Meet the Editors has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best financial and HR/HCM application information. We keep in constant contact with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of original content. Here's a look at who's behind the site:

Scott Wallask

Scott Wallask Editorial Director

Scott Wallask is the editorial director for TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT Group, for which he oversees content strategy and operations for eight websites. He is an award-winning content leader with more than 20 years of professional journalism and conference planning experience covering the healthcare, high-tech and life science industries. A former newspaper reporter, he graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor of arts degree in print journalism.


David Essex Executive Editor

David oversees editorial strategy and execution for three sites in TechTarget's Business Applications and Architecture Media Group. He helped launch after two years as site and news editor of and remains a contributor to both sites along with David has covered IT since 1986 and was an editor at BYTE, PC Resource and 80 Micro. His freelance articles have appeared in Computerworld, PC World and numerous other publications and websites. He has an M.S. in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.


Diann Daniel

Diann Daniel Managing Editor

Diann is the managing editor of, and, in TechTarget's Business Applications and Architecture media group. She focuses on timely and relevant content that can help modern business technology leaders do their jobs better, primarily through assigning articles and managing freelance writers, as well as through writing and other work. A former writer and editor for Enterprise, her work has appeared throughout the technology-focused IDG network of publications. In an independent content specialist and journalist capacity, she has worked on a wide range of projects, from on-camera video interviews with iPhone developers to guiding website-optimization projects to ghostwriting content that has appeared in publications such as Stanford Social Innovation Review and


Dan Ring

Dan Ring News Writer

Dan covers finance and HR technology as a news writer for He was Statehouse bureau chief in Boston for the old Ottaway News Service and The Republican, the Springfield, Mass.-based daily newspaper. Dan and his wife, Dolores Kong, live in Milton, Mass., and are co-authors of the Falcon guides Hiking Acadia National Park and Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park. They are members of the 111ers of Northeastern USA, having hiked all major peaks of the Northeast. Dan was born in Northampton, grew up in Sandwich on Cape Cod, and graduated with an English degree from Boston College.


Shaun Sutner

Shaun Sutner News and Features Writer

Shaun Sutner, a journalist with more than 25 years of newspaper experience, reports on information technology issues for SearchFinancialApplications and SearchHealthIT. Sutner's newspaper career included investigative reporting and covering Massachusetts Statehouse and politics for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He has written about snow sports as a T&G columnist for a decade. Sutner's interests also include tennis and popular music.