About Us


15 Years of Industry-Leading Experience

Cogent Staffing Solutions was created in 2003 to be a clearly different and superior search firm, focused on total customer satisfaction. We set out to serve companies and job-seekers alike. We aimed to be an integral part of our clients' staffing plan and we strived to work hand-in-hand with job seekers to enable them to find the right opportunities.

In the time since, we have been able to realize that goal on our way to helping thousands of organizations and candidates throughout the country with our personalized service. As we look forward, our goal is to continue to grow, and help you grow, while maintaining our "boutique" appeal that our stakeholders currently enjoy.


To Be of Service

Our overriding goal is to be of value to our clients. We want to do everything we can to assist in your growth – helping you hire the right people and saving you time and money. A company’s most valuable resource is its employees. Our purpose comes from facilitating the hiring of those special people who drive you to achieve your organizational objectives.

Outstanding, personalized customer service is imperative. We want each client to feel like our only client – that your business and your team are as important to us as they are to you. We aspire to be a resource to our community. Whether that means providing advice along your own personal career path, or working with your organization to help them identify the best talent solutions, we would like to be of service.


To Rise Above

We emphasize quality where so many other search firms focus on volume. We are an extension of your company and we take that responsibility seriously. All searches are conducted with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality toward both the hiring company and potential job-seekers. We work very closely with both clients and candidates to understand their exact needs so that we are able to provide the best matches and ensure long-term success. Over the years, we have built a massive network

and have developed a wide range of proven recruiting methods that concentrate on identifying passive candidates – those exemplary potential employees who aren’t in the job market, but nevertheless are open to the ideal, properly presented opportunity. We couple that with our intensive individualized screening process to achieve the best possible fit. So much has changed during the time we have been in business, but our attention to total customer satisfaction and adding value at every step will remain a constant.


Meet The Principal

Andrew Kaufman founded Cogent Staffing Solutions and continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations of the firm. Andrew attained an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland. After devoting several years advancing in the accounting and finance profession, he completed his Masters of Business Administration at College Park, shifting his career to recruiting to make better use of his people skills and allow him to serve a broader clientele. After advancing within a national search firm for 7 years, he decided to start this new company where he could fully address clients’ needs and make more of a difference. During the past twenty years, Andrew has been responsible for every facet of the placement process many times over. He brings a high degree of energy and determination and an emphasis on customer satisfaction that exemplifies the organization.


For more on Andrew, check out his profile on Linked In


What People Say

Cogent Staffing has become our go to source for staffing needs in virtually all departments.  From management to sales to operations Andrew and his team consistently brings us qualified candidates.  Over the years, Andrew Kaufman has taken the time to become familiar with our corporate culture which allows him to bring candidates who are not only technically skilled but also likely to thrive in our organization.

ROY T. President

I retained Cogent Staffing Solutions to help me hire accounting staff at my company and they did a great job. They identified candidates that were uniquely qualified - candidates that were not actively searching and who didn't have resumes posted on the job boards. They provided detailed, concise backgrounds on each of the candidates and managed the interviewing process efficiently. They were great with feedback and follow-up.

IVAN R. Director

I have known Andrew Kaufman (the Principal) for 16 years. He is one of the best resources a person or business could utilize. When I first met him, I was the CFO of a fast-growing business in Maryland. Andrew saved me by helping me hire 10 team members in my accounting department – all very high-quality individuals. Andrew is extremely professional and knowledgeable of both the industry and community. He always delivers.

GLEN P. Chief Financial Officer

It is rare that you come across a recruiter like Andrew Kaufman at Cogent Staffing Solutions. Andrew has been recruiting for our company for over 15 years. He not only finds the person with the right skillset, he finds the person that will fit the company’s culture. With every recruit for us, Andrew has knocked it out the park. Fifty percent of our current management staff has been from Andrew’s handy work. Andrew is a big part of our success.

MARINA C. Human Resources Manager

Andrew Kaufman (the Principal) is a dedicated professional who is able to clearly understand the needs of both the client and the candidate. He demonstrates his extensive experience in his ability to put the two together for a perfect match. I was delighted with the outcome and the process when working with Andrew. Now that I have the opportunity, I look forward to using him to help secure new talent for the organization.

WAYNE M. Business Owner

We have hired Cogent Staffing Solutions on more than one occasion and have been impressed each time. They developed a quick understanding of the position we were trying to fill and worked within our time frame to present qualified candidates. Our experience with Cogent Staffing Solutions has been superb.

KIRK R. Chief Executive Officer

Contact Us


4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200,
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-330-0090

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