About Greg Hoy

CEO of Happy Cog, Greg Hoy began his career in sales and marketing in 1992 before turning his focus to interactive design in 1994. He worked as a web designer for 10 years, and has managed teams since 1997. His career spans the publishing, media, insurance, and tech consulting industries. An entrepreneur at his core, he has launched several successful companies.

Greg and industry pioneer Jeffrey Zeldman partnered in 2006 to expand Happy Cog’s footprint to Philadelphia, and later further expanded the company’s reach and capabilities by merging with boutique design studio Airbag Industries in 2009.

Greg received his BA in Management from Gettysburg College, where he now is an active alumni and serves on the college’s Marketing and Communications committee.

Outside of work, Greg spends his time with his wife and two sons. He’s a “foodie” and enjoys cooking, eating barbecue, and sampling craft beers, sometimes more than one. He’s an avid baseball fan and a supporter of his hometown Philadelphia Phillies. He also enjoys seeing the country with his family and his Airstream travel trailer. He’s a perennial fan of music, having managed his college radio station and played in multiple bands over the years. He still enjoys playing the guitar when he can find the time.

*bio from Happy Cog website

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This episode, Jason interviews Greg Hoy, CEO of Happy Cog. Greg shares how he learned web design, the value of learning from other professionals, why he started Happy Cog, and what it's like to run the show and answer to no one.

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