We’ve been on TV! Lots of our staff have had media careers, bringing with them incredible insight into how things really work on the other side of the newsdesk. From ex-journalists to some of the finest PR minds in FinServ, we are so fortunate to have a wealth of experience – and existing media relationships – to call upon.
As Vice President in our New York office, Jon has a wealth of experience on both sides of the media aisle, as a writer and a media relations consultant. Jon has written for a number of daily and weekly newspapers in the U.S., including the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Wichita Eagle, and the Sampan – a bilingual paper focusing on Boston’s Chinese community. He lived in China for a number of years, speaks some Mandarin and continues to travel widely for work and pleasure.
A former journalist, Tim spent much of his early career in London where he authored market reports and financial programming for the Bloomberg and produced business news content for the Today programme on BBC R4; ‘Wake Up to Money’ and 5 Live Breakfast on BBC Radio 5 Live. After a stint in the PR world’s of Sydney and Melbourne, Tim moved to Singapore where he now leads the Cognito APAC team. Beyond being an expert media trainer, Tim is an expert hiker!
Master of all trades, Eric brings more than 15 years of experience to Cognito from a career that spans financial advisory, corporate treasury and public relations. Now a Director in our New York office, Eric started his careers at Morgan Stanley before spending five years as a business journalist at Asset International, covering a variety of topics for both PLANSPONSOR and Global Custodian. He loves pandas – just take a look at his Twitter handle @EricHazard