Damian Benegas

COO at Cognizant Softvision & COO Mergers & Acquisitions at Cognizant

As COO Damian oversees Cognizant Softvision’s business operations, driving capabilities to surpass customer satisfaction and retention, as well as company goals. He controls company costs and financial procedures and also works with the studios’ leadership teams on the tactical capacity plan, Delivery, Talent and Culture KPIs and the studio model development. Damian brings with him nearly 20 years of C-level operations leadership experience. He is a global strategic leader with a track record in planning, analysis controllership, operations, strategy, HR, analytics, business development, contracting, fundraising, and executive reporting. During his career, Damian has been accountable for stewardship of start-ups to $B USD budgets and driving growth through operational innovation. Over the course of his professional journey, Damian has a record of leading, reorganizing, and inspiring large multi-cultural staff supporting consulting, professional services, engineering, and technology companies. Damian lives in NJ with his wife, Amber and their three kids. When not working, Damian is actively involved in coaching youth sports. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Penn State University, an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the Quantic School of Business and Technology, and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.
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