ISUG-TECH Board Members

    Executive Officers
    BioJoe Woodhouse
    Prima Donna Consulting
    Melbourne, Australia
    Executive Director
    BioCindy Bean
    Magnolia, TX
    United States
    V.P. of Finance
    BioCynthia Gill
    Houston, TX
    United States
    V.P. of Membership
    BioEric Van Patten
    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    V.P. of Technologies
    BioBryan Enochs
    Haymarket, VA
    V.P. of Business Relations
    BioJeff Gibson
    Intercept Solutions
    Nashville, TN
    United States

    Regional User Group Directors
    BioBrett Weaver
    Meadar Ltd

    New Zealand
    BioLudwin Feiten
    Power People IT Services GmbH
    Berlin, Germany
    North America
    BioBruce Armstrong
    Los Angeles, CA
    South/Latin Amer.
    BioJean-Pierre Dareys
    Mexico City, Mexico

    Other Directors
    Ray RannalaBio
    Dobler Consulting
    Tampa, FL
    United States
    BioJohn Avery
    Bradmark Technologies
    Houston, TX, USA

    Content Director
    BioJeremy Chubb
    BioPeter Dobler
    Dobler Consulting
    Tampa, FL
    United States
    Social Media
    Bio Open
    BioJohn Strano
    Ivoryton, CT
    United States

    2014 will mark Bryan Enoch's fourteenth year as a member of the ISUG-TECH Board of Directors. Prior to his current role he has served as Benefits Director (2012-13), President (2008-2011), Vice President of Products & Enhancements (2006-2007), Enhancements Director for Tools and Solutions (2005), North American User Group Director (2003-2004), and SIG Director (2001-2002).

    Mr. Enochs is a Senior Technical Staff manager at AT&T Solutions managing a team of PowerBuilder developers, and has been an advocate of Sybase technology since 1994. Mr. Enochs continues to explore ways for Sybase to support their user groups and increase the interest and use of Sybase technology. His own areas of expertise are in client/server, n-tier, distributed and web programming as well as being a senior Sybase DBA. He has been an ISUG-TECH member since 1996.and web programming as well as being a senior Sybase DBA. He has been an ISUG member since 1996.

    Cindy Bean has returned to the ISUG Board as Secretary. She has been working with Sybase products for over 20 years as a DBA, consultant, and product manager. Cindy previously served on the ISUG Board of Directors for 12 years, as North American Regional User Group Director, Conference Director, President, Past President, Vice President of Events and Media, and Vice President of Membership. She has also served on the board of the Sybase Users' Group of Texas as Secretary, President and Vice President. Cindy has been an ISUG member since 1995.

    Mike Harrold has been associated with ISUG-TECH for several years now, having spent four and a half years as a member of the Board of Directors before being hired as the organization's first Executive Director in June 2007. Before this, Mr. Harrold worked extensively with Sybase products, such as ASE, Replication Server, OpenSwitch and Sybase IQ in his prior life as a DBA.

    A native of England, Mr. Harrold currently resides in the United States in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, four daughters and a lazy cat.

    Eric Van Patten is an application architect with over 10 years experience in the client/server and distributed world. He works mainly with PowerBuilder, but has vast knowledge of other development tools as well. In addition, he has previously experienced life as a DBA and currently works with most major of databases in the marketplace. As a member of the ISUG-TECH Board of Directors, Mr. Van Patten has previously performed the duties of Vice President of Business Relations, Journal Director, and has also served as a member-at-large.

    Cynthia Gill is President of CSG Technologies, Inc. and has been a strong advocate for SAP/Sybase for many years. She is currently serving as the ISUG-TECH V.P. of Business Relations, and has held several Board roles since 1995. Mrs. Gill has volunteered her marketing and creative talents to help form Special Interest groups. She managed and implemented the first Sybase training facility in the Southwestern portion of the United States, and also served as past president of the Texas Sybase Users' Group for 3 years. Mrs. Gill's management and organizational skills have contributed to the conference coordination as well as other ISU-TECH initiatives for the ISUG-TECH Board.

