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The nature of our business requires that the relationship we have with our clients is discreet. However, we would like to offer this partial list of clients as an example of the diversity of companies we work with. Please contact us to learn more about the strategies we have implemented and the results our clients have received.

Company: Surf City Marathon

Description: Surf City Marathon was acquired by Cogent as part of an urgently needed (93 days from golf cart to closing table) exit strategy for the existing ownership. Turned around this struggling business with due diligence, capital fundraising, strategic planning, sales and marketing programs, brand repositioning, and new contract negotiations with key stakeholders. Cogent executed an exit event for investors in Surf City Marathon achieving a 275% annualized return over an eight-year period.

Company: Z57, Inc.

Description: Cogent served Z57--an Internet marketing firm servicing 13,000 real estate professionals-- throughout its growth and development from an emerging start-up to a successful ownership exit. Various roles have included interim VP of Sales, Board-Level Advisor, Management Consultant and two years as President.

Company: IDEA Health & Fitness Association

Description: 20 year old professional association that has been the clear market leader in providing credible health and fitness information to its 18,000 association members. Hired by CEO to drive company-wide change creating a positive inflection point for this 20-year professional association. Directly accountable for increased revenues while leading a comprehensive organizational restructuring.

Company: Event Marketing Alliance

Description: Event Marketing Alliance was founded by Cogent to execute the database marketing, business intelligence and ecommerce solutions for partners of Surf City Marathon. EMA has processed $10M in payments since inception and currently serves 50,000 annual participants in four Southern California running events.