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Eric Branderiz is a proven financial executive. Graphic: Mónica Hernández/Al Día News.

Eric Branderiz named to the board of directors of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

The financial leader will assume his new role on Feb. 21.

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The tech solutions firm Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. recently announced the arrival of its eleventh member in Eric Branderiz to its 12-member board.

Stephen Rohleder, chair of the Board, stated:

Eric is a proven financial executive and public company director with extensive experience overseeing financial and accounting operations for high-growth energy and technology companies.

Branderiz’s Career 

With experience in the energy, technology, semiconductor, and renewable energy sectors, Branderiz is an expert in finance, accounting, M&A execution, risk and ESG management, and corporate governance.

He most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Enphase Energy, Inc., a renewable energy technology company, from 2018 2022.

Branderiz also served as chief accounting officer and corporate controller for Tesla Inc., the automotive and renewable energy company, from October 2016 to March 2018, and in various senior roles, including senior vice president, corporate controller, and director of accounting at SunPower Corporation, a solar energy system design and manufacturing company, from 2010 to 2016.

Prior to joining SunPower, Branderiz held various senior-level positions at Knowledge Learning Corporation, Spansion Inc., and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Branderiz, who is a Certified Public Accountant in California and has a Bachelor of Business Commerce with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Alberta, Canada, is also a member of the Board of Directors of Fortive Corporation, a provider of essential technologies for connected workflow solutions in a variety of attractive end markets.

“We are pleased to welcome Eric to the Board and look forward to leveraging his unique insights and expertise as we seek to reaccelerate growth and drive shareholder value,” added Rohleder.

What's worth noting is Cognizant's efforts to optimize its balance between director skills and tenure as part of its ongoing board of director expansion. With the arrival of Branderiz, five independent directors have been appointed in the last four years.

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