Rishi Sharma Joins Cognito New York Office from London Stock Exchange Group

  Rishi Sharma Joins Cognito New York Office from London Stock Exchange Group  Business Wire  NEW YORK -- January 16, 2014  Cognito, the full-service public relations and marketing agency for the financial services sector, today announced the appointment of Rishi Sharma to the position of senior account manager in its New York office.  Rishi joins Cognito from FTSE, where he managed PR, Marketing and Client Communications in North America for the global provider of stock market indices.  Rishi will play an integral role in implementing and leading public relations and integrated marketing and communications campaigns as well as contributing to business development in the New York office. He reports to Cognito Vice President, Ishviene Arora.  Cognito President Dan Simon said: “We are delighted to welcome Rishi to the Cognito family. His wealth of experience in the financial services space coupled with his knowledge of the media landscape will be essential to developing strong client relationships and creative media campaigns. Rishi’s hire marks our commitment to our clients to hire seasoned industry professionals who truly understand their business.”  Rishi Sharma added, “Cognito exemplifies the innovative, ambitious agency partner I needed when I was working in in-house financial communications. I will work with my team here at Cognito to the deliver the superior results I expected when on the other side of the fence.”  Prior to his role at FTSE, Rishi also worked for Duff & Phelps, a global financial advisory and investment banking firm, and Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ on their communications programs. Rishi is a graduate of Rutgers University.  Cognito recently marked 11 straight years of double-digit growth and launched Opportunities, a digital integrated editorial calendar service, and Comtela, a Twitter monitoring tool that expands the focus on communications technology through its proprietary Cognito Analytics unit.  About Cognito  Cognito is an international PR, digital and marketing agency that specializes in the financial services sector. From offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore, Cognito works with financial institutions, investment companies and system/data providers to implement programs that help them improve their business’ profile, reputation, marketing and lead generation. Cognito’s research and technology division Cognito Analytics, enables companies to plan and execute more informed business and communication strategies based on thorough industry information, research and analysis. Cognito Analytics provides a suite of cloud-based applications that cover both traditional and social media. For more information, visit www.cognitomedia.com and www.cognitoanalytics.com.  Contact:  Press: Cognito Jon Schubin, +1 646-395-6300 nypr@cognitomedia.com @CognitoPR