Menu Close
Data infrastructure optimization, availability & security software
Data integration & quality software
The Next Wave of technology & innovation

Press Release


Syncsort Appoints Industry Veteran as CFO to Accelerate Company Growth Strategy

Bob Bies Brings Deep Financial Experience & Track Record of Supporting Growth-Oriented Companies to Syncsort’s Executive Leadership Team

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – July 27, 2016

Syncsort, a global leader in mainframe and Big Data software, has tapped Bob Bies to join its executive leadership team as chief financial officer. Bob has multi-faceted financial experience, including 20+ years in CFO roles, driving big successes with venture capital and private equity-backed, technology-based, B2B growth businesses. As CFO, he will lead Syncsort’s finance, legal and corporate development teams to help build on the success of Syncsort’s aggressive growth strategy.

“With the tremendous success of new Big Iron to Big Data products, driven by new organic product innovations in solutions like DMX-h and Ironstream, and successful acquisitions of Circle Computer Group and William Data Systems, Syncsort has enjoyed continued growth,” said Josh Rogers, CEO, Syncsort. “Bob’s strong leadership qualities, experience with data-enabled businesses and successful track record of supporting growing companies will help propel the business to even greater heights.”

Bob’s recent leadership successes in supporting growth companies include:
  • CFO at private equity-backed Cannondale Investments, where he was part of the leadership team that acquired OneSource from InfoGroup and formed Avention.
  • EVP, CFO and Treasurer at Greenfield Online, an Insight Venture Partners portfolio company, which went public and was acquired by Microsoft in a very successful exit.

“I am thrilled to join Syncsort at such an exciting time in its history. Syncsort’s innovative Big Iron to Big Data software is leading the industry in addressing increasingly complex requirements for delivering critical mainframe data to next-generation Big Data environments,” said Bob Bies, CFO, Syncsort. “I look forward to leveraging my financial and M&A experience to support Syncsort’s efforts to accelerate its burgeoning business.”

Syncsort retained the services of Bespoke Partners executive search firm to conduct its search for the CFO position.

About Syncsort

Syncsort is a provider of enterprise software and the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions. As organizations worldwide invest in analytical platforms to power new insights, Syncsort’s innovative and high-performance software harnesses valuable data assets while dramatically reducing the cost of mainframe and legacy systems. Thousands of customers in more than 85 countries, including 87 of the Fortune 100, have trusted Syncsort to move and transform mission-critical data and workloads for nearly 50 years. Now these enterprises look to Syncsort to unleash the power of their most valuable data for advanced analytics. Whether on premise or in the cloud, Syncsort’s solutions allow customers to chart a path from Big Iron to Big Data. Experience Syncsort at

Media Contacts:

Sarah Borup
SHIFT Communications
Tel: 617-779- 1803

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