Innovative Routines. And Leaders.
Since 1978, IRI has been a private, closely-held corporation steered by its founders to deliver faster data-driven outcomes and real ROI to our customers. Ask any seasoned team member how IRI and its customers succeed together without the hype and complexity endemic to the data management industry.
Paul Friedland - Founder & CEO
Paul made IRI the first company to deliver mainframe-class sort/merge technology on "open systems." Previously at Burroughs, Paul wrote the B6500-B6700 sort using co-routine architecture (hence CoSort), a library of extended precision mathematical routines, and much of their COBOL and FORTRAN compilers. He also headed development of the Research Analysis Language for the Federal Reserve Bank and IMF. He received one of the first master’s degrees in Computer Science that Penn State conferred, and later taught compiler development at UC Irvine and DB systems at NYU. At IRI, Paul continues to apply his theory and knowledge of sorting, languages, and data management, and is currently innovating in runtime data governance.
David Friedland - SVP & COO
David started with IRI in 1988 to direct technology strategy and partner development. He now holds daily management responsibility for the company, works with strategic customers and consultancies, directs product line growth, and handles key agreements. David holds a BS in Communications from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Albany (SUNY). Prior to joining IRI, he worked in high-tech public relations in Manhattan, for the VOA and NBC Radio News in Seoul, and attended Hofstra Law School. David also covers data management trends and developments in the IRI blog, works with industry analysts and business partners, and explains Voracity solutions online and before groups like Big Data Bootcamp and Oracle Global Leaders.
Susan Gegner - QA & documentation
Lisa Mangino - Sales & support
Chaitali Mitra - Workbench testing
Zoran Raskovic - Licensing & admin
Sonja Phoesanith - Online marketing
Luluk Soraya - Alliances
Mary Spires - AccFin & HR
Selected Project Directors
Wade Donahue - Data liquidity & governance
Vic Frisk - Cloud & containers
Kevin Roldos - GUI, load balancing
Devon Kozenieski - APIs, semi- & unstructured data
Adam Lewis - APIs, cloud storage, RDB/NoSQL
Mugi Priyanto - Hadoop
Don Purnhagen (CTO) - Masking and test POCs
Craig Schein - VMs, Semi-structured data
Dave Zsiga - Legacy data, engine internals
Inventor of the Data Vault
Athena IT Solutions
Big Data Integration
BBBT & Bloor Group
Space Coast Tech Council
The Data Governance Institute