About Cognition Group

We are a passionate, experienced, and dedicated team with over 20 years of hands-on experience leading, advising, and growing sustainable businesses. We maximise people skills through effective governance, know-how expertise and executing a results-based strategy.

Cognition Group is divided into three divisions: Advisory, Recruitment & Development and Global Mobility. These services can interact with each other to fulfil our client’s needs providing a wide range of support in multiple and often complex areas. Our executives are problem solvers, entrepreneurs, and business visionaries with extensive industrial, financial, talent solutions and strategy management experience.

We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and objectives. We strive to provide solutions tailored to their specific requirements. We believe in integrating our knowledge and methods with an interdisciplinary approach to assist them in achieving their goals for success.

Our goal is to ensure that our clients are satisfied with our services and that we exceed their expectations.

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Respect is fundamental to every healthy relationship and to personal wellbeing. Our approach is the same whether you are a colleague, a client, or a professional we reach out to. We treat everyone with respect as this enhances what we do. We hire people who respect themselves, others, and their work and provide them with trust, understanding, and support so they are motivated to produce excellent results for our clients and our business.


Cognition Group team members are selected for their genuineness to ensure we deliver substantive support, engagement and build a high level of trust across clients and employees. Our leadership team promotes, and acts with sincerity, honesty and integrity in every relationship or project we are involved with.


At Cognition Group, we genuinely care about our client's needs. We hold the best interests of your business or professional objectives in mind. Our team pays attention and consideration to every request, service and advice provided. We take the time to clearly understand and appreciate what our clients want to achieve, allowing us to collaborate in identifying the best course of action.

Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is one of our core pillars. We are passionate about identifying, analysing, and making incremental improvements to systems, processes, products, or services to drive efficiency, improve quality and value while reducing waste. Furthermore, we have proven continuous improvement can also be applied to individuals, teams, and groups to unlock transformation, innovation, and engagement. At Cognition Group, we think out of the box - we think differently!


Our Team

Rodrigo Sanchez – (Funding Partner)


Rodrigo is results-driven, goal focussed and has a history of proven success in service and manufacturing companies worldwide. He is well known for business transformation, continuous improvement projects, and for developing people, teams, processes, and businesses in a sustainable way.

He has over 15 years of experience within the wider scope of manufacturing, including but not limited to Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Infant Formula, Pharmaceuticals and Packaging. His expertise is in business growth, operational strategies, maximising resources and financial acumen.

Rodrigo is a Process Engineer and Business Lead with great insight into the operation of companies and extensive experience in guiding large organisations, private enterprises, and individuals towards achieving success and maximising their potential.

He first arrived in New Zealand in 2014, and less than a decade later, he has successfully positioned himself into several senior leadership roles and independent collaboration with a comprehensive number of businesses creating long-term value for shareholders and other stakeholders.