Owner Profiles

Pamela Colette Perez

Colette Perez is a homegrown mechanical engineer, born-and-raised in Houston, Texas. She grew up as the youngest of ten siblings. Her father was in chemical sales, but ventured into various entrepreneurial efforts throughout his career. Colette graduated from Stratford High School before attending Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 and went to work for Brown & Root as a project engineer. Her career with Brown & Root took her from project to project and facility to facility – from building a bridge in Virginia to running projects out of Dallas to managing maintenance contracts in Houston. She left Brown & Root in 2000 to join Jacobs Engineering as a project manager in charge of the maintenance of several ExxonMobil gas plants spread across southeast Texas. She stayed at Jacobs until the birth of the Perez’s second set of twins in 2007.

Colette enjoyed a short hiatus from the oil and gas industry to delight in the role of being a non-working mother to four amazing children. Once all of the children were in school, she realized she wanted to get back to a working professional environment and teamed up with her husband, John Perez, to start Cognascents. Along with serving as the company’s Treasurer, Colette is a member of the strategic planning committee and manages the company’s financial and accounting operations.

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