City slickers

With legal eagles and awesome accountants, we’re well-stocked with professional services experts who bring fresh expertise and guide our growth. These folks offer unique perspectives on the financial services industry, helping us forge the direction of clients’ businesses and that of our agency as well.

Robert Ratcliffe

An Account Executive at Cognito, Robert holds a bachelors degree in Politics from Newcastle University as well as a law degree. He worked at Maltin PR for two years where he specialised in raising the profile of professional services companies, including law firms and accountancy firms.

Mike Almandras

A qualified accountant, Mike spent three years at KPMG, and has worked in finance and commercial roles in advertising, magazines, newspapers and digital publishing, including work with the Times, Sunday Times and The Sun. Now Cognito’s Finance Director, he’s an Arsenal supporter, but don’t hold that against him.

Paul Wynne

As a Director in the London office, Paul is focused on working with client account teams to develop pan-European and global marketing communications strategies and programmes. With significant in-house experience, Paul focuses on communications for investment products in particular, including open-ended funds, listed funds, ETFs, structured products, private equity, venture capital and property. Ironically, after 17 years working with City clients, Cognito is Paul’s first role based in the City. He is loving the whole “walk to meetings” thing! (Note: “City” = FS firms based in London’s historical “City”.)