Management Team

Naeem Raza
Chief Executive Officer

Naeem Raza is a citizen of the United States of America and holds a Top Secret Government Security Clearance. Naeem has more than 25 years experience in relational database applications. He founded the company in 1992 after holding various technical and management positions at Oracle Corporation and McDonnell Douglas. With demonstrated achievements in aligning business with technology, Raza excels at reducing operating costs, enhancing services and increasing sales through the efficient use of information systems. He brings experience in a variety of industries including telecommunications, health care management, multi-media service delivery, internet applications, customer information systems, credit card transaction processing and public utilities. Raza holds a master’s degree in systems management and computer science from the Florida Institute of Technology, where he also taught management, economics, computer science and marketing courses. In addition he holds a master’s degree in Business Administration.

Jeffrey Polyak
Chief Operating Officer

Jeffrey Polyak is an accomplished leader in IT solutions sales and systems implementation.  As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Polyak manages all aspects of the implementation, sales and marketing of Sunflower Systems asset management solutions.  Mr. Polyak joined Sunflower in 2005 as Director of Professional Services to lead the team responsible for product implementations and high-value consulting services.  Prior to joining Sunflower, Mr. Polyak served in management roles at Oracle Corporation and BearingPoint where he led teams focused on systems implementation, software integration, lifecycle asset management solutions and Federal ERP system deployments. Before joining BearingPoint, Mr. Polyak was an Associate at Columbus Public Affairs providing political strategy and advocacy in the healthcare, banking and high-tech arenas.  Mr. Polyak holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University. 

John Peiler
Vice President of Finance & Administration

John Peiler joined Sunflower in April 2008. Peiler is an accomplished financial expert and is responsible for managing the finance and operations teams at Sunflower. John joins us after working for Irwin Home Equity In San Ramon, California as an Associate Director of Finance & Accounting.  Prior to that, he was the Controller and C.F.O. for NorthStar Risk Management and Insurance Services in Walnut Creek, California.  He received his BA in Business/Economics from The University of California, Santa Barbara and his M.B.A. from McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.