Advisory Board

Jessica Garretson

Jessica Garretson is the CEO of Cognis Group, with more than 20 years of experience in Marketing Strategy, Demand Generation, and P&L Management among others.

At Cognis Group, Jes serves as the executive leader for Strategic Intellectual Property research consultancy that serves startup and established life science brands. She leads operations, organizational management, and strategic direction with Profit and Loss responsibility.

With their project Pharmalicensing, Jes and Cognis Group are trying to commercialize The Life Sciences by forming new partnerships and bringing together technology scouts, business development professionals, and the life science, pharmaceuticals, and medical device industries innovators.

The Platform App provides you with your own Personal Scouting Assistant while offering you an easy way of adding your technologies and providing you visibility within your discipline.

With their FutureInFocus platform, Cognis Group is able to see further and better plan for the future of work and business. They offer Custom Research Briefs, Top Trends Studies, and Studies about the Future of a wide variety of subjects.

Jes speaks at Conferences and Forums, with the latest one being TechCast/Cognis Strategic Forum – Planning for Transformative Change.

Previously, Jes worked as Account Leader at The Integer Group for 15 years, starting in 2003. She served as a trusted senior business consultant for Fortune 500 companies, managing a $10 million portfolio of businesses and separate agency teams across offices in Denver, Colorado, and New York City.

Jes graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Advertising and Psychology in 1997.

In 1998, she became the Account Manager at Baumgarten Distribution and learned a lot about wines in general, as she also planned and orchestrated the marketing for wine events and had the pleasure of delivering tasting notes commentary during the occasions.

She continued as Marketing and Event Director at KMOX Infinity Broadcasting, where she was responsible for the development and execution of station marketing campaigns. She secured media sponsorships and worked closely with KMOX radio hosts to write and deliver endorsements and promotions.

In 2001, Jes became Regional Marketing Manager at Miller Brewing Company, before she joined The Integer Group in 2003.

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