Management Team

Meet XYPRO’s professional team of directors.

Lisa Partridge President & CEO

Lisa started working with XYPRO in 1990 in the sales organization and assumed responsibility for the Sales and Marketing function as Vice President in 1997. Instrumental in XYPRO’s growth and leadership position in the HPE NonStop security world, Lisa was promoted to President in 2011 and assumed the role of CEO in 2014 following a management buyout of XYPRO’s founders. Lisa is a seasoned professional with hands on experience in many areas of a running and growing a software development organization, with a focus on employee engagement, customer relationship building and strategic product management decisions.

Barry Forbes Executive Vice President, Merlon a XYPRO Company

Barry Forbes, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Merlon, a XYPRO Company is based in Canada bringing over 25 years of database, security and software stack experience.  Barry attended Sheridan College in Business Administration, Marketing, and Capilano University in Commerce. Barry is also a major investor in XYPRO and on our Board of Directors, greatly influencing the company’s growth path.

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.

Steve Tcherchian Chief Product Officer, CISO

Steve Tcherchian, CISSP, PCI-ISA, PCIP is the Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Security Officer  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 over 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.

Steve is an engaging and dynamic speaker who regularly presents on cybersecurity topics at conferences around the world.

Jorge Alonzo Chief Architect

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 Host Development Manager and Enterprise Architect.

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 Executive 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 not only to be a quick NonStop study, taking on the role of Manager of Quality Assurance in 2007, but her progressive management style and ability to oversee a wide variety of projects led to a promotion to Director of Engineering in 2014 and Executive Director of Engineering in 2018.

Scott Uroff Senior Advisor

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.

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.