About Us

About Us

Sean Simon

Tom Barbaro

Sean Simon and Tom Barbaro are experienced sales leaders with a long history of working side-by-side to build and lead lucrative tech company sales teams. As VP’s of Sales (East and West) at Criteo, they played an integral role in the companies success from early days through IPO. Together, they then built and launched sales efforts for PebblePost, taking the company from Series A to Series C. Sean and Tom’s expansive network of top Enterprise and mid-market brands and agencies have been carefully cultivated through years of relationship-building and revenue-generating partnerships. Their combined experience with raising capital, developing evolving sales strategy, assessing viability, and creating long and short-term plans for company growth have led companies like Yahoo!, SellPoints, LookSmart, and PebblePost to increased revenue generation. Cogent brings Sean and Tom’s proven leadership directly to you, helping your company build a bridge from start-up to success.

Our Mission 

Our mission at Cogent is to help brands and agencies evolve the way they buy technology solutions. By leveraging collective data, we proactively source and vet solutions. When needed, we will present them with options so they can make informed decisions without the hassle and pressure of the traditional sales process. Additionally, we want to help our members grow their individual networks for professional and personal growth.

Brands and Agencies face changes in their business and industry on a regular basis. Marketing and eCommerce teams are constantly short on resources to help them stay on top of the solutions that can help them address the constant change. Some large companies have access to various types of incubators but they cost a lot of money to be a member. Cogent aims to bring emerging tech to brands and agencies without any cost in an effort to democratize innovation.

Our goal is to build a community of peers that can help each other succeed in their current roles and entire career. Education is a large part of what we offer and we will continuously search for ways that members willwant to engage.

“We want to change the way tech is discovered and piloted in the mindset of “always be testing.”

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