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.

David Hoydic, Chief Revenue Officer

David Hoydic joined Sesame Software in 2005, where he has built a sales and marketing team that sells to mid- to Enterprise level customers all over the world. He has developed sales processes and strategies that have won over the world’s most demanding customers, and consistently win against the largest competitors. Dave manages the entire sales and marketing team.

Dave has twenty years of experience in sales of enterprise software products. As founder of the dialYourWeb ISP in Denver, he managed and sold multiple hosting and services offerings for nationwide clients. As Director of Sales for Sesame Technology, he sold the ExtraView issue tracking system. As District Sales Manager for Compuware, he managed a sales team of eight Corporate Account Managers and product specific Sales Representatives.

William Dubberley, Chief Technical Officer

William Dubberley joined Sesame Software in 2008 as a product developer. He now manages our entire Product Development team, Quality Assurance, Customer Support, and Sales Engineering. William has developed and supported ETL and Relational Junction for Salesforce products, and is a co-inventor of five patents filed for technology used in our products. William served 2 tours in Iraq while in the Army where he developed database systems for the army as well as producing intelligence reports.

Steve Hoydic, Chief Sales Officer

Steve Hoydic joined Sesame Software in 2007, where he manages our West Coast sales team and is personally responsible for strategic accounts world-wide. Steve has twenty years of experience in sales of enterprise software products. As VP of Sales for Sesame Technology, he sold the ExtraView issue tracking system. Responsibilities included forecasting, management of sales team, account management, and overall increase of market share in a competitive environment. As District Sales Manager for Compuware, he managed a sales team of eight Corporate Account Managers and product specific Sales Representatives.

Crystal Duarte, Chief Marketing Officer

Crystal Duarte joined Sesame Software in 2012. She is responsible for all aspects of marketing, including management of outbound communications, social media, PR/Media Outreach, industry webinars, trade show planning and on-site execution, website content and branding. Crystal produces monthly PR releases combined with outbound email campaigns and website content, partnering with staff in subject matter selection, writing and editing of content. She works with a number of writers on an eBook that details trends and styles of integration.

Scott O'Dell, Customer Support Manager

Scott joined Sesame Software’s Customer Support team in 2012, and currently manages our U.S.-based team of support analysts in providing on-boarding, upgrade, and problem resolution services. He works directly with our software development team to improve or correct issues that are reported by customers.

Thomas Hawkes, Director of Client Services

Tom Hawkes manages Sesame Software’s Client Services team, which includes building custom integrations for Salesforce.com, NetSuite and QuickBooks. Tom has 40 years of experience in ETL technology, data analysis, data modeling, relational database design, process analysis, and application design. Mr. Hawkes is an expert data modeler who has developed and taught data modeling methodologies dating back to the 1980’s at Bank of America. He has successfully led Data Warehouse efforts for Bank of America, Fireman’s Fund, American Airlines, Teradata, Apple Computer, Quantum, Blue Shield, and Sony Pictures.