NJ TECH CORNER: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.
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Cognizant CEO Francisco D'Souza Photo Credit: Courtesy Cognizant
  Cognizant CEO Francisco D'Souza | Courtesy Cognizant

Company Overview

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a provider of information technology, consulting and business services.  The company’s core competencies include: business, process, operations, IT consulting, application development, systems integration, enterprise information management, application testing and maintenance, IT infrastructure services, and business process services. The company’s key business segments are financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, logistics, communications, information, media and entertainment, and high technology.  Some of the company’s major competitors include Accenture, Capgemini, Computer Science Corp., Genpact, HCL Technologies, HP Enterprise, IBM Global Services, Infosys Technologies, Tata Consulting Services, and Wipro. Founded in 1994, Cognizant is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ. The company had approximately 244,300 employees worldwide, as of June 30, 2016.

Investment & Financial Information

Shares of common stock outstanding (as of July 29, 2016): 

606,942,840

Share price of stock (as of Sept. 16, 2016)

$53.32

Share price of stock (one year ago)

$63.62

Current valuation (as of Sept. 16, 2016)

$32.26 billion

Valuation one year ago

$38.77 billion

Stock Symbol:

NASDAQ: CTSH

Net Revenues (year ended Dec. 31, 2015):

$12.4 billion

Net Revenues previous year

$10.3 billion

Net Income ( Year ended Dec. 31, 2015)

$1.6 billion

Net Income previous year:

$1.4 billion

 

Management Team

Name

Age

Title

Francisco D’Souza

47

CEO

Gordon Coburn

52

President

Karen McLoughlin       

51

Chief Financial Officer

Ramakrishnan Chandrasekaran

58

Executive Vice Chairman, Cognizant India

Rajeev Mehta               

49

CEO, IT Services

Malcom Frank              

49

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Marketing

Steven Schwartz           

48

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer

Sridhar Thiruvengadam

52

Chief Operating Officer

Ramakrishna Prasad   Chintamaneni

46

Executive Vice President, Banking and Financial Services

Venkat Krishnaswamy  

62

Executive Vice President,  Healthcare and Life Sciences

Debashis Chatterjee      

50

Executive Vice President, Technology Solutions

Dharmendra Kumar      

53 

Executive Vice President, Client Services

Sumithra Gomatam      

48

Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions

 

Board of Directors                           

Name

Age

Title

Zein Abdalla

57

Retired president, Pepsico Inc

Maureen Breakiron-Evans

61

Former CEO, Towers Perrin

Jonathan Chadwick

50

Former Executive Vice President,CFO, COO, VMware Inc.

Francisco D’Souza

47

CEO, Cognizant

John N. Fox Jr.

73

Former Vice Chairman, Deloitte Touche  LLP; Global; Director, Strategic Clients, Deloitte Consulting

John E. Klein

74

Chairman, Cognizant; CEO, Polarex Inc.

Leo S. Mackay Jr.

54

Vice President, Ethics and Sustainability, Lockheed Martin Corp.

Lakshmi Narayanan

63

Vice Chairman and former President and CEO, Cognizant

Michael Patsalos-Fox

63

CEO, Stroz Friedberg and former Chairman, the Americas, and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Robert E. Weissman

75

Chairman, Shelburne Investments; retired Chairman and CEO, The Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

Thomas M. Wendel

79

Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Bridge Information Systems Inc.

Noteworthy Control

Name

Shares of common stock owned

% of total common shares

The Vanguard Group, Malvern, Pa.

35,987,955

5.9%

BlackRock Inc.

35,437,281

5.8%

FMR LLC

33,262,791

5.5%

 

[All information for NJ Tech Corner was taken from the company's annual report and proxy statement, with the  exception of the company's stock price and valuation.]

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