About Us

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

We provide award-winning, enterprise-class software tools, and a broad range of complementary professional services. Our solutions team includes an international network of independent thought-leaders with an ethos of

  • Partner with clients establishing a long-term relationship of service
  • 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
  • Engineer solutions based on international industry standards and best practices
  • Evolve solutions continuously to meet the emerging needs of our clients

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.

With the benefit of different perspectives, Synaptica offers unique insights to solve the challenges facing your organisation. Contact us today to start a conversation about your enterprise knowledge organisation project.

Executive Team

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

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


Jim Sweeney
Senior Manager Taxonomy Solutions
20 years taxonomy industry experience
13 years with Synaptica
Lead for client relations and product management

Insight Ahren Lehnert

Ahren Lehnert
Senior Manager Text Analytics Solutions
15 years taxonomy industry experience
1 year with Synaptica
Lead for product management and text analytics.

Bob Kasenchak Senior Manager Client Solutions

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

Gene Loh
Software Architect
Gene has over 20 year’s experience in software development and leads an engineering team focused on research and development of Linked Data applications and enterprise solutions at Synaptica. Gene is founder and Executive Director of Stronium, based in Kuala Lumpur.

Sean Maslow
Software Architect
14 years taxonomy industry experience
10 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.

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

Awards & Recognition

KM World Trend-Setting Product of the Year Award
2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Corporate America’s Best Taxonomy Management Software 2016

KM World Magazine 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management
2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Global Knowledge Management Congress’s Knowledge Management Leadership Award 2016