Chief Financial Officer
John joined Cogent in July 2018. He brings nearly 20 years of strategic finance and accounting experience to his position, nearly half of which has been in the Biotech industry for both public and private companies. Throughout his career in Biotech he has managed the strategic build out of numerous finance teams aligning people, processes and systems to the strategic goals of the organization. This has included transactional support, strategic plan and forecasting, cash management, SEC reporting, system implementation and operational accounting. Prior to his career in Biotech, he held various senior positions in accounting firms, including PwC and EY, where he specialized in transactions within financial institutions including private equity, private credit and security issuances. He received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Biology from Acadia University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. In his spare time, you can find him on the soccer field with his 2 daughters, or spending time in Canada with his family.