The Gunner Technology Team

Keith Cohn Schedule an Appointment

Keith Cohn is an art director, web designer and entrepreneur raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he has made his home since 2000. Keith founded the Washington D.C.-based design agency, CohnCreative, in 1998. CohnCreative quickly took off, and its success grabbed the attention of an LA-based Fortune 500 company, which bought CohnCreative and all its clients.

After serving as department head for the new company, Keith left to start his next venture, CCreativeDesign, which he founded in Los Angeles in 2001.

Since then, Keith has overseen the art direction, design and operation of countless brands’ web presences. He has clients in industries including medicine, skin and beauty, entertainment, philanthropy, fashion and design, furniture and entertainment. He’s built membership sites, brochure sites, charity sites, celebrity sites, ecommerce sites and more.

Keith is a recognized expert in web design, art direction, branding and project management. He operates his business with this philosophy, “We always do what’s best for the client, and every client and project is just as important the rest: The Most Important.”

Tim Davis

Tim Davis is a Gainesville, Florida website designer and photographer.

He has more than 20 years of experience using photography, words and new media to tell the story of the people, places and things that make North Central Florida a special place.

He calls Alachua home now, but works from Gainesville and travels frequently.

Tim has more than eight years of experience designing, building and managing websites for the Gainesville Sun, Gatorsports.com and several other associated brands.

Robert Dempsey

Robert combines technology, psychology, and marketing to build empires for entrepreneurs.

Industries Robert has provided services and consulting for include: software, pharmaceuticals, film, business coaching and consulting, retail, financial, real estate, IT, and non-profit (sector).

He has a degree in computer science and an MBA, but what really makes him different is:

  • 11 years of entrepreneurial experience
  • Built three businesses from scratch, the first when he was 21
  • Sold two online applications that he built
  • Managed distributed teams covering 3 timezones around the globe on a single project
  • Spoken nationally and internationally at software development and project management conferences
  • Currently running his own online empire from a single air-conditioned room in Thailand

Dary Merckens

Dary Merckens is Gunner Technology’s lead developer. He has been developing Web sites for more than a decade, starting with a pure HTML Florida Gators fan site on Tripod. He’s learned a thing or two since then, and now his toolbox includes Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and jQuery, CSS3 and HTML5, SQL and NoSQL, Python and Django, PHP and WordPress, and just about anything else that can run on a computer. Dary also has experience getting sites up and running on the cloud using AWS and Heroku.

Dary began formally studying Computer Science in high school, and continued in college at Wesleyan University, where he honed his C and Java skills and earned a certificate in Integrative Genomic Sciences. After graduating, Dary built Web sites in the Washington, DC area for numerous organizations. He later joined the social search startup Searchles.com as lead developer before heading out to Los Angeles to work for the ESPN.com Community Group.

In his three years with the ESPN.com Community Group, Dary had a tremendous impact on the site’s social media offerings and had his hand in nearly every development project. Out of the gate, Dary converted all of ESPN’s data into numerous RSS and XML APIs. He then managed a development team which leveraged this data to power dozens of ESPN Flash widgets. Following these successes, Dary developed ESPN’s first Rails site and also managed the development of three separate Facebook applications. At the end of his tenure, Dary focused on the Community Group’s primary development efforts and was one of the lead developers on Fan Profiles, Message Boards, Comments, SportsNation, and several others.

Dary is based out of Washington, DC and (when not writing code) enjoys reading books, playing piano, honing his golf skills, and working on his numerous pet projects.

Cody Swann Schedule an Appointment

Cody Swann is an MBA, entrepreneur, developer, athlete and journalist born and raised in South Florida. He currently splits his time between his hometown of Stuart, Florida and Los Angeles, California. Cody founded Gunner Technology, a highly sought after digital agency, specializing in helping companies maximize profits through digital channels, and is the company’s lead strategist.

His development work has included web development and design, content writing, digital photography and digital video production for award-winning sites like Gainesville.com, GatorSports.com and ESPN.com. He helped set digital strategy for companies in the New York Times Regional Newspaper group, ESPN, ABC and Disney.

As a manager and developer at ESPN for more than five years, Cody led development and vision for two of ESPN’s most popular online features: Sports Scoreboards and GameCasts. Additionally Cody oversaw all aspects of MyESPN and ESPN’s social network, ESPN Fan Profiles. Cody worked with Technology, Editorial, Sales, Marketing and relevant business stakeholders to mold ESPN’s social media strategy. This included collaborative sessions with Facebook and Twitter to craft a measurable, monetizable plan to direct ESPN’s future social media goals.

He is a recognized expert in web development, social media strategy and marketing, search engine optimization and marketing, conversion optimization, analytics tracking and business planning.

Matt Walker

An award-winning expert in graphic design, Matt has worked with some of the top brands in sports including ESPN, CAA Sports, Legacy Sports, CC Sabathia, Barry Zito, Roy Oswalt, Orlando Hudson, Albert Pujols, Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Hamilton and many others. Matt is also part owner of Major League Strength; a company founded by Dana Cavalea, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the New York Yankees.

He has also led the design process and vision for ESPN Fantasy Sports for over 5 years which included responsibility for all design within the ESPN Fantasy Sports domain. In addition, Matt worked with Technology, Editorial, Sales, Marketing and relevant business stakeholders to mold and create the direction of ESPN Fantasy Sports and the production of GUI’s and external marketing products. This included the design and art direction of concepts, layouts, graphics, logos, advertising units an special sections. Other areas of expertise include application of fundamental analytical and creative skills to identify and evaluate design alternatives, the development and management of assigned design projects including innovative navigation systems, interface designs, typography, and page layouts for web packages and other interactive media.

Throughout his career, Matt has proven time and again that he is an expert in interactive creative and design. This has been demonstrated as he has built online experiences for a collection of the world’s most recognized brands. He is a recognized expert in the following areas -logo creation, web design, social media design and strategy, iphone/ipad design, creative direction as well as concept and strategy development. He has brought these skills to his many partnerships that range from large interactive media companies to globally recognized athletes. Matt has a proven ability to motivate and inspire creative teams to deliver superb creative work under tight deadlines.