Cognitio Corp. of McLean, VA announced on February 19 that Matt Southmayd has been appointed as a member of the leadership team as Vice President of Commercial Markets. In his new role, Matt will focus on growing Cognitio’s commercial business, and will be responsible for managing sales efforts, fostering strategic alliances, and working closely with senior leadership to develop future product offerings.
Prior to this appointment, Matt spent 12 years at Gartner Inc., the world’s largest research and advisory firm for information technology products and services, where he was highly successful in various commercial sales capacities. Matt developed business across multiple vertical market segments, working closely with senior executives to identify and solve key business challenges. “Getting the quality of a performer like Matt is an incredible victory for Cognitio. His dedication to enabling client business, focusing on positive outcomes and driving relationships only bolsters our delivery capability. He’ll have immense impact across our lines of business,” said Cognitio CEO Roger Hockenberry.
“I am incredibly excited to be joining Cognitio at a time when the company is experiencing rapid growth, and to have the opportunity to shape the way that Cognitio brings our thought leadership to market,” Southmayd said. “I look forward to working with the company’s leadership and the rest of the team to support growth and profitability while building high value, high impact relationships with our clients.”
Cognitio is a privately held strategic consulting and technology engineering company founded in 2014 to bring the leading-edge practices of the Intelligence Community to a broader set of government and commercial organizations. Founded and managed by three former CTOs of the Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency, Cognitio helps Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, and technology providers better manage risk, leverage their data, and deploy best-of-breed technology through their cybersecurity, data analytics, cloud computing and advisory offerings.