LAKE MARY, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognitiv, Inc. ("Cognitiv" /OTCBB: COGV), a behavior driven marketing firm, has appointed Nathan A. Van Prooyen and Michael Hlavsa to executive officer positions and to the company's board of directors.
"These successful business entrepreneurs not only rank among the brightest business and marketing minds in the industry today, but they also work extremely well together and with the team," said Craig Ellins, CEO of Cognitiv. "Their talents and demeanors help us nurture a stimulating and dynamic culture that focuses on collaboration, meticulous planning, and artful execution to elevate brands and product sales for our clients."
Nathan A. Van Prooyen, Chief Marketing Officer and Director
Nathan A. Van Prooyen leads Cognitiv's team of marketing professionals in his new role as chief marketing officer. Nathan is an industry-recognized expert in e-commerce often cited in leading national media outlets, including USA Today, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN.
Nathan's experience includes over fourteen years of leading and developing marketing strategies for Internet-technology companies, particularly those involving e-commerce. In his role as vice president of e-commerce at Travel Holdings, Nathan led the only travel company in the Inc. 500 to five consecutive years of 200% business-to-consumer sales growth. As chief marketing officer for XP Solutions, LLC, he led the business-to-consumer arm of a top-three US printer-consumables company to two consecutive years of 150% growth.
Michael Hlavsa, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Michael brings to Cognitiv over thirty-eight years of combined financial and executive experience. He has held designations as a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and is currently a chartered global management accountant.
Michael was previously the chief financial officer and a director of Gerova Financial Group, Ltd. and Fund.com Inc. Michael also has served as chief executive officer for SunCruz Casinos, then the largest day-cruise gaming company in the United States, before forming Signature Gaming Management LLC, a consulting firm advising emerging companies on financial, operational, and internal control matters.
Michael received a bachelor of science degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.
Over the last several weeks, Cognitiv has announced a number of additions to its board, including Ellin's appointment as CEO and chairman of the board. These announcements can be viewed on the Cogntiv investor page located at: http://invest.cognitiv.com/.
Cognitiv offers clients intelligent and cost-effective solutions for increasing product sales and building a loyal customer base. By leveraging its ownership of over 1,600 keyword domains, Cognitiv collects consumer buying data in product categories that attract large audiences, and then executes a thoughtfully planned digital marketing and direct-response marketing campaign strategy to turn that data into multiple and repeat sales.
Cognitiv currently trades on the OTC markets as a reporting OTC Pink Sheet company
To learn more about Cognitiv, please go to Cognitiv.com or call 855-COGNITIV.
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