|VP of Global Engineering|
About Jeffrey Anthony
Jeffrey Anthony currently serves as a Partner and Vice President of Engineering Management Practice for Synapse Associates, a consulting firm providing the tools to help startups as well as industry leaders in the development of various products and services. As the head of the engineering team, Mr. Anthony provides product development solutions for companies looking to build software from the ground up. With a solid background developing and leading teams in the development of secure systems for monetary transactions and telecommunications, Jeffrey Anthony possesses nearly 30 years of the skills and experience necessary to facilitate a company's success with their software.
Prior to helping other companies structure their software project development, Mr. Anthony served as the Vice President of Global Engineering at Mars Electronics International (MEI), one of the world’s leaders in cash and cashless transaction systems. Today, MEI develops and runs payment systems for public transport, vending, banking, and self-checkout operations based on Jeffrey Anthony's valuable contributions. As head of the engineering team, he led over 100 people spanning sites in such cities as London, Geneva, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia to develop new systems and maintain production for the expansion of existing products to new locations. Leading the multidisciplinary team, Mr. Anthony was responsible for anticipating technological changes and applying new methodologies to achieve measurable results. During his tenure at MEI, Jeffrey Anthony reduced costs by 3% to 5% annually across the company’s entire portfolio. As a manager, he recruited engineers and integrated future plans for the engineering division’s internal hierarchy.
Before joining MEI, Mr. Anthony worked at ORGA Card Systems, a provider of smart cards and consultant services for banking, health care, telecommunication, and security industries. As the Director of Engineering for the German-based company, Jeffrey Anthony led projects on the software side of development of secure electronic transfer systems for German public assistance funds, as well as the secure delivery of text messaging and account activation on wireless GSM networks.
Jeffrey Anthony belongs to the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) and the Association for Computing Machinery. As part of his continued efforts to remain informed of developments in his field, he has participated in project, program, and management courses with PMI.
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