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About Us

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

Synaptica offers unique insights to solve the challenges facing your organization. Contact us today to discuss your enterprise knowledge organization 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.

Sarah Downs
Director of Client Solutions
20 years’ taxonomy industry experience
Joined Synaptica in 2023
Lead for Professional Services and System Deployment

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

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

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.

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 choice of Synaptica taxonomy software is part of our focus on strengthening the vocabulary. We needed software with additional applications and all of the foundational features that you need as well as extra options that provide future adaptability.

Marisa Hughes, APA

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Awards & Recognition

100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management
Selected from 2012 through to 2023

Trend-Setting Product of the Year Award
Selected from 2011 to 2022