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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 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.

Department Managers

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

Corporate Advisors

Dan Linstedt
Inventor of the Data Vault

Athena IT Solutions
Big Data Integration

BBBT &  Bloor Group


Space Coast Tech Council

The Data Governance Institute