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Meet the Leadership Team

The team is dedicated to providing enterprises with Big Iron to Big Data solutions that optimize traditional systems and deliver data from these systems to next-generation analytic environments.

Josh Rogers

Chief Executive Officer

Josh Rogers is CEO of Syncsort.  Prior to becoming CEO, Josh served as President of Syncsort, leading global business operations, including sales, marketing, support and engineering. Earlier in his career at Syncsort, Josh was VP of Worldwide Field Sales, and before he joined Syncsort, he held leadership positions at IBM and Endeca Technologies.

Josh has also worked for Bank of America Capital Investors, the private equity investing arm of Bank of America, and the Investment Banking Division for Wells Fargo.
Josh holds a BA in Economics from Davidson College and an MBA in Business Administration and Management from Harvard Business School.    

Bob Bies

Chief Financial Officer

Bob Bies is Syncsort’s Chief Financial Officer. Bob has deep financial experience, with 20+ years in CFO roles. He has expertise in accounting, M&A and credit agreements, working with venture capital and private equity portfolio companies for technology-based, B2B growth businesses.

Prior to joining Syncsort, Bob was CFO at private equity-backed Cannondale Investments, where he was part of the leadership team that acquired OneSource from InfoGroup and formed Avention. He was also EVP, CFO and Treasurer at Greenfield online, an Insight Venture Partner portfolio company, prior to going public and being acquired by Microsoft in a very successful exit.

Bob is a Certified Public Account, with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Long Island University, C.W. Post College, graduating summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Hofstra University Graduate School of Business Administration, graduating with distinction.

Tendü Yoğurtçu, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Tendü Yoğurtçu, Ph.D., is Syncsort’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). She has 20+ years of software industry experience, including extensive Big Data and Hadoop industry knowledge. As CTO, Tendu directs the company’s technology strategy and innovation, leading all product research and development programs.

Prior to her CTO role, Tendü has served as Syncsort’s General Manager of Big Data, leading the global software business for Data Integration, Hadoop and Cloud, including sales, marketing, engineering and support. Tendu has held several engineering management roles where she directed the development of ETL, Sort, and Application Modernization products for Syncsort’s Data Integration business. She also was an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Tendü is a dedicated advocate for STEM education for women and diversity.

Tendü received her PhD in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Bosphorus University, Istanbul.

David Hodgson

Chief Product Officer

David Hodgson is Syncsort’s Chief Product Officer (CPO). David has 24 years of experience in senior management roles at CA Technologies and Sterling Software in engineering, operations, business development, product management, technical support and professional services. His expertise spans mainframe, data management, network management and cloud. As CPO, he will run all product-related activities in the organization, including business development, support, services and product management.

Most recently at CA technologies, David was Acting GM for the Mainframe business unit, managing a $2.5Bn portfolio of mainframe solutions.

David holds a BTech, Science & Society from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.

Jay Johnson

Senior Vice President, Americas Sales

Jay Johnson is SVP Sales for the Americas.  He has 20+ years of experience managing sales and go to market activities at leading technology organizations. Jay joined Syncsort in April of 2017, to lead the new integrated Americas sales organization, with a focus on customer success.

Prior to Syncsort, Jay has served as President/CEO of Software AG North America, as well as SVP NA Sales for MicroStrategy and SAP/Business Objects.  Jay began his sales career with Xerox Corporation.

Jay earned an M.B.A from Johns Hopkins, Carey School of Business and holds an M.S in Marketing, from Towson University.

Bryan Ashley

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Business Development and Asia Pacific Operations

Bryan Ashley is Syncsort’s SVP for Worldwide Business Development and Asia Pacific Operations.

He has 35+ years of experience in operations and business development, sales management, new markets entry, exporting, government relations and corporate strategy.

Prior to his new role, Bryan served as Syncsort’s VP, Worldwide Sort Operations, and as VP, Worldwide Business Development for the Data Integration business.

Before joining Syncsort, Bryan held management positions from Director, Business Development, VP Global Sales and SVP, Operations for companies ranging in size from start-ups to IBM.

Bryan holds a BS and MS in Marketing & Economics from Louisiana Tech University, and participated in an education program in executive decision making at the Darden School of Business.

Mads Toubro

Vice President, EMEA Sales

Mads Toubro is Vice President Sales for EMEA.  He is a recognized, international sales executive, consultant and business development leader in the IT industry, as well as a renowned speaker and author of articles about IT innovations, effectiveness and globalization.

Prior to Syncsort, Mads led the commercial expansion of Vision Solutions in Europe as VP of Sales, and served as their VP of Global Business Development.

Before joining Vision, he held numerous executive positions with IBM, the most recent being on the senior management team for IBM POWER i in IBM’s Systems and Technology Group, after roles in Global Sales, Business Development and Global Professional Services.

Mads holds a M.A. degree from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kevin Ruane

Vice President, Marketing

Kevin Ruane is Vice President, Marketing at Syncsort. In this role, he leads the team responsible for demand generation, events, corporate communications, brand, web content, and territory and product marketing.

Kevin has a proven record of building, managing and executing integrated marketing and communications programs for FORTUNE 500 corporations, global business units, and privately-held companies experiencing rapid transformation in the enterprise software sector. He has previously held management positions in corporate marketing at NetSuite, NCR Corp., and Oracle.

Kevin earned a B.S. in Public Relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Tim Keithahn

Vice President, Corporate Development & Integration

Tim Keithahn is Vice President, Corporate Development & Integration, leading Syncsort’s merger and acquisition growth strategy. With more than 25 years of corporate financial experience, Tim has spent most of his career working with private-equity owned software companies in various financial roles, successfully leading numerous M&A transactions and exits.

Prior to joining Syncsort, Tim lead Corporate Development for Vision Solutions. In addition, Tim has served in CFO roles at various international software companies, including NetBoss Technologies, which was acquired by Enghouse Networks and Vision Solutions which was acquired by Thoma Bravo.
Tim graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in Business Economics with Emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a Certified Public Accountant.