The Syndio Story

We were founded on the belief that the best organizations are the ones that treat people fairly. Our origin story is based on a shared vision: to reimagine the way the world works for the benefit of employees and the betterment of all. Using technology to empower, data to inform, and our expertise to inspire, we are leading the way in workplace fairness.

Welcome to Syndio. We are all equals here.

Equal pay for equal work. It’s not a radical concept. But it does require radically innovative solutions. That’s where we come in. 

As a dedicated team of leaders, data scientists, legal professionals, and customer advocates, we are real people dedicated to real change. We are men and women from different backgrounds who have come together to make a definitive difference in the workplace. 

At Syndio, we know the only way to realize pay equity is to do it together. We live it, breathe it, dream it, and deliver it. All so you can achieve it.


Our Mission

To be the trusted analytics platform to ensure workplace fairness.

Our Beliefs

We are champions of workplace fairness.

It’s not just about compliance, it’s about doing the right thing. When employees are treated fairly, everyone benefits. Employees will be more engaged, productive, motivated and happy. Companies will improve retention, strengthen their culture, and deliver more profit. It’s a win-win, and we are poised to make it happen.

Pay equity is not a fad, it’s a right.

Pay equity is an ongoing commitment, at every stage of employment, and is required by many jurisdictions across the US and the globe. We are committed to moving the conversation, legislation, and solutions forward to ensure that everyone has the opportunity for equal pay.

Transparency drives change.

We can’t solve problems that we can’t see. And it’s all in how you look at it. New hires, exits, acquisitions can all change the picture, so you have to have the right tools to keep up. Today’s pay analysis options are outdated and inflexible, and make it difficult to keep up with the ever-changing workplace. And it’s not just about identifying the problems, but developing the right solutions.

It’s bigger than us.

Different language, different approaches, no one does this the same way, despite the best intentions. That causes confusion and misinformation, shining a light on the need for alignment on methodology. For pay equity to be real, a data driven approach is key. We at Syndio have the talent and the tools, and in partnership with like-minded industry leaders, we believe we can and should convene the brightest minds to provide a suite of tools that will drive quantum leaps for pay equity across the globe.

Meet the Leaders

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Maria Colacurcio

Maria is Syndio’s Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Maria is responsible for the company’s vision and strategy for delivering innovative solutions, building an organization of the industry’s most talented people and developing organizational excellence to deliver the highest levels of business value to its customers. Most importantly, she is passionate about issues surrounding equal pay, employee wellness and equity at work.

Recognized as a thought leader in the HRM/HCM industry, Maria is a frequent speaker and author for various organizations, publications and conferences delivering the latest trends and solutions in workplace equality. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - the voice of all things work; and the WorldatWork Organization - the total rewards association.

Prior to joining Syndio, Maria co-founded, a work collaboration tool for companies of all sizes. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in technology and communications at companies including Microsoft, Starbucks and technology start-ups you’ve never heard of, she has a proven track record of building successful companies with strong core values that are dedicated to its people and customers.

She is a mom to seven kiddos and makes sure to talk about family finances at the dinner table.


Byron Deeter


Byron Deeter is a leading investor in SaaS and Cloud. He co-authors Bessemer’s iconic 10 Laws of Cloud Computing and the annual State of the Cloud Report. He created the Bessemer Forbes Cloud 100 and BVP Nasdaq Emerging Cloud Index and works closely with many of the best founders in the cloud world. 


Talia Goldberg


Talia invests across early and growth stage software and internet. Talia joined Bessemer in 2013 and has since become the youngest elected partner in firm history. 

Fern Mandelbaum

Fern Mandelbaum

Emerson Collective

Fern is an entrepreneur, coach, lecturer, and investor. Ms. Mandelbaum is the Managing Director of Venture Investors.  She focuses her investments on companies that help people reach their full potential.  


Bob Perille

Calvelle Investments

Bob currently invests in private companies through his own investment vehicle, Cavello Investments, LLC.   Bob has been  responsible for sourcing and managing equity investments in private companies in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. 


James Newell


James has been working with high growth technology companies as an adviser and investor since 2005 and focuses on early stage and seed investments in the Pacific Northwest. 


Diane Fraiman


Diane is a Managing Director at Voyager Capital and invests in early stage enterprise software companies in the Pacific Northwest. Diane has over 35 years of experience in the technology industry in both operational roles leading marketing, strategy and business development, and as a venture investor since 2007.


We are a small software start-up with ambition. We are passionate about equal pay, our products and our mission and we are devoted to each other and our company. We value transparency, hustle, clarity, truth, and vulnerability.

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