Sesame Software Management Team
Rick Banister, CEO and Founder
Rick Banister has developed application systems for 40 years in his roles as a product architect, project manager, software developer, systems integrator, and database analyst. His extensive experience in application development includes Java and Oracle programming, database design, implementation and tuning. He is a leading expert in Database ETL, CRM implementation, Quality Assurance, and Product Improvement processes, and the inventor of the ExtraView issue tracking product.
Rick formed Sesame Software in 1988 as a professional services organization. Over the course of the following fifteen years, he authored a wide array of data warehouse and application integrations for major clients including Lifescan, Cisco, Covad Communications, Sony Pictures, and Business Objects. During this period, he observed that all of these projects could have been accomplished more quickly and efficiently with an ETL tool. However, his product research concluded that an efficient and cost-effective ETL tool did not exist in the market. He developed the Relational Junction product suite in 2004 to meet the market demand for Enterprise Application Integration and Data Warehouse users. Rick is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He holds a Master’s degree from San Diego State University. He has been awarded three patents for data integration technology used in the Relational Junction products.