Lonne Jaffe is an Advisory Director at Foros, where he is assisting clients in the software sector or planning to expand into the sector identify optimal counterparties (buyers or sellers) with whom to transact and with evaluating and executing those transactions. He is also Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors at Syncsort, a global software company with enterprise-scale Big Data products used by 87 of the Fortune 100 enterprises in more than 85 countries.
Lonne had been CEO of Syncsort for over 2.5 years, during which time he and the hundreds of Syncsort employees worldwide were focused on accelerating the business both organically and through acquisition, with a particular focus on fast-growing Big Data platforms such as Apache Hadoop and Splunk. Syncsort was acquired by Clearlake Capital Group in October, 2015.
Previously, Lonne was the senior vice president for corporate strategy at CA Technologies, responsible for the development and execution of the company’s long-term technical and acquisition-related strategic initiatives.
Before joining CA, Lonne was a vice president at IBM, where he led a variety of sizable software acquisitions as well as technology growth strategy for two multi-billion dollar software divisions.
Prior to this, he led IBM’s software businesses for the healthcare, life sciences, government, and education industries, including technical strategy, software product research and development, acquisition planning, and new business development.
Lonne holds undergraduate and advanced degrees from Harvard University.