Connect Everything

Introducing NGS

At Synadia, we believe there is an opportunity
to create the first decentralized,
secure global utility, powered by NATS.io,
to connect all digital systems, services and devices.

Synadia maintains and leads development of NATS.io.
Along with the NGS offering, Synadia also provides Commercial Support, Consulting, NRE, and Training.
Feel free to Contact Us for more information.

Meet the Team

With over a century of combined experience in distributed systems and messaging technologies, the team at Synadia can provide a wealth of knowledge aimed at challenging how the world connects.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Jan Plutzer profile picture

Jan Plutzer

COO

Jan is a business operations and finance veteran with decades of experience leading teams at both startups and larger enterprises. She has held leadership positions at Intuit, Apcera and TIBCO Software.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Steve Dischinger profile picture

Steve Dischinger

Business Development

Steve comes to Synadia with more than two decades of experience launching and commercializing technology startups. Prior to Synadia he was at Cambridge Semantics delivering some of the world's largest Graph Database deployments for data integration. Outside of work you can probably find him on a golf course or tennis court.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jaime Piña profile picture

Jaime Piña

Engineering

Jaime was a self-driving car whisperer at Cruise Automation before joining Synadia. He worked on systems that helped distressed vehicles when making challenging maneuvers on San Francisco streets. During off-hours, Jaime is always tinkering with something.

Scott Fauerbach profile picture

Scott Fauerbach

Engineering

Working with Java since 1.0 Beta in 1995, Scott built the first commercial Java UI library. He has worked for 5 person startups and Fortune 500 companies including healthcare and Fintech, where they valued his ability to be involved in every aspect of software development and delivery, from conception to deployment. He considers himself a "reverse-engineer" and will figure out any technology you put in front of him.

Jean-Noël Moyne profile picture

Jean-Noël Moyne

Solutions & Engineering

Jean-Noël has over 30 years of experience designing networks, protocols and peer-to-peer distributed systems. Prior to joining Synadia Jean-Noël was the CTO of LAVA.AI where he developed a fondness for functional programming and a Fellow at TIBCO Software where he created the ActiveSpaces data-grid product.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Jan Plutzer profile picture

Jan Plutzer

COO

Jan is a business operations and finance veteran with decades of experience leading teams at both startups and larger enterprises. She has held leadership positions at Intuit, Apcera and TIBCO Software.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Steve Dischinger profile picture

Steve Dischinger

Business Development

Steve comes to Synadia with more than two decades of experience launching and commercializing technology startups. Prior to Synadia he was at Cambridge Semantics delivering some of the world's largest Graph Database deployments for data integration. Outside of work you can probably find him on a golf course or tennis court.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jaime Piña profile picture

Jaime Piña

Engineering

Jaime was a self-driving car whisperer at Cruise Automation before joining Synadia. He worked on systems that helped distressed vehicles when making challenging maneuvers on San Francisco streets. During off-hours, Jaime is always tinkering with something.

Scott Fauerbach profile picture

Scott Fauerbach

Engineering

Working with Java since 1.0 Beta in 1995, Scott built the first commercial Java UI library. He has worked for 5 person startups and Fortune 500 companies including healthcare and Fintech, where they valued his ability to be involved in every aspect of software development and delivery, from conception to deployment. He considers himself a "reverse-engineer" and will figure out any technology you put in front of him.

Jean-Noël Moyne profile picture

Jean-Noël Moyne

Solutions & Engineering

Jean-Noël has over 30 years of experience designing networks, protocols and peer-to-peer distributed systems. Prior to joining Synadia Jean-Noël was the CTO of LAVA.AI where he developed a fondness for functional programming and a Fellow at TIBCO Software where he created the ActiveSpaces data-grid product.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Jan Plutzer profile picture

Jan Plutzer

COO

Jan is a business operations and finance veteran with decades of experience leading teams at both startups and larger enterprises. She has held leadership positions at Intuit, Apcera and TIBCO Software.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Steve Dischinger profile picture

Steve Dischinger

Business Development

Steve comes to Synadia with more than two decades of experience launching and commercializing technology startups. Prior to Synadia he was at Cambridge Semantics delivering some of the world's largest Graph Database deployments for data integration. Outside of work you can probably find him on a golf course or tennis court.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jaime Piña profile picture

Jaime Piña

Engineering

Jaime was a self-driving car whisperer at Cruise Automation before joining Synadia. He worked on systems that helped distressed vehicles when making challenging maneuvers on San Francisco streets. During off-hours, Jaime is always tinkering with something.

Scott Fauerbach profile picture

Scott Fauerbach

Engineering

Working with Java since 1.0 Beta in 1995, Scott built the first commercial Java UI library. He has worked for 5 person startups and Fortune 500 companies including healthcare and Fintech, where they valued his ability to be involved in every aspect of software development and delivery, from conception to deployment. He considers himself a "reverse-engineer" and will figure out any technology you put in front of him.

