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Syncsort CEO Honored as “Executive of the Year” Finalist

“Forty Under 40” Award Winner Further Honored for Establishing Syncsort as a Global Leader in Big Data

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – December 16, 2014

Syncsort CEO Honored as Executive of the Year FinalistSyncsort, a global leader in Big Data software, today announced that Lonne Jaffe – who was previously named to their prestigious “Forty Under 40” list of distinguished business people under 40 years old – was selected by NJBiz as a finalist for Executive of the Year.

Jaffe was honored for his success in transforming Syncsort into a leader in next-generation Big Data software, including powerful cloud-based offerings and advanced technology built on Apache Hadoop, while growing the company’s mainframe software business both organically and through acquisition. Under Jaffe’s leadership, Syncsort, which started out in the 1960s making enterprise-scale mainframe data transformation software, has been building and acquiring new growth products, and has recently forged important technology alliances with industry leaders such as Splunk, Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, and Tableau.

“I’m very grateful for this recognition and for having had the chance to work closely over the last couple of years with the incredible team at Syncsort and our fantastic investors at Insight Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Georgian Partners,” said Jaffe.

Prior to joining Syncsort, Jaffe was the senior vice president of corporate strategy at CA Technologies.  Before joining CA, he spent over a decade at IBM, where he led multiple software company acquisitions and most recently served as vice president of strategy for a multi-billion dollar IBM division.

About Syncsort

Syncsort provides fast, secure, enterprise-grade software spanning Big Data solutions in Hadoop to Big Iron on mainframes. We help customers around the world to collect, process and distribute more data in less time, with fewer resources and lower costs. 87 of the Fortune 100 companies are Syncsort customers, and Syncsort's products are used in more than 85 countries to offload expensive and inefficient legacy data workloads to Apache Hadoop, to speed up data warehouse and mainframe data integration, and to transform large volumes of data in the cloud. Experience Syncsort at
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Syncsort Incorporated
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SHIFT Communications
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