The Cognaize Mission

Help The Financial Industry Create Actionable Intelligence From Unstructured Data, Enabling Superior Decision-Making.

About Cognaize

Cognaize is based in Frankfurt, Germany, and New York City. It was founded by Vahe Andonians, creator of the Cognaize Financial Insights Engine™. Andonians is a software engineer, data scientist, academic, senior lecturer, and visionary. He has partnered with some of the most brilliant and experienced data scientists, data architects, software engineers, and Certified Financial Analysts in the world. Under his guidance, Cognaize has created products that empower our clients with rich and highly prized data. He is the spirit and restless soul behind much of what we have designed and built at Cognaize.

The Cognaize Story

Several years ago, the Cognaize team recognized an emerging need for financial institutions to extract valuable insights from vast amounts of unstructured data. At the same time, we understood the potential of deep learning and AI to make this process exponentially faster and easier.

We developed the Cognaize solution in response, based on a powerful AI platform, a unique training methodology, deep domain expertise, and unrivaled experience solving the most complex automation challenges in finance. With Cognaize, financial institutions can unlock actionable intelligence and make transformative decisions that deliver powerful competitive advantages. We believe our solution not only helps our clients become more efficient and productive, it also helps the people who work there experience greater fulfillment.

We believe passionately that our solution should serve financial specialists, not the other way around. That is why Cognaize was developed for financial experts, by financial experts. Our technology unshackles teams from stacks of forms and documents, freeing them to be creative and make brilliant decisions.

Today, our growing list of clients includes some of the world’s largest banks, ratings agencies, insurance companies, and more.

Leadership Team

Al Eisaian

Al Eisaian

Chief Executive Officer
Al Eisaian - LinkedIn


Vahe Andonians

Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer
Vahe Andonians - LinkedIn

Irene Galperin

Irene Galperin

Chief Marketing Officer
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Arthur Nazarian

Chief of Staff
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Board of Directors and Advisors

André Andonian

Chairman of the Board

Chief Executive Officer, Andonian Advisory;
Former Managing Partner, McKinsey
Andre Andonian - LinkedIn

Mark Almeida

Board Member

Limited Partner Advisor,
Nyca Partners;
Former President,
Moody’s Analytics
Mark Almeida - LinkedIn

Al Eisaian

Board Member

Chief Executive Officer, Cognaize 
 Al Eisaian - LinkedIn

Vahe Andonians

Board Member

Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer, Cognaize 
Vahe Andonians - LinkedIn

Ara Abrahamyan

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Jeff Ingber

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Armen R. Kherlopian, Ph.D.

Armen Kherlopian - LinkedIn

The Cognaize Philosophy

We believe that innovation and technology can enable us to gain a deeper understanding of the world around us and make better decisions. To create groundbreaking innovation, we:

  • Understand and empathize with our clients’ problems and goals
  • Challenge the status quo relentlessly
  • Make data-driven decisions
  • Uphold the standards of scientific excellence
  • Act on these beliefs with full accountability and responsibility for the outcomes

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