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Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Campbell

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!

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Chief Financial Officer

Melanie Payne

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.

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CTO, EVP Innovation & Growth

Rex Ahlstrom

As our CTO, EVP Innovation & Growth, 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.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Kate Reed

Kate joined Syniti in March of 2021 as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), where she oversees global marketing strategy and execution. A veteran tech executive, Kate brings an impressive background in agile growth marketing from IBM, where she most recently served as CMO for the company’s Security portfolio.

While CMO for IBM Security, Kate led 150+ global marketers with key accomplishments spanning organizational transformation and leadership, experiential campaigns and go-to-market programs that consistently overachieved pipeline and revenue. Kate also previously held various leadership roles within IBM’s Data Management and Database Software groups, and managed the marketing integration of several companies into the IBM Corporation.

Kate received her master’s degree in communications from Clark University and her bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

As the mother of two children, Kate is extremely passionate about advocating for work life integration, advancing female skills in the world of tech and building diverse teams.

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Chief People Officer

Suzanne Barth

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.

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COO, Americas

Ryan Rodenburg

As the COO, Americas, Ryan drives consistent growth across Syniti with a strong focus on delivering specialized services to meet client’s specific data challenges. With over 20 years in technology and SAP talent management, he has dedicated his career to the single pursuit of assembling the best talent in data migration, quality and governance.

Prior to joining Syniti, Ryan was founder and CEO of DMR, Inc., which merged with Syniti in May of 2021. Under his leadership, DMR grew to become a leader in Enterprise Data Management with a talent-first culture that retained the “best and brightest” in SAP data management.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys the lake & boating with his wife and 3 children, travel, competitive BBQ, and the KC Chiefs.

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President, Asia Pacific & Japan

Gordon Lam

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.

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President, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Jules Beck

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.

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President, Americas

Dave Spencer

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 the Americas. He has full responsibility for all aspects of the Americas 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 the Americas 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.

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Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances

John Theberge

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.

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SVP & General Counsel

Janet Mesrobian

Janet joined Syniti in May of 2020 where she oversees global legal and compliance strategy, execution, and operations. Janet brings broad public and private company experience to Syniti, partnering with senior leadership across the organization to achieve business results, while mitigating risk.

An experienced industry leader, Janet has more than twenty years of technology-related legal experience, including roles at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Pegasystems. Janet has significant experience in transactional, corporate, employment law, M&A, public company and securities law, compliance, litigation and dispute resolution, and other legal matters on a worldwide basis.

Prior to joining Syniti, Janet served as Deputy General Counsel at Pegasystems, a publicly traded software company, where she led a global legal team. Key contributions include organizational expansion and strategic leadership, including the establishment of entities and legal operations in Europe, the Asia Pacific region, and India, in support of high growth.

Janet received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, where she now serves on the Alumni Board of Directors; and her B.A. in Fine Arts and English from Tufts University.

When she is not working, Janet enjoys spending time on Martha’s Vineyard with her family and friends, especially out at Norton Point; and immersing herself in world travel and foreign cultures.

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EVP, Global Consulting

Ian Hill

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

As EVP, Global Consulting, 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 EMEA 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.

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EVP, Engineering & Product

Jim Maniscalco

Jim has been designing and building next-generation software products for the enterprise for more than 20 years. As a serial entrepreneur, Jim has lead engineering teams in the US and Europe to deliver cloud-based platforms in BPM, Analytics, and data integration. In 2009, as VP of products for Infor, Jim directed the initial design of the software components for InforOS and managed engineering of over 100 developers across Darmstadt, Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands. In 2010, Jim took responsibility for Infor’s move from on-premise software to the Cloud and was an early adopter in directing Infor’s development in refactoring and engineering core products to operate natively and at scale in the AWS cloud.

In 2011, Jim joined BackOffice as VP of product management and was given the responsibility to merge a robust zero code tool and a suite of rich migration applications into a next-generation data migration platform. The culmination of the effort lead to the 2013 launch of the Data Stewardship Platform. In 2016 Jim launched a new cloud startup, Virtyx technologies. At Virtyx, he directed all the product design and engineering to deliver a cloud-based monitoring and dashboard platform that captures metrics and analytics in real time. In 2020 Virtyx was acquired by Syniti.

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