Our management team has a long track record of operational excellence and a proven ability to strategically lead organizations to greater levels of growth and performance. They help to foster SunGard’s innovative culture and are highly committed to the company’s long-term goals.
president and chief executive officer
Russ Fradin has been SunGard’s president and chief executive officer since late May 2011, when he also became a member of SunGard’s board of directors. Before joining SunGard, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt. Mr. Fradin oversaw the successful September 2010 merger between Aon Consulting and Hewitt Associates, having been chief executive officer of Hewitt since 2006. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of the BISYS Group, Inc., and also held various executive positions at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). His most recent position at ADP was president of ADP’s Global Employer Services business. In addition, he worked many years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior partner. He holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
chief executive officer, Public Sector
Mike Borman joined SunGard as chief executive officer, SunGard Public Sector in December 2012. Mike came to SunGard after more than 30 years at IBM. Over the span of his IBM career, he held several senior management positions, including vice president of worldwide software sales. He also served as general manager of five different IBM businesses, including the i-Series unit (previously the AS/400), IBM Global Business Partners, the UNIX business, and regional business units in Asia Pacific and the Midwest U.S. More recently, outside of IBM, Mike served as the CEO of two public companies – Avocent Corporation and Blue Coat Systems – and was the president and chief operating officer of another public company: Blue Martini Software. Mike holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, majoring in Finance, Strategy and Management.
senior vice president, human resources, and chief human resources officer
Regina Brab joined SunGard in late January 2013. Regina came to SunGard with more than 30 years of experience in the area of Human Resources strategy, employee benefits consulting and administration. She spent much of her career at Aon Hewitt, where she most recently was senior partner and east region managing director. In that capacity, Regina managed the firm’s relationship with many of its most prominent clients, partnering with them on outsourcing implementations, large consulting projects, mergers and acquisitions and other significant business transformations. Prior to AON Hewitt, she was a senior consultant with Coopers & Lybrand. She holds a BS from Cornell University.
chief accounting officer
Chris Breakiron has been SunGard’s chief accounting officer since February 2014. He has primary responsibility for the company's accounting operations and leads its worldwide accounting team. Chris has a strong technical accounting background, deep knowledge of the financial technology sector and experience in tax, financial planning and treasury. Before joining SunGard, Chris was most recently the senior vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer, for Lender Processing Services, Inc. ("LPS"). Prior to LPS, he was senior vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis at Fidelity National Information Services, INC. ("FIS"). He has also held senior finance positions at a number of other companies, including senior vice president and controller of the International Card Services unit of Certegy, Inc.; founder and principal of The Cresset Group, LLC; and chief financial officer of the Insurance Management Solutions Group, Inc. ("IMS"). Chris started his career at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was a senior auditor. He holds a Master's of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, both from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
chief operating officer, Financial Systems
Marianne Brown is the chief operating officer of SunGard Financial Systems. She joined SunGard in February 2014 and has more than three decades of experience in the financial services and technology industries. Marianne has a strong reputation as a leader who is focused on crisp execution and delivering stellar results. Prior to SunGard, Marianne was the CEO and President of Omgeo, a global financial services technology company. Before joining Omgeo, Marianne was the CEO of the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC). Previously, she led ADP’s Brokerage Processing Services Business, which was subsequently spun off to become Broadridge Financial Solutions. Over a 26-year span at ADP, she held positions of increasing responsibility in various areas – from customer service, account management and sales to operations, technology and development. Marianne holds a variety of community and philanthropic leadership roles and has received numerous awards for her business and volunteer work. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Concordia College.
senior vice president, global business services and technology
Vince Coppola has been senior vice president of Global Business Services & Technology, since late December 2011. Mr. Coppola joined SunGard in August of 2011 as SunGard’s senior vice president of Operations. Mr. Coppola has overall responsibility in SunGard Financial Systems for technology, global solution centers and managed services/BPO, as well as developing and executing strategies for improving operational efficiency and driving margin improvements for all of SunGard. He also leads the continual cost improvement/Lean program for Financial Systems, Public Sector and K-12 Education. Mr. Coppola came to SunGard after three years at Hewitt Associates, where he held various executive positions in on/offshore operations, technology, shared services and new product development. He also led Hewitt's margin improvement initiatives. Prior to joining Hewitt, Mr. Coppola worked at ADP, Inc. for 24 years, where he held senior management positions in finance, international, operations and global sales leadership at Brokerage services. Mr. Coppola holds a BBA in Marketing and an MBA in Finance, both from Temple University.
