Cogent Brings On Board IT Channel Thought Leader George Sierchio as Partner

March 24, 2012 (New York, NY): Cogent Growth Partners, LLC announced today that as of January 1, 2012, George Sierchio has joined the mergers and acquisitions advisory firm as a Partner.

“We are very excited to have George join us,” said Rick Murphy, a Managing Partner at Cogent, “his skills and many years of successfully working with IT service providers to develop their businesses organically and through M&A is a perfect fit for Cogent Growth Partners’ holistic approach.  We help our clients not only to grow, but simultaneously increase operational efficiencies and bottom line profit.”

As an entrepreneurial veteran, Mr. Sierchio has owned and operated several successful service and consulting businesses in the last 20+ years, including IT business advisory company Action Business Partners, Inc. This includes his work as a consultant and coach to owners of IT companies providing guidance in profitability, overall growth and M&A related activities. He is highly experienced in the areas of strategy, finance, operations, marketing, human resources and corporate structure. Specific to mergers and acquisition, he is well versed in many areas including growth strategy, acquisition targeting and evaluation, valuation, due diligence, deal structure and integration.

Mr. Sierchio is internationally recognized as an advisor, speaker, author and expert on the IT Consulting & Services industry. He has also been acknowledged several times on the MSPMentor 250 list for Leadership in the Managed Services Industry as well as the SMBTN/SMB Nation Magazine top 150 Influencers list.

About Cogent: Cogent Growth Partners is a buy-side merger & acquisition advisory firm combining focused merger & acquisition know-how with deep IT Services operational expertise. Cogent specializes in helping IT Services and Managed Service Providers realize growth via planning and execution of customized merger and acquisition strategies. Helping owners create successful companies that deliver exceptional financial results and improved equity value – all while mitigating the risks often associated with planning and executing acquisition and exit strategies. For more information visit


Posted on Jan 01, 2012