Our Advisory Board

gathering business experts from around the world with a passion for biometric technologies

Juan F. Rodriguez


Mr. Rodriguez joined Cognitec's Advisory Board in 2009. He currently holds the position of CFO of Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary pharmaceuticals that improve the treatment of cancer.

Mr. Rodriguez also served as Senior Vice President and CFO of OPKO, a multi-national pharmaceutical and diagnostics company, and as Senior Vice President, Controller and CAO at Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Kos"), where he was instrumental in Kos' 1997 IPO and subsequent 2007 $4 billion sale to Abbott Laboratories, Inc. Prior to joining Kos, he was employed by Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Eduardo Marinho Christoph

Vice Chairman

Mr. Marinho has been a member of Cognitec's advisory board since 2011. With a background in physics, he started his career in 1993 working for the DØ experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL, USA.

Mr. Marinho has served as the CEO of EREA Participações e Investimentos Ltda. since 1999. From 2008 to 2011, he was a member of the board of directors of Infoglobo Comunicações S/A.

Frederico Greve


Frederico Greve joined Cognitec's Advisory Board in 2018. Mr. Greve has been working for DGF Investimentos since 2003, and with technology investments in general since 1998.

He started his career in tech start-ups, and then went on to work as an investment analyst within the Banco Fator private equity group. Later he joined BPE Investimentos (Brasilpar) as local PE manager.

Mr. Greve sits on the board of DGF's investments, is a former ABVCAP board member, and holds a bachelor degree in production engineering from the University of São Paulo.

Richard Wright


Rich Wright leads the Advanced Technology & Innovation organization at Rotary & Mission Systems, a division of Lockheed Martin, and is responsible for the development of the technical business strategy, technology investments, and partnerships with commercial industry, government science labs and academia.

He is a member of the Lockheed Martin Technology Sub Council and Advisory Group. In the past, Mr. Wright successfully performed various executive P&L roles, most recently delivering engineering solutions and services to the DoD in several countries within South West Asia. He joined the Cognitec Advisory Board in 2016.

Dr. Jürgen Pampus


Dr. Jürgen Pampus held positions as a team leader and consultant at Control Data Corp. before joining the scientific computing department at Siemens and leading international sales. Here one of his successes was the market introduction and sales of neurocomputing products.

At Siemens Nixdorf Advanced Technologies GmbH, he started up the biometrics department in 1995. From January 1998, he was a sales director for biometric systems at plettac electronic security GmbH. He is a co-founder of Cognitec.