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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.

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.

Arnie Farrelly

Vice President, Support, Pre-Sales & Cloud

Arnie Farrelly is Syncsort’s Vice President of Product Support, Sales Engineering and Cloud Solutions.  As VP, Arnie manages the global product support, pre-sales engineering and customer success teams supporting customers, partners and system integrators with Mainframe, Big Data, Data Profiling and Data Quality solutions running on Hadoop, Mainframe and in the Cloud.

Prior to his VP role, he served as Senior Director of product support and services for Big Data at Syncsort, where he managed the worldwide customer services organization, including technical support, training, consulting and certification programs. For the past 27 years at Syncsort, Arnie has held several engineering management positions, including pre-sales engineering, providing services to customers and partners for Syncsort’s Sort and Data Integration products.  Before joining Syncsort, Arnie worked as a Mainframe VM systems programmer at Aetna Life and Casualty.

Arnie received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics/Computer Science from Providence College, RI.

Keith Kohl

Vice President, Product Management

Keith Kohl is Vice President of Product Management at Syncsort.  He has 16+ years of data management market experience. Keith is responsible for product management strategy, roadmap, and feature definition across Syncsort’s product portfolio.

Most recently, Keith served as Vice President, Product Management at Trillium Software, focused on Trillium’s global product strategy for enterprise data quality solutions, encompassing both established and emerging Big Data solutions, as deployed on premise and in the cloud.

Prior to Trillium he worked at Syncsort as Director, Product Management and was responsible for the design and launch of multiple offerings within the data integration market – including several that involved Big Data and Cloud solutions, as well as in product management roles Ascential Software and IBM.

Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University