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Syncsort Strengthens Management Team to Accelerate Next Phase of Growth and Innovation

Appointment of Industry Veteran Jay Johnson to SVP, Americas Sales and Promotions of Tendü Yoğurtçu to CTO and David Hodgson to CPO Build on Momentum from Recent Trillium Software Acquisition

Pearl River, N.Y. – April 19, 2017

Syncsort, a global leader in data liberation, integrity and integration solutions for next-generation analytics, today announced new executive management team appointments targeted to drive innovation and greater value for customers across its growing product portfolio. The expanded management team will help leverage Syncsort’s unmatched enterprise-wide data management technology and expertise following the acquisition of Data Quality leader, Trillium Software.

The new leadership team positions include the hiring of industry sales veteran Jay Johnson as Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, and the promotions of Tendü Yoğurtçu, PhD to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and David Hodgson to Chief Product Officer (CPO). Additionally, Keith Kohl who headed product management and strategy at Trillium Software, has been promoted to head global product management for the company, reporting to David Hodgson.

“We have a unique market opportunity with our highly differentiated solutions and skill-sets to address key data management challenges faced by large, complex global enterprises as they strive to get maximum value from their data assets. Many of these companies are also working to re-architect and deploy new data management capabilities to take advantage of powerful new trends including Big Data, governance, Cloud and machine learning,” said Josh Rogers, CEO, Syncsort. “Our expanded leadership team will help us leverage our increased scale after the acquisition, and ensure we are taking a comprehensive view of our customers’ requirements across the markets we serve, placing us in an even stronger position to help unlock value for customers and stakeholders.”

The new executive posts are staffed by veterans with deep industry experience. Jay Johnson, who joins Syncsort as Senior Vice President, America Sales, has an impressive track record of success in enterprise software, including managing sales and go to market activities in North America for some of the leading brands like SAP, Software AG and MicroStrategy. In addition to leading sales in the Americas, he will work closely with the rest of the executive team and customers to help refine the company’s go to market, product and overall corporate strategy.

Tendü Yoğurtçu has over 20 years senior business and engineering management experience across Syncsort’s product portfolio. As CTO, she will head all of research & development, architecture, and emerging technologies & incubation programs. David Hodgson has 24 years of experience in senior management roles at CA Technologies, Sterling Software and Syncsort. As CPO, he will run all product-related activities in the organization, including business development, support, services and product management.

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

About Trillium Software 
Trillium Software is a leading provider of global enterprise data-quality solutions. We enable business and IT leaders to anticipate opportunities, uncover hidden risks and make better decisions by rapidly providing them with complete, accurate and trusted data in everything they do. Trillium's full complement of technologies and services includes global data profiling, data cleansing, enrichment and data linking for e-business, Big Data, customer relationship management, data governance, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, data warehousing, and other enterprise applications. For more information about Trillium Software and its offerings, call 978-436-8900 in the United States, +44 (0) 118 940 7666 in the United Kingdom or +49 7031 714756 in Central Europe, or visit Trillium Software online at

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Michael Kornspan
Syncsort Incorporated
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