Management

Meet Our Management Team

Brandon Edenfield, President and CEO

Modern Systems CEO, Brandon EdenfieldMr. Edenfield previously served as executive director in the Application Modernization division of Dell Services. In this role, he was responsible for developing and delivering services and solutions to help customers reduce the cost of transitioning business-critical applications and data from legacy computing systems onto modern architectures, including the cloud. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Edenfield was the president and founder of Clerity Solutions, having started the company in 1999. Clerity was a leading global provider of application modernization and legacy system re-hosting solutions and software. Under his leadership, Clerity’s customer base grew to include clients in all major countries, including some of the largest financial services ISVs and Fortune-class end users. Mr. Edenfield has been working in the open/distributed and legacy IT systems community for over 28 years and is one of industry recognized thought leaders in enterprise application migration and modernization.

Cameron Jenkins, Executive Vice President

Modern Systems EVP, Cameron JenkinsPrior to joining Modern Systems, Cameron Jenkins served as Executive Director & Global Practice Lead for the Application Modernization division of Dell Services. In this role he was responsible for sales operations and helping set the company’s strategic direction for application modernization services. Additionally, Cameron established and managed alliances with platform, technology and service partners and was the primary interface to Services Marketing & Analyst Relations.

Prior to joining Dell, Cameron was COO and executive vice president of Clerity Solutions. Clerity was a leading global provider of application modernization and legacy system re-hosting solutions and software. Under his guidance, Clerity’s customer base grew to include clients in all major countries, including some of the largest financial services ISVs and Fortune-class end users.

Cameron has been working in the open/distributed and legacy IT systems community for more than 25 years. He began his career in sales management at AT&T. He then held the position of Vice President of Marketing and Alliances at Acucorp and then as Senior Director of Marketing at Informix Software.

Richard Chance, CFO
Richard Chance, CFORichard Chance serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Chance joined Modern Systems in February 2016, is a Certified Public Accountant, and has over 11 years in the application modernization space. From 2003 to 2014, Mr. Chance served in a variety of roles at ATERAS, one of the companies which merged with BluePhoenix to form Modern Systems in December 2014, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to ATERAS, Mr. Chance has worked in chief financial and executive management roles with independent companies his entire career, starting in public accounting with KPMG.
James Carpenter, VP of Engineering

BluePhoenix CEO, Matt BellJames Carpenter is responsible for all Product Development team efforts for conversion, modernization, analysis and documentation technologies. Carpenter is an expert software designer and developer, earning accolades such as: Microsoft's Technology Achievement Award for the ATP Replatforming product, Info-Tech Research Group's Champion Vendor award for eavRPM and DB-Shuttle, Gartner's Cool Tool Vendor Award for eavRPM, Microsoft's Product Innovation Award for eav/eavRPM and SQL Server Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for DB-Shuttle. A leading voice in modernization solution design globally, James' direction and input is critical for our continued innovation and successful service delivery.

Cindy Howard, VP of Technology and Solutions
Cindy Howard, VP Technology and Solutions Cindy Howard works directly with customers to formulate and architect the proper modernization path for their business. A recognizable and influential voice in modernization for over 20 years, Cindy has helped customers like Edward Jones, Progressive Insurance and more plan and execute successful modernization strategies. Prior to Modern Systems, Cindy was a co-founder of ATERAS, directing hundreds of successful projects and influencing the development of award-winning technologies like DB-Shuttle® and eavRPM®. Howard’s analysis and development expertise includes requirements studies, system analysis, data analysis, project planning, budgeting, system design, data modeling, database design, prototyping, conversion and implementation.
John Regan, VP of Global Service Delivery
John Regan, VP of Service DeliveryJohn Regan has been with BluePhoenix since 1994. Prior to Modern Systems, John held the same role for BluePhoenix. Before that, he worked in New York for First Boston Bank. As Vice President of Delivery he is responsible for the delivery of all of Modern Systems' service engagements, customer support and maintenance. He is also responsible for providing technical support to sales opportunities.  John has played critical roles in some of the company's largest engagements, from Police Mutual to Desjardins to Barclay's.  John holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computing from Bath University, England.
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