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Our values


Teamwork

We work together in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration to support our clients through the development and delivery of world-class products and services.


Commitment

We show our commitment to providing leading-edge software solutions by embracing ongoing process improvement and R&D. We show our commitment to our clients by being responsive to their needs and keeping them informed.


Respect & Trust

We show our respect for, and trust in each other by making sure we get the job done while sustaining a friendly, caring and flexible work environment.



Executive team


Matt Scott

President & CEO
As President & CEO, Matt is responsible for our global strategy, organization, culture, and operations. He brings over 20 years of senior experience to the role, having served in various leadership positions at ZTR Control Systems, Bell Canada and Honda Manufacturing Canada. He led the team at ZTR to win the 2005 Ontario Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award as well as the Deloitte ‘Canada’s Best Managed Companies’ Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He aims to lead the Cognition+ team to even bigger successes.

Matt holds an Executive MBA from Queens University and degrees in Software Engineering and Computer Science from Western University. He is also a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in Ontario and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CMA).
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Jon Perry

Vice President of Client Relations
As Vice President of Client Relations, Jon is responsible for ensuring our clients are well served by our team and the products and services we create. As well as ensuring our clients' needs are exceeded, Jon plays a pivotal role in helping them implement and adopt new technology. A member of the Cognition+ team since 2011, Jon brings a broad range of insurance experience to our organization and client community.

In his spare time, Jon is an instructor for the Insurance Institute – Southwestern Ontario Branch, where he teaches the Automobile and the Commercial Automobile courses.

Jon holds an Honours Degree in Actuarial & Statistical Sciences (HBSc) from the University of Western Ontario, the Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) from the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) and a Certificate in Risk Management (CRM) from the Risk Management Society (RIMS). More recently,  Jon has received the Associate's Certificate in Business Analysis from McMaster University.
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Rose Schmit

Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Rose is responsible for the overall financial management of Cognition+. Rose has over 20 years of experience in various industries including technology, manufacturing, hospitality services, and public accounting.  During her time at Cognition+, Rose has held the roles of Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary for the organization.

Rose is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo.
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Greg Martin

Vice President of Software Development
As Vice President of Software Development, Greg manages our software development staff, our software development lifecycle process, technical direction and post production technical support. He brings over 20 years’ experience, and has held progressively senior levels of technical management throughout his career. During his time at Cognition+, Greg has played a pivotal role in scaling the development team to give our clients a competitive advantage in the insurance marketplace.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario, has completed courses in computer programming from Fanshawe College in London, and is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).
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Board of directors


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Jim DeJeu
Chair, Lambton Mutual
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Henry Miller
Vice-Chair, North Kent Mutual
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Rob Moorehead
Director, McKillop Mutual
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Andrew White
Director, Independent
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John Aitken
Director, Kent and Essex Mutual
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Joan Collins
Director, Caradoc
Townsend Mutual
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Ken Filson
Director, Middlesex Mutual
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Paul Knill
Director, Independent
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Catherine Smola
Director, Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)