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Syncsort Adds Charles Kane to Board of Directors

Accomplished Software CFO and Veteran Board Member Brings Extensive Strategic Planning, Financial Execution and M&A Expertise as Audit Committee Chairman

Pearl River, NY – October 03, 2018

Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced that it has strengthened its already distinguished Board of Directors with the addition of Charles Kane as Audit Committee Chairman. In this role, he will further accelerate the enterprise software firm’s impressive acquisition and organic growth strategy.

Charles is a highly sought-after board member, currently serving as audit committee chairman for Progress Software (PRGS), Carbonite (CARB), and RealPage (RP). He has previously served on the boards of Applix (acquired by IBM), Borland Software (acquired by Micro Focus LTD), Demandware (acquired by and Netezza Corp (acquired by IBM).

Charles has considerable CFO experience across a range of prominent software businesses including Global BPO Services Corp., Aspen Technology, RSA Security and Informix Software (acquired by IBM). He also served as President and CEO of Corechange, Inc. (acquired by OpenText Corp.).

“Syncsort has been able to transform its business and establish a definitive market leadership position in Big Iron to Big Data software as the data landscape drastically changed in recent years,” said Charles Kane. “I’m incredibly excited to join the Board of Directors of a company that’s proven its ability to innovate time and time again in support of its thousands of enterprise customers, and to collaborate with the talented leadership team.”

Charles is a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management and in Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also serves as chairman of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation and on the board of the Hult Global Challenge, now part of the Clinton Global Initiative.

“Every member on Syncsort’s Board of Directors adds a unique perspective and plays an integral role in the company’s continued growth and innovation in advancing data,” said Jared Hendricks, Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners. “We are incredibly excited to welcome Charles to the Board at a time when data innovation is accelerating with the cloud, blockchain and other emerging platforms. His decades of experience in the fast-moving technology market make him a tremendous addition to the Board and will be extremely valuable to Syncsort.”

About Syncsort

Syncsort is the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software. We organize data everywhere to keep the world working – the same data that powers machine learning, AI and predictive analytics. We use our decades of experience so that more than 7,000 customers, including 84 of the Fortune 100, can quickly extract value from their critical data anytime, anywhere. Our products provide a simple way to optimize, assure, integrate, and advance data, helping to solve for the present and prepare for the future. Learn more at

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Sarah Babbitt
SHIFT Communications
Tel: 617-779-1803

Michael Kornspan
Syncsort Incorporated
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Tel: 201-930-8216