solutions.

Mitko's interest in Internet Marketing and eCommerce Solutions has been increasing over the years and he has always welcomed a chance to learn from top notch people in the industry. Mitko learned a great deal about on-page and off-page SEO by applying it to his many affiliate sites. He is involved in applying advanced search engine marketing (SEM) methods and testing paid mobile traffic for wireless application protocol (WAP) and Smart mobile devices.

Additionally, he is involved in a literature project and manages the Bulgarian Department of Cross-European Organization for Studying Abroad. Mitko can be reached at:

Owen AndrewOwen Andrew

Owen Andrew is a tech writer and multimedia enthusiast who has spent several years writing for publications both in print and web format. He is based in Southern California and is also versed in social media, video production, viral marketing, computer networking and cloud technologies. He often contributes his writing to the DunkelBros blog. He graduated from UC Irvine and when he's not writing or editing the work of his close peers, he enjoys attending EDM concerts and hanging with his children.

Phil TurnerPhil Turner

Phil Turner is a writer and blogger from Ireland. His articles can be found on many websites including his own site,

He built Time Money Problem to help people like him who have been made redundant and need to make a job for themselves either online or in the real world.

Phil writes and edits articles for others and is always looking for new opportunities. He is passionate about the need to talk with other writers, to help each other in every way possible in forums and in other online communities.

Ric DragonRic Dragon

Ric Dragon is the author of Social Marketology and the DragonSearch Online Marketing Manual, both published by Mc-Graw Hill. He is the CEO and co-founder of DragonSearch, with more than 20 years of experience in graphic design, information architecture, web development and digital marketing.  As an artist, Ric has been shown in countless group and solo shows.  He is a regular guest columnist for Marketing Land, and Social Media Monthly, and a speaker at many marketing and business conferences.

Richard LarsonRichard Larson

Richard Larson is author and Brand Manager for GoPromotional, the UK’s leading provider of business and promotional gifts. His writing experience is primarily online in the form of blogging, he contributes to numerous websites in the marketing and business sectors. Richard's capacity as Brand Manager allows him to explore various marketing avenues for GoPromtional, all over the world. You can find him on Twitter and Google Plus. He enjoys writing about ecommerce, marketing and general business tips.

Robert DeVitoRobert DeVito

Robert J. DeVito is the President and Founder of Innovation Fitness Solutions.

IFS helps thousands of clients annually through Weight Loss, Performance Living/Small Business and Athletic Performance Coaching Programs.

Robert DeVito is an incredibly fortunate person. He has been mentored by the Fitness industries greatest minds. Serving the coaching industry for 20 years, he has been honored to work with thousands of clients and has certified more than 10,000 Personal Trainers through his work with APEX Nutrition and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Robert believes in a holistic approach to life. His articles will certainly aid you in thinking, moving and feeling better.

Robert SachsRobert Sachs

Robert R. Sachs, PhD, is a senior writer at CompuKol Communications LLC. Dr. Sachs has close to 20 years of writing experience in a wide range of fields, including scientific, technical, and medical. He has written extensively on medical subjects including the areas of diabetes, ophthalmology, cardiovascular, women’s health, and CNS. Additionally, he has many years of writing experience in nonmedical, technical/scientific writing. Dr. Sachs has experience in writing conference presentations and articles for journal publications, book chapters, cutting edge journal articles, and wrote New Drug Application (NDA) documents that were submitted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dr. Sachs earned a PhD from the University of Colorado, an MS from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and a BA from SUNY at Stony Brook.

Sara CarterSara Carter

Sara Carter is a professional guest writer and blogger. Her writing experience encompasses technology, mobile, SEO, blogging and social media. Sara has written for many websites and blogs. She is a regular contributor to Sara is also a certificated Google Adwords expert.

Sara graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Sara also specializes in Computer Repair, Tech Support, Social Media Marketing, computer and mobile apps, Web Design, and Consulting. She is the co-founder of, a website that was created to help Mac users choose the best products for their Mac. You can contact Sara at

Shari WeissShari Weiss

Shari Weiss is a writer, teacher, editor, and marketing consultant who is working full-time on All Things Social Media. With a journalism degree from Northwestern University and a master’s in PR from Kent State, Shari has taught college courses in journalism, marketing and English for 20 years. In addition, she has edited an array of publications from Harcourt Brace Jovanovich trade magazines to a city-wide student newspaper.

Currently, she is the Chief Blogger for SHARISAX IS OUT THERE, in which she writes articles on a variety of social media categories, including How-To Lessons for social media beginners; Interviews with industry professionals; reports on meeting presentations; and strategies for social media marketing. She is also the Community Manager for Performance Social Media and leads workshops for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and university students. Her website is

Stacey MaroneStacey Marone

Stacey Marone is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to Essay Scholar Advisor. She likes traveling, exploring the world and helping people to make their life easier. In her free time, she also does volunteer work and organizes some activities for children. You can connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Traian NeacsuTraian Neacsu

Traian Neacsu is the Director of Search Marketing and co-founder of Pitstop Media Inc, a Canadian company that provides top rated SEO services to businesses across North America. He has more than 10 years experience in helping small and medium businesses generate and convert organic traffic from search engines. Most of his time is dedicated to growing the company and spending time with the family. Connect with Traian on Google+.