Leadership

Anthony Brooks-Williams

Anthony Brooks-Williams

Anthony joined HVR Software as CEO in April 2016 and brings with him a proven track record of scaling global enterprise software companies.

Prior to joining HVR Software, Anthony was SVP Worldwide Sales & Services at RainStor, where he built field teams and drove the growth that ultimately lead to the company’s acquisition by Teradata. He continued to lead the business at Teradata.   

Before that, Anthony was founder and CEO of Coherent Software Corp, which offered auditing and recovery solutions based on SQL Server log-based capture. He remained with the company after it was acquired by GoldenGate in 2005, driving key partnerships and building its SQL Server replication team, and continued in his post after Oracle acquired GoldenGate in 2010.  

Outside of work, Anthony loves spending time with his wife, kids and pets, as well as playing golf and watching rugby.


Steve Sheil

Steve Sheil

Steve Sheil founded HVR and spearheads the design and architecture of HVR’s “network stream” architecture. Prior to HVR, Steve worked at Actian (formerly Ingres) and with PostNL as technical architect on major projects: for large-scale geographically distributed databases, and for orchestration of complex processes across an enterprise’s distributed resources. Steve has an honors degree in Mathematics from the University of Bath in England.

He was born in the UK but moved to Amsterdam after meeting his future wife… Steve’s father also designed industrial pumps for new types of business; in his case it was hydraulic pumps which allowed the oil & gas industry to explore new types of resources.


Mark Van de Wiel

Mark Van de Wiel

Mark brings a strong background in data replication as well as real-time Business Intelligence and analytics to his role here at HVR. Most recently, at Actian Corporation, Mark led a team of high performing solution architects. Prior to that, Mark developed extensions to Oracle’s GoldenGate replication product.

Throughout his 15+ year career, Mark has expanded his responsibilities from consultant to product management and business development. Mark holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

When Mark isn’t thinking about data replication and analytics, he’s running marathons. In fact, he’s run more marathons than his age in years and boosts his total by running in the San Francisco marathon each year.


Kevin Crook

Kevin Crook

As HVR’s VP of Engineering, Kevin brings considerable expertise in managing large software development teams that excel at delivering high-quality products on time. Before joining HVR Software, Kevin led the RainStor Engineering team based in Gloucester – both after its acquisition by Teradata and for the 8 years prior. At RainStor, Kevin was SVP of Engineering and built and managed an exceptional team of software engineers, QA and test engineers, as well as documentation and technical support experts.

Kevin has also worked in various European and North American based product management roles at companies such as Business Objects, Crystal Decisions and Holistic Systems.

Kevin enjoys watching rugby, is a qualified skipper and loves to sail with his wife when he’s not taking care of his new puppy.


John Sedleniek

John Sedleniek

John leads all of HVR’s sales activities, account management and strategic reseller relationships in North America. He has 20 years of sales and executive sales management experience in the enterprise software and technology services industries.

Prior to joining HVR, John led Veraction’s Direct Sales Team as Vice President of Sales. Under his leadership, Veraction consistently delivered high-value client solutions and exceeded annual revenue targets. In addition to his experience with early stage startups, John has held various sales leadership positions at Oracle, Exodus and Genuity. John is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

When he’s not helping customers develop data replication solutions, you can find him cheering on his two boys, running twenty-minute miles, or telling the same jokes over and over to his wife, Nicole, who still laughs.


Todd McGrail

Todd McGrail

With more than 10 years of experience successfully selling data integration software, Todd leads HVR’s sales activities in EMEA . Before joining HVR, Todd was the Teradata Global Account Director for one of the largest global banks. At RainStor, before its acquisition by Teradata, Todd was first man on the ground in EMEA, concluding deals with the largest global banks. Todd was also with ACI Worldwide, a global GoldenGate reseller, later joining GoldenGate as one of their first EMEA Sales Directors, and then working with Oracle after it acquired GoldenGate.

Hailing from Canada, Todd has spent the last 20 years living and working in the UK. He attended the University of Western Ontario, Canada. When Todd isn’t working, he’s preparing for his retirement by  driving his son to school football games all over the country.


Meredith Stowe Christie

Meredith Stowe Christie

As the VP of Marketing, Meredith oversees HVR’s strategic marketing activities. Meredith brings over 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the software and media space. Prior to HVR, she ran a B2B Marketing firm, Root&Poppy, which focused on strategic and tactical planning for start-ups and small businesses.

She has a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing from New York University.

When she is not thinking about new ways to educate prospects about HVR–and even when she is–you can find her riding her bike around the Bay Area. Meredith is the women’s captain of the competitive ThirstyBear p/b Akamai master’s cycling team. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Zac, and their chocolate Labrador, Timpa.


Kyle Klopfer

Kyle Klopfer

Kyle brings 20 years of experience in public accounting and tax law to HVR. Formerly, as the CFO of IronData Solutions (a software and services company), Kyle was responsible for 15 corporate acquisitions as well as financing and sale transactions valued at over $250 million. Kyle is Managing Member of Iron Horse Capital, LLC and partner at KLH & associates, a San Francisco-based tax firm. A Certified Public Accountant and licensed by the State Bar of California, Kyle holds an LLM in Taxation from the Golden Gate University School of Law.


Henk Snippe

Henk Snippe

Henk brings more than 25 years of global IT experience in diverse senior management roles within various industries. Henk was HVR Software’s CEO from 2012 to April 2016 and implemented the strategy that positioned HVR to scale. Prior to that, he was a senior management consultant at Sogeti, responsible for enterprise data replication solutions.

Dating back to the 1990’s, Henk oversaw HVR’s original technology at Post NL, the enterprise-wide integration service for complex application landscape, supporting large and complex data volumes. With this successful deployment, HVR and its proven solutions earned the respect that drove the company’s worldwide growth.

Henk holds an MBA degree from the Rotterdam School of Management and resides in The Hague.


Advisory Board


Wayne Boyle, Advisory Board Member

Wayne brings more than 30 years of experience in enterprise data warehousing and data management to HVR’s Advisory Board.

Previously, he served Teradata as the Vice President of Technology and Strategy as well as in technical and managerial positions that included CTO and executive positions in engineering and product management. Wayne’s many accomplishments at Teradata include: establishing Teradata’s big data, analytics and cloud strategies including M&A activities, leading the engineering of the Teradata’s first scalable Unix based systems, developing the strategy and providing technology guidance for active data warehousing, and driving the delivery of Teradata’s appliance product portfolio.

Throughout his tenure at Teradata, Wayne was also deeply involved in  developing a partner ecosystem to complement Teradata’s product portfolio,  leading technical initiatives with SAS, Tableau, Qlik Technologies and SAP.

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