Kevin de Smidt

    Vice President of Products & Marketing

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    Joe Bounour

    Vice President of Engineering

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    Jan Jensen

    Executive Vice President Worldwide Sales

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    As EVP of Worldwide Sales, Jan Jensen is responsible for leading and operating Syncplicity's global sales organization. Jan has over twenty years of experience driving global sales, developing international markets and a proven history of achieving dramatic revenue growth through business development, organizational management and strategic channel sales. Mr. Jensen’s has executive experience in tech sectors such as, hardware, software, consumer electronics and services.

    Prior to joining Syncplicity, Jan was Senior Vice President Sales & General Manager EMEA for Nuance Communications a $2-billion-dollar global market leader in communications.  Jan has held a number executive positions across the tech industry – Vice President of EMEA Sales at EMC Corporation, President & Managing Director Europe for ViewSonic, Director of International Channels at Siemens Computer System to see a complete list visit: Jan gradated from Aarhus University with an MBA, Global Strategies and Marketing. 

    Doug Benson

    Principal Product Manager

    Angie Batterson

    Vice President of Global Human Resources

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    Angie Batterson is Syncplicity’s Vice President of Global Human Resources, responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resources including HR strategy, global HR, recruiting, benefits, payroll, talent management, employee relations, compensation, and leadership development. Angie brings more than 15 years of human resources leadership and organizational management experience to this role.

    Before Syncplicity, Angie was the Assistant Vice President of Operations for Group Long-Term Care at CNA Insurance, the 8th largest U.S commercial lines insurer. Angie held a variety of leadership roles during her 10 year career at CNA including Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, where she led employee relations for a shared services organization. Prior to joining CNA, Angie spent 12 years at Target Stores where she held a variety of positions including Human Resources Manager.  

    Angie graduated from Aurora University with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources/Organizational Management.

    Darren Loos

    Chief Financial Officer

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    As CFO, Darren Loos is responsible for overseeing Syncplicity’ s overall global financial and accounting duties including: financial reporting, treasury, budgeting and forecasting.  Darren brings over 17 years of financial accounting experience, including both public and private accounting to Syncplicity.  Prior to joining Syncplicity, Darren has served as the Chief Financial Officer for one of Skyview Capital’s portfolio companies for the past 3 years and previously served as its corporate controller for an additional 2 years. 

    Darren started his professional career in public accounting where he worked for more than a decade.  Darren developed his craft in accounting as an Audit Senior Manager at Miller Cooper & Co., Ltd. and as a manager at Deloitte LLP, where he served across a diverse client base with a specialization in technology, manufacturing, service and distribution industries as well as a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Darren graduated with a BS in accountancy from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and previously held a CPA license in the state of Illinois. 

    Edward Zyszkowski

    Chief Technology Officer

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    Edward Zyszkowski oversees technology strategy, diligence and oversight for Skyview Capital investments and its portfolio companies. 

    Mr.Zyszkowski has served as a founder, CEO, CTO, investor and corporate advisor to create billions of dollars of value through industry-transforming technologies. He started his career at the Research Institute for Advanced Studies (Martin Marietta) as a principle investigator, building robotics systems for the Space Shuttle. He later invented foundational “data mining” technologies and developed parallel text search systems for Dow Jones and Microsoft while at Thinking Machines Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Zyszkowski later founded and led Torrent Systems to develop Orchestrate, a parallel processing big data environment, later sold to IBM that forms the basis for their Information Server product. He has also assembled, inspired and led high performing teams to create technology companies that he sold to Boeing, Yahoo! and Google. Mr. Zyszkowski holds numerous technology patents and continues to explore the next wave of transformational technology, including the explosion of big data.

    Mr. Zyszkowski serves as a member (and past Chairman) of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Committee at Johns Hopkins and is a member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Spectrum. He completed his undergraduate degree and graduate studies in Biophysics at the Johns Hopkins University, postgraduate studies at MIT and an MBA at Babson College.

    Brian W Levine

    Sr. Director of Security and Compliance

    Mike Nikzad

    Chief Operating Officer

    As COO, Mike Nikzad is responsible for leading and operating
    Syncplicity's overall global business. Mike is an experienced technology
    executive with a proven track record of delivering success and creating
    value in various tech sectors such as, hardware, software, consumer
    electronics and services.   Prior to joining Syncplicity, Mike was an
    Operating Partner & Executive Advisor for Silverstream Capital; a San
    Diego Based Private Equity firm. Mike was COO of the Consumer and Small
    Business Products Division at EMC Corporation. Previously Mike held a
    number of leadership positions with Iomega Corporation including VP of
    Operations and VP of Customer Satisfaction. Mike started his professional
    career as an Engineer with Orbital ATK working on NASA's space shuttle
    program.  Mike graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Utah
    State University.

    Philip Peterson

    Vice President of Sales, Americas

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    Philip Peterson is responsible for building and managing Syncplicity's North American direct and indirect sales channels. He is an established, results-oriented sales leader who has consistently delivered outstanding revenue growth. Prior to joining Syncplicity, Mr Peterson led successful revenue growth at Xactly Corp (XTLY), a leading saas incentive compensation provider, as the global vice president of Sales, which recently went public. Mr. Peterson also served as vice president of sales and field operations with Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC), a leading provider of CPQ and CLM solutions. Before his tenure at Selectica, Mr. Peterson held vice president of sales positions at Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN), a leading software provider of ECM solutions, and at Epicentric, which was a leading provider of business portal software. Mr. Peterson received a bachelor's of science degree in marketing with a minor in business administration from Chapman University.

    Jon Huberman

    Chief Executive Officer

    As President and CEO, Jonathan Huberman is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and driving long-term growth strategy. Prior to joining Syncplicity, Huberman served as President and CEO of Tiburon, Inc., a leading software provider for the public safety industry. He previously was a Managing Director at the Gores Group, Tiburon’s primary investor. Prior to joining Gores, Huberman was President of the Consumer and Small Business Products Division at EMC Corporation and was also responsible for the company’s China growth initiatives. Prior, Huberman was the CEO of Iomega Corporation and continued his responsibilities following EMCs acquisition of Iomega in 2008. He also served as Special Advisor to the Director of DARPA.
    Huberman graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science from Princeton University, and received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Kristie Conner

    Principal Product Marketing Manager

    Kristie Conner brings to Syncplicity extensive experience in high tech product marketing, product positioning, demand generation and corporate communications. She spent the last several years of her career in the software and SaaS space.  She recently came from WebTrends where she was part of a part of the strategic initiative to launch analytics to measure SharePoint. 

    In her role as Principal Product Marketing Manager at Syncplicity and reporting directly to the Head of Marketing, Kristie is responsible for the strategic development and execution of Syncplicity’s product marketing programs across all business units. 

    Prior to Webtrends, Kristie was Director of Marketing at Revelation, a Portland-startup that designed SaaS solutions for market researchers to perform qualitative market research online.  

    Kristie has spent several years in innovative software companies such as GUPTA Technologies, Abridean, and SageMaker in strategic marketing roles. 

    Kristie has a Bachelor of Science from Linfield College in Portland, Oregon. 


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