Michael Cudemo

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Mike spent over 12 years integrating manufacturing operations with ERP and value chain systems at Fortune 100 clients, utilizing his expertise in value chain, quality, manufacturing execution and process automation systems. Trained as a systems engineer to analyze and simplify computer systems, Mike has spent a career helping clients understand their core business drivers, simplify the underlying processes, and automate the repetitive, non-value-added tasks which introduce defects and waste.  Prior to joining Sparta Systems, Mike spent 12 years with Interwave Technology, later purchased by Rockwell Automation. Cudemo has a Master’s Degree in Electronics Engineering  from Villanova University.

Contact Michael at:  michael.cudemo@spartasystems.com



Judy Fainor

Chief Architect

Judy Fainor is Chief Architect at Sparta Systems where she is responsible for enterprise software design, technology direction, and architecture.  She has over 25 years of experience in product development that includes leading patent initiatives, speaking at technical conferences, and interacting with Fortune 500 customers.  Prior to Sparta Systems she was responsible for the architectural strategy of the IBM Optim Data Management portfolio. There she led research and development projects that spanned IBM’s global labs including Japan, India, China, Israel and North America. She was also a participant on the IBM Software Group Architecture Board.


Joby George

Product Manager

Joby George is a Product Manager for Sparta Systems. He has been with Sparta for over 11 years with experience in the support, services, and pre-sales organizations. He has lead the effort on various Sparta solutions, such as Electronic Regulatory Report & TrackWise QualityView. His primary responsibility today is leading & defining the efforts for Stratas SaaS-based solutions.

Contact Joby at:  joby.george@spartasystems.com


Joe Goodman

Director of Solutions Consulting

Joe Goodman, Director of Solutions Consulting at Sparta Systems, leads the effort to strategically partner with our clients and prospects to find the solution that best fits their business need. Joe is recognized as a thought leader in the fields of quality systems, regulatory compliance and the implementation of enterprise software across the life sciences industry. Prior to joining Sparta Systems Joe spent more than 7 years at Merrill Lynch as a Six Sigma Black Belt. He owes much of his penchant for process and solution design to his time spent in that role. It has served as a perfect launching pad into the world of enterprise quality systems.

Contact Joe at:  joseph.goodman@spartasystems.com


David Hartmann

Project Manager

David Hartmann has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry working in computer compliance, automation and Information Technology. Ten of those years were spent creating, deploying and managing TrackWise as a Sparta Systems customer. Dave holds an Electrical Engineering degree and MBA from Manhattan College and an MSEE from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. David is currently a product manager at Sparta Systems where he’s the product manager for Stratas - Sparta’s cloud-based supplier quality management (SQM) solution.


Brandon Henning

Industry Solutions Director

Brandon Henning is the Industry Solutions Director leading the Consumer Goods & Discrete Industry verticals at Sparta Systems. Brandon has been involved in Food & Beverage and Consumer Goods manufacturing for over twenty years. He spent over a decade at The J.M. Smucker Company managing IT teams responsible for implementing solutions that supported operations, manufacturing, quality, HR, and maintenance. After leaving the Smucker Company, he went to work for GE Intelligent Platforms where he was focused on leading the Consumer Goods vertical Product Organization.  At GE Brandon focused on creating software and hardware products consumer goods companies required to drive operation excellence, and ensure product quality. Before coming to Sparta, Brandon lead the Product Management at Rockwell Automation where he continued to focused on delivering quality and manufacturing systems to Food & Beverage and Consumer Goods Manufacturing companies.


Joe Humm

Vice President, Global Sales Operations

Joe Humm leads the Global Sales Operations team. Joe has a wealth of experience in the CPG industry; in enterprise solution value messaging and sales processes; and in important technology trends such as Big Data, Analytics and SaaS. Prior to joining Sparta Systems, Joe spent four years at IRI, where he was instrumental in the build-out of a sales capability focused on IRI’s advanced technology offerings to leading CPG companies. Joe was also responsible for the on-time and successful delivery of IRI’s growth solutions, as the executive in charge of a 70-person Professional Services team.

