Darren Oberst is the CEO of Exadel. As CEO, Darren is responsible for the overall strategy and day-to-day execution across all functions of the company on a global basis.
Darren’s priority is to build upon Exadel’s strong heritage of people-first culture, technical excellence and commitment to client success, while driving the company to the next wave of strategic growth. Prior to joining Exadel in 2021, Darren worked previously at HCL Technologies and IBM.
Darren has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and B.A. in Physics and Philosophy from UC-Berkeley.
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Fima Katz serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. He founded the company in 1998 with a vision to fundamentally improve the way companies use innovative technology to digitally transform. Katz sets the strategic direction of Exadel, promotes Exadel’s strong people-first culture, and ensures the company’s sustainable growth driving long-term shareholder value. He especially focuses on supporting a robust sales team and driving innovation strategies.
Katz brings more than 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. Prior to Exadel, he held managerial and technical positions at Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, and Concorde Solutions. Katz is a recognized authority and speaker on distributed object architectures, open source, Java, XML, and DOA technologies and has co-authored The Essential Guide to Object Monitors (Wiley, 1999).
President, Exadel Solutions
Lev Shur is the President of Exadel Solutions. He is responsible for the strategy, sales, and delivery of industry solutions, along with managing key alliances and partnerships.
Shur is a seasoned business development executive and software entrepreneur. Prior to joining Exadel, Shur founded 741 Studios and was Vice President of Analytics at LifeStreet. He was also one of the co-founders of Exigen, a provider of transformational software and BPO services for the financial, insurance, and telecommunication industries.
Shur holds an MS in Physics from the University of Latvia.
Julia Schlatter serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Exadel. She is responsible for maintaining Exadel’s financial and operational controls and ensuring the company maintains a balance of customer satisfaction with fiscal responsibility.
Schlatter draws on 15 years of experience in software consulting companies. She had held increasingly responsible financial roles throughout her career. Schlatter was the Controller of Amadeus Consulting, which was acquired by Exadel in 2016. She quickly became a Vice President at Exadel before assuming her current role as CFO.
Schlatter holds a BS in Finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MBA from the University of Denver – Daniels College of Business.
Chief Operations Officer
Elena Krukovskaya serves as Chief Operations Officer at Exadel. She is responsible for Exadel’s global operations (including recruiting and IT), translating strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth while aggressively managing costs and expenses according to budget. She also establishes policies that promote company culture and vision, helps to implement organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operational planning, and ensures that the company maintains a high level of social responsibility wherever it does business.
Krukovskaya joined Exadel in 2007 as an HR Manager and worked her way up the ranks, expanding and eventually leading her division. Working globally, she focuses on maintaining a coherent company culture of openness, positivity, and professionalism across various countries, regions, and offices.
Krukovskaya holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management. When she’s not focusing on the Exadel team, she prefers quiet pursuits like vacationing in Italy, cultivating flowers, and making jewelry.
Chief Technology Officer
After starting as a developer at Exadel, Oleg Boyko transitioned to ABN AMRO Bank where he served as Development Manager for eight years overseeing the delivery of innovative ecommerce products for the Business Banking portfolio. He then continued at Royal Bank of Scotland, spending the next eight years in charge of Digital Channels Development for the Global Trade Services organization.
During the past four years Oleg Boyko worked at BMO Harris Bank as Senior Technology Officer responsible for platform modernization and digital transformation initiatives. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Loyola University Chicago and an M.S. in Distributed Computing Systems from DePaul University.
Chief Delivery Officer
Alexey Girzhadovich serves as the Chief Delivery Officer at Exadel. He is responsible for implementing a comprehensive project delivery strategy, ensuring Exadel delivers value for customers and partners alike.
Girzhadovich leads and develops a high-caliber global delivery organization capable of scaling fast to meet the company’s business needs. He also cultivates a strong thought leadership role for Exadel in the adoption of changes and the understanding of trends in technology. In his work he cooperates closely with sales and account management teams to provide outstanding sales support and develop deeply rooted relationships with existing and new customers.
Girzhadovich is an accomplished leader with a lengthy track record of work with high-growth software companies, having served in multiple roles and teams at both WorkFusion and Exadel. In his two years at WorkFusion, Girzhadovich quickly advanced to become the Director of Delivery Management. Prior to WorkFusion, Girzhadovich worked at Exadel for the better part of a decade, making the transition from stellar developer to stellar project manager.
Girzhadovich holds a BS in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the Belarusian State University.
Chief Information Officer
Andrei Khimaroda is the Chief Information Officer at Exadel. He is responsible for managing Exadel’s entire IT landscape and for supporting its technologists with world-class platforms and tools used in delivering digital transformation solutions clients.
He joined Exadel in 2006 as CTO of the Minsk branch where he demonstrated both his ability to take on diverse leadership roles and his extensive technical expertise. Prior to joining Exadel, Khimaroda held management positions at PM&S Software and BPS Bank.
He holds a BS in Computer Science from Novosibirsk State University.
Vice President, Technology Consulting
Donna Burke is the Vice President of Technology Consulting for Exadel. She is responsible for managing client relations and sales, working closely with customers and development teams to ensure that project requirements are met on time, and on budget.
Burke brings more than 25 years of global marketing, product management, sales, and general business management experience in software and services. Prior to joining Exadel, she was the vice president and co-founder of LEC Information Systems and held senior management positions at Ericsson, Raynet, and US West Advanced Technologies.
Burke holds a BS in Science from the University of Nevada, Reno and an MS in Internet Marketing from the University of California, San Francisco.
Vice President, Strategic Account Development
Nelly Karasik is Vice President of Strategic Account Development at Exadel. Her current responsibilities include management of sales and relationships with customers and working with customers and cross-functional internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of Exadel’s solutions in accordance with customer needs.
She brings with her more than 30 years of technical expertise to enhance business development, service delivery, and operational optimization. Prior to joining Exadel, Nelly held management positions at AT&T, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle.
She holds a BS in Computer Science from City University of New York, Brooklyn College.
Director, Global Marketing
Kevin Meilinger is the Director of Global Marketing at Exadel. He handles strategic direction and execution for the marketing team, overseeing communications, public relations, and digital marketing efforts.
Meilinger brings with him more than 20 years of experience in product, channel, and vertical marketing in technology, hardware, and software organizations. Prior to joining Exadel, he held VP and director-level marketing positions at ViaWest, BLUEM, and IronWare Technologies and was the Founding Board Member and CMO at Colorado Technology Partners.
Meilinger holds a BA in Technical and Business Communications from Metropolitan State University of Denver.