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Executive Bios



Ian Davies
Founder and Managing Director

As ISYS Search Software’s founder and managing director, Ian Davies guides the company’s overall direction and serves as its chief technology expert. Widely regarded as a visionary and tireless business leader among Sydney, Australia’s substantial technology population, he has been the lynchpin to the company’s success since its inception 14 years ago.

Ian designed the original ISYS text retrieval system in 1988 after recognizing a market opportunity for search engine technology. In 1993, he was elected a Computerworld Fellow in recognition of his achievements in software. The technology, now in its sixth generation, has won numerous awards and has been deployed by a blue chip list of clients that includes high-profile businesses and organizations in government, legal, law enforcement, recruitment, IT and more.

Prior to founding ISYS, Ian spent 10 years writing as a consulting technical editor for one of Australia’s leading PC magazines. Additionally, he spent four years with a prominent commercial software house in Australia before becoming an independent consultant in IBM mainframe fourth-generation languages.

Ian graduated from RMIT in 1981 with a degree in computer science with distinction. He has lectured post-graduate students studying information technology and has also consulted widely to Australian corporate and government departments on technical issues.



Terry CliftTerry Clift

President, US Office; Managing Director, UK Office; Group Sales Manager

Terry Clift brings more than 35 years of experience in the information technology industry to his post as the president of North American operations for ISYS Search Software Inc. With particular expertise in software development, consulting, management, sales and marketing, he is a highly respected global professional responsible for the company’s U.S. and UK offices, and its Australian sales team.

Prior to joining ISYS in 1994, Terry served in various management roles for companies that include Cable & Wireless, Unisys, Rio Tinto and NCR in locations such as the UK, the United States, Hong Kong and Australia.

Terry’s experience with ISYS includes a steady progression of success. In 2000, he led the company’s sales in Australia, subsequently taking on responsibility for global sales performance, which included management of the company’s offices in the USA and UK. In 1996, Terry commenced marketing of the newly developed ISYS:web product in Australia. The subsequent success of ISYS:web has resulted in it becoming one of the company’s best revenue earners.

During his time with the company, Terry has secured numerous major corporate clients. He is a well-rounded speaker that has enlightened numerous audiences over the course of his career and is available to present a variety of topics related to knowledge management and information retrieval.



Michael BlaszakMichael Blaszak

Vice President, North America

As vice president of ISYS Search Software’s North American business, Michael Blaszak leads the company’s U.S. sales efforts and manages the day-to-day operations. He brings more than a decade of experience in technology sales, with a significant understanding of new business development and client relations.

Michael joined ISYS in September 1994 as business development manager for the U.S. West Coast region, where he developed the territory into a consistent revenue stream for the company. In 1996, he took on the East Coast region, where he further increased revenues by developing such key accounts as the U.S. Department of Justice and the United Nations.

Prior to joining ISYS, Michael worked for Sequent Computer Systems and RW Incorporated, serving in various senior technology sales roles. His leadership and contributions have been invaluable to the success of the company’s U.S. operations, which account for nearly two-thirds of ISYS’ global revenues.



Nigel Wheeldon

Manager, UK & Europe

Nigel Wheeldon, ISYS Search Software’s manager for the UK and Europe, brings more than 15 years of new business development and sales experience and nearly a decade specializing in software. In this role, he manages daily operations and leads new business development and sales efforts for ISYS Search Software’s European territories.

Nigel has previously held a variety of senior sales positions with some of the UK’s more notable knowledge management and business intelligence solutions providers, including SER Solutions and STS Systems. During his time with these companies, he produced a steady stream of success by consistently increasing company revenues year after year.

Having joined ISYS Search Software in September 2002, Nigel has already made a significant impact on the company’s global strategy by helping launch and further develop sales channels in key verticals, including recruitment and law enforcement.



Haidi Jenkin

General Manager, Marketing & Operations

Haidi Jenkin is responsible for worldwide marketing as well as operational aspects in Australia and the UK. She has 10 years experience in both management consulting and software systems integration, which she combines in her current role to focus on strategic software marketing for ISYS.

A recent addition to the ISYS team, Haidi joined the company in April 2003. Prior to her role at ISYS, she worked for top-tier strategy consultant Booz Allen Hamilton and as a freelance consultant for clients such as Panasonic Australia and News Ltd. She also spent several years as a software engineer and project manager for Citect Corporation, where she developed automation systems for customers including Nestle and NEC.

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