Meet the Cogent Team

Michael Alligood


Michael Alligood

Senior Associate
Operations Analyst

With a career spanning nearly 20 years in the technology field, Michael has shared in the success of owning/operating two IT service companies in his professional career. Accordingly, having both technical expertise as well as a business operations mindset, he has been an integral part of a number of companies highlighted on Forbes magazine’s “100 Fastest Growing Companies,” Business Week’s “100 Hot Growth Companies,” and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500.” In addition to these achievements, Michael is a well-respected member of the IT community, sought by many small-business owners and entrepreneurs who value his advice about the Information Technology world, which since 2014 he brings to the clients of Cogent in his operations analysis role assessing acquisition candidates as well as performing vital transactional analysis and due diligence. He has attained numerous IT certifications from notable and well-respected vendors that include Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, and CIW.

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