Zack B. Bergreen
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Zack founded Astea in 1979, and continues to serve as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Under his leadership, the Company has grown from a consulting firm specializing in field service applications to a dominant global provider of service-centric CRM solutions, integrating all customer-facing business processes for companies that manage mission critical assets. In addition to setting corporate direction, Zack oversees daily operations and plays an active role in nurturing relationships with major customers, partners and investors worldwide. His reputation as an industry pioneer and visionary is the result of his extensive background in applications and professional services. Prior to Astea, Zack held senior executive positions with such leading companies as Gould Electronics, Bechtel Corporation and General Signal. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Fredric (Rick) Etskovitz
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Rick Etskovitz joined Astea International in June 2000, when he was elected chief financial officer and treasurer. Responsible for the firm's financial planning, investor relations, and executive guidance to help drive corporate performance, Rick brings to his position 25 years of experience in financial management and reporting. A certified public accountant, he previously served Astea for seven years as the engagement partner from an independent accounting firm. Before beginning his career in private practice, Rick was part of the financial management team at Dupont where he held responsibilities for Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Planning, Corporate Accounting and Benefits. Rick received his Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania State University and his Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Vice President, Global Marketing
Debbie joined the Company in 2005, and brings extensive technology marketing experience in a variety of vertical markets. Prior to joining Astea, she held a marketing management position for Draeger Medical, a Draeger and Siemens Company, responsible for developing, implementing and leading the global strategic and tactical marketing communications and launch plans for acute point-of-care software. She has also worked as an independent marketing consultant, working with clients that ranged from small start-ups to larger more mature service and product technology companies, providing both strategic and tactical marketing services. Debbie began her career in consumer products, holding both sales and marketing positions with Lever Brothers and ACNielsen. Debbie earned her BS degree in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and MS degree in Information Systems from Drexel University.
Vice President, Research & Development
Danny Klein joined Astea in August of 1990 and is currently responsible for managing the development center which brings to market value-driven solutions. In this capacity, he executes new product lines and provides second-level support to Astea offices and customers all over the world. He is also chartered with enhancing the company’s technology infrastructure. With over 40 years of experience managing the development of market-leading software, Danny comes to Astea with a strong background in programming and development methodologies. Previously, he was a software development and project manager at MLL Jerusalem, a service bureau for banking software solutions. During his tenure, Danny managed the development of financial applications. He also led the company’s technology upgrade to rapid application development tools to meet the needs for rapid innovation, scalability and security required in the industry. Prior to MLL, he managed various systems in the Israeli defense forces (IDF). Danny holds a Bachelors degree in computer programming from C.E.I.E Institute and a degree in senior business management from the University of Haifa.
Chief Operating Officer
David joined Astea in August 2015 with extensive experience as a senior manager in technology service companies and is a nationally respected thought-leader in the areas of business intelligence, enterprise performance management, information management, big data and analytics. He helps organizations leverage information—providing both the technology and methodology necessary to create, understand and utilize it to improve performance. He has led some of the most complex information-driven initiatives for today's leading brands and has been listed as a thought-leader by the American Management Association, Business Finance Magazine and Consumer Goods Technology Magazine. He is a published author, speaker and writer for national magazines. David graduated from Monmouth University and has an MBA from Rutgers University. He earned his MBA from Rutgers University and was a regular army officer in the 10th Mountain Division.