Cogent Combines with Pioneer Strategy Group

Dallas, TX. March 1, 2010: Cogent Company announced today that they are acquiring Dallas-based Pioneer Strategy Group, a leading information manage-ment consulting firm. Already a leader in IT consulting and business advisory services, Cogent Company is adding significant depth to its strategic planning and business intelligence capabilities. Both firms are Microsoft Gold Partners and plan to continue investing in Microsoft technologies and in the Microsoft channel.

“Cogent Company and Pioneer Strategy Group have continued to grow through this economic cycle by delivering exceptional results for our clients,” said Marc Hoppers, Founder and Managing Partner at Cogent Company. “This acquisition dramatically increases our capacity in our SharePoint and business intelligence business and provides a bigger footprint in our markets, making Cogent Compa-ny an even better partner for the clients we serve.”

“We are thrilled to join Cogent Company and look forward to bringing our com-bined value propositions to the market. This combination will afford our current clients access to a broader set of capabilities, while dramatically increasing our ability to serve new clients across the Microsoft product portfolio,” said Todd Turman, Partner at Pioneer Strategy Group.

 Marc Hoppers will continue to serve as Managing Partner, while Todd Turman will join Cogent Company as a Partner. The company will serve clients from offices in Dallas, Oklahoma City, and Chicago.

About Cogent Company

Cogent Company is a leading IT and management consulting services firm that has a proven track record of helping firms improve their productivity and solve their most complex business issues. Cogent offers a unique blend of business advice and technology expertise on process automation, collaboration, business intelligence, and infrastructure. With offices in Dallas and Oklahoma City, companies from Fortune 500 firms to startups have turned to Cogent for strategic business solutions and consulting services. For more information about Cogent, find your way to