Syncsort’s executive team comprises experienced industry leaders dedicated to providing enterprises the world over with solutions that help them integrate Big Data... smarter.
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.
Harvey B. Tessler
Founder and General Manager, Mainframe
Harvey Tessler is one of the original founders of Syncsort and General Manager for the mainframe business. Harvey has held several executive positions that include Engineering, Product Management, Worldwide Customer Services and Marketing. He has extensive product and market knowledge in IBM mainframe and Open Systems.
Harvey holds a BA in Mathematics from New York University and an MBA in Management, cum laude from New York University.
Tendü Yoğurtçu, PhD
General Manager, Big Data
Tendü Yoğurtçu is Syncsort’s General Manager for the Big Data business. She has 20+ years of computer software industry experience, including extensive Big Data and Hadoop industry knowledge and technical acumen and has worked closely with key ecosystem partners like Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and Tableau. As General Manager, she is responsible for building on the success of Syncsort’s global data integration, Hadoop and Cloud solutions.
Before assuming her current position, Tendü served as Vice President, Engineering, leading the global engineering team in development of all of Syncsort’s data integration products on Linux, Unix, Windows and Hadoop. She has pioneered Syncsort’s open source contributions to the Apache Hadoop project, placing Syncsort among the top contributors.
Prior to joining Syncsort, Tendü worked on several high-security software projects, where she managed the product life cycle across engineering disciplines. She also was an Adjunct Faculty for Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Tendü received her PhD in Computer Science-Graph Theory from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ. She has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Bosphorus University, Istanbul.