Brandon Nienaber is promoted to president of Cogent, Inc. 

Riverside, MO – January 23, 2023 – Cogent, Inc. announces the promotion of Brandon Nienaber, former Executive Vice President of Sales to President of Cogent, Inc.  Nienaber has worked at Cogent for 15 years and has played a critical role in their sales operation. Brandon is a true example of how Cogent views and values its people. He joined Cogent’s inside sales team after graduating from Bradley University and has steadily increased his influence and responsibilities over the years moving into an engineered sales role then several sales management roles and has consistently been a driving force in Cogent’s growth and success.

“I am so excited for Brandon and the fellow owners of Cogent. Brandon has consistently demonstrated his ability to accomplish goals while still having a long term strategic view of our industry and company.  His ability to lead teams while recognizing the individual contributions is inspiring and I look forward to working alongside him serving the amazing employee owners of Cogent” said Cogent’s CEO Tim Howard.  As President, Brandon will continue to be responsible for Sales and will now have oversight of Operations and Service. Tim Howard will remain as CEO and will continue to work alongside Brandon in pursuit of excellence while continuing to play a critical role in the business.

“I am honored to take on the role of President and excited about the direction of our business. We will continue to be focused on providing the best possible solutions for our customers and contributing to the communities in which we live and work. We have a bright future and I could not be prouder of what we have accomplished the past few years with our employee owners leading the way,” Nienaber commented.


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