About Us

Synaptica software has been in continuous production since 1995. The product is licensed by Synaptica, LLC, a private company co-founded by principals Trish Yancey and Dave Clarke.

Every year Synaptica invests heavily in R&D to maintain its leadership position and has been recognized by KMWorld Magazine’s Trend Setting Product of the Year award (2011 / 2012 / 2015) and 100 Companies that Matter award (2012 / 2014 / 2015 2016 / 2017).

Synaptica supports numerous library and information science teaching programs at universities around the world.

Software development and business management is located in Denver, Colorado, with additional sales and support provided by subsidiary and affiliate companies in Europe and Asia.

Executive Team

71_Dave_Clarke

David Clarke
CEO & Co-founder
26 years information industry experience
Contributing author of US National Standard for Controlled Vocabularies ANSI-NISO Z39.19 (2005)
Lead for business strategy and technical product vision

70_Trish_Yancey

Trish Yancey
CFO & Co-founder
36  years information industry experience
Contributing author of US National Standard for Controlled Vocabularies ANSI-NISO Z39.19 (2005)
Lead for user requirements and open industry standards

71_Jim_Sweeney

Jim Sweeney
Senior Product Manager
19 years taxonomy industry experience
12 years with Synaptica
Lead for client relations and product management

Ahren Lehnert

Ahren Lehnert
Senior Product Manager
15 years taxonomy industry experience
1 year with Synaptica
Lead for product management

71_Sean_Maslow

Sean Maslow
Software Architect
14 years taxonomy industry experience
10 years with Synaptica

70_Jim_Dwyer

Jim Dwyer
Software Architect
23 years taxonomy industry experience
19 years with Synaptica