About Us

For over 25 years we have provided award-winning, enterprise-class software tools, and professional services.

With the benefit of different perspectives, Synaptica offers unique insights to solve the challenges facing your organisation. Contact us today to discuss your enterprise knowledge organisation project and how we can help.

Meet the Synaptica Executive Team

David Clarke
CEO & Co-founder
27 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

Trish Yancey
CFO & Co-founder
37 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


Jim Sweeney
Director of Product Management
Over 20 years taxonomy industry experience
15 years with Synaptica
Lead for client relations and product management

Gene Loh
Director Software Development
Over 20 year’s experience in software development and leads an engineering team focused on research and development. Gene is founder and Executive Director of Stronium, based in Kuala Lumpur.

Bob Kasenchak
Senior Manager Client Solutions
9 years’ taxonomy industry experience.
Joined Synaptica in 2019.

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Ahren Lehnert
Senior Manager Graphite
Over 15 years taxonomy industry experience
4 years with Synaptica
Lead for product management and text analytics.

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

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

Vivs Long-Ferguson
Manager Marketing & Media
25 years’ experience in marketing and communications.
Joined Synaptica in 2017. Lead for marketing, media and communications.

Our History

Synaptica, LLC, a private company was co-founded in 1995 by principals Trish Yancey and Dave Clarke. Synaptica continually invests heavily in R&D to maintain its leadership position. 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.

Synaptica Logo 25 Years of Innovation

Our Customers

Listen carefully to understand each client’s individual needs.

Design user experiences that are driven by our client’s real-life use cases and requirements.

Our Partners

Partner with clients establishing a long-term relationship of service.

Our Solutions

Engineer solutions based on international industry standards and best practices.

Evolve solutions continuously to meet the emerging needs of our clients.

Our mission is to help you organize, categorize and discover the knowledge in your enterprise

Awards & Recognition

KM World Magazine

100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021
Trend-Setting Product of the Year Award 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Corporate America’s Best Taxonomy Management Software 2016

Global Knowledge Management Congress’s Knowledge Management Leadership Award 2016