Index Engines Leadership

Management Team Bios

Tim Williams, Founder and Chief Executive Officer 

In 1990, Tim founded CrosStor Software, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. CrosStor was a pioneer in enterprise-class purpose-built NAS operating systems and SAN/NAS convergence, with over 24 OEM customer including EMC, IBM, and HP. CrosStor was sold to EMC in November 2000. After the acquisition, Tim served for a time as EMC's VP of storage operating systems for their mid-range division.

Tim is also an active angel investor. In 2001, Tim led a group of angel investors to restart Tacit Networks (sold to Packeteer in 2006). He refocused their technology, reinvented their business model, attracted new institutional investors, rebuilt the management team and served as Interim CEO until a permanent CEO was found.

Prior to founding CrosStor, Tim served as a consultant for a variety of computer and telecommunications companies. He participated in the development of the UNIX operating system at Bell Laboratories, and has held a number of key engineering positions at high-growth and startup computer companies. Tim has a Masters of Computer Science from New York University's Courant Institute.

Jim McGann, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development 

Jim has extensive experience with the eDiscovery and Information Management in the Fortune 2000 sector. Before joining Index Engines in 2004, he worked for leading software firms, including Information Builders and the French based engineering software provider Dassault Systemes.

In recent years he has worked for technology based start-ups that provided financial services and information management solutions. Prior to Index Engines, Jim was responsible for the business development of Scopeware at Mirror Worlds Technologies, the knowledge management software firm founded by Dr. David Gelernter of Yale University. Jim graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jim is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of big data, backup tape remediation, electronic discovery and records management. 

Jeff Sinnott, Vice President, Sales 

Jeff joined Index Engines in 2014 to enhance the company’s direct and indirect selling models. He has extensive experience building channel programs and sales teams, developing relationships with value-added resellers and expanding connections with existing partners across the globe. Jeff has a varied background of technology, sales and channel creation, making him a perfect advocate for leading Index Engines’ future growth.

Prior to Index Engines, Jeff spent six years as Director, North American Sales for BridgeHead Software, a storage management software solution for hospitals. He also spent eight years at CommVault as the Director of Distribution Channels, developing and managing a program responsible for driving revenue with direct resellers. Jeff also spent time as an Enterprise Sales Development Manager at HP, a Sales Development Manager at NetFrame Systems and as a senior member of the technical staff at Syntrex Technologies.

Jeff earned his Bachelor's of Sciences degree in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University,

Jeff Iapicco, Vice President, Engineering 

Jeff has extensive experience in the development of complex hardware and software systems. Prior to joining Index Engines he was the VP of Engineering for Sycamore Networks, which develops and markets intelligent optical switches, multi-service cross-connects, integrated access platforms, advanced software, and mobile broadband optimization solutions, designed to create more agile, efficient, scalable, and reliable communications networks.

Jeff also had a long career at Bell Labs, where he led the Lucent Technologies Voice over IP gateway and gatekeepers engineering organization. At Bell Labs he had extensive experience in developing software and hardware for complex voice and data communication systems.

Jeff has a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Ed Moke, Vice President, Product Operations 

Ed serves as Vice President of Product Operations for Index Engines. His responsibilities include SQA, technical support and training functions for the company. Ed has extensive experience in QA, product deployment and customer support. His background also includes the development and implementation of process and quality improvement initiatives in several large and small technology companies.

Prior to joining Index Engines, Ed was the director of SQA and technical support at CMWare, which develops mobile applications for cellular operators. He also worked with a Defense Contractor at Ft. Monmouth, developing and deploying 802.11 wireless solutions for the Army. Subsequently, Ed spent 23 years with ATT/Lucent Technologies, where his tenure spanned SQA for Lucent's VoIP/Remote Access Gateway organization and the management of several SQA and technical support organizations focused on developing and deploying network infrastructure and voice switching systems to the network provider and enterprise markets.

Ed earned his Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering and his Master’s of Science in Software Engineering from Monmouth University.

James Devine, Corporate Controller 

Jim serves as Corporate Controller for Index Engines. His responsibilities include managing the company’s financial reporting, internal financial controls, cash flow processes and contractual reviews.

Prior to joining Index Engines, Jim held management positions at leading, international, financial firms including Deloitte and Touche, Merrill Lynch and ADP. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Rutgers University. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)