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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.

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Executive Officers

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 masters 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.

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

Craig Schein - Marketing

Luluk Soraya - Alliances

Mary Spires - HR

Technical Project Directors

Vic Frisk - Cloud & Containers

Claudia Irvine - Workbench

Dmitry Kulakov - Dark Data

Gail LaPinsky - NoSQL & Streams

Mugi Priyanto - Hadoop

Don Purnhagen - Masking & BI

Dave Zsiga - Internals

Corporate Advisors

Dan Linstedt
Inventor of the Data Vault

Athena IT Solutions
Big Data Integration

Bloor Group


Space Coast Tech Council

The Data Governance Institute