Syntellis Performance Solutions Appoints Flint Brenton as New Chief Executive Officer

The Leading Provider of EPM Software, Data and Analytics Solutions Names New Chief Executive Who Brings Client- and Employee-centric Culture to Help Drive Syntellis Forward into its Next Stage of Growth

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Syntellis Performance Solutions, LLC (“Syntellis” or “the Company”), a leading provider of enterprise performance management (EPM) software, data and analytics solutions, today announced that Flint Brenton has been appointed the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brenton succeeds Kermit Randa, who is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer to pursue new endeavors. Mr. Randa will continue on as a special advisor to the Board. Mr. Brenton takes over the leadership of Syntellis following the successful creation and integration of Syntellis as an independent company with the support of two leading technology investment firms, Thoma Bravo and Madison Dearborn Partners (“MDP”).

Mr. Brenton joins Syntellis with a highly successful track record as CEO of high-growth companies for nearly two decades. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Centrify, where he accelerated growth through product innovation and enhanced sales execution. Prior to joining Centrify, Mr. Brenton held CEO positions at CollabNet VersionOne, AccelOps and Tidal Software. He also has led engineering teams at technology companies, including NetIQ, Compaq, BMC Software and IBM. Mr. Brenton holds a B.A. in Accounting from Mount Union College and a Master’s in Business and Public Management in Finance from Rice University.

“Syntellis has reached a pivotal point in its growth where it will be well served by a leader such as Flint, with a deep commitment to understanding client needs, expertise entering new market segments, and experience capturing new opportunities by delivering market-leading innovation that helps clients navigate complexity and grow,” said Paul Zuber, Chairman of the Board at Syntellis and an Operating Partner at Thoma Bravo. “Flint also is a leader who prioritizes clients and employees, and we are confident that his leadership style and client-centric approach will further accelerate Syntellis’ performance to new heights.”

“On behalf of everyone on the Board, we would like to thank Kermit for his leadership and contributions to Syntellis,” said Thoma Bravo’s A.J. Rohde and MDP’s Jason Shideler, both Members of the Board of Directors at Syntellis. “Flint’s experience leading teams and fostering a client- and employee-centric culture make him uniquely qualified to lead Syntellis through its next stage of growth.”

Mr. Brenton said: “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to lead Syntellis as it begins what I believe is an exciting and promising new era. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and partners at MDP and Thoma Bravo and to spending time with current and prospective clients to identify ways in which we can enhance Syntellis’ product roadmap and architecture to best serve their needs. The company has established itself as a clear market leader, as evidenced by its success and market recognition. I plan to further that success by leading with a clarity of vision and purpose, grounded in a deep commitment to our clients and employees and a continued focus on delivering the most robust and innovative EPM solutions to healthcare, higher education and financial institutions.”

Mr. Randa said: “It has been a pleasure to lead Syntellis and, prior to that, Kaufman Hall’s Software division. Our team accomplished a number of initiatives over the past few years, including a seamless integration and subsequent creation of a market-leading standalone software organization, and the introduction of innovative new solutions and unparalleled data offerings, while providing invaluable support to our clients as they navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone has demonstrated incredible resilience and I am confident that under Flint’s leadership, Syntellis is well-positioned for continued growth and success for many years to come.”

About Syntellis Performance Solutions

Syntellis Performance Solutions, previously Kaufman Hall Software, provides innovative enterprise performance management software, data and analytics solutions for healthcare, higher education and financial institutions. Syntellis’ solutions include Axiom and Connected Analytics software, which help finance professionals elevate performance by acquiring insights, accelerating decisions and advancing their business plans. With over 2,800 organizations and 450,000 users relying on its solutions, Syntellis has proven industry expertise in helping organizations transform their visions into reality. For more information, please visit


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