Cognosos is a rapidly growing Atlanta-based company developing the wireless infrastructure for the Internet of Things. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact us.
Sandeep Vorha - CEO
Sandeep’s career began 25 years ago with the Department of Defense (DoD) in Washington DC where he worked on advanced technology development and deployment. After a decade with DoD, he became an entrepreneur and founded an optical communications start-up, Optinel, in the DC-area, where he was responsible for raising VC financing, building the team, growing revenue and capturing top tier customers (e.g. Comcast, Time-Warner). Optinel was acquired by a publicly traded entity. He came to Scientific-Atlanta (SA) soon thereafter where he led a broadband video technology business unit with full P&L responsibility. After the acquisition of SA in 2005 by Cisco for $7B, he led global business units within Cisco as a GM. He remained at Cisco for over a decade in various senior executive roles before returning to being an entrepreneur. He joined Cognosos in 2017. Sandeep brings both strategic and operational business experience, and is passionate about business growth by being customer focused. He attended Johns Hopkins University (under-grad) and the University of Colorado, where he was granted a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
Jim Stratigos - CTO
Jim has founded multiple successful startups (Tridom, Media4, Jacket Micro Devices) with exits to public companies (AT&T, Dish Network, AVX). At Tridom and Media4 he was instrumental in the development of highly integrated satellite communications technology which resulted in the deployment of millions of very small aperture satellite terminal (VSATs) and eventually to personal satellite broadband products. He has deep experience in wireless and satellite communications technology and filed the original patent application on the RadioCloud concept. He is also an active angel investor and a founder of the Atlanta Technology Angels. Jim is active in the Atlanta startup community as a mentor and advisor and with the Georgia Tech community where he serves on the advisory board of the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Jim has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Nish Parikh - Executive VP
Nish is a Product and Technology leader with 20+ years of experience. He has held several engineering and research roles across several successful technology startups, including Air2Web, a mobile marketing pioneer, and Synchrologic, the creator of enterprise class data synchronization platform. As the Director of Product Management at Cbeyond Communications, Nish was responsible for the Fiber Optics based Broadband Access business. More recently, Nish was the Head of Product Management at eVestment, a provider of cloud-based intelligence and analytic services to the institutional investment community. Nish is passionate about building great product, teams, and technology. Nish has a Masters degree in Computer Science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Sanjoy Malik - Chairman
Sanjoy Malik is a seasoned entrepreneur and experienced executive who has built and operated several successful technology businesses. In 1999 Sanjoy founded Air2Web, a leader in mobile marketing services. Under Sanjoy’s leadership Air2Web grew from a pioneering wireless services provider to become a market leader and global strategic mobile partner for over 100 of the most trusted brands in the world. Prior to Air2Web Sanjoy founded Synchrologic, a company that created the first enterprise class data synchronization platform for mobile devices. Sanjoy was responsible for raising venture capital, hiring a successful management team, and establishing partnerships with key industry leaders. Synchrologic was acquired by Intellisync which later became part of Nokia. Sanjoy has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida.