WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey, January 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Syncsort, a global leader in high-performance data processing, data integration and data protection and recovery software with over 12,000 deployments worldwide, today announced that W. Sean Ford has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. With more than 15 years of experience in global business marketing and strategy, Ford will lead Syncsort's global marketing efforts.

I am very excited about joining Syncsort and the talented management team they have assembled - a team committed to delivering value to their customers through best-in-class technology products and services, said Ford. Syncsort transforms the economics of data management, data processing and data protection for their customers through faster processing, more efficient resource utilization and simpler to use and implement applications. Part of my role will be to deliver that message to the marketplace while helping to build a marketing organization to support Syncsort's growth objectives.

Ford's appointment is consistent with Syncsort's recent initiatives to increase market share by adding proven leaders, improving distribution channels, nurturing partnerships and implementing a strong worldwide go-to-market strategy. Ford joins Syncsort from Oracle where he served as Vice President of Global Business Unit Marketing. Before Oracle, he co-founded Upromise, a company dedicated to helping America's families save money for college, and spent over seven years with Monitor Group, an international strategy consulting firm headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Ford holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Williams College.

We look forward to benefiting from Sean's extensive expertise in the software market, said Syncsort CEO Flavio Santoni. Sean's proven marketing and entrepreneurial experience is an ideal combination to help us accelerate our execution, amplify our message to the market and maximize the full potential of the value we have to offer.

About Syncsort Incorporated

Syncsort is a global software company that speeds data processing, data integration, and data protection recovery. Supported by a professional services team built on 40 years of expertise, Syncsort helps customers drive ROI with software solutions that combine high performance, optimal hardware utilization, and ease of use. With over 12,000 deployments worldwide, Syncsort customers include 90 of the Fortune 100 companies. Syncsort is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, and has international subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, with support centers in the United States and Netherlands. An international network of partners, resellers and distributors positions Syncsort products as an integral component of IT solutions. For more information call +1-201-930-8200 (1-877-327-8951 in the US and Canada) or visit: www.syncsort.com.

SOURCE: Syncsort Incorporated

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