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Software and data industry veteran Phil Garlick joins Cognism board

September 16, 2021

Cognism, the globally compliant international sales intelligence provider, today announced the appointment of ex-ZoomInfo VP of corporate development, Phil Garlick, to its board of directors.

Phil brings over 35 years of experience in the software and data industry and, working with the management team, will be focused on the strategies and tactics to perpetuate the rapid scaling of Cognism, which is on target to grow by 100% in FY2021, having ended FY2020 at $11M ARR.

Phil’s industry experience includes his role as VP of corporate development at ZoomInfo, where he was instrumental in the company’s sale to private equity investors in 2017 and then to DiscoverOrg in 2019.

As far back as the early 1990s, his career has been based around software products that have embedded data for use by end users. This means he's perfectly placed to work alongside the management team at Cognism, whose prospecting solution embeds intent and other value-added data.

Most notably, Phil was a co-founder of the Lotus Development Corporation division OneSource - one of the first companies to publish structured data on the web when the internet began.

With a wide-ranging career on both sides of the Atlantic in sales & marketing, corporate development, strategy, partnerships, and M&As, Phil is a seamless fit to provide advice and guidance in the next stage of Cognism’s prolific and sustained growth.

James Isilay, CEO of Cognism said:

“It’s great to have such an experienced hand on the board at Cognism and I’m thrilled Phil has joined us in what is a crucial stage of our growth.”

“His knowledge of market leading software embedded with high-quality data sets and his experience of implementing growth strategies for rapidly scaling organisations, means that Cognism has one of the industry’s most experienced veterans on the board. I look forward to working closely together.”

Originally from the UK and based in Boston, Massachusetts, Phil is a perfect fit for Cognism’s international hybrid working environment.

Phil said:

“I’m delighted to join the board of Cognism - James Isilay and his team have built a leading, impressive product in the fast-growing global sales intelligence and prospecting marketplace.”

About Cognism

Established in 2015 and headquartered in London, UK, Cognism is a globally compliant international sales intelligence provider that enables its worldwide business customers to find and deliver new revenue, faster.

Powered by patented AI technology, it provides organisations with a new standard of compliant B2B data and a suite of sales acceleration tools to help action it.

Cognism’s international team of over 200 employees is passionate about providing real-time accurate data that businesses globally can trust in order to grow.

March 2020 saw Cognism raise $12million via AXA Venture Partners and is at the forefront of the B2B data industry globally.

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