senior vice president, corporate development and strategy
Kevin McCurry is SunGard’s Senior Vice President,Corporate Development and Strategy. He is responsible for working with all of our business leaders to identify, evaluate and pursue growth opportunities, as well as spearhead the evolution and execution of SunGard's overall business strategy. Kevin joined SunGard in January 2014 with over 20 years of experience in strategy, corporate development, management consulting and finance. In his previous role of SVP, Corporate Development at Bertelsmann, he was responsible for helping the company create and implement a strategy to enter the multi-billion dollar Business Information sector. Kevin also spent over six years at Thomson Reuters in executive strategy roles of increasing responsibility and was a partner at IBM Business Consulting Services. Prior to those positions, he worked for a number of years at specialty management consulting firms focused on product development, innovation and technology consulting. Kevin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Trinity College.
chief financial officer
Charles Neral is SunGard’s chief financial officer and a member of SunGard’s Office of the CEO. Mr. Neral has more than three decades of technology industry leadership in software, finance and operations. He has held both domestic and international finance positions and has worked for both publicly and privately held companies. He also has extensive experience in strategic financial planning, product pricing, mergers and acquisitions, tax, treasury, investor relations, organizational development and financial controls. Mr. Neral joined SunGard in 2012 as chief financial officer. Most recently, Mr. Neral was chief financial officer of SafeNet, a cyber-security company, from 2009 to 2012. Previously he served as vice president of finance for IBM’s worldwide software business where he was responsible for global financial planning and analysis, business controls and business development and helped lead significant organic and acquisitive growth for IBM. Prior to assuming his position of vice president of finance at IBM, Mr. Neral served in a variety of financial roles across IBM’s Sales, Server and Global Services organizations, including executive roles in Asia Pacific and at IBM corporate headquarters. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from New York University.
president, SunGard K-12 Education
George Pepper became acting head of SunGard K-12 Education in December 2012. George has been with SunGard K-12 Education for over 30 years. His most recent position was SVP of Operations, where he led the program development and technical support teams, as well as the computer engineering and SaaS groups. Previously, George held a variety of positions in systems design and development, implementation, training and customer service. George earned his bachelor’s degree in social science from Edinboro University and completed post-graduate work in computer science at Moravian College.
chief technology officer
As chief technology officer, Steven Silberstein is responsible for the development and execution of SunGard’s technology strategy.
Mr. Silberstein has a successful record of building and operating high performance software-based technology businesses, as well as architecting solutions to meet challenging technical problems in financial services. Most recently, he was chief information officer and head of operations for Chi-X Global, operating in Tokyo, Singapore and Toronto. Previously, he was a managing director at Lehman Brothers, where he served as the global head of its prime brokerage product, responsible for the quantitative prime brokerage, product management, clearing, custody and servicing aspects of the business. Prior to that, he was chief information officer of the firm’s global equities division, where he co-led Lehman Brothers’s move into electronic and quantitative execution, as well as the deployment of its LX ATS platform and other internalization products. Before Lehman Brothers, Mr. Silberstein ran FAME Information Services, a leading provider of decision support solutions, which was acquired by SunGard in 2004.
Mr. Silberstein is an adjunct professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a member of the Leadership Council of Rensselaer Lally School of Management. In addition, he is a development partner of Acumen, a non-profit organization that raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.
He holds a B.S. in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
senior vice president, legal and chief legal officer
Victoria Silbey has been senior vice president, legal and chief legal officer since 2006 and vice president, legal and general counsel from 2005 to 2006. From 1997 to 2005, Ms. Silbey held various legal positions with SunGard, including vice president, legal and assistant general counsel from 2004 to 2005. From 1991 to 1997, she was a lawyer with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Silbey holds a JD from Cornell Law School, an M. Phil. in History from Oxford University and a BA in History from Cornell University.
chief executive officer, Availability Services
Andrew Stern has been chief executive officer, Availability Services, since June 2010. Prior to joining SunGard, Mr. Stern was chairman and chief executive officer of USinternetworking Inc. (USi), an application service provider that was acquired by AT&T in 2006. Subsequently, he led AT&T’s hosting and application services business. Earlier in his career he was a partner with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, an international management and technology consulting firm, and also was executive vice president, strategic planning at insurer USF&G Corporation. Mr. Stern holds a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
executive vice president, SunGard Financial Systems
Brian Traquair is executive vice president of SunGard Financial Systems and a member of SunGard’s Office of the CEO. Brian has overall responsibility for our Capital Markets and Brokerage businesses in Financial Systems, as well as Major Accounts and Sales & Marketing Operations. Brian joined SunGard in 2001 as a result of the acquisition of Loanet, where he was general manager. He became president of SunGard Securities Finance and was responsible for this business until the creation of the Capital Markets group under his leadership in 2007. Since that time, the group has grown to include all SunGard sell-side business and solutions. Brian was promoted to executive vice president of SunGard Financial Systems in January 2014. Brian has 30 years of experience in providing solutions to the securities industry. He previously held management positions with IP Sharp Associates, Reuters and Instinet Corporation, where he acquired a background in information technology, product management, strategy and international business. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and an MBA in marketing and finance from the Schulich School of Business at York University.