Jean-Noël Moyne profile picture

Jean-Noël Moyne

Solutions & Engineering

Jean-Noël has over 30 years of experience designing networks, protocols and peer-to-peer distributed systems. Prior to joining Synadia Jean-Noël was the CTO of LAVA.AI where he developed a fondness for functional programming and a Fellow at TIBCO Software where he created the ActiveSpaces data-grid product.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Jan Plutzer profile picture

Jan Plutzer

COO

Jan is a business operations and finance veteran with decades of experience leading teams at both startups and larger enterprises. She has held leadership positions at Intuit, Apcera and TIBCO Software.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Steve Dischinger profile picture

Steve Dischinger

Business Development

Steve comes to Synadia with more than two decades of experience launching and commercializing technology startups. Prior to Synadia he was at Cambridge Semantics delivering some of the world's largest Graph Database deployments for data integration. Outside of work you can probably find him on a golf course or tennis court.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jaime Piña profile picture

Jaime Piña

Engineering

Jaime was a self-driving car whisperer at Cruise Automation before joining Synadia. He worked on systems that helped distressed vehicles when making challenging maneuvers on San Francisco streets. During off-hours, Jaime is always tinkering with something.

Scott Fauerbach profile picture

Scott Fauerbach

Engineering

Working with Java since 1.0 Beta in 1995, Scott built the first commercial Java UI library. He has worked for 5 person startups and Fortune 500 companies including healthcare and Fintech, where they valued his ability to be involved in every aspect of software development and delivery, from conception to deployment. He considers himself a "reverse-engineer" and will figure out any technology you put in front of him.

Jean-Noël Moyne profile picture

Jean-Noël Moyne

Solutions & Engineering

Jean-Noël has over 30 years of experience designing networks, protocols and peer-to-peer distributed systems. Prior to joining Synadia Jean-Noël was the CTO of LAVA.AI where he developed a fondness for functional programming and a Fellow at TIBCO Software where he created the ActiveSpaces data-grid product.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Jan Plutzer profile picture

Jan Plutzer

COO

Jan is a business operations and finance veteran with decades of experience leading teams at both startups and larger enterprises. She has held leadership positions at Intuit, Apcera and TIBCO Software.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Steve Dischinger profile picture

Steve Dischinger

Business Development

Steve comes to Synadia with more than two decades of experience launching and commercializing technology startups. Prior to Synadia he was at Cambridge Semantics delivering some of the world's largest Graph Database deployments for data integration. Outside of work you can probably find him on a golf course or tennis court.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jaime Piña profile picture

Jaime Piña

Engineering

Jaime was a self-driving car whisperer at Cruise Automation before joining Synadia. He worked on systems that helped distressed vehicles when making challenging maneuvers on San Francisco streets. During off-hours, Jaime is always tinkering with something.

Scott Fauerbach profile picture

Scott Fauerbach

Engineering

Working with Java since 1.0 Beta in 1995, Scott built the first commercial Java UI library. He has worked for 5 person startups and Fortune 500 companies including healthcare and Fintech, where they valued his ability to be involved in every aspect of software development and delivery, from conception to deployment. He considers himself a "reverse-engineer" and will figure out any technology you put in front of him.

Jean-Noël Moyne profile picture

Jean-Noël Moyne

Solutions & Engineering

Jean-Noël has over 30 years of experience designing networks, protocols and peer-to-peer distributed systems. Prior to joining Synadia Jean-Noël was the CTO of LAVA.AI where he developed a fondness for functional programming and a Fellow at TIBCO Software where he created the ActiveSpaces data-grid product.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Jan Plutzer profile picture

Jan Plutzer

COO

Jan is a business operations and finance veteran with decades of experience leading teams at both startups and larger enterprises. She has held leadership positions at Intuit, Apcera and TIBCO Software.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Steve Dischinger profile picture

Steve Dischinger

Business Development

Steve comes to Synadia with more than two decades of experience launching and commercializing technology startups. Prior to Synadia he was at Cambridge Semantics delivering some of the world's largest Graph Database deployments for data integration. Outside of work you can probably find him on a golf course or tennis court.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jaime Piña profile picture

Jaime Piña

Engineering

Jaime was a self-driving car whisperer at Cruise Automation before joining Synadia. He worked on systems that helped distressed vehicles when making challenging maneuvers on San Francisco streets. During off-hours, Jaime is always tinkering with something.

Scott Fauerbach profile picture

Scott Fauerbach

Engineering

Working with Java since 1.0 Beta in 1995, Scott built the first commercial Java UI library. He has worked for 5 person startups and Fortune 500 companies including healthcare and Fintech, where they valued his ability to be involved in every aspect of software development and delivery, from conception to deployment. He considers himself a "reverse-engineer" and will figure out any technology you put in front of him.

Jean-Noël Moyne profile picture

Jean-Noël Moyne

Solutions & Engineering

Jean-Noël has over 30 years of experience designing networks, protocols and peer-to-peer distributed systems. Prior to joining Synadia Jean-Noël was the CTO of LAVA.AI where he developed a fondness for functional programming and a Fellow at TIBCO Software where he created the ActiveSpaces data-grid product.