Health IT firm Cognosante has named Jennifer Bailey, a veteran HR professional in the government contracting space, its new chief people officer, the company announced.
In her new role, Bailey will be responsible for all HR functions at the company, Cognosante said.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to the team,” said Cognosante Founder and CEO Michele Kang. “She recognizes the unique challenges and tremendous opportunities associated with a rapidly growing, fast-paced environment, and understands how establishing the right people strategy is critical to the success of our organization. Jennifer’s proven ability to provide strategic direction, leadership, coordination, and management of all facets of HR operations will support Cognosante’s strategic direction, creating alignment with the mission, vision, values, goals, and overall culture of the company.”
Bailey, who boasts a 20-plus-year career in the government contracting community, spent the last four years as vice president of HR at Perspecta. Before that, she spent 13 years at Vangent Inc., as vice president of HR for health and civilian solutions. Vangent was later acquired by General Dynamics Information Technology.
“I look forward to contributing and providing insights that are meaningful to both business and people,” Bailey said. “This opportunity strikes a perfect balance for me—one that allows me to apply government contracting industry knowledge to human capital strategy while also participating as a member of the executive team. I believe business growth comes from a happy and thriving workforce, and from what I’ve heard, that exceptional talent already exists at Cognosante.”