    After working with IBM mid-range, Brett was involved with his first Sybase database implementation in 1991. This was also the year he first developed applications in PowerBuilder. Contracted through Sybase, and other organisations, he has provided banks, government departments and agribusiness organisations.

    Skilled with SAP/Sybase ASE, Rep Server, IQ, ASA, and PowerBuilder, Brett continues to develop and market IOT and agribusiness software.

    Brett is looking forward to communicating the new capabilities of the SAP/Sybase products and reinvigorating user groups locally.

    Anne Walker has been in the IT industry for over 16 years and started using Sybase products back in 1994 as a Powerbuilder developer in the banking industry. She joined Sybase as a ASE consultant/trainer in 1998, and for the last several years has been the Sybase DBA with the Treasury department in St George Bank, Australia. Ms. Walker is the President of the Sydney based Sybase User group and has been working toward more Sybase User Groups in Australia. Having previously served as a Committee Director, Asia-Pacific Regional User Group Director, and V.P. of Membership, Anne now reaches the pinacle of the organization as President.

    Ray Rannala is a dynamic, results-driven business leader with responsibility for driving sales, and expanding business relationships at Dobler Consulting. In addition to having owned a leading Project Management Consulting firm, his initial experience in professional services began in the mid-90s where he successfully led a regional business development team for Ernst & Young LLP focused on bringing “Big 5” advisory services to the mid-market client base of the firm. Before joining Dobler Consulting, Ray drove sales and led client satisfaction in the database consulting and managed services sector focused on, Sybase/SAP, SQL Server and Oracle technologies for many years. Prior to his experience in the professional services business, Ray was a highly successful sales executive in the telecommunications industry.

    For nearly 30 years, Ray has been influencing and delivering technology solutions to benefit business of all sizes and industries. He has cultivated strategic alliances and partnered with many of the world’s leading businesses to leverage technology in the database and information management sector to maximize productivity, profitability, and manage business costs.

    Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 25 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Database, Data Communications and Network application development. Mr. Pollach has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner Software Tool & Die Inc., a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

    Jean-Pierre Dareys is a versatile IT professional with experience in the installation and maintenance of computer equipment, programming and managing client resources. His experience includes database design and administration, consulting, training, technical support, pre-post sales of products and services, lecturing at international conferences, and participating in the creation and maintenance of global heterogeneous, distributed and replicated systems.

    Mr. Dareys has worked with Sybase technologies for more than twenty years, including a decade as a Sybase, Inc. employee in New York City, and has extensive experience with products including Sybase ASE, Replication Server, Open Switch and Sybase IQ. He has worked in all types of industries, such as consulting, VARs, retail, financial, media and communications, showcasing the multiple facets of his profile and roles, including taking the lead in small life cycle development projects.

    Jeff Gibson has been actively developing PowerBuilder applications bundled with SQL Anywhere since 1995, and has been a contributor to the community during that time. Working as an ISV, his main focus has been on the commercial application market and has developed applications for the Construction, Electrical, Logistics and Transportation sectors. Jeff has focused extensively on interface design principals/standards to help with UI design and implementation. This includes implementing Visual Cues for better user interaction, correct control usage and data driven design/navigation. In 2010, Jeff was selected by SAP/Sybase to be a part of their MVP program for PowerBuilder developers.

    Ralf Anoia is a Senior Technical Instructor with over 25 years of experience in the private and public sectors. He has designed and presented comprehensive technical training on Adaptive Server Enterprise and other DB

    Marcelle von Wendland has been responsible for the development and marketing of solutions based on Sybase products including PowerBuilder and Sybase database products since the early 1990's. As Director in charge of product management at Bancstreet, she has both a hands on technical and marketing background. Ms. von Wendland also has extensive experience as an executive commitee member and deputy chairwoman of the RISK professional interest forum at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) (

    Peter Dobler is an accomplished IT database professional, with 25+ years of experience, who delivers results by building sophisticated data systems; by implementing advanced application software; and, by improving efficiencies and reducing costs. He founded Dobler Consulting, ( a Tampa, Florida consulting firm that delivers implementation expertise for Sybase, Oracle and MS SQL Server in 2000. Dobler Consulting is a Sybase System Integration partner and a premier partner for Sybase Professional Services. Peter designed and deployed large scale, high performance, enterprise level DW systems exceeding 40 TB and managed large IT groups of DBAs, System Engineers, Storage Engineering, and Security experts. Mr. Dobler is a nationally recognized premier Sybase expert who frequently gets invited to speak at Sybase events.

    Calvin Allen is a consultant in Columbus, OH that specializes in the .NET realm. He enjoys designing software that not only solves business problems, but is easy to use, on budget, and on time. If he isn't designing software, he's learning how to be a better software developer. For Calvin, this isn't just a career – it's a lifestyle.

    Before he made his career switch to Microsoft technologies, Mr. Allen was a PowerBuilder developer. But after making that switch, Calvin now realizes how much he misses working with PowerBuilder on a daily basis, and is using his time with ISUG-TECH to try and make a difference for the future of PowerBuilder.

    Joe Woodhouse has worked in the Sybase world for over 18 years - first with Sybase Australia and then founding Prima Donna Consulting in 2003. He is active in conferences and User Groups within Australia and internationally. He is based in Melbourne, Australia, but can frequently be found in the USA and Europe. Mr Woodhouse's specialties are SAP ASE, SAP Replication Server and SAP IQ, with side helpings of data and solutions architecture, and these drive his consulting practice and professional speaking circuit.

    As President of ISUG-Tech, Mr Woodhouse is committed to continuing ISUG-TECH's relationship with SAP product management such as the long-running Enhancements process, and contributing to the technical direction and content of ISUG-TECH.

    Aryeh Silverberg is a Data and Integration Architect, and has been working with SAP/Sybase products for over 15 years. He has extensive experience with SAP ASE and SAP Replication Server in a High Availability environment, and experience with numerous other Development and Data Management products. Aryeh was previously on the board for 5 years as the Virtual SIG Director and Enhancements Director, and is happy to return to the board for the 2014-2015 term.

    John Strano is a Technology Evangelist, software instructor and software developer. He has been a developer since 1991 and has authored articles for multiple industry periodicals. John has developed with, and has presented Powersoft/Sybase/SAP tools on an international basis since 1997. Over the last 26 years John has developed a spectrum of applications from single-user scaling up to enterprise-class, web-based projects.

    Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (IDS). Prior to joining IDS ten years ago, he was an independent consultant for 15 years doing PowerBuilder development for companies such as Rockwell, Hughes, Boeing, Western Asset Management, Investment Technology Group and Johnson & Johnson. He has been using PowerBuilder since version 1.0.B. He is a charter member of TeamSybase (formerly TeamPS), a PowerBuilder MVP and an SAP Mentor. He was a contributing author to SYS-CON's PowerBuilder 4.0 Secrets of the Masters and the editor of SAMs' PowerBuilder 9: Advanced Client/Server Development. He has contributed numerous articles to the PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (PBDJ) and the ISUG Tech Journal. He served as the editor-in-chief of PBDJ from 2004 to 2013 and served for a while as a technical editor for the ISUG Tech Journal. He has done sessions on PowerBuilder at most TechWaves since 2004 and at other user group meetings, including meetings in Columbia, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Italy and France.

    Jeremy Chubb is an independent database engineering and administration consultant based in London, UK. He has worked with SAP/Sybase technologies since 1999 and specialises in ASE and Replication Server, but is experienced with other SAP RDBMS products, and those provided by other vendors.

    Jeremy has primarily worked in the financial services in UK and has served a number of positions on the committee of the UK SAP/Sybase User group over the last 10 or so years. He is looking forward to getting involved with ISUG as content director over the coming year.

    Ludwin Feiten has been in the IT-business for more than 30 years – with more than 20 years experience in PowerBuilder. He is founder and CEO of Power People and president of the PowerBuilder User Group Germany. He is a graduate in Business Administration, is a Scrum-master and an UML-professional.

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