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NextAxiom Technology employs experienced enterprise software professionals that draw on their collective experience in product development, business development and professional services from companies such as, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Siebel, AOL, Unisys, Tandem, Netscape, Red Pepper and OnLink. NextAxiom was founded in 2000 by Ash Massoudi and Sandy Zylka with a vision to bring Moore's Law to software development and enable the silo-free enterprise.


Ash Massoudi
CEO & Co-Founder

Ash is a proven entrepreneur and a software inventor with the vision to incrementally unify all information technology assets unleashing a new wave of business automation. Ash founded NextAxiom Technology in May 2000 and led the creation of a patented software platform that significantly eases new software development on top of existing application functionality. He played the pivotal role in successfully propelling NextAxiom through the concept, R&D production, and customer acquisition stages into its current expansion phase. Before co-founding NextAxiom, as Director of Integration Technologies at PeopleSoft, Ash was responsible for delivering PeopleSoft's complete suite of integration technologies, including PeopleSoft's business components and near real-time application messaging solutions, which was deployed at over 4000 customers worldwide. Ash also managed the assimilation of Advance Supply Chain Planning products within the PeopleSoft technology platform as a result of PeopleSoft's $275 Million dollar acquisition of Red Pepper Software.

Ash holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.


Sandy Zylka
VP Products & Technology, Co-Founder

Sandy is a co-founder of NextAxiom and the co-inventor of NextAxiom's seven patent-pending innovations. She has managed all aspects of the hyperService Platform. To stay current with customer needs, and help drive product roadmap decisions, Sandy participates in projects and workshops with NextAxiom customers. Prior to NextAxiom, Sandy served as Product Manager for PeopleSoft's Optimization Applications. She led an elite team of PhD's responsible for delivering PeopleSoft's Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Optimization products. Prior to that, Sandy held positions as Principal Usability Architect and Senior Optimization Engineer for PeopleSoft. As Senior Supply Chain Consultant for Red Pepper Software, she led supply chain and integration workshops for companies such as Pepsi, Bausch & Lomb, HP, Analog Devices, and 3Com.

Sandy holds a B.A. in Neurobiology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has completed studies and research toward an M.S. in Computer Simulations.