• Ron Argent, Founder

    Ron Argent

    Founder & CEO

    Our founder, Ron Argent, spent a career mastering the intricacies of the most powerful computing systems in the world. In roles spanning engineering, design, architecture and sales his customers were very large banks, governments, and other mega-corporations as well as smaller commercial organisations. After a successful career at IBM, he put his experience to work as a channel partner for his former employer. Again delighting both giant companies and smaller organisations. But something was stirring in him, and it couldn’t be ignored.

    Ron founded Cognition Foundry with the vision to bring enterprise class computing to startup entrepreneurs. Fueled by optimism, he sought to engage talented, skilled people with innovative ideas that improve the human condition. The result is a new concept; Cognition Foundry.

  • Bill Stark

    President & COO

    Prior to joining Cognition Foundry as President, Bill invested more than two decades in the service of IBM partners and clients, helping them deliver innovation that matters to the world. His experiences working with ISVs, Resellers and Solution Providers honed a keen sense of value. Bill’s passion for the world and all its inhabitants drives him to explore creative solutions to massive challenges. Whether advising a founder, designing a solution or creating a strategy, Bill’s core mission is to encourage others and help them achieve their dreams. He leads North American operations and provides strategic direction for the company.

  • Stoyan Pedev, Director

    Stoyan Pedev

    Director & Chief Development Officer

    Having enjoyed success as an entrepreneur in the IT services industry, Stoyan brings deep technical expertise and broad business acumen to Cognition Foundry as Chief Development Officer. Benefiting from a diverse educational background in law and computer science, Stoyan’s international experience supporting hundreds of clients in dozens of countries represents an opportunity for Cognition Foundry clients who want to scale quickly and capture global markets. He leads our diverse team of developers and system administrators which includes globally-recognized experts in Blockchain, cybersecurity, encryption and contemporary programming languages. LL.M, MSc Computer science. Technologies: IBM Champion 2018 (cloud/blockchain technologies), .NET C# (MCSD, MCAD, MCT), Microsoft SQL Server, Postgres SQL, Frontend (TypeScript, ionic)

Our Core Team
  • Paul Knight

    Paul Knight

    Innovation Leader
    Not all who wander are lost.
  • Rob Davis, TES Enterprise Solutions

    Rob Davis

    Business Development Executive
    Semi-circumnavigator of the globe
  • Michel Considine

    Michel Considine

    Innovation Delivery Lead
    Coffee-drinker since age three
  • Jenny Stokes

    Jenny Stokes

    Chief Administration Officer
    Loves snow, pigs & penguins
  • Reilly Thornberry, Social Media Maven

    Reilly Thornberry

    Social Media Maven
    Obsessed with alpacas