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James Isilay

James Isilay

CEO, Cognism
James Isilay is the co-founder and CEO of Cognism, one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the UK. Last year, Cognism grew from $2.5M to $7M in ARR and was voted by LinkedIn as one of the UK's Top 25 Startups. An inspirational and enterprising businessman, James approaches work with unrivalled technical and organisational skills, perseverance, precision and total dedication. Before founding Cognism, James was employed as an Algorithmic Trader at Axpo Group and as a Quantitative/Technical Analyst at EGL Trading. James has an MEng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London. He is an expert in lead generation, sales management and alpha discovery using algorithmic technologies, natural language processing and machine learning.