Contact Joe at:  Joseph.humm@spartasystems.com


Bruce Kratz

VP of Product Development

Bruce Kratz is the VP of Product Development at Sparta Systems where he is responsible for all Research & Development activities. Mr. Kratz has a successful track record of leading enterprise software teams and has close to 25 years of product development experience. Prior to Sparta Systems, Mr. Kratz was the Director of Development at IBM where he was responsible for product business plans for a portfolio of over 300 IBM Data Governance products.

Contact Bruce at:  bruce.kratz@spartasystems.com


Paul Marini

Principle Product & Solutions Manager for Cloud Solutions

Paul Marini, Principle Product & Solutions Manager for Cloud Solutions, leads the effort to ensure Sparta’s cloud based solutions are able to be deployed in a seamless fashion. Paul Marini joined Sparta Systems after spending 7+ years in multiple roles across the industry, gaining business, IT, and consulting experience. Paul was responsible for delivering business and work systems that enhanced Quality and Regulatory functional capabilities, enabling his teams to meet the requirements of emerging and changing regulations, and improving work performance and effectiveness.  Paul’s prior experience includes certification as a TrackWise Product Specialist as well as expertise in Project Execution, Software Validation, SDLC, and 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance. Paul has led both implementations and software validation efforts related to the TrackWise quality management platform for dozens of companies in the Pharma and Medical Device verticals. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure & Applied Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Contact Paul at:  paul.marini@spartasystems.com


Tom Middleton

Solutions Architect

Tom Middleton, Solutions Architect at Sparta Systems,  has spent twenty years conducting nearly 1,000 registration, surveillance, internal and supplier audits as an ASQ / RAB Certified ISO and Global cGMP lead compliance auditor for Underwriter’s Laboratories and Bausch + Lomb’s Surgical Division.

Specializing in management system audits and the development of internal and external audit programs and tools, Mr. Middleton has a passion for helping people ensure management system quality and robust compliance through value-added, process-driven auditing programs.  His auditing experience includes standards and regulations for the automotive, life sciences, medical devices and consumer product verticals, including ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14000, FDA 21 CFR 820, Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (JPAL), Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System (CMDCAS), EU Medical Device Directive (MDD), and the Brazilian ANVISA standards.

Contact Tom at:  tom.middleton@spartasystems.com


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Colleen Nugent

PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER

Colleen Nugent is a Product Marketing Manager for Sparta Systems.  She has over 20 years’ experience marketing technology solutions across various industries including life sciences and telecom. Colleen holds a BA in Psychology from Stockton University.


Praveena Ram

Senior Quality Engineer

Praveena has been with Sparta Systems for two years working as a Senior Quality Engineer in the R&D Department. Prior to joining Sparta Systems Praveena worked for five years at IBM, Princeton in a QA Software Advisory Role. 

Contact Praveena at: praveena.ram@spartasystems.com


Christian Rockwell

Vice President of Global Marketing

Christian Rockwell serves as Global Vice President of Marketing for Sparta Systems. In this role, he is globally responsible for all aspects of Marketing including Corporate Communications, Product Marketing, and Field Marketing.

Contact Christian at:  christian.rockwell@spartasystems.com


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Vince Smith

Strategic Account Executive

Vince has spent the last 13 years helping large companies strategize and achieve their quality goals though enterprise software. In his current role with Sparta Systems, he works closely with Life Sciences Customers to determine which solutions best meet their quality and regulatory needs. Prior to that, he spent 10 years working for a Contract Manufacturer where, in addition to his day to day responsibilities of Managing Sales, he lead the company wide effort of implementing a successful ISO system which consisted of creating and leading the ISO Steering Committee, managing the Internal Auditing and Management Review program, and working with 3rd Party Registrar during on site audits. Vince holds a BS degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Contact Vince at:  vince.smith@spartasystems.com