Jeetu Patel (@jpatel41)
General Manager / Chief Executive
Jeetu leads Syncplicity, now a business unit of EMC.
Prior to leading Syncplicity, Jeetu was Chief Strategy Officer of EMC's Information Intelligence Group (IIG). He was responsible for orchestrating and driving cross-category product vision, growth strategy, innovation agenda, cloud computing and big data initiatives. Additionally, he headed Worldwide Marketing for IIG, where he was responsible for product marketing, thought leadership, as well as competitive, vertical and solutions marketing.
Prior to being CSO and CMO for IIG, Patel was CTO for IIG, where he was responsible for developing the division's Post-PC era multi-year strategy. He’s also a 17-year information management veteran and co-ran Doculabs, a strategic consultancy for enterprise social collaboration and content management, partly owned by Forrester research.
Jeetu received a bachelor of science degree in information decision sciences from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Chief Product Strategist and Co-founder
Leonard Chung is co-founder and Chief Product Strategist of Syncplicity. He has spent 12 years in the computer industry focused on finding better ways to manage and access data on a large scale. Before co-founding Syncplicity, Leonard spent four years at Microsoft working on innovative cloud architectures and data management solutions in the early days of cloud computing. This included BIG (Billions of Internet Gizmos), an ambitious project to build an end-to-end automated development, provisioning, and management system to manage super-scale cloud services, along with Windows PowerShell and the Microsoft Management Console, to manage large scale Windows server deployments.
Prior to Microsoft, Leonard distinguished himself at IBM as one of only 70 technologists in North America selected for the company’s prestigious Extreme Blue program. There he worked on bringing innovation to Storage Area Network performance and management. Previously, Leonard served on the engineering team at Scale Eight, a pioneer in cloud-based file storage solutions founded in 1999. Before Scale Eight, Leonard was granted a Sun Fellowship award and worked on SETI@home, the largest distributed computing project ever launched, with 5.2 million participants and more than 2 million years of aggregate computing time to date. Leonard has also enjoyed notable past collaborations with RISC/RAID inventor David Patterson and ACM Turing Award Winner Jim Gray.
Leonard received a B.A. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Leonard’s hobby has always been computer science – his first job in the computer industry was at the age of 12. Leonard is also an avid cyclist and has competed in multiple 100-mile Century rides.
Ondrej Hrebicek (@ondrej421)
Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder
Ondrej Hrebicek is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Syncplicity. Ondrej is a strong technologist with a record of delivering innovative and quality products to market. Before co-founding Syncplicity, Ondrej was at Microsoft, where he worked on innovating within the Windows Communication Foundation, .NET and Web Services.
While at Microsoft, Ondrej was chosen as an employee with one of the highest future potentials at the company, and was named to participate in an elite division-wide program designed to grow future leaders. Ondrej was given the opportunity to work with the senior executive team, focused on thought leadership to solve broad and strategic technology and product challenges. Ondrej served as the product team liaison to the Web Services standards team. He was involved in the design and implementation of Web Services protocols, and for evangelizing Web Services protocol consumption, validation and testing across the entire Windows Communication Foundation team. To streamline quality assurance, he also led a division wide effort to consolidate the use of various test methodologies across the organization to ensure higher quality and a consistent testing model. Prior to Microsoft, Ondrej worked at UBS Warburg in Chicago, Illinois. There he developed a comprehensive metadata management solution for the Data Services Group.
Ondrej received a BS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is originally from Prague, first moved to the U.S. in 1999, and speaks four languages. Ondrej is an enthusiastic snowboarder and backpacker in his free time.
Head of Products
Varun leads product management and user experience at Syncplicity. He was most recently at YouSendIt, a leader in the secure file delivery market, where he was responsible for product management of all end-user applications across desktop, web, and mobile. At YouSendIt, Varun helped drive the expansion of YouSendIt’s product footprint to include file sync & share, electronic signatures, and innovative workflow integrations with email clients like Microsoft Outlook.
Prior to YouSendIt, Varun spent over 6 years at Adobe Systems in two different roles across the corporate strategy and product management functions. He was instrumental in laying the foundation to build online businesses at Adobe and was a key member of the team that developed multiple knowledge worker-focused online services, including forms data collection, document authoring & collaboration, and a platform for developers to add real-time collaborative capabilities to their web applications. While in the corporate strategy group, Varun was responsible for the company-wide annual strategic planning process and supported executives in top priority cross-company initiatives focused on organic and inorganic growth expansions. Varun has also worked in the Optical Networking Group at Cisco Systems and spent 3 years at iPark-Boston, a startup business incubator and venture investment firm, where he was a Director responsible for making his portfolio of startup companies successful commercially.
Varun holds a joint master’s degree in business and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and School of Engineering. In his free time Varun likes to play golf, enjoys running, and spending time with family.
Jeff Schultz (@jeschultz)
Head of Marketing
Jeff Schultz leads branding, communications, product marketing and demand generation at Syncplicity. He brings 24 years of experience in marketing, selling, supporting, and developing innovative software solutions for businesses.
