Innovative Routines. And Managers.
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 our seasoned team leaders how IRI succeeds 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-B6700sort 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 masters degrees in Computer Science that Penn State conferred, and went onto teach 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.
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 corporate 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. David also covers data management trends and developments in the IRI blog, works with industry analysts and business partners, and speaks at conferences.
Commercial Department Managers
Susan Gegner - Support
Lisa Mangino - Sales
Chaitali Mitra - Testing
Zoran Raskovic - Licensing & Outreach
Craig Schein - Marketing & Web Development
Luluk Soraya - Alliances
Mary Spires - Finance & HR
Technical Project Directors
Vic Frisk - Cloud & Containers
Claudia Irvine - Data Masking & Quality
Dmitry Kulakov - Dark Data
Gail LaPinsky - NoSQL & Streaming
Mugi Priyanto - Hadoop
Don Purnhagen - DW & BI/Analytics
Dave Zsiga - Internals & Speed
Inventor of the Data Vault
Athena IT Solutions
Big Data Integration
Space Coast Tech Council
The Data Governance Institute