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Management Team


Sanjay Sharma

Sanjay Sharma is a co-founder of Cognate Inc, an IT Consulting and IT Staffing firm. After working for fortune 500 and other IT consulting firms, Sanjay co-founded Cognate, Inc. to provide innovative Staffing and IT Solutions. He manages the Operations, Business Development and Corporate Strategy at Cognate. He is actively involved in several non-profits and community events in his community. He has lived and worked in India, Singapore and past 20 plus years have been in the Bay Area. If he is not working, he loves traveling the world, reading books, hiking and golf. Sanjay holds Bachelor Degree from University of Delhi, an MBA from Cal State East Bay and Agile Practice and Product Management course from Stanford University.


Michael Resnick

Michael has a demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate, and retain highly effective consulting teams while achieving excellent customer and employee satisfaction. He was a consulting director at Oracle and Capgemini, a Senior Manager at BearingPoint, and held various executive positions at smaller tech firms. Michael is an expert in program and project management with extensive experience on large enterprise projects for clients including VMware, Intuit, T-Mobile, DirecTV, Whirlpool, and Hong Kong Telecom. He has been working with Cognate since 2005.


Sushama Chowdhury CFO

Sushama has over 20 years of Finance and Accounting exp in the US and India. Previously, she has worked for big five consulting firm as an auditor in India. She is very organized and brings tons of finance and accounting experience in International and domestic transactions. She has managed a large team of accountants and HR support staff.


Tanmoy Chowdhury Advisor/COO

Tanmoy is an advising COO for Cognate Inc. Tanmoy Successfully leveraged over 25 years of global experience, education and deep financial expertise to add strategic value to leading companies in technology sector. Bring strong work ethics, high capacity for hard work, and attention to detail to all my professional commitments. Very organized & efficient and truly enjoy working with large and multi cultural teams.