Len Discenza brings extensive experience in business development and operations management to his role as Cognosante’s Chief Growth Officer. A specialist in process improvement and information management, Len directs the company’s business development, marketing, capture, and strategic pursuits. Len also serves as Cognosante’s Chief Data Officer, contributing to innovative, data-driven solutions and supporting our Data Science practice.
With a 25-year career focused primarily on business growth and technical operations, Len has held numerous leadership roles. Before joining Cognosante, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development at NCI and oversaw all sales activities for that company’s Department of Defense (DoD), civilian, and health pursuits. Len previously served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Vangent Inc., where he drove growth through capture and proposal activities within the health and civilian business units. He also was a Senior Principal and Technical Director for the health business unit at SRA International Inc. (now CSRA Inc.), where he led numerous successful capture efforts and was responsible for technical solution development, capture and proposal management, and program oversight.
His leadership and technical expertise inspired Len to create his company, Vericol, where he provided data warehousing, reporting, metadata management, and integration services to health-focused companies. His data practice clients have included GlaxoSmithKline, Lumenos, Georgetown University Hospital, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services).
Len received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.