The Systema Team
We are proud to have a diverse group of software executives, consulting, and insurance professionals as part of the Systema team. Meet some members of the team.
Jose began his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) working on diverse projects for the financial, telecom, and transportation industries with clients including Delta Airlines, Pacific Bell, and Banco Frances. He then continued his software career managing web development projects for Proxicom. Prior to founding Systema Software, he started a multi-national consulting company helping organizations such as Prudential California and Airtel with their web development projects. Since 2001, Jose has been focusing solely in software solutions for the Insurance industry.
When asked about his vision and goals for SIMS Claims™, Jose responds, "I am excited to offer to the industry an alternative to the current vendor solutions on the market. SIMS Claims™ is not only a robust, elegant, and visually appealing system, it offers clients a great combination of value, flexibility and functionality previously unavailable in a commercial off-the-shelf insurance claims solution.
We are committed to making SIMS Claims™ the best claims administration system in the industry by providing new and innovative functionality while partnering with leading claims vendors to reinforce our best-of-breed solution approach and staying ahead of the competition."
Brian Mack - Sales
Brian Mack is Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Systema Software, where he serves on the management team and plays an instrumental role in strategic business development. He helped grow the company through the promotion of new and expanding product capabilities, including mobile apps, cloud hosting, and business intelligence. He forged strategic alliances with other industry-leading solution providers to offer a best-of-breed approach. He assists in expanding and deepening service to various lines of business and different market segments, including insurers, self-insured organizations, risk pools and public entities.
Brian has built and continues to lead the sales and marketing team for aggressive growth and to increase awareness of the company's award-winning SIMS Claims. Under his leadership, Systema Software and SIMS Claims have become brands synonymous with superior service, product value, and customer satisfaction.
He is a veteran of the claims software market, with more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in insurance software. Prior to Systema, he was vice president of sales and marketing at Valley Oak Systems, which was acquired by Aon eSolutions. After the acquisition, Brian served on the executive committee spearheading the integration of Valley Oak Systems into Aon eSolutions, and he continued to increase product sales. He has also held sales and marketing positions at Data Executives International, Alexander & Alexander, and Marathon Systems.
Danny Smith - Operations
Danny has over 25 years of management, technical and operation experience in risk and insurance software, project management, and client management. Prior to Systema Software, he served as vice president and managing director of global client management at Aon eSolutions, where he led client support, account management, compliance, training, and managed care. He arrived at Aon eSolutions through the acquisition of Valley Oak Systems, where he served as vice president of customer support, IT, and strategic account management. After the acquisition, Smith was promoted to lead an expanded global client management division. Prior to Valley Oak Systems, Smith worked at Ceon, an independent software vendor in California, and Nortel Networks in the United Kingdom.
Tom Jaspering - Development
Tom has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of software development. He developed technology solutions across a wide spectrum of businesses encompassing the Television, Real Estate, Medical Care, Food Service, Gaming, Human Resources, and Insurance industries. Tom has worked with companies both large and small including industry leaders like Microsoft, Prudential, Berkshire Hathaway, the California Health Care Foundation, the Packard Foundation, and CompUSA. As an early member of Systema Software, he has been instrumental in fostering a company that provides best-of-breed products while offering world-class customer service. Tom is proud to have served aboard the submarine USS Portsmouth (SSN-707) as a Laboratory Technician during his five years in the US Navy. While not at work, Tom enjoys youth sports, bicycling, and kayaking.
Kate Taylor – HR
Kate has significant experience in all aspects of software development. After 10 years with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where she went from hands-on developing to overseeing large-scale implementations, Kate moved on to be the Director of Engineering at a Cygent, which was subsequently bought by Convergys. After leaving Convergys, Kate did freelance consulting for the FBI and other clients. Now as part of Systema Software for six years, Kate enjoys being part of a team delivering the highest quality product. When she's not at work, Kate raises her two sons with her husband and helps run her local PTA.
Kenny Popst - Implementations
Kenny has over 12 years of software implementation, administration, and support experience. When he was at Valley Oak Systems and Catholic Healthcare West, Kenny managed the successful implementations of multiple claims, risk, and patient safety systems. As a member of the Systema team, Kenny coordinates and manages all aspects of the SIMS Claims™ implementation from project kickoff to go-live. As a solution-oriented, team player, Kenny ensures successful implementations. Besides his outdoor hobbies, Kenny enjoys spending time in the Sierra Nevada foothills with his wife and two children.
Dori Young - Project Management
Dori has 19 years of project management, IT support, and training experience working in both private and public sectors in the healthcare, insurance, retail, pet care franchise, and social services industries for organizations such as Contra Costa Health Services, Alameda Health Systems, AAA, Restoration Hardware, Fetch! Pet Care, Casey Family Systems, and Youth Learning & Cultural Institute.
As the Director of Project Management and a member of the Operations Leadership Team, Dori works to facilitate process improvement, and manage the project management team to ensure project managers keep a 360 degree view of SIMS implementations to successfully drive team delivery with high client satisfaction while managing to scope, schedule, and budget. She has the privilege of working with an incredible team of talented and dedicated people who strive each day to provide clients the best possible claims administration solution to meet their business needs.