Cognetic's leadership vision is founded on the fundamental principle that outstanding customer service, provided by employees who are committed to excellence and have an ownership stake in their company, will result in superior financial performance.
Michael W. Jennings, President and CEO, Founder
Mike Jennings is the founder, president and CEO of Cognetic Technologies. He is a graduate of Auburn University where he also received a commission as an officer in the United States Navy. Mike served nine years in the active duty Navy as an F-14 Naval Flight Officer, culminating in three years as an instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School, TOPGUN. He recently retired as a Captain in the Navy Reserves.
Mike has over 27 years of professional experience, including 17 years in the field of applied software technologies, providing both technical business planning and technology application consulting services to senior government and corporate leaders. An integral member of the Navy's "Task Force Web" from 2001-2004, credited with developing the complex business case for converting stove-piped systems to an enterprise service-oriented architecture. Responsible for managing the team of industry and government engineers through the implementation of the Navy Enterprise Portal. Key member of "Task Force Navy Family" from 2005-2006, responsible for designing and developing the Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (PAAS), the federal government's first enterprise personnel accountability system. Most recently, Mike is engaged in managing, marketing and implementing this same capability for the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other federal departments and agencies.
Specialties:Government and corporate IT management and consulting, technical team building/leading, written and oral presentation, software lifecycle financial forecasting and analysis, service-oriented architecture, platform-as-a-service, and cloud computing technologies and strategies, business start-up, service-disabled veteran-owned business establishment.