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Kevin Campbell
Chief Executive Officer
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Kevin Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Kevin drives the growth agenda of Syniti with poise and at ease. With a solid track record in driving growth at scale, Kevin joined Syniti as president, global consulting and services April 2018, and was named as CEO in February 2019.

During his 20+ year, 2-term tenure at Accenture, he was Group Chief Executive for Outsourcing and Group Chief Executive Technology where he drove double-digit growth. Kevin was also CO-COO for Bridgewater Associates and COO for Oscar Health based out of New York.

As CEO, Kevin’s leadership remit here is simple: Inspire and empower those around him to deliver on the business’ vision and purpose. He oversees all aspects of our operation while also taking every opportunity to engage with customers, partners, and employees on the ground around the world.

At home and in relaxed mode, Kevin devotes himself to family life and the resulting bike rides and activities that come with such a commitment. He also coaches his children’s sports teams and can often be found at various sports fields hurling encouragement. This has even been turned in to a group activity when they attend Atlanta United FC as season ticket holders. Go five stripes!

Melanie Payne
Chief Financial Officer
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Melanie Payne
Chief Financial Officer

A versatile finance and operations executive, Melanie leads our global Finance strategy and operations, driving global consistency and efficiency across the company.

Melanie joined Syniti with an impressive background from Dell and Accenture. During her tenure, she successfully led global enterprise-scale process and systems integrations. She leads by example in fostering a customer-centric culture among Finance professionals inside and outside of the company.

An expert in transformation, Melanie is in charge of accelerating Syniti into its next phase of growth. She brings industry best practices, simplicity, scale and customer focus across the company’s regional and global operations.

Fascinated with global cultures and cuisine, Melanie is a world traveler. When such travel includes warm climates and exotic waters, she also indulges in her other passion: scuba diving. She is an advocate for creating inclusive environments particularly along the learning spectrum at work and in her community.

Rex Ahlstrom
Chief Strategy and Technology Officer
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Rex Ahlstrom
Chief Strategy and Technology Officer

As our Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Rex calls on his 30+ years’ experience in the technology space to help shape our product strategy.

Having earned a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from John Hopkins University and Bachelor from Drexel University, Rex’s early career involved a number of senior leadership positions inside the Fortune 500 – including SAP, Westinghouse, and Orbital (DSI). Rex founded SOALogix, an SOA integration platform startup which was subsequently acquired by SAP in 2009. He is committed to promoting innovation as a key business differentiator.

Rex’s role at Syniti sees him responsible for crafting the company’s product strategy and development roadmap, as well as helping drive customer adoption of our technology. In addition, he also takes the lead on analyst and partner engagement to encourage constant discussion on the power of business data. Rex is also a respected speaker, and experienced global lecturer.

Outside of work Rex is an avid skier, biker, runner, yoga junkie, and boating. In addition there’s his extended family and children to keep him busy, as well as volunteer work and charity fund raising – to help a number of causes including research into cancer, cystic fibrosis, and multiple sclerosis.

David Lewis
Interim Chief Marketing Officer
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David Lewis
Interim Chief Marketing Officer

Dave join Syniti in June of 2019 as VP Partner Strategy & Development and as a proven leader with more than 20 years in Marketing, Sales, Engineering and Finance along with experience with startups to the Fortune 50, was asked to step in as Interim Chief Marketing Officer.

While Head of Marketing at BondLink, Dave and his team launched the municipal bond industry's first-ever data integration with Fidelity Investments, founded the industry’s first Investor Relations Leadership Conference, resulting in increased pipeline within the first 9 months and helped achieve new market share of new bond issuance within 24 months.

Dave also worked in a variety of roles at EMC Corporation for more than 10 years, including leading the go-to-market (GTM) for a Digital Transformation initiative focused on top Enterprise accounts., This highly consultative team represented the entire portfolio of companies (EMC, VMware, Pivotal, RSA, VCE),and generated more than $1 Billion in revenues annually.

Dave also served on the Dell Technologies integration team and departed in 2018 after successfully completing the EMC-Dell merger, the largest technology transaction in history.

Outside the office, you’ll find Dave enjoying time with family and friends, trail hiking or biking, and coaching other professionals, students and nonprofits through growth and demand generation challenges. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Chris Knerr
Chief Digital Officer
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Chris Knerr
Chief Digital Officer

A former Fortune 50 Client Executive Sponsor for large-scale data migrations at Johnson & Johnson, as well as a Syniti alliance partner who drove joint software and services GTM, Chris is an industry thought leader whose proven success, background and experience helps accelerate Syniti’s data strategy and analytics organization and offerings. He brings a unique, holistic perspective to data-focused business transformation to bring even more value to our customers’ Data Journey through strategy, analytics, and an industry-leading, holistic approach to Data. 

Most recently, Chris was CEO of Mareana, a high-growth enterprise software tech start-up and management consulting company, which he founded to help clients monetize unstructured data and improve business analytics outcomes using AI and machine learning. 

Prior to founding Mareana, Chris was a senior leader at Johnson & Johnson and led strategy, governance, and execution for a massive global portfolio of technology-enabled enterprise programs across the Consumer, Med Device and Pharma businesses, including a high investment 10-year SAP transformation, as well as Johnson & Johnson’s largest commercial contracting transformation. As a transformational leader, Chris also helped established Centers of Excellence for Enterprise Master Data Management, Global Supply Chain, Global Finance, North America Distribution & Customer Service, and North America Commercial Contracting. 

