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, software developer, systems integrator, database analyst, and C-level executive. 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 one of the first web-based issue tracking products.
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 Silicon Valley clients including Lifescan, Cisco, Covad Communications, and Business Objects. He developed the Relational Junction product suite in 2004 to meet the market demand for Enterprise Application Integration and Data Warehouse products that can be learned in hours instead of weeks and fully automate the warehouse creation. Rick is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He holds a Master’s degree from San Diego State University. He has been awarded four patents for data integration technology used in the Relational Junction products. Rick is currently co-authoring a college textbook on the art of data warehouse building and and application integration.