In today’s fast-moving digital business age, we face an entirely new environment for innovation and collaboration. It takes a great entrepreneur with a great vision to grow a successful business, but it takes a collaboration of many people with incredible vision and skill sets to make it a success. That’s where leadership comes in as a key ingredient to drive the collaborative process to make the whole team better than the sum of the parts. Meet our team!
Patrick CotaFounder & President, Director of Business DevelopmentA high energy leader with a documented record of success in multiple channels of marketing, website development, mobile marketing, SEO and more, Patrick possesses a remarkable ability to bring people together, inspire creativity, and motivate them to not only excel in their professional careers, but also in their personal lives. Patrick provides authentic leadership by leading from example. He is protective of the integrity of his brand as well as his important relationships. This innate value ensures continuity of customer service from start to finish. Patrick enjoys the greatest success when others are realizing their own success! Patrick is adept at building and sustaining long-term personal and business relationships as well as identifying new revenue opportunities even in challenging economic conditions and markets. He is seriously motivated to positively impact your bottom line.
On top of running the businesses, Patrick has been involved in the successful launch, branding, sales, training, facilitation and direct monetization of several media start-ups only then to turn the reigns over to the owners of the businesses.
A devoted husband and family man that cherishes the relationship he has with his wife and kids and likes nothing more at the end of the day to come home to his family. An avid weightlifter since 1993, you can be sure to find Patrick in a gym somewhere.
Suzanne CotaCo-Founder, EVP, Director of OperationsThere aren’t enough words to describe the impeccable talent, leadership and organizational qualities Suzanne possesses. A quick thinker that keeps everyone on there toes, Suzanne is all about analytics, collaborative action, opportunity, accountability, strategic planning and RESULTS.Possessing many years of client relations, Suzanne brings to Scope 10 an incredible balance with a natural entrepreneurial spirit and thrives on the opportunity to learn about different industries and organizations. Her role at Scope 10 provides accounting, strategic and operational support at all levels.
Co-Founder, EVP, CFO, Dance mom, piano mom, home-schooler. A woman of many talents and a contagious smile, she inspires and motivates everyone she meets. Incredibly devoted wife, mother and friend, you can find Suzanne in her spare time either at Dance or Martial Arts with the kids.
Faisal AzmiPresident of Technology, Product & Web DevelopmentJoining Scope 10 in early 2009, Faisal quickly became the expert in his field of expertise earning the title he has.Experienced in XHTML, CSS, PHP/MySQL and CodeIgniter, CMS Development, WordPress and AJAX/JQuery/Mootools and more, Faisal brings exceptional leadership qualities to Scope 10 while managing his team of developers and programmers.
Faisal’s creative mindset is always turning as he dives deeper into technology and his quest for delivering a superior product and bringing ideas to life right before your eyes with strategies to back it up. Although he is a master in his craft, his talents extend deep into branding and product development. More than just a friend but an igniter on many cylinders, Faisal is cemented as an integral member of the leadership team.
Michelle StewartDirector of Digital Media Marketing & Content StrategySuccessful, results-driven Content and Digital Marketing professional dedicated to creating and implementing strategies in brand management that consistently increase ROI.Michelle brings to Scope 10 more than 10 years of well-rounded experience in the arenas of:Digital Media & Marketing Management, sales, funnels, and optimized content. Fully versed in content strategy, Google AdWords, Social Media, customer acquisitions, conversions, email marketing, search engine marketing as well as social and community management with a focus on quality, creativity, and original content creation.Michelle’s diligence in providing superior customer service with an emphasis on exceeding expectations and fostering dynamic professional relationships provides another layer to Scope 10’s dedicated mission of Commitment, Communication and Client Relations.
Rusty RayPolished Video Content ProducerRusty Ray (his real name) is the owner of On The Double Media, the company he founded in 2017, shortly after moving with his family to the Twin Cities from South Carolina.A 2002 graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland, Rusty spent 14 years as a reporter, anchor, producer, and photographer with WBTW, the CBS affiliate in Florence-Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He travelled all over the east coast, including several live reporting opportunities from Florida, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Canada.
Now, as a stapled Video Content Producer with Scope 10, Rusty looks to add his experience as a journalist and storyteller to the Twin Cities marketplace, where businesses of all sizes are looking to stay in front of customers with messages about their brand, their offerings, and their experience.
Rusty and his wife live in the North Metro of the Twin Cities with their daughter. He loves to watch his Terps and beloved NASCAR and explore his new home.
Lisa Richards ChristensenGraphic Design / IllustrationLisa is a valued designer and illustrator to Scope 10. She is inspired and fueled by the creative process, making a positive difference for clients, and absorbing all things design related. Passionate about typography, color, and paper, you will find Lisa leading efforts for print-heavy projects where her eye for detail and meticulous organization is critical.Born and raised in River Falls WI, Lisa grew up always making and doing something creative. Lisa Studied Graphic Design and Attended college at University of Wisconsin – River Falls, graduating Class of 2002 with a Bachelors Degree – Board Area Art. Lisa is an integral part of Scope 10.
Michael A JocobsonLegal Counsel to Scope 10Mike is passionate about helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind by developing and implementing creative, cost effective plans tailored for their specific and unique circumstances. His goal is to make the process as accessible, efficient and streamlined as possible so that individuals are more motivated to develop and complete their plan, and then implement it.
Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls in 1993 and his JD from the University of Minnesota School of Law in 1996. He has been licensed to practice law in Wisconsin since 1996 and Minnesota since 1998.
In addition to creating estate plans, Mike works with small business owners and counsels them on the most effective ways to manage risk through sound business practices and risk management techniques. He values the relationships he has with his clients and strives to provide them with the very best advice and counsel available, protect their interests, and make sound recommendations to help them accomplish their planning goals.