The QuerySurge Team

Meet the QuerySurge management team who lives and breathes Data Governance & Quality

Bill Hayduk

Founder & CEO
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Bill founded software and services firm RTTS in 1996 (the parent company of QuerySurge). Under Bill's guidance, RTTS has had successful engagements on hundreds of projects at over 600 corporations, from Fortune 1,000 to midsize firms. Bill was also the CEO of TOMOS Software, the award-winning ALM software that was incubated at RTTS, and QuerySurge, RTTS’ leading big data testing software solution. Previously, Bill has served as a management consultant at many global firms, helping them build software and data quality, along with automated testing, into their development processes.

Bill holds an MS in Computer Information Systems from the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch College) and a BA in Economics from Villanova University.

Ron Axelrod

Senior Vice President, Director of Business Development
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Ron has over 25 years of demonstrated success as a sales executive in software and services companies and has managed successful sales teams. He has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to successfully increase sales revenue, establish multi-million dollar accounts and cultivate business in new market segments leading to positive growth and market prominence. Ron is responsible for all sales activities and business relationships at RTTS.

Ron holds a BA from Rutgers University in Economics.

Jeff Bocarsly, Ph.D.

Senior Architect
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Jeff is the chief scientist and top technology executive at RTTS. He is the driving force behind all technology and product-related implementations throughout RTTS’ enterprise.

Previously at RTTS, Jeff successfully implemented application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions around software quality at many Fortune 500 firms. His experience and expertise runs deep in sectors including pharmaceutical, financial services, ISVs, media, and insurance. Jeff co-authored "Software Test Engineering with IBM Rational Functional Tester: The Definitive Resource," which was published in Fall 2009 by the IBM Press. 

Jeff holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Chemistry from Columbia University and a B.S. from UCLA.

Chris Thompson

Senior Domain Expert, Data Testing practice
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Chris has delivered successful implementations of QA projects in the data warehouse space for over 13 years. An expert in process, project management and tools, Chris and his team have assisted dozens of clients to successful quality software implementations. Prior to working for RTTS, Chris was an Aviation Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy.

Chris holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from the University of Delaware.

Eric Smyth

Director of Educational Services
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Eric has been a member of the RTTS team for over 12 years. He is responsible for all internal and external training. Eric is regarded as an industry expert in the Quality Assurance field because of his extensive experience in teaching and implementing automation tools and testing processes. Eric has worked on a myriad of Fortune 500 client sites and has transferred his expert knowledge through teaching and mentoring hundreds of quality assurance professionals.

Eric holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Joe Brandsdorfer

Director of Operations
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Joe joined RTTS in 2008 and immediately had an impact with his technical skills and business acumen. Joe’s team is responsible for internal technology & operational activities while also running all external software support. Joe also helped build and has co-ownership of QuerySurge’s partner ecosystem.

Joe holds MS in Business Computer Information Systems from Hofstra University and a BS in Management Information Systems from Yeshiva University.

Bill McManes

Account Executive

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Bill is a senior software sales executive who has been managing QuerySurge accounts since QuerySurge’s inception. Prior to joining RTTS, Bill was a principal in Crosslink, a call center, which he successfully sold to private investors. He was also a former VP of Sales for Starbase Corporation, VP of Sales for Glovia (a Fujitsu company) and a Senior VP for Computer Associates.

Bill holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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