As Cognosante’s Chief People Officer, Jennifer Bailey oversees all Human Resources (HR) functions, including acquiring, developing, and retaining talent; building and advancing organizational capabilities, and driving employee engagement. With more than 20 years of experience, she manages the unique challenges and opportunities associated with a rapidly growing, fast-paced environment, and establishes the right people strategies critical to Cognosante’s success.
Prior to joining Cognosante in 2018, Jennifer served as Vice President of Human Resources for Perspecta, a $1.2 billion organization with more than 3,800 employees, where she was responsible for the overall design and execution of HR strategies in the areas of talent development and acquisition, benefits, compensation, the human resource information system, and general HR support. During this time, she increased Perspecta’s corporate retention rate from 82 percent to 89 percent in just one year. Prior to Perspecta, Bailey spent 13 years at Vangent, Inc., which was later acquired by General Dynamics Information Technology. As Vice President of HR for the Health and Civilian Solutions Division, she served as a trusted advisor to senior business leaders and drove the implementation of workforce strategies. Here, she led the HR team in hiring and onboarding 15,000 employees in five months across 15 locations.
Jennifer has spent most of her career in the government contracting industry, serving both civilian and healthcare segments. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She is also an active member of the Human Resources Executives Counsel and the Society for Human Resource Management.