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OneDigital Acquires PEO and Human Resource Consulting Business From Cognos HR

The Acquisition Expands OneDigital’s Growth in the Workforce Consulting Space

ATLANTA, GA – November 29, 2022OneDigital, the nation’s leading insurance brokerage, financial services, and HR consulting firm, has acquired Cognos HR, a professional employer organization (PEO) and human resources services firm with a rare combination of vision and expertise. Within nine months of entering the PEO industry with the purchase of Resourcing Edge, OneDigital is strategically expanding its PEO presence to the Chicago market and nationally by joining forces with Cognos HR.

Founded in 2015 by Robert Cerone and Mary O’Keeffe, Cognos HR is a full-stack human resource services firm and PEO that provides a range of human resources (HR) solutions to over 150 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The company has developed a reputation for providing excellent service and strategic support to small and growing businesses, with expertise serving the tech startup and nonprofit sectors.

Chicago is a vibrant market that offers an abundance of SMB customers seeking the PEO and other related solutions offered by OneDigital via our complete suite of services. Robert Cerone was one of the early pioneers of the PEO industry who established a great reputation with the Cognos HR brand in the market. We look forward to working with the great team that Cognos HR built to expand our presence in the greater Chicago area.
— Ted Crawford, CEO Resourcing Edge - a OneDigital Company

"We’re proud of the reputation for excellent service that we have established with our clients in the Chicago market, and we are excited to join forces with OneDigital to provide enhanced services to clients across Chicago and nationally,” stated CEO Robert Cerone, Cognos HR, LLC.

With the acquisition, 16 members from the Cognos HR team will join OneDigital. In addition to expanding the PEO component of OneDigital’s offerings, this acquisition is in line with OneDigital’s strategy to continue growing its presence as the most dominant player in the insurance, financial services and HR consulting space, both through a series of solution expansions, organic growth and M&A activity.

About OneDigital

OneDigital is a steward of business growth and people potential. Our insurance, financial services and HR platform provide personalized, tech-enabled solutions for a contemporary work-life experience. Nationally recognized for our culture of caring, OneDigital’s teams enable employers and individuals to do their best work and live their best lives. More than 100,000 employers and millions of individuals rely on our teams for counsel and access to fully integrated worksite products and services and the retirement and wealth management services provided through OneDigital Investment Advisors. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital maintains offices in most major markets across the nation. To learn more, visit

About Cognos HR

Cognos HR, headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, suburb of Chicago, IL, is a PEO and human resources consulting firm with a passion for serving small businesses, startups and nonprofit organizations. Providing their clients with a blend of personalized service and technology, Cognos HR offers comprehensive HR services that help clients save time and increase operational efficiency. To learn more, visit