Synergex Corporate Officers
Chief Executive Officer
A graduate of the University of California, Davis, Michele has been with Synergex since 1982. She began as a systems programmer and rapidly progressed through the positions of project leader and vice president of software development. She was promoted to executive vice president in late 1984, became president in November 1990, and was named CEO in December 1996. Under her leadership, the company has grown from a 20-employee, one-product firm into an internationally recognized technology innovator with a wide range of products installed in all 50 US states and more than 80 nations. She is also the CEO of CleanWorld, a national leader working to research, design, build and operate renewable energy systems that convert food and green waste to biogas and agricultural products. In addition, Michele currently serves as interim executive director of the Powerhouse Science Center—the future home of the Discovery Museum—overseeing current operations while spearheading the Museum’s capital campaign. She has been named one of the “Best and Brightest in Sacramento” by Sacramento Magazine, and her executive experience includes positions on the boards of the KVIE Public Television, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), and the University of California, Davis External Research Advisory Board.
As President of Synergex International Corporation, Bill provides strategy and direction in all functional areas of the company, including our flagship product suite, Synergy/DE, which has evolved over the past 30 years from a cross-platform business language to an extensive suite of object-oriented development tools that rivals any popular toolset today, and also KitaroDB, a version of Synergy/DE’s powerful database system offered to Visual Studio developers. Bill has built close partner relationships with a large number of our customers in a wide range of industries and has guided them to reduce their software investment, increase profitability, and succeed in varied market conditions.
Bill is a member of the Synergex Board of Directors. He was selected for Leadership Sacramento, where he worked to improve business and the regional community. He has also honed his skills at the Stanford Executive Institute for high-tech management. Outside of the technology realm, you’ll find Bill leading the charge through the rapids in whitewater expeditions or creating visually compelling photos of his family and life adventures.
Vice President of Software Development
Since joining Synergex in 1990, Rosanne has successfully managed numerous development projects, resulting in the delivery of new product versions every 12-18 months. Responsible for all Synergy/DE product development projects and resources, Rosanne directs a technical staff of developers, test engineers, and writers. Prior to coming to Synergex, Rosanne had six years of product development experience at System Integrators, Inc., most of which were spent as product manager.
CTO and Synergy/DE Architect
Roger drives and manages our corporate and product technology direction. He has assisted the company’s software development team with planning, design, and implementation since 1998. From 2002 through 2005, he served as Synergy/DE architect, focusing on Synergex’s Microsoft .NET initiative. Prior to that, he served as Professional Services Manager, directing the company’s consulting and education services. Before coming to Synergex, Roger was Vice President of Consulting and Services at CCAT (now Phoenix), a large ISV based in the United Kingdom.
Chief Financial Officer
Daniela brings more than 20 years of experience covering all aspects of financial operations for high growth technology-based companies, including financial controls and procedures, financial reporting for internal and outside investor purposes, corporate streamlining and re-structuring to achieve profitability, and compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission regulations. She holds a BS in finance from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Daniela is treasurer of the East Sacramento Rotary club and is actively involved in improving education for inner-city youths. She also is a member of the Finance and Risk Committee of the Central Valley Farmland Trust, whose purpose is the protection of farmland in the San Joaquin Central Valley.
Chief Administrative Officer
Terry has broad experience as both an attorney and senior executive. As an attorney, he has served both in private practice and as in-house counsel, with a focus on capital formation and offerings, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, licensing and energy regulation. He practiced with Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. (where he established the firm’s D.C. office), McDonough, Holland & Allen, and Weintraub Genshlea & Sproul in Sacramento. In addition to Synergex, he also served in-house with Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., a publicly-traded multinational corporation involved in ocean shipping, agriculture (sugar and coffee) and real estate development and management. He also was a co-founder and chairman of a hydrogen fuel cell company providing clean electrical backup power for cell towers internationally; co-founder and president of a technology licensing firm focusing on university-developed inventions; co-founder and president of an international manufacturer and marketer of biomedical-based skin therapy products; and real estate development and asset manager for a company with more than 2.5 million square feet of improved retail, industrial and office space and more than 90,000 acres of unimproved land. He serves on the board of directors of Synergex Ventures, CleanWorld, NeuroPro Technologies, Inc., and NutraGenomics. Terry received a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Georgetown University. He has been involved in the community through work with various non-profit organizations.