Leadership

At the core of Silvon’s success is a team of seasoned professionals with strong backgrounds in sales, marketing, development, client services and customer support. On average, each member of the SIlvon management team has been with the company for 20 years.

Mike Hennel - President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike HennelMike Hennel is responsible for driving Silvon’s vision, managing day-to-day operations and overseeing the firm's sales and marketing organizations. He is also actively involved in the strategic planning and development of all Silvon products, including product acquisitions. Mike has 30 years of sales, marketing, consulting and software development management experience in the computer industry. Prior to establishing Silvon in 1987, he spent six years at PCR/Pansophic Systems, Inc. (which was subsequently acquired by Computer Associates, SSA Global and Infor). While at Pansophic, Mike managed the firm’s international application software customer and agent network, as well as the development of Pansophic’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software products for manufacturing, distribution and financial systems.

John Hughes – Senior Vice President, Product Management

John HughesJohn Hughes joined Silvon in 1995 and is responsible for managing Silvon’s strategic applications for demand forecasting and inventory optimization. He has also been instrumental in building and managing the Company’s strategic alliances and channels programs with IBM, Microsoft, complimentary application software solution providers and leading consulting organizations. John brought 22 years of experience in the computer software industry to Silvon. As Marketing Manager of Application Software for Chicago-based System Software Associates (SSA), he was responsible for re-positioning the company’s products in the open client/server market and for SSA’s vertical marketing plan, competitive intelligence program, pricing and product positioning strategies. Prior to SSA, John was Sales and Marketing Director for Motorola, Inc., where he was responsible for developing, implementing and managing the sales, marketing and customer support operation for a start-up subsidiary specializing in industrial automation software. He was also employed over a ten-year period at Hewlett Packard in various management positions.

Frank Bunker - Vice President of Pre-Sales, Strategic Customers and IT

Frank BunkerFrank Bunker is one of the founding partners of Silvon and is responsible for managing the Company’s worldwide presales, customer management and internal IT organizations. Frank originally helped build and develop Silvon’s Professional Services organization after working on the teams that developed the Company’s first Business Intelligence solution suite. Today, he continues to be actively involved in the planning and development of Silvon products, while playing a key role in managing Silvon’s relationships with strategic, high-profile customers. Prior to founding Silvon, Frank was employed by Pansophic Systems, where he designed and built ERP applications and productivity aids.

Glenn Stone – Vice President of Development & Support

Glenn StoneAs Silvon’s VP of Development & Support, Glenn Stone has overall responsibility for Silvon’s technical product development / architecture and customer support services. In these capacities, he is involved in all aspects of the software development lifecycle for Silvon’s products and manages the firm’s front-line support resources. Glenn joined Silvon in 2001 with 12 years of experience in supervising both large and small development teams, overseeing numerous development projects and releases, and providing both custom and packaged software development solutions in the retail and financial applications space. He began his career as a consultant and project manager for Arthur Andersen (now Accenture), and spent several years afterwards managing application development, quality assurance, and support teams along with project management activities for McDonalds, Follett, Dominick’s Finer Foods, and Trans Union.

Paul Dorsett - Vice President, Professional Services

Paul DorsettPaul Dorsett has overall responsibility for Silvon’s Professional Services organization, which provides implementation, technical consulting, educational and other services to Silvon’s customers. Paul joined Silvon in 1993 with extensive programming management and consulting experience related to ERP system support. Prior to Silvon, he was a Consulting Director at Gemma International and has been responsible for ERP system maintenance at a variety of well-known organizations such as L.A. Gear, The All American Gourmet Company and Burroughs Corporation.