Aaron Daniels, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Cognosante, is a dynamic, growth-focused executive with more than 26 years of experience in building and transforming companies. He has a proven track record in successfully growing companies, unlocking value and creating scalable operations. Together with Cognosante’s leadership team, he is responsible for executing the company’s aggressive growth and mergers and acquisitions plans, while continuing to build out a rapidly-scalable company infrastructure.
Before joining Cognosante, Aaron served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Argon ST, Inc. a leading public defense technology company that was sold to Boeing in 2010. As a key member of the executive team, he helped grow revenues from $250 million to approximately $400 million in four years with significant improvements in profitability and cash generation for this leader in the defense technology industry. He effectively partnered with the Board, CEO and COO to drive dramatic change in the organization. His responsibilities included strategy, finance, investor relations and operations as well as M&A strategy and evaluation. Aaron received CEO and Board nominations for NVTC CFO of the year.
Prior to Argon ST, Aaron was Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer of InPhonic, Inc., a rapid-growth venture-backed technology company named #1 on the 2004 Inc. Magazine list of the fastest growing 500 private companies. InPhonic went public in 2004. Aaron also served in senior finance roles at other Washington, DC-based technology and media companies including The Washington Post Company.
Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University and participated in Executive Leadership Programs at Harvard and Duke Universities. Professional associations, memberships and affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives Networking Group, Potomac Officer’s Club, and the Association for Corporate Growth. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association’s Greater Washington Region.