Kognitiv Corporation (the “Company”), a global leader in the rapidly expanding market for collaborative commerce, today announced that Shawn Pearson has been named Chief Executive Officer in addition to his role as President, effective October 12, 2021.
“Since becoming President, Shawn has driven increased adoption of the Kognitiv platform and enhanced our sales pipeline by leveraging his comprehensive understanding of the challenges C-level executives face in acquiring and retaining consumers in today’s online world,” said Peter Schwartz, Founder and Executive Chairman of Kognitiv.
“He has built world-class teams and driven profitable growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions at large, public, multi-national companies. In addition, his experience in executing at every stage of a company’s growth cycle makes him the perfect fit to lead Kognitiv through its next phase of its growth strategy.”
“I’ve seen first hand the impact Kognitiv’s platform can have for corporate clients, as the technology solution helps redefine loyalty while leveraging key strategic partnerships, peer-to-peer. That experience informed my decision to join Kognitiv,” said Shawn Pearson, CEO & President.
“Kognitiv’s collaborative commerce model, together with an incredible team full of innovators with a pedigree in loyalty management and enterprise level technology development, is a powerful combination. I look forward to serving as CEO & President to help our clients and their partners deliver value to their consumers.”
Prior to joining Kognitiv in February 2021, Shawn was the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Corporate Director of Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, the sole investment of Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corp (NYSE:BVH), a leading vacation ownership company that connects over 250,000 owners with over 60 Bluegreen resorts in more than 40 popular destinations across the continental U.S. and the Caribbean.
Shawn successfully led Bluegreen through the IPO process, taking it public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2017 (NYSE: BGX). While at Bluegreen, Shawn achieved record company EBITDA, managed multiple successful acquisitions, delivered high-valued partnerships and established a consistently high-performing organization.
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