Meet The Ranking Carolina Team
"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." - John Wooden
Tommy Sugishita, PIM
Owner/Chief Interactive Director
Tommy received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a double emphasis in Recreation & Sport Management and Communications from Coastal Carolina University, where he was a Hammer and Discus thrower. Tommy is one of the very few PIM’s (Professional Internet Marketers) in South Carolina, where his focus on the art/science/discipline of organic SEO content allows our partners to be relevant online. Responsible for over 3,000 current top page results, Tommy’s main focus is strengthening our clients top page position for intelligent search phrases and relationships alike. Heavily involved in the Myrtle Beach and Charleston communities, it is not about technology, algorithms, website development or any other facet of SEO to Tommy. In fact, it is simply about embracing these avenues to build online brands, creating a return for our partners and a business atmosphere allowing us all to grow together the right way.
Things That Rank High on Tommy's Weekend List:
Watching the Niners, working out, golfing, playing cards, making people laugh and 1 on 1 time with his wife.
Jonea Gene Sugishita, MBA, GBD, PCM, CBC
Chief Creative Director
Jonea received an International MBA in Marketing and Finance and a B.S. in Business Administration in Marketing and Management from California Lutheran University; and an International Marketing and Management Global Business Program degree from FH-Joanneum (Graz, Austria). With a keen eye and innate ability to communicate client’s visions into a functional website, Jonea has developed a clean and crisp design style. With her design philosophy centered on Shibui, all of our designs have a certain aesthetic of simple, subtle, functional and devoid of all unnecessary things. Jonea brings a creative eye that bridges the gap between what browsers want to see and what our clients seek to communicate about their online brand. Jonea believes expressing her creativity is truly an honor, however, that is always secondary to hitting the design mark for our client’s each and every time.
Things That Rank High on Jonea's Weekend List:
Watching the Huskers and Broncos, yoga, reading, being with family, laughing with friends and spending time with her husband.
Senior Web Designer/Web Developer
Brentley Broughton received a B.A. in Art Studio with an emphasis in Graphic Design from Coastal Carolina University. Before joining Ranking Carolina in the fall of 2009, Brentley had been an independent contractor providing Graphic Design services for multiple local clients including Coastal Carolina University. Brentley was a part of the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) while attending school at Coastal Carolina. Brentley brings the ability to perform and meet deadlines on numerous projects and clearly communicate client needs through excellent Graphic Design and Web Development skills. Brentley is a Certified CSS Developer with fundamental knowledge of web development using CSS1 and CSS2 from w3schools.
Things That Rank High on Brentley's Weekend List:
Running, surfing, watching football and hanging out on the beach.
Jason J. Bordas, MBA
Senior Director of Business Development
Jason received his MBA in Business Administration and moved to the Carolinas from Boston, MA where he had been acting Associate Broker for The Copley Group, the largest management firm in Boston. For the past three years while in Myrtle Beach, Jason served as Regional Manager for Carolina Media Services, creating cross promotional campaigns between real estate companies and online advertising services, throughout the Grand Strand, Charleston, and Columbia markets. Since joining Ranking Carolina in the fall of 2010, Jason has brought an innate ability to our team by providing clients unparalleled customer service while clearly communicating online solutions that are in the best interest for each and every client.
Things That Rank High on Jason's Weekend List:
Spending and enjoying time with my wife and son are priority, however occasionally I am able to get on the water to go fishing, or golf if score is not being kept, otherwise anything outdoors is where you’ll find me.
Business Development Executive
In May 2012, Rachel received a B.A. in Public Relations with an emphasis in Sport and Entertainment Management from the University of South Carolina. Rachel completed an internship within the marketing department for Global Spectrum at the Colonial Life Arena where she assisted with the development and execution of promotional campaigns for facility events. Prior to joining Ranking Carolina, Rachel was employed at various fine dining establishments in South Carolina including Hall's Chophouse, where she learned the importance of teamwork and persistent attention to detail. Since joining Ranking Carolina in February 2013, Rachel has exhibited superior consumer relations and quality assurance.
Things That Rank High on Rachel's Weekend List:
Spending sunny days at the beach; attending concerts, festivals and Braves baseball games; taking my dog anywhere I can (dog parks, etc.); going shopping; walking/running the Ravenel bridge; trying new restaurants in Charleston and meeting new people.