Meet Zoe.

“My greatest passion in life is helping people achieve their goals. Watching them grow in their successes is the highest form of acknowledgement of my own success I can ever receive.”

Zoe is the Chief Operating Officer at Cogniom, a data software start-up company looking to change the way healthcare is delivered. Her involvement has been pivotal in building the business from scratch, preparing for investment and the commercialisation of Cogniom’s premier product, the TANDM Suite. Zoe is also a highly sought-after business advisor across a range of industries and takes on mentorship roles as part of accelerator programs, to give back to the start-up community.       

Previously, Zoe was the Operations Manager at a highly successful real estate office in Brisbane for 10 years, gaining her full real estate licence qualification and eventually becoming the Licensee in Charge. Her business acumen and office success propelled her to become a trainer, mentor and process implementor for a multitude of locations, including head office. Her success also saw her awarded “Office Support of the Year” within the largest real estate franchise, globally.   

Zoe’s transition into the start-up community was spent with a year of researching hospital facilities, staff and patients to gain true understanding of healthcare pain points. In her role as Cogniom’s COO, Zoe is at the forefront of sales and project discussions with hospital facility management boards, understanding the complexities of hospital business models, healthcare client needs and government and policy driven impacts on innovation and technology implementations.

She has successfully completed several accelerator programs, including the inaugural Australian Health Accelerator on the Sunshine Coast. Zoe is also involved with the eHealth Innovation Jam as a business mentor and pitch coach and has been appointed Program Manager of the second round of the Australian Health Accelerator with Impact X Health where she continues mentorships with other start-up businesses.

When she’s not at work, you can find her showering her nieces in kisses, dancing, at a stage show, enjoying the cricket or loving life near the ocean.