Synoptek's Leadership

Meet the Synoptek Team

 

Our journey began with a simple, yet inspired belief that technology can enable bigger results for those that are willing to change. Since day one, we have been determined to make this vision a reality without fail, always seeking new ways to transform business using information technology and advanced digital solutions.

Here we stand some 20 years later, a full-suite technology firm, loyal to our commitment, and true to our word. We care about what we do and the difference we make, and this personal responsibility will live through Synoptek as long as we have customers willing to challenge the status quo with us.

Executive Leadership

Management

Genya Akselrod
Practice Director, Business Applications - CRM

Genya Akselrod is Practice Director, Business Applications - CRM at Synoptek. With 15 years of experience in various avenues of Business Management including Pre-sales/Sales, Consulting, Leadership, and Microsoft Technology Deployment, Genya has led several large-scale projects to completion across many verticals including Public Sector, Healthcare and Finance. At Synoptek, he is an integral part of the Business Applications practice, with a focus on the Dynamics CRM/CE product deployment. He is also involved in the design and development of solutions, business analysis, strategy consulting, mentoring the team, as well as ensuring overall success of the practice.

Tim Becker
Vice President, Business Enablement

Tim Becker is Vice President, Architecture and Deployment at Synoptek. As a senior technology executive with 30 years of experience, Tim has constantly demonstrated the ability to create sustainable competitive advantages for businesses through innovative solutions, process change, and effective leadership. As an IT strategist and change evangelist, he has successfully established initiatives that have positively impacted the IT and business strategy of every organization he has been a part of.

Bo Bray
Vice President, ITSM/Operations – Client Advisory

Bo Bray is Vice President, ITSM/Operations – Client Advisory at Synoptek. As a results-oriented strategic advisor with over 15+ years of experience, Bo has a proven ability to manage relationships at the executive level, provide strategic IT consulting, and deliver big picture solutions in the global IT sector. He has a consistent history of meeting and exceeding ambitious revenue targets and brings with him substantial experience across Risk Management, Business Process Improvement, and Customer Retention. As the VP of ITSM Operations at Synoptek, Bo defines and implements strategies and operational best practices to foster continuous service delivery, enable compliance, and establish a roadmap for organizational excellence in the application of ITSM services, procedures, and tools.

Stephen Currie
Vice President, Support Operations

Stephen Currie is Vice President, Operations at Synoptek. Over the course of 23 years, he has held a variety of roles in the technology space and has extensive experience in Cloud Hosting, Networking, Security, Application Management, Workforce Productivity, Global Operations and IT Service Management. His main focus is using technology to enable customer success.

Brian Engel
Senior Director, Dynamics ERP Practice

Brian Engel is Senior Director, Dynamics ERP Practice at Synoptek. He brings over 26 years of experience in Software Consulting, Software Development, Solutions Architecting, Pre-sales, Client Relations, Managed Services, Resource Development, Project Management, and Business Practice Development. He combines hands-on experience in Software Development, Finance, Procurement, Production, and Retail, with successful consulting project experience to provide leadership in delivering complex projects and support. At Synoptek, Brian leads a world-class group of resources committed to delivering the best solutions to meet the needs of our clients for our Dynamics ERP platform. 

Chris Gebhardt
Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Gebhardt is currently the CISO at Synoptek. With over 30 years of experience in the field of technology and people management and development, Chris believes in delivering the best results for the business via optimized enterprise enablement. As an experienced technology and cybersecurity leader, he drives efforts towards establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision and ensures information assets and technologies are always protected. He also helps in strengthening internal corporate cybersecurity, governance, and risk for Synoptek while building and re-building relationships with internal teams to create a safe and secure environment.

Alexandra Gorrell
Director, Marketing

Alexandra Gorrell is Director, Marketing at Synoptek. With over 18 years of experience, Alex is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth, and performance of the overall brand. Alex is known for consistently demonstrating success through conceptualizing, designing, and implementing Go-To-Market Plans and Marketing Strategies. Her expertise across integrated marketing, strategic planning, social media marketing, sales enablement, demand generation, team building helps drive tangible results. Alex's daily practice of promoting transparency and influencing positive change have aided in a strong team culture, as well as driving brand growth, maximizing operational excellence, and delivering new business performance.

Jeff Green
Director, Contracts

Jeff Green is Contracts Director at Synoptek. As an experienced contract management and negotiation professional with over 30 years in the industry, Jeff has a proven track record of successfully negotiating profitable strategic relationships with customers, partners and vendors in the information technology and aerospace industries. He possesses comprehensive knowledge and experience drafting and negotiating various forms of agreements, including customer, vendor, reseller, and referral as well as cloud-based SaaS, professional services, software license and non-disclosure agreements.

Jitendra Jani
VP of International Sales

Jitendra Jani is VP, International Sales at Synoptek. He has over 33 years of experience in the IT/Software Industry, with aptitude across Sales Strategy, Business Strategy, Account Management, Business Development, Contract Negotiations, Sales Closures, and more, He believes in dealing and resolving problems through consensus and has a strong commitment to the purpose of the organization.

Darshan Kamdar
VP, Finance - India

Darshan Kamdar is VP, Finance - India at Synoptek. Darshan brings with him over 26 years of experience in financial planning, tracking cash flows, and analyzing financial strengths and weaknesses. His skills and experience across Accounting, Analytics, Reporting, Statutory Compliance, Legal, and Risk Management have enable him to efficiently lead, direct, and manage the financial aspects of the company while providing strategic recommendations as and when needed.

