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We are Cognism

We’re providing the intelligence your revenue teams need!

Our data is used all around the world, helping sales and marketing teams drive predictable pipeline.

People think we’re pretty great, and we’re always working to be even better! 

Who we are

#1. We bleed Cognism

We go above and beyond - our people are passionate, dedicated, and hardworking. With passion, professionalism, and ambition, we work together to provide the best sales intelligence solution to our clients.

#2. We are nice

Our team places great value on our working relationships.

Yes, we live and breathe tech, however, we will never overlook the people behind it. We strive to create a space where our teams genuinely want to be, every day. Our people are inclusive, showing respect to one another when going about their work and play.

As they say, teamwork makes the dream work!

#3. For every problem, we’ve got a solution

Our passion-filled team works together with professionalism and ambition - taking ownership of our work to deliver the best possible results for you.

It’s through our hiring, investing in, and empowerment of phenomenal talent that we’re able to propose the best solutions your company needs.

#4. We deeply understand our customer

As your go-to-market partner, supplying the best sales intelligence solutions, we grow as you grow.

Our team will go above and beyond to support you by communicating clearly with you and your business, and setting clear expectations along the way - all while being incredibly dedicated to seeing you succeed.

We’re here to learn, and to navigate the way forward, together.

 

#5. We celebrate individual contributors

A strong belief of ours is that management is not the only route for progression.

We admire all of our top performers and view all of their progress as an incredible achievement. Supporting our individuals is supporting our teams, and that’s why we provide a space for all of our star performers’ voices to be heard.

Big or small, we’re proud of their wins!

Cognism at a glance

500+
employees
6
countries
3
continents
3K+
happy customers
500+
employees
6
countries
3K+
happy customers
3
continents

Our Story

We’re an international team who are passionate about data and the role it can play in prospecting.

We are working to provide transformative solutions to help revenue teams drive predictable lead generation and improve conversions across all your sales engagements.

Cognism is on a mission to drive the next evolution
of sales and marketing technology. We believe there is a better way for revenue teams to approach prospecting which will drive predictable outcomes. We are taking prospecting from an art to a science.

2015 - Cognism is born
James Isilay and Stjepan Buljat cofound Cognism
2016 - First steps
Opened our first Macedonian office (Skopje)
2017 - First international flight
Raised a seed round
Opened our first London office (Bermondsey)
2018 - The tooth fairy left a note
Cognism granted Revenue AI patent
Raised Seed-2 and Series A
2019 - Toddler on the move
Raised Series B
Opened our first Croatian office (Zadar)
Opened our first US office (New York)
Secured ISO 27001
Listed as a LinkedIn top UK startup
65 employees
2020 - The family got bigger
Cognism acquired Mailtastic and gained their office in Mainz
Established a presence in South Africa
Listed as a LinkedIn Top Startup 2020
130 employees
2021 - Another growth spurt
Brought Bombora’s intent data into our platform
Launched our exclusive Diamond Data® asset
Opened an office in Boston, US
Joined the Future Fifty 100 Programme
Listed as LinkedIn Top Startup (for the 3rd time!)
275 employees
2022
Solidified our position as a premium sales intelligence leader through Series C Funding
410 employees
2023
We've grown to over 550 of us now!

Meet the team creating a better future for sales

Our management team are at the forefront of our business growth, driving our client success, and constantly innovating with our data-led solutions. They are instrumental in driving revenue and enabling our accelerated growth, while ensuring operations run smoothly and that we deliver amazing value to our clients.

Chief Executive Officer
James Isilay

James approaches work with unrivalled technical and organisational skills, perseverance, precision and total dedication. He is an expert in lead generation, sales management, and alpha discovery using algorithmic technologies, natural language processing, and machine learning.

Chief Innovation Officer
Stjepan Buljat

Stjepan is an experienced technology leader, specialising in building technology functions in SaaS start-ups and scale-ups. Stjepan has excellent organisational skills and uses agile methodologies, with deep technical knowledge of scalable and resilient micro-services, data engineering, and machine learning.

Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Grunebaum

Jennifer joined as Cognism's Global CFO in June of 2023.  With over 15 years of executive experience, she is a visionary leader with a combination of financial, strategic and operational acumen that she uses to help drive profitable growth for Cognism. 

Chief Marketing Officer
Alice de Courcy

Alice is an experienced B2B SaaS marketing leader, specialising in enabling SaaS companies and start-ups to accelerate their growth. A data-driven marketer, with strong technical knowledge, Alice has built and executed predictable marketing growth strategies as both the first commercial hire and when joining at scale-up phase.

Chief Human Resources Officer
Bharat Siyani

James Islay loves working with people, loves solving problems, and is obsessed with user experience. He's built multiple Marketing agencies, scaled google Ads brands, and is actively doing both of those things at Cognism.

Chief of Staff
Antonia Williams

James Islay loves working with people, loves solving problems, and is obsessed with user experience. He's built multiple Marketing agencies, scaled google Ads brands, and is actively doing both of those things at Cognism.

Chief Operating Officer
Kristapor Giragosian

Kristapor is a data-driven, operational leader with a proven skill set in building scalable systems, processes, and world-class teams. Having joined the founding team of Cognism, he executed key responsibilities such as: execution of Cognism's first Customer Success function, US expansion with Cognism's first US office, and creation of world-class RevOps function facilitating 100% + YoY ARR growth.

Chief Technology Officer
Ivana Zuber

Kristapor is a data-driven, operational leader with a proven skill set in building scalable systems, processes, and world-class teams. Having joined the founding team of Cognism, he executed key responsibilities such as: execution of Cognism's first Customer Success function, US expansion with Cognism's first US office, and creation of world-class RevOps function facilitating 100% + YoY ARR growth.

Chief Revenue Officer
Rob Tomchick

Kristapor is a data-driven, operational leader with a proven skill set in building scalable systems, processes, and world-class teams. Having joined the founding team of Cognism, he executed key responsibilities such as: execution of Cognism's first Customer Success function, US expansion with Cognism's first US office, and creation of world-class RevOps function facilitating 100% + YoY ARR growth.

Chief Legal Officer
Elizabeth Rushforth

Aksa is an adaptive, pragmatic, and passionate Head of Legal, specialising in compliance-driven solutions in data-focused organisations. Aksa balances mitigation and commerciality in her legal approach, which has resulted in our exceptional growth.

Chief Product Officer
Adam Thompson

Aksa is an adaptive, pragmatic, and passionate Head of Legal, specialising in compliance-driven solutions in data-focused organisations. Aksa balances mitigation and commerciality in her legal approach, which has resulted in our exceptional growth.

Global VP of Sales
Jon Ilett

James Islay loves working with people, loves solving problems, and is obsessed with user experience. He's built multiple Marketing agencies, scaled google Ads brands, and is actively doing both of those things at Cognism.

VP of Account Management
Nat Ferrante

Nat is a customer-obsessed and thoughtful leader, with nearly 20 years of go-to-customer experience in software, research and consulting. Throughout his career, he has successfully built and scaled global teams with a strong focus on driving growth by enabling the customer.

Director, Board of Directors
Pete Daffern

Just some of the great customers we work with

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