Leawood investment firm Cognios Capital names new CEO

Cognios Capital LLC, a Leawood-based investment firm, said it has named a new chief executive officer and expanded its sales force.

The company said Gary DiCenzo has replaced John Brandmeyer as chief executive. Brandmeyer, who co-founded Cognios in 2008, is now the firm’s chairman.

DiCenzo had been a consultant to Cognios since January 2014. He previously was president and chief executive of Chicago-based IMC Group and had been president of the Scout Funds.

The company also named Taylor Dorman as regional vice president. He previously worked at Montage Investments.

Cognios had $329.6 million in assets as of June 30.

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