George Szakach, Founder and President
George is a Vietnam-era veteran and has been employed in various business systems software development and management positions since 1960. George joined Software AG in 1975. After seven years with SAG, George founded Treehouse Software in 1982 and shortly thereafter established its headquarters in Sewickley, PA (near the city of Pittsburgh). "I am proud to have put together a cohesive group of talented, cooperative, and dedicated individuals to make up Treehouse Software's staff and its management team", George says, adding, "The original Treehouse Software goal still remains: to be recognized for our quality software products, and excellent support and consulting services. People are constantly surprised when we tell them we are a global company with 700 customers, all high-profile companies plus many government, financial-services and higher-education sites. Over the past few years, migration from mainframe systems to Cloud computing has seen unprecedented growth, and Treehouse has continued to expand its products and services to capitalize on this emerging technology. Treehouse has partnerships with the largest Cloud providers, including AWS and Google Cloud. Our future looks very bright as we continue to grow with additional products, services, and partnerships."
Russell Roll, Chief Financial Officer
For the past 30 years, Russ has served as the company’s General Counsel, and for the past 22 years as TSI’s CPA and now CFO. Russ provides legal counsel and direction to TSI for all matters, including contracts with customers, partners and others; taxes and tax planning; purchases and investments; company structure; corporate governance; personnel issues; and other related areas. Russ received his undergraduate degree from Grove City College (accounting and economics) and his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania as well as in Federal Courts as an attorney, and is licensed (inactive) as a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania.
John Szakach, Chief Operating Officer
John joined Treehouse in April, 2021 as a Business Strategy Consultant and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in September, 2021. While new to TSI, John brings over 40 years of relevant work experience to the organization. In addition to over 51 years of total flight experience, including 20 years as a Captain for United Airlines, John has held a variety of management roles in different industries including VP of Organizational Effectiveness, VP of Quality Assurance, and VP of New Product Development. He has also held positions as Director of Flight Standards and Quality Control, and Director of Operations. He has received numerous awards including the Captain of the Year at United, and the FAA Master Pilot Award, the FAA’s highest award. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in aviation management and is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. He is George’s brother.