Prior to Syncplicity, Jeff was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Bill.com, where he led the establishment of the company’s brand and broad customer base, helping to drive the organization from its early stages to a recognized leader in cloud-based accounting services. Jeff recruited and led the team that drove market awareness and demand generation, and deployed a unique marketing operations infrastructure capable of handling high velocity user adoption and conversion at scale. Bill.com saw triple-digit annual customer growth rates during Jeff’s tenure there, and exceeded over $2.5B in annual payments processed less than 3 years after launch. Jeff also led Bill.com’s ground-breaking relationship with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he was at the forefront of evangelizing the use of cloud-based solutions for financial professionals.
Prior to Bill.Com, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Parlano, a leading provider of group collaboration systems for global financial services organizations, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Jeff drove the effort to establish group chat as a business tool when the market was still nascent and was an early adopter of social media to drive market awareness. After the acquisition, Jeff worked in Microsoft’s Unified Communications group where he led marketing integration and customer communications for the newly acquired products.
Earlier in his career, Jeff was Chief Marketing Officer at Divine Inc. leading marketing activities across a $500M+ portfolio of products and services. Jeff also served as Vice President of Marketing for the Knowledge Management and Internet Solutions divisions at Platinum Technology prior to its acquisition by Computer Associates, and was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Identity Management vendor Abridean. Jeff spent the first nine years of his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he was a software developer, led an award-winning global product support organization and eventually ran product and international marketing for a $100M software products division. He has also held marketing leadership roles at Red Brick Systems.
Jeff received a BS in Electrical Engineering with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons and numerous marathons including qualifying for and racing the Boston Marathon in 2011. Jeff also enjoys time with his family, landscape photography and is a Blue Belt in Tae Kwan Do.
Mike Campfield (@capt_mikec)
Head of WW Sales
Mike Campfield leads global Sales for Syncplicity. Mike has spent over 15 years in Enterprise Content Management industry and is considered a trusted advisor to help address his client’s information management challenges.
Prior to Mike's role at Syncplicity, he has held various Sales and Sales Management positions for the last 12 years at EMC. In his last role he was Director of Named Accounts in New England and the Canadian Country Manager in the IIG Division.
During his time with EMC/Documentum in addition to direct Sales and Sales Management, he assisted in the go-to-market planning and execution in various industries including Insurance, Life Sciences, and Healthcare. Mike also assisted in planning and go-to-market with acquisitions and new ventures such as Documentum D2 and EMC OnDemand.
Prior to EMC/Documentum Mike held Sales and Sales Management roles at Inso Corp/eBusiness technologies, the earlier pioneer and leader in SGML and XML Content Management and data conversion.
When Mike isn't on an airplane or at a customer site he is either enjoying time on his boat or on the slopes with his family.
Head of Customer Success
Gaurav Verma leads customer success and support at Syncplicity.
Throughout his career, Gaurav has held leadership roles in enterprise software companies including product planning and management, marketing performance management, brand strategy, persona-based marketing for products and industry solutions, marketing communications, demand generation, sales and partner enablement and competitive analysis.
Prior to Syncplicity, he lead Product, Industry and Field Marketing for the Information Intelligence Group, a division of EMC. Before that, Gaurav lead solution strategy and marketing for iMANY, the leader in contract performance, to drive continued market leadership in Life Sciences and expansion into other markets.
Prior to joining iMANY, he lead Global Technology Product Marketing for SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence (BI) market, where he instituted global market leadership for SAS' Business Analytics Framework, Business Intelligence and Text Analytics products and solutions by driving global marketing strategy and positioning.
Gaurav has also served as Financial Services Industry Marketing Director for Cognos (now IBM Cognos) another leading BI and Performance Management company, Director of Corporate Marketing for Information Builders and as Principal Analyst and Program Director for Doculabs, a technology consulting firm that lowers the business risk of technology decisions through client-specific recommendations, objective analysis and in-depth research.
Gaurav started his professonal career in the hospitality industry, having spent 13 years specializing in hotel and restaurant management including operations, revenue and yield optimization and business development. Gaurav regularly serves as spokesperson to press, analyst communities and at industry events. He has authored several articles and is quoted in leading industry publications.
Gaurav received a BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Widener University and a BA in Sociology from Bombay University. He was a candidate for a Masters in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management with a concentration in Quality Management and Process Re-engineering for Service Systems from The Pennsylvania State University. He is originally from Mumbai, India and moved to the U.S in 1994. Gaurav goes back to his roots as a trained chef in various cuisines in his free time.
Head of Syncplicity Operations
Jessie Saini leads Operations at Syncplicity and brings many years of operational expertise to her role.
Prior to joining Syncplicity, Jessie was the head of Marketing Operations of EMC's Information Intelligence Group (IIG) and the Chief of Staff to the CMO of Worldwide Marketing for IIG. She was responsible for the measurement of marketing program efficacy, the marketing project management office and budget management for the Marketing Organization.
Prior to EMC, Jessie worked in HR Operations at the National Association of Realtors (NAR). While at NAR, she was responsible driving recruitment and employee learning and development. Her responsibilities ranged from full cycle recruiting, new hire on-boarding, conducting needs analysis, instructional design of employee learning offerings, course facilitation, employee relations, project management, and program evaluation, reporting and marketing.
Jessie received her M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a B.S. in Experimental Psychology from DePaul University.