Executive Vice President/Principal Finance
Mr. Cogswell serves as Executive Vice President of Finance. In this role, Mr. Cogswell manages all of the financial, debt, and equity reporting for Meridian Development and its related entities. In addition, Mr. Cogswell is responsible for establishing and maintaining Meridian Development’s fully scalable, back office, accounting, and IT infrastructure that allows for state-of-the-art financial control.
Before joining the team at Meridian Development, Mr. Cogswell served as Vice President of Finance for The Corky McMillin Companies. He joined the McMillin organization in 2005 and was employed by the company for 9 years. Mr. Cogswell was a valued member of McMillin’s financial team, which was accountable for all aspects of the company’s financial activities.
As a Vice President of McMillin’s Finance Department, Mr. Cogswell oversaw multimillion-dollar land development and homebuilding projects for the company. Additionally, he provided business plan development and modeling, as well as financial forecasting and feasibility studies. Mr. Cogswell also managed the corporate debt and equity structures and was responsible for investment analysis and reporting to owners, equity partners, and lenders for homebuilding, land development and commercial projects.
Prior to joining the Corky McMillin Companies, Mr. Cogswell worked for Fortune 500 Company BAE Systems as a Financial Analyst where he was part of a select group that participated in their management rotation program. While in the program, he was actively involved in managing the financial performance of several multi-billion dollar aerospace and technology projects.
Mr. Cogswell is actively involved with Building Industry Association of San Diego. He graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.