In-house experts

They’ve seen it all before – and know exactly what our clients are thinking and how to help thanks to their own experience as in-house communications experts. And we are grateful for these individuals who have ventured into agency life! The ability to understand the challenges that our clients face and what’s important to them is at the forefront of our offering. That’s why it’s so vital to have the people at Cognito who understand what it’s like to have worked in-house and lived life as the client.

Claire Rumbellow

Claire is a Senior Account Manager, specialising in devising strategic communications programmes and profile building. She has a broad base of clients in financial and professional services, ranging from global banks and asset managers to growth-stage financial technology companies. The range of industries she covers means you’ll either find Claire with her nose in the FT (she still has a soft spot for print), scanning the fintech trades or plugged into Bloomberg Radio, keeping up to date on the latest news and looking for the next opportunity to get her clients in the media.

Sam Barber

Having worked both in-house for Wolters Kluwer and Serco, Sam has a unique perspective into what our clients are experiencing. This, along with a wealth of media knowledge across the financial services landscape, allows Sam to provide strong support to numerous different clients and gain them worldwide coverage across the largest financial publications.

James Tall

James joined the Cognito team in early 2015 as Content and Communications Manager. After completing an MA in International Journalism, he worked in both agency and in-house roles across Asia and Europe. Prior to Cognito, James helped to set up the communications function at a leading P2P finance platform. In his spare time, he can usually be found pandering to the demands of a new-born.

Sam Sharpe

Sam runs our marketing accounts, helping clients with everything from websites and advertising taglines to strategy and content, having joined us from the global comms team at RSM. To prove you definitely don’t need a finance degree, Sam studied english, history and then a graduate degree in archaeology.