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Syncsort Appoints Software Industry Veteran to Lead Growing Mainframe Business

David Hodgson, Former CA Technologies Executive Joins as General Manager

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 17, 2016

Syncsort, a global leader in mainframe and Big Data software, has appointed accomplished software executive David Hodgson to lead its rapidly growing mainframe business. David will apply his broad experience and deep technical knowledge to build on the strong performance and momentum of Syncsort’s mainframe business unit.

As General Manager, David will leverage 23 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.

“Our Big Iron to Big Data strategy, the tremendous success of innovative new mainframe technologies like Ironstream and ZPSaver Suite, and the successful acquisitions of Circle Group and William Data Systems have driven significant organic and inorganic revenue growth,” said Josh Rogers, CEO, Syncsort. “Given his impressive experience, deep industry knowledge and track record of success, David is the perfect leader to drive our next phase of growth. I am excited to see what the mainframe business will achieve under his leadership.”

“I am thrilled to join Syncsort’s exceptional team and be part of their incredible success story,” said David Hodgson, General Manager, Mainframe at Syncsort. “Syncsort is well known for innovation in recent years, both on mainframe and in Big Data solutions, and we have unique strengths in bridging the gaps between Big Iron and Big Data technologies. As successful as Syncsort has been, the market continues to evolve and mature, and the future opportunities are even greater. I look forward to working with my colleagues to take our mainframe business to the next level.”

Founder Harvey Tessler, who oversaw Syncsort’s recent mainframe innovations and significant revenue growth is retiring, and will continue as a strategic advisor to Syncsort. In this role, Harvey will be focusing on M&A efforts, business development and engagement with strategic customers and prospects.

“Harvey’s contributions during his distinguished career at Syncsort have built one of world’s most enduring software brands.  His leadership as General Manager for our mainframe business unit over the past several years has delivered powerful innovation and industry leading growth.  I cannot thank Harvey enough for his contributions and leadership and am excited about him continuing his work with Syncsort in the role of strategic advisor,” said Rogers. “We look forward to building on our success by focusing on the needs of our customers. Syncsort will continue to deliver solutions that help customers reduce costs and take advantage of advanced analytics with fast, scalable and secure ways to process and move enterprise data, within and between mainframe and Big Data platforms.”

Read David Hodgson’s blog about joining Syncsort.

About Syncsort
Syncsort provides enterprise software that allows organizations to collect, integrate, sort and distribute more data in less time, with fewer resources and lower costs. Thousands of customers in more than 85 countries, including 87 of the Fortune 100 companies, use our fast and secure software to optimize and offload data processing workloads. Syncsort software provides specialized solutions spanning “Big Iron to Big Data,” including next gen analytical platforms such as Hadoop, cloud, and Splunk. For over 48 years customers have turned to Syncsort’s software and expertise to dramatically improve performance of their data processing environments, while reducing hardware and labor costs. Experience Syncsort at
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Syncsort Incorporated
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