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Fima Katz

Fima Katz

founder, president, and ceo

Mr. Katz is the President and CEO of exadel. He founded the company in 1998 with a vision of fundamentally improving the way companies use innovative technology to develop mission-critical business applications. He has been successful in realizing this vision, growing exadel’s business by at least 30% annually—year after year.

Exadel is now a leader in the enterprise open source solutions market and a pioneer in utilizing component-based architecture and open source approaches. Exadel has facilitated the success of its clients by radically reducing corporate costs and development time. Most recently, he has guided exadel into a leadership position in mobile applications, data storage, and cloud technology as exemplified by the cloud-based mobile platform, Appery.io, created by exadel.

Fima has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. He has held managerial and technical positions with major financial service companies, including Wells Fargo Bank, Concorde Solutions, and Bank of America (where he served as the Chief Architect of Internet Systems). In addition, he founded three other successful companies before founding exadel. His technical expertise includes the design of complex, mission-critical distributed object systems and the integration of complex legacy enterprise systems into business services. Mr. Katz is a recognized authority and speaker on open source, JAVA, XML, and DOA technologies and has co-authored The Essential Guide to Object Monitors (Wiley, 1999).

Lisa Calkins

Lisa Calkins

chief strategy officer

With years of experience, Ms. Calkins has the skills to guide exadel’s team in tackling clients’ challenging business goals. Over the past 20 years, Lisa has continually refined best practices and the ability to meet the unique demands of its clients at exadel’s US development office in Boulder, Colorado. Lisa is also a dedicated community leader, involved in numerous local business organizations and professional women’s groups. Additionally, Lisa has been a speaker at many conferences on digital communication, and she hosts many female-focused professional development sessions and leadership mentoring sessions.

Awards: Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business (technology/telecommunications category), Bronze Stevie for Mentor/Coach of the Year

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

evp, international business

Mr. Wilson is responsible for expanding and leading exadel’s global sales organization. He is driving global expansion by leveraging existing clients and growing the company’s presence in international markets in need of enterprise-level software innovation. He joined exadel in 2017, bringing with him more than 20 years of international sales and business leadership.

In his previous role as Chief Revenue Officer for Ciklum, Craig provided leadership for the overall strategy of the company’s commercial activities while integrating and aligning all revenue-related functions. He is a seasoned executive who has driven revenue-generating initiatives spanning many varied management and ownership positions in the tech industry.

Lynne M. Walter

Lynne M. Walter

chief financial officer

Ms. Walter is responsible for the financial and administrative operations of exadel, ensuring that the company continues to maintain its track record of fiscal discipline and operational excellence. An employee since 2000, Lynne brings with her more than 25 years of comprehensive executive, operational, and financial experience spanning both private and publicly held companies.

Before coming to exadel, Lynne held a wide array of managerial positions, including COO, CFO, and IRO with The Greenbrier Companies, a leading manufacturing company with annual revenues exceeding $600 million. In addition, she has held president and other board roles for multiple non-profit organizations.

Jay Millard

Jay Millard

chief sales operations officer

Mr. Millard brings an extensive background in executive leadership, operational excellence, business development, and marketing to exadel. Supported by Jay’s leadership, exadel is committed to exceptional customer experiences and overall customer satisfaction through the company’s “client for life” process. As an active member of the Boulder, Colorado community, Jay has held positions on non-profit boards, has chaired and served on local committees, and continues to volunteer weekly at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless.

Awards: Golden Bridge Awards’ Silver COO of the Year, Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Business Leader

Igor Landes

Igor Landes

chief delivery officer

Mr. Landes is responsible for the quality of technology solutions delivered to clients while overseeing and directing the software development process at exadel. Igor has over 25 years of experience in the software industry, holding positions from software engineer and solution architect to VP of Applications and Software Development. He has extensive experience building tools and complex integration solutions based on a process-centric approach and SOA/BPM architecture.

For the last 10 years, he has managed distributed development by creating energized global teams with a focus on the reduction of software project risks and on the cost-conscious management of all aspects of the software project life-cycle. Igor brings to exadel more than 15 years of experience creating solutions and products in the finance industry including wealth management, lending, securities trading, fixed income securities analysis, and options arbitrage. His software solutions have improved business agility and operational efficiency for many organizations, such as Bank of America, Fidelity, UBS, Wells Fargo, and Westpac.

Gregory Katzman

Gregory Katzman

chief operations officer

Mr. Katzman is responsible for managing exadel’s highly rated client customer care, training, and support teams. An employee since 1999, Greg has served in a critical liaison role, maintaining communications with and expanding exadel’s offshore development teams in Eastern Europe. Greg ensures on-time project delivery and effectiveness for exadel’s enterprise client base.

With more than 20 years of IT experience, Greg brings a wide array of technical, operational, and client management skills to exadel. In his prior position working with Abbott Laboratories, he served as a Senior Systems Consultant designing complex database interfaces and inventory management systems. In addition, Greg has held management and IT positions with Bank of America (Concorde Solutions), Landis, and Gyr (now Siemens).

Donna Burke

Donna Burke

vice president, technology solutions

Ms. Burke oversees exadel’s technology solutions for mobile and web application development in the enterprise software market. She brings more than 25 years of global marketing, product management, sales, and general business management experience in software and services. Proactive and profit-driven, Donna is a superb communicator capable of building businesses from the ground up.

Prior to joining exadel, Donna was Vice President and co-founder of LEC Information Systems, a professional services company providing specialized software development and consulting services to equipment manufacturers, service providers, and software tool companies. Previously, she held senior management positions in product management, marketing, and business development with Ericsson, Raynet, and US West Advanced Technologies. Donna has also consulted for Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.

Lev Shur

Lev Shur

vice president, technology consulting

Mr. Shur is responsible for the sales and delivery of key consulting engagements along with managing exadel’s alliances with technology partners. Lev is a seasoned business development executive and software entrepreneur. His successful career has included software development and technology consulting, along with sales and management. Prior to joining exadel, he was a founder of 741 Studios, a financial technology consultancy. Under his leadership, 741 Studios experienced rapid accelerated growth and earned a respected reputation with its clients, including American Express, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and UBS. In 2010, Lev merged 741 Studios with exadel.

Prior to founding 741 Studios, Lev was the VP of Analytics at LifeStreet, a digital marketing and advertising company, where he built and managed a large-scale data warehousing and analytics platform. Before LifeStreet, he was one of the co-founders of Exigen, a provider of transformational software and BPO services for the financial, insurance, and telecommunication industries, where he was responsible for new product development and scaling software development and project delivery teams. Earlier, at Concorde Solutions, a software division within the Bank of America, he was responsible for product management for a set of systems integration products deployed widely in the bank. Even earlier, as a partner at an IT consulting firm with a focus on data warehousing and analytics, Lev delivered projects for major telcos (ATT, Sprint, MCI, and KPN) as well as retail and manufacturing clients.

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