About Us

 The digital revolution is here to stay. Never before have industries across the board felt the need to ‘adapt and adopt’ or risk getting left behind. For sustainable growth, particularly in a competitive industry, businesses are turning to technology as a competitive differentiator and value generator. 

We founded Cognate 15 years back in San Jose, California with an aim to help small businesses and organizations with high-end technology and staffing consulting. 

Meet our Team

Hi and nice to meet you! This is our brave team. We work very hard to provide an awesome experience for you.
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    Sanjay Sharma
    Co-Founder

     After working for fortune 500 and other IT consulting firms, Sanjay co-founded Cognate, Inc. to provide innovative business solutions. He manages the Operations, Business Development and Corporate Strategy at Cognate. He has lived and worked in India, Singapore and past 20 plus years has been in the Bay Area 

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    Michael Resnik
    Business Development

     Michael is an expert in program and project management with extensive experience on large enterprise projects. He was a consulting director at Oracle and Capgemini, a Senior Manager at BearingPoint, and held various executive positions at smaller tech firms. 

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    Sushama Chowdhury
    CFO

     Sushama has over 20 years of Finance and Accounting exp in the US and India. Previously, she has worked for the big five consulting firms as an auditor in India. She is very organized and brings tons of finance and accounting experience in international and domestic transactions. 

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    Richard ‘Rick’ Bemis Jr
    Operations

     He has held leadership roles at start-ups in the Silicon Valley developing product engineering teams and professional services. He mentors staff across all IT functions. He has been an integral participant in Investment Review Boards and integrated technical architecture reviews as part of the project approval process. 

Happy Clients, Deep Relationships

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Our Values

4 Cs of our core company values

  • Commitment: We focus on developing deep relationships with our clients. Our client’s goals become our goals. 
  • Consistency: You trust us to handle things that matter to you and we take pride in delivering results time and again with the highest standards. 
  • Collaboration: We look forward to collaborating with newer and better people and machines to ensure that we deliver the best results to our clients.
  • Communication: We are available for our clients all the time. For you, our experts are always, just a message away. We are here to listen, understand and act accordingly.
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