Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small BusinessService Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

CognITek Group is proud to be a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. As such, we maintain a great pride in our community and in our country and strive to deliver honesty, integrity and quality to our customers on a daily basis.


About CognITek

CognITek Group is a full-service professional staffing, solutions development and recruitment firm. Our nationwide network of associates connects daily with our client base of small startup and Fortune 500 companies to provide world-class service in every aspect of our business.

With the resources and experience of a large agency and the personalized approach of a small firm, CognITek brings hands-on service to employers and professionals:

  • Industry experience that gives us an understanding of the challenges businesses face. Understanding your business, your culture and your needs is our business.
  • Recruitment expertise that enables clients to focus on their core businesses, while we provide the talent needed for mission-critical initiatives and support.
  • Commitment to complete confidentiality, comprehensive service and building long-term relationships with our clients and candidates.
  • Services that include identification, qualification and recruitment of professionals for contract, contract-to-hire, project or direct opportunities.

Our brand represents the cognitive or forward-thinking aspect of our workforce and its direct correlation to our unique ability to connect great people with great companies.

Meet the Leadership Team

James (JO) Johnson


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JO is a seasoned executive with strong results in challenging circumstances. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School, JO is a former enlisted Marine and Naval officer. With his wealth of experience in building and running multimillion dollar technical and professional staffing and recruiting businesses, JO provides leadership and direction to the company. JO’s extensive knowledge of national accounts, managed and shared services, federal services, business optimization, outsourced solutions, and M&A integration provide him a firm foundation for building the future of CognITek Group.

Brian Davis


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Brian is an entrepreneur with a track record of building and growing businesses. Brian is a former U.S. Marine officer and an active member of many local and national business and civic organizations. Brian has been a board member and held C-level positions on multiple companies in the business-to-business services sector. Throughout his career he has led successful acquisition and consolidation efforts in the staffing and recruiting, and fuel and oil industries. Brian authored the best selling book Top Notch Interviews and is regularly called upon by national media to discuss trends in the recruitment industry. A founder of CognITek Group, Brian leads the company’s recruitment, back office and operational teams.


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