The big deal
What if you could have superhuman recall? What if you had the peace of mind knowing that no conversational detail would ever fall through the cracks? What would that do for your productivity?
Now, we can't guarantee the "superhuman" thing, but we can promise you that we've got you covered when it comes to important conversations. Use Cogi, and every detail from every important call will be at your fingertips.
Who we are, and how we got here
Details come at us at an ever accelerating pace – it's no wonder we often forget the content of conversations by the end of most calls.
We set out with a simple goal – give professionals a way to effortlessly recall and track everything in their important conversations through the use of an intuitive, browser-based service that seamlessly transcribes the important parts of conversation – the 'COGent Ideas' or Cogi.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara CA, Cogi was started in 2007 by a group of local technology veterans. Their successful hands-on experience with start-ups such as CallWave, CrystalVoice Communications, ComDesign, and PulsePoint Communications gives them a solid business, marketing, and technology foundation on which to build Cogi.
Mark Cromack, Co-founder and President
Mr. Cromack brings over twenty years of entrepreneurial and technical experience to Cogi.
Prior to launching Cogi, Mr. Cromack co-founded CrystalVoice Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative VoIP technology, and sold the company to Global IP Solutions, Inc. in 2007. Mr. Cromack's expertise in advanced digital signal processing algorithms is one of the keys to the development of CrystalVoice's core voice technology.
Additionally, Mr. Cromack was President and Co-founder of QIC:Solutions, Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in embedded digital signal processing and real-time communications development. QIC:Solutions developed high-end communications systems for AltiGen, Unisys Pulse-Point and Centigram.
Mr. Cromack also served in a number of management and engineering positions at Digital Sound Corporation, where his responsibilities included the architecture, design and implementation of three generations of DSP hardware and software.
Mr. Cromack holds several patents in digital signal processing technology. He received a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Palmer Jackson, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jackson has over twenty years of experience in marketing, business development and fundraising.
Prior to joining Cogi, Mr. Jackson served as Chief Operating Officer for Ideocore, a marketing and brand launch consultancy, which specializes in launching new companies. His professional experience also includes six and a half years with CallWave, Inc., an Internet Telecommunications company that went public in October of 2004. As one of the first employees and a seed investor, Mr. Jackson played a key role in acquiring more than 850,000 paid subscribers. Mr. Jackson served in various marketing roles at CallWave, including Director of Corporate Communications and Director of Installed Base Marketing.
Mr. Jackson received his early training in consumer marketing and advertising at Foote, Cone & Belding/San Francisco where he worked on The Clorox, McKesson and Taco Bell brands.
As an active member of the Santa Barbara community, Mr. Jackson serves as a founding organizer and director of American Riviera Bank, a full service community bank serving Santa Barbara that opened in July of 2006. He is also President of the Board for the Lobero Theater Foundation. Mr. Jackson received his MBA from UC Berkeley and his B.A. in American Studies from Yale University.