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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.

I wanted a tool with a vendor that was willing to enter a partnership with the taxonomy team for the continued development and adoption of the tool.
Synaptica were willing to do that.

Bonnie Bowes

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
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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
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Gene Loh
Director Software Development
Over 20 years’ 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
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Lauren Clark Hill
Client Solutions Specialist
13 years’ taxonomy industry experience
Joined Synaptica in 2023
Support Taxonomy and Ontology Solutions
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Vivs Long-Ferguson
Marketing 
25 years’ experience in marketing and communications.
Joined Synaptica in 2017.
Lead for marketing, social media and communications.
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Jim Dwyer
Software Architect
23 years’ taxonomy industry experience
19 years with Synaptica
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Synaptica, LLC was founded in 1995 by Trish Yancey and Dave Clarke.

Software development and business management located in the US, with additional sales and customer support provided by subsidiary and affiliate companies in Europe and Asia.

Synaptica continually invests heavily in R&D to maintain its leadership position.

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.
Synaptica were willing to do that.

Marisa Hughes, APA

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Trend-Setting Product of the Year Award