MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cognosante, LLC today announced the appointment of Aaron N. Daniels to the position of Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer and the promotion of Thomas Stepka to EVP and Chief Operating Officer. Both Daniels and Stepka will be based in Cognosante’s McLean, Va. office.
“We are very excited to combine the capabilities of these two talented and seasoned executives,” shared Michele Kang, Cognosante’s CEO. “Together with the senior management team at Cognosante, Aaron and Tom will be responsible for executing our aggressive growth and mergers and acquisitions plans while continuing to build out a rapidly scalable company infrastructure,” Kang added.
Aaron Daniels was most recently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Argon ST, Inc. a leading public defense technology company that was sold to Boeing in 2010. Prior to Argon ST, Daniels 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. Daniels also served in senior finance roles at other Washington, DC-based technology and media companies including The Washington Post Company. Daniels is a CPA.
Thomas Stepka originally joined Cognosante as the company’s Chief Administrative and Financial Officer in 2010. Before joining Cognosante, Stepka was Chief Financial Officer of the Municipal Solutions Group and Local Enterprise Solutions Group of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., a Xerox company, where he was responsible for all financial activities for the two groups. Stepka was also a member of the executive team at Integic Corporation and was critical to the successful creation, growth and ultimate sale of the company to Northrop Grumman in 2005.
About Cognosante, LLC
Cognosante is a woman-owned small business that develops, manages and executes large, complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Cognosante’s broad-based expertise includes healthcare policies, standards, interoperability, clinical practice, informatics, population health, and Medicaid. Cognosante helps public- and private-sector organizations implement transformational healthcare technology with expertise in Health Information Exchange, Health Insurance Exchange, Medicaid Management Information Systems, Eligibility and Enrollment, Provider and Health Plan Directory, Medicaid Information Technology Architecture, Accountable Care Organizations, and Fraud, Waste and Abuse.