Management Team

Meet XYPRO’s professional team of directors.

Lisa Partridge President & CEO

Lisa joined XYPRO in 1990, assumed responsibility for the Sales and Marketing function in 1997, and has been instrumental in XYPRO’s growth and leadership position in the HPE NonStop world. Lisa was promoted to President in 2011 and assumed the role of CEO in 2014 following a management buyout of XYPRO’s founders.

Richard Nissenbaum CFO

Richard joined XYPRO in 2010 with over 30 years of accounting experience serving as a financial executive in the entertainment industry and took over the role of CFO in 2014. In his role with XYPRO, Richard is responsible for overseeing all of accounting and finance, financial statement preparation, implementation of controls and procedures, budgets, forecasts and projections. Richard graduated Cum Laude from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Barry Forbes Strategic Sales and Marketing Consultant

Barry is employed by Highview Technologies Inc. in Canada which is a preeminent consulting firm. Highview provides strategic sales and marketing consulting to XYPRO. Barry brings over 20 years of security and software stack experience. He attended Sheridan College in Business Administration, Marketing, and Capilano University in Commerce. Barry is also an investor in the Firm and on our Board of Directors.

Ken Scudder Senior Director, Business Development and Strategic Alliances

Ken Scudder, Senior Director, Business Development and Strategic Alliances – Ken joined XYPRO in 2012, with more than a decade of enterprise software experience in product management, sales and business development. Ken is PCI-ISA certified and his previous experience includes positions at ACI Worldwide, CA Technologies, Peregrine Systems (now part of HPE) and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. A former navy officer and U.S. diplomat, Ken holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Ellen Gershev Director of Engineering

Ellen joined XYPRO in 2001 as a quality assurance and support analyst. With a BS in Microbiology, Ellen spent a few years of her professional life in the medical field before transitioning to IT. Ellen proved to be a quick NonStop study and took on the role of Manager of Quality Assurance in 2007 and was promoted to Director of Engineering in 2014.

Scott Uroff Chief Architect

A rare Double Master ASE with HPE NonStop Solution Architect and HPE NonStop Systems Support accreditation, Scott has served as XYPRO’s senior technical expert since 1992 and has more than 26 years of experience with the HPE NonStop platform. He’s the lead developer of several of the core elements in XYPRO’s product set and a key contributor to the company’s published handbooks on HPE NonStop security.

Jorge Alonzo Software Development Manager

Jorge first joined XYPRO in 1992 where, for several years he was part of the team developing Financial Solutions for the NonStop server. Jorge later expanded his experience at a number of NonStop installations such as TransAmerica, Kaiser Permanente and FirstData in the areas of security administration, systems management, NonStop and .Net applicaton development. With over 30 years of NonStop experience, we convinced Jorge to rejoin XYPRO and in February of 2012 to take on the role of Development Manager.

Robert Massa Support Manager

Robert joined XYPRO in 2006 with 17 years of NonStop Operations and Data Center experience and has been our Customer Support Manager since 2008. Prior to joining XYPRO Robert was the NonStop Security Administrator for the Securities Industry Automation Corporation in New York City. Robert is a CISSP and is also a certified Service Capability & Performance (SCP) Standards Customer Support Manager.

Steve Tcherchian Director of Product Management, CISO

Steve Tcherchian, CISSP, PCI-ISA, PCIP is the Chief Information Security Officer and the Director of Product Management for XYPRO Technology.  Steve is on the ISSA CISO Advisory Board, the NonStop Under 40 executive board and part of the ANSI X9 Security Standards Committee.  With almost 20 years in the cybersecurity field, Steve is responsible for strategy and innovation of XYPRO’s security product line as well as overseeing XYPRO’s risk, compliance and security to ensure the best experience to customers in the Mission-Critical computing marketplace