Posted by Cognito on Tue, Aug 16 2016

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Eric Hazard to Lead New York Office

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New York, August 16, 2016 - Cognito, an integrated marketing and communications consulting firm, has appointed Eric Hazard as managing director for the firm’s New York office, effective immediately.

Eric will lead the New York office’s mix of large brands and agile, forward-thinking clients in financial technology and financial services. Eric will expand Cognito’s integrated service offering, which provides marketing, communications, social and digital services in a financial boutique model. Cognito currently works with more than 30 companies in New York, which service a combined more than $2.5 trillion in assets under management and represent more than 20 percent of the Institutional Investor Fintech 50. For many clients, Cognito works internationally with teams from New York coordinating with colleagues in its offices in London, Singapore and Los Angeles.

Eric joined Cognito 18 months ago, serving as a vice president and the director of client services. In his new role, Eric will report to Cognito Founder and CEO Tom Coombes.

Eric brings more than 15 years of experience to Cognito from a career that spans financial advisory, corporate treasury, business journalism and public relations. He worked at Articulate Communications and Intermarket Communications, and spent five years as a business journalist at Asset International, covering a variety of topics for both PLANSPONSOR and Global Custodian. Eric began his career at Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor and worked in the corporate treasury department at Michaels Stores Inc.

Tom Coombes, CEO said: “Cognito is growing and changing to meet the changing marketing needs of today’s financial companies. Eric, with his mix of real-world experience and track record working with global brands, is the perfect person to lead the critical American market.”

Eric Hazard said: “Cognito combines the nimbleness and high-touch of a specialist agency with the global reach and depth found at larger networks. I’ve been involved in some cutting-edge work at Cognito, showing the very latest in asset management and financial technology. I look forward to expanding our capabilities and growing the business in New York so we can help more brands grow.”

About Cognito

Cognito is an integrated financial PR and marketing firm for the finance and technology sectors. With offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and Singapore, we help firms improve their performance and manage their reputation. We provide planning, marketing, design, PR and social campaigns, together with proprietary software that delivers measurability and intelligence.

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