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Our Team 2017-06-01T03:35:38+00:00
Mark Snuffin
Mark SnuffinCEO, Founder
Mark founded DataNaut in 1996 with a vision to create a global software development team focused on developing next generation Internet applications. Over the years that led us to Open Source then Agile as being the cornerstones of our business.

Mark brings over 25 years of experience in the technology industry to DataNaut’s clients. Early in his career he was exposed to many new technologies while working at the Booz Allen’s R&D Facility. This included networking, client-server computing, full-text search, neural networks, desktop application development and the Internet.

Later while working for RDA he was part of a distributed development team with developers spread around the US all collaborating on a single project. As the Internet was gaining momentum Mark decided to start DataNaut as a different type of software development company combining these concepts.

Mark serves various roles for DataNaut’s Clients including technical architect, project manager or facilitator. He has a passion for new business ventures, start-ups and innovative products with a focus on getting it done right and on-budget.

James Gildea
James GildeaManaging Partner
James’ expertise in software development and project management spans over 25 years, over which he has consulted for companies within a wide range of industries, and developed applications that have been technology leaders within those industries.

James has been working with DataNaut for over 10 years and has been instrumental in evolving our agile development methodology to meet customer needs.

He has created performance management systems, product allocation simulation systems, customer relationship management systems and planning applications. He has extensive experience in the Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse space.

Prior to working with DataNaut James worked for Booz Allen’s Commercial Division where he built systems for Armstrong, Federal Mogul, Handleman, Kellogg and MetLife.

Alex Ryltsov
Alex RyltsovManaging Partner
Alex and Mark started DataNaut’s international operations in 1999. They both understood the fundamental shift in software development moving to a distributed mode of operations.

Alex has over 15 years of experience managing DataNaut’s international operations including the oversight of the diverse international team and offices. He also has 14 years of experience managing DataNaut’s software development projects and worked closely with the team to develop our agile methodology.

He has extensive technical experience in web application design and development in complex system integration projects, using various technologies ranging from mobile and web services to XML and Ajax development.

Corporate Advisers

Jeff ConroyBiotechnology
Louis HechtGeospatial
David HoltzmanBusiness and Tech Adviser
Mutlu Ozdogan, Ph.DRemote Sensing
Alex RudnickySpeech Processing
Eugene TcipnjatovTelecommunications
Richard Tong, Ph.DSearch and Retrieval
Dave WardElectrical Engineering
Stephen WeylBusiness Adviser