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Sales Intelligence Provider Cognism Announces New Addition to Board

Cognism, a globally compliant international sales intelligence provider 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 focussed on the strategies and tactics to perpetuate the rapid scaling of Cognism.

Cognism is on target to grow by 100% in FY2021, having ended FY2020at $11M ARR.

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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 1990’s, his career has been based around software products that have embedded data for use by end users and so he is 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, M&As, Phil is a seamless fit to provide advice and guidance in the next stage of Cognism’s prolific and sustained growth.

“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” said James Isilay, CEO, Cognism.

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“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.”

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.”

Based in Boston Massachusetts, but originally from the UK, Phil is a perfect fit for Cognism’s international hybrid working environment.

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