Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> March 17, 2002

Gordon Coburn – Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (ctsh)

GORDON COBURN, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has over a decade of financial management experience in the Information Technology industry. He joined Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. in 1996. During his tenure with Cognizant, the company has grown to 4,000 employees, completed an IPO that was ranked as the 12th most successful IPO of 1998, and was listed by Forbes magazine as the 'Best Small Company in America' based on financial performance.Prior to joining Cognizant, Mr. Coburn spent six years with The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, where he was Group CFO for its venture capital and high-technology information/software businesses, and held key financial management positions at the operating and staff levels, including at IMS International, Pilot Software and Gartner Group. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and later acquired an MBA from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Profile
TWST: Would you give us a brief overview of the history and evolution of


Mr. Coburn: Cognizant was founded in 1994 as an in-house development

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