Manoj Nair
Practice Director, Business Applications - ERP

Manoj Nair is Practice Director, Business Applications - ERP at Synoptek. He has more than 18 years of experience in Software Consultancy, ERP Implementation, Testing, and ISV Development. His areas of expertise include Program Management, Team Building, ERP Implementation and Integration, Quality Assurance and Control, Practice Building and Management, Security and Process Audit, Business Development, and Problem Solving, and Analysis. At Synoptek, he manages various software programs through cross-functional coordination including: reporting on project progress and ensuring audit and quality control of project deliverables.

Nandita Nityanandam
Director, Marketing

Nandita Nityanandam is Director, Marketing at Synoptek. A results-oriented Marketing Professional with 17 years of experience, Nandita has wide-ranging expertise across Strategic Planning, Market Research, Brand Building, Go-To-Market Strategy, Demand Generation, Sales Enablement, and more. At Synoptek, Nandita’s comprehensive experience and proven track record in Corporate Communications, Integrated Marketing Campaigns, and Marketing Operations has constantly helped enhance decision-making and productivity while delivering sustainable and measurable results.

Vanessa Novak
Corporate Counsel

Vanessa Novak is Synoptek’s in-house Corporate Counsel. With over 12 years of licensed legal practice, Vanessa brings her experience and talents to Synoptek to lead its legal department, collaborate across all teams of Synoptek’s management, and advise its corporate officers in best Business Practices, Joint Ventures, Operations, Compliance, Security, Finance, and Risk Management. Results-driven, Vanessa combines her legal aptitude with her entrepreneurial spirit to develop successful business solutions for Synoptek.

Tiago Silverio Da Silva
Practice Director, Business Applications - ERP

Tiago Silverio Da Silva is Practice Director, Business Applications - ERP at Synoptek. He has over 14 years of experience in the field of software development and has helmed different roles including that of software engineer, system analyst, ERP consultant, Solution Architect, as well as Director of Technology. At Synoptek, Tiago manages ERP and CRM projects including sales support, integrations, and recruiting. He showcases exceptional technical leadership as well as functional expertise across the entire purchase lifecycle of popular business applications: right from purchase requisitions and quotation to workflow, purchase order, invoice, price/discount agreements.

Manan Thakkar
Practice Manager, Consulting

Manan Thakkar is Practice Manager, Consulting at Synoptek. An IT professional with strong Technical, Analytical and Administrative skills, Manan is a self-motivated and energetic performer, showcasing the ability to make decisions, be accountable, exceed goals, and achieve high-quality results. Over the course of his professional career, Manan has donned several hats including that of a Solution Architect for Manufacturing, Retail, Marketing, Healthcare and Logistics domains as well as a Techno-functional Architect for Banking and Finance applications. With strong hold on designing systems for Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Finance, and Risk sectors, at Synoptek, Manan exudes expert consulting skills in creating sales pipelines, building strategic roadmaps, handling client discovery, and managing risk and compliance.

Bridget Towt
Practice Director, Infrastructure Performance

Bridget Towt is Practice Director, Infrastructure Performance at Synoptek. She brings with her over 15 years of experience leading complex business initiatives and directing the development of IT solutions. Her efforts have enabled the organizations she has worked for drive sustainable growth while creating operational efficiencies and supporting the development of new business opportunities. At Synoptek, Bridget’s extensive background with the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) methodology and her strong understanding of technology makes her a trusted adviser to senior business and IT executives. She excels with her proven ability to lead her team for successful delivery of critical business projects, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative, cost-effective solutions.

Lana Vernovsky
Vice President, Business Applications

Lana Vernovsky is Vice President, Business Applications at Synoptek. With over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology sector, Lana has had a chance to wear many hats in her extensive career, starting as a developer and onto a business analyst, technical architect, Manager, IT Director, VP of Technology and COO/CIO. As a Digital transformation enthusiast, Lana's experience and strength is in the realm of creating scalable Business Applications roadmaps for Synoptek’s clientele, formulating services, and managing teams.

Morgann Walker
Corporate Controller

Morgann Walker is Corporate Controller at Synoptek. Morgann has 12 years of experience in the realm of auditing and accounting and is licensed as a certified public accountant. Morgann has played an instrumental role in establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures, thereby guiding financial decisions and protecting organizational assets and IP. Morgann has led successful integrations of three acquisitions and is responsible for financial statement audits and preparation of corporate tax returns.

Darren White
Practice Director, Cloud Advancement

Darren White is Practice Director, Cloud Advancement at Synoptek. In his 25 years of professional experience, Darren has planned, managed, and delivered complex, large-scale transformational change programs within multiple operating groups while offering development and GTM support, cost reduction recommendations, project management assistance, testing support, and technology Center of Excellence. At Synoptek, he is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of Synoptek’s Public Cloud Practices; he focuses on cloud-related development, sales campaigns, migrations, network strategy building, assessments, cost reduction, project management, and testing – helping businesses unlock the true value from cloud.

Debbie Zelten
Practice Director, Custom Applications and Data Analytics

Debbie Zelten is Director, Application Development and Business Intelligence at Synoptek. A PMI-ACP, CSM, and ITIL-certified professional, Debbie has held several consulting, technology, and leadership positions, focusing on application development methodologies and solutions, data analytics, and project management across multiple industries. In the 25 years of her career, she has a proven record of collaboratively working with customers to identify innovative and cost-effective solutions and then leading on-shore and offshore delivery teams to achieve business objectives. At Synoptek, she leads a global team of resources that helps clients execute their digital transformation roadmap projects by providing consulting, design, architecture, and development services.