He holds a BA in Philosophy from Columbia University and an MBA from Cornell University. Chris serves on the boards of several tech companies and non-profits, and guest lectures at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Suzanne Barth
Chief People Officer
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Suzanne Barth
Chief People Officer

Veteran Human Resource (HR) executive Suzanne Barth joined Syniti in April of 2020 as the new Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief People Officer. Barth works closely with CEO Kevin Campbell and Syniti’s senior leadership team on all aspects of the company’s talent management transformation and growth across its global operations in North America, Asia, and Europe. She was most recently EVP and Chief HR Officer at GTY, a Boston-based vertical SaaS/Cloud solution provider.

Prior to GTY, Suzanne served as Chief HR Leader at Draper where she built the HR division from the ground up, enhancing compensation, benefits, talent recruitment and development. During her 20-year tenure at Accenture, Suzanne held several global senior HR positions, providing a broad range of HR strategies and solutions across the organization.

Gordon Lam
President, Asia Pacific & Japan
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Gordon Lam
President, Asia Pacific & Japan

With a unique blend of experiences spanning across hardware, software, consulting services and enterprise solutions, Gordon is focused on growing our Asia Pacific and Japan operations, helping our customers unleash the potentials in their most valuable asset - Data.

Gordon has over 25 years of experience in driving growth and leading diverse global teams. He is a seasoned leader in sales, marketing, business development, strategic business planning and tactical field execution with proven record in delivering consistent multi-year hyper growth in Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Microsoft, SAP and NetApp where he held various leadership roles. As the CTO of CSC Asia, he has gained a reputation for his passion in helping guide enterprises with, and through, their transformation journey.

Leading the charge in Syniti Asia Pacific and Japan, Gordon has overall strategic responsibility for the financial performance, operational direction, excellence and services, with a focus on driving growth, market leadership along with employee, partner and customer success.

Gordon has lived in multiple countries: Hong Kong, Australia, US, and currently resides in Singapore. He loves spending time in the outdoors, and his hobbies include rock climbing, cycling and skiing in the colder seasons. He is a technologist at heart and loves to pursue his passions both professionally and in his spare time.

Jules Beck
President, Europe, Middle East & Africa
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Jules Beck
President, Europe, Middle East & Africa

As Syniti President EMEA, Jules is accountable for all our business activities in Europe and Africa. He is passionate about two things — delivering sustained customer success for clients and partners, and making Syniti EMEA a great place to work by ensuring all EMEA team members successfully grow their careers.

During his 30-year career, Jules has led the rapid growth of several Software and Services businesses, including Global Consumer Services at Axon Solutions (acquired by HCL Technologies), HP Enterprise Services Global SAP business (merged with CSC to form DXC Technologies), and most recently the EMEA Customer Success and Professional Services business at ServiceNow.

Jules has helped define and deliver value from technology and services on numerous executive teams in large enterprise organizations around the world. He has worked across Europe and Africa, lived for 5 years in the USA, and now lives with his wife and 3 children in London, UK.

Jules is a family man and a strong advocate of Syniti’s “family first” culture. In his spare time, you will find him following his beloved England rugby team or in the rough at his local golf course.

Dave Spencer
President, North America
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Dave Spencer
President, North America

With responsibility for the strategic growth of the business, Dave has ownership of our go-to-market strategies and any number of key customer engagements for North America. He has full responsibility for all aspects of the North American business.

Dave’s journey to Syniti involved a number of leadership roles before arriving at SAP in 2006. Once there he quickly moved through a number of executive positions, including managing director for the east market unit and COO for North America. Of the resulting highlights, Dave is particularly proud of being part of SAP’s transform to a cloud company.

Today, Dave is charged with leading North America business to new heights of strategic growth. As a result he’s responsible for defining and shaping our customer engagement strategy, with a focus on strong leadership and sales execution and delivery excellence. In addition he’s also involved with driving our commitment to operational excellence – and enhancing our strategic planning capabilities.

Away from work, Dave enjoys spending time with his family including his two daughters and wife. To escape, he can often be found participating in various activists – or simply putting his feet up at the family beach house in NJ.

John Theberge
Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances
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John Theberge
Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances

With 25+ years experience in executive leadership positions, John leads our alliances strategy for systems integrators, service providers, and technology partners.

Prior to joining Syniti John worked with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50. This included 18 years with EMC Corporation, where he held leadership positions across sales, alliances, and engineering – including Chief of Staff for the Office of Vice Chairman. He was also heavily involved in the largest merger in technology history with Dell, where he co-founded and launched Dell Technologies Select to key global accounts.

Now part of the senior management team at Syniti, John heads up the company’s global joint business development strategy with system integrators, service providers, and technology partners. It’s here that he helps inspire joint go-to-market strategies, and strengthening relationships to help extend and refine the customer offerings delivered through our alliance partners.

Interested in most outdoor pursuits, John reserves a particular passion for skiing, biking, and squash. He also believes in the concept of ‘sharing is caring’, and likes nothing more than to get friends and family thrilled about those areas of his life he finds most exciting – be it books, movies, or the latest culinary delights.

Ian Hill
Global Head of Services
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Ian Hill
Global Head of Services

Ian has over 20 years of experience in Delivery Services experience across data centric information technology industries.

As Global Head of Services, Ian utilizes the SynitiONE approach to drive consistent consulting implementation across the organization, in partnership with our delivery capabilities and growing Partner ecosystem. In this role, Ian oversees the management of Syniti’s delivery centers in India, global learning for consultants, and regional development capabilities.

Ian is also SVP of EUAF Delivery, bringing his experience in strengthening operational and consulting excellence across the region. With the demonstrated history of growth and success in Europe and Africa, Ian is well positioned to drive positive impact globally.

Prior to joining Syniti, Ian served in various leadership consulting roles of increasing responsibility, with an Information Management focus. He was the co-founder of ENTOTA who were the SAP Migration technology leaders in Europe, who was acquired by Syniti in 2014.