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Meet the Leadership Team.

Our executive team comprises experienced industry leaders dedicated to providing enterprises worldwide with data liberation, integrity and integration solutions for next-generation analytics.

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.

Geoff Cooke

General Manager, International

Geoff Cooke manages all aspects of Syncsort’s International Operations outside the Americas. Before expanding his responsibilities, he joined Syncsort in September 2013, playing a major role in the successful acquisition and integration of Circle Computer Group, William Data Systems and Cogito Ltd., and leading Syncsort’s EMEA operations.

Since starting his career in IT with IBM in 1980, Geoff has worked in a variety of technology industry companies, including global businesses like CA, Software AG and EMC. His career in Enterprise Software has spanned Mainframe, Core Operating Systems, Database technology and Content Management applications, focusing on major transactions delivering high customer value and rapid returns to clients all over the world.  In 2002 Geoff personally invested in Circle Computer Group, taking over from the retiring directors and serving as its CEO until it was acquired by Syncsort in 2013.

Geoff graduated in Law with a First Class Honours degree (LLB) from the Open University in 2012.

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.