David Septoff , CEO

Since 2002, David Septoff has served as CEO of Zencos. David brings over 20 years of consulting and management experience to his role, having worked with both Fortune 500 companies and key government agencies. 

At Zencos, David is the driving force behind ensuring the company has the right technology partnerships, talent and service capabilities to deliver practical BI solutions that meet clients expectations the first time. Under David’s leadership, Zencos was recognized by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing privately held company’s in the United States.

Prior to joining Zencos, David served as a major account manager at Dell, where he was responsible for sales to the US Treasury and Department of Revenue.  Prior to his work at Dell, David spent 12 years at SAS, which included an 8 year tenure leading the SAS Professional Services organization. Today, David maintains excellent relationships with SAS research and development, professional services and the SAS sales organization which has been instrumental in Zencos’ ability to deliver innovative SAS solutions.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University.


Ben Zenick , COO

Ben Zenick founded Zencos in 2000 and now serves as the company’s COO. Ben oversees all client solution development at Zencos, managing a highly experienced team of business intelligence strategy, architecture, implementation, and administration & support professionals.

Ben’s relentless focus on exceeding client expectations and delivering quality solutions is best evidenced by the company’s long-standing client relationships and continuous client referrals.  Under Ben’s leadership, Zencos has become an elite SAS Gold Alliance partner and has been recognized for its innovative SAS applications that have received numerous awards by SAS, and other industry organizations. Prior to starting Zencos, Ben held various solution development positions at SAS.

Ben holds a degree in Business Systems from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


Our Team

Our professionals have 15-25 years of experience and we are often told they leave a lasting impression on the teams and organizations they serve.  We pride ourselves on delivering the right people with the right skills that can start adding value on day one of the engagement. The collective efforts of our team has helped us become an elite SAS Alliance partner and recognized by Inc. 500, as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the US.


Stephen Overton
Director of Financial Solutions

Stephen Overton leads the Zencos Financial Solutions practice, which focuses specifically on the banking and financial services industries.  Stephen's deep knowledge of complex financial reporting and regulatory requirements allow him to develop effective solutions that help clients fight fraud, improve compliance and reduce operational costs. Before joining Zencos, Stephen was the president of Overton Technologies.   Stephen earned a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University.


Eric Hale
Director of Fraud and Compliance Solutions

As the Director of Fraud and Compliance Solutions, Eric provides leadership in the development of financial crime solutions. With more than 15 years of experience in data warehousing, data quality, business intelligence, data mining, application design/development and implementation, Eric specializes in implementing decision systems for AML Model Risk Management (OCC 2011-12), money laundering detection, customer risk scoring, alert scoring models and fraud detection for financial institutions. 


Nick Welke
Director of Support Services

As Director of Support Services, Nick Welke leads the ZenGuard support team. Nick has been with Zencos since 2001 and has worked with ZenGuard support since the service’s inception. Nick provides oversight for all ZenGuard engagements. Formerly with SAS, Nick has over 20 years of SAS support experience. He also has extensive experience with a wide range of operating environments, systems integration consulting, IT security, and holds a number of industry certifications.


Greg Rogers
Director of Business Development

Greg is responsible for new business development and marketing related functions. He has three decades of experience helping enterprises achieve measurable results, solve business problems, and increase technology ROI. His background includes 20 years at SAS Institute in sales, product marketing, industry marketing, and product management. He has deep experience in healthcare, BI, analytics, quality improvement, SaaS, Cloud delivery, and customer experience analytics.


Tricia Aanderud
Director, Data Visualization

As Zencos resident SAS Visual Analytics guru, Tricia coaches clients on transforming their data into meaningful charts, reports, and dashboards. An avid blogger and author, Tricia has a background in technical writing, process engineering, and customer service. Before joining Zencos, she was the president of And Data, Inc. and has been a guest speaker at the SAS Global Forum and other US and global industry conferences. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Eastern Kentucky University.


Juli Yaguda
Manager, Consulting Services

With over 25 years of SAS experience, Juli works with customers to maximize strategies and processes with the use of software and IT infrastructure.  She ensures Zencos solutions constantly exceed customer expectations and manages consulting teams in focus areas including Enterprise Business Analytics Reporting, Enterprise Case Management ETL, SAS Grid, SAS Master Data Management & Reporting projects. Before joining Zencos, Juli held positions at SAS Inc. in Customer Relationship Management, Application Development & Marketing Program Management.


John Bartel
Controller

As Zencos’ Controller, John Bartel oversees multiple aspects of the business including financial reporting, project management, contract and revenue management and human resources. Before joining the Zencos team, John held positions as the Controller at Dana Parham Holdings, Inc. and Director of Finance and Administration at Philips Healthcare.