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Cogitativo Extends Leadership Team to Address Exponential Customer Demand

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cogitativo, a Data Science as a Business Service (DSaaBS) company dedicated to the healthcare industry, has announced that Eric Schenk has joined the organization as Executive Vice President.

"With the accelerating growth of our client base, we are pleased with the ongoing expansion of our leadership team," stated Gary Velasquez, President and CEO.  "As the healthcare industry continues to seek out solutions to its most complex challenges, Cogitativo is growing as an organization to meet clients' needs to manage complexity and uncertainty."

As Executive Vice President, healthcare industry veteran Eric Schenk will be responsible for leading Cogitativo's client relationship management, customer service, business development and sales organization.  Mr. Schenk has served health care plans and payers for the past 25 years, focusing on medical cost containment, root-cause analysis, analytics and reporting, across commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid lines of business.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in business finance from University of Southern California and is a licensed CPA.

"Cogitativo is well-positioned to make a significant positive impact on healthcare," stated Schenk. "I am excited to join this ground-breaking company and to use my experience with healthcare business and operational processes to further strengthen relationships and build upon the top-notch services Cogitativo provides to current and future clients."

"Cogitativo is pleased to have an outstanding leader like Eric join our team," commented Velasquez. "This strong addition to our team expands and further formalizes our ongoing commitment and dedication to enhancing our clients' experience as they travel with us on the shared journey to reduce complexity and opacity in the U.S. healthcare system."

About Cogitativo

Based in Berkeley, California, Cogitativo is a mission-driven machine learning, data curation and technology company that helps healthcare organizations extract value from public and proprietary data sources needed to improve the U.S. health system. Cogitativo's proven machine learning platform helps clients reduce their levels of epistemic opacity while improving efficiency and lowering the cost of healthcare.  For more information about Cogitativo and its mission, visit


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