Summit Software Company is pleased to announce that David Schneid has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. This decision was approved by the Board of Directors of Summit Software Company. David replaces Bill Fisher, a founder of Summit, who has accepted the opportunity to become the Deputy County Executive of Onondaga County under the leadership of County Executive Joanie Mahoney. Mr. Fisher will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Summit Software Company.
David joined Summit Software in April 2006 as the General Manager, managing Summit’s role as Microsoft’s authorized licensing agent for both Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). In his new role as CEO, David will continue to manage these businesses while executing the strategic directives set forth by the Board of Directors.
Raised in Syracuse, David graduated from Cornell University and received his MBA from Columbia Business School. David returned to Syracuse in 2005 to lead the US expansion efforts for UK-based technology merchant bank Interregnum, and previously had been an Assistant Vice-President at PaineWebber (now UBS) and Director of Business Development for GeoVideo Networks (a venture backed startup).
Founded in 1991, Summit Software’s relationship with Microsoft dates back more than 12 years, beginning as Microsoft’s authorized licensing agent for VBA. In 2006, Summit was appointed as the authorized licensing agent for VSTA, which represents Microsoft’s strategic direction for application extensibility.
Jul 31 2009, 02:43 PM