founder, president and ceo
Mr. Katz is the President and CEO of exadel. He founded the company in 1998 with a vision to fundamentally improve the way companies use innovative technology to develop mission-critical business applications. He has succeeded in realizing this vision, growing exadel’s business by at least 30% year after year. Through his vision, exadel is now a leader in the enterprise open source solutions market and a pioneer in utilizing component-based architecture and open source approaches to radically reduce corporate cost and development time as exemplified in exadel’s strategic partnership with Red Hat/JBoss. Most recently, he has guided exadel into a leadership position in mobile applications and in reaping the benefits of the Cloud, as exemplified by the path-breaking cloud-based mobile platform, Appery.io. Mr. Katz has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. He has held managerial and technical positions with major financial services companies, including Wells Fargo Bank, Concorde Solutions, and Bank of America (where he served as the Chief Architect of Internet Systems). In addition, he has founded three other successful companies. 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).
chief strategy officer
With years of experience, Lisa has the skills to guide the exadel’s Team in tackling clients’ challenging business goals. Over the past 20 years, Lisa has continually refined the Boulder office’s best practices and ability to meet the unique demands of its clients. Lisa is also a dedicated community leader, involved in numerous local business organizations and professional women’s groups. Lisa has been a speaker at many conferences on digital communication, hosts 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
evp, international business
Craig is responsible for expanding and leading exadel’s global sales organization. He is driving this global expansion by leveraging existing clients and growing the company’s presence in international enterprise markets in need of software innovation. He joined exadel in 2017 bringing more than 20 years of international sales and business leadership to exadel.
In his his previous role as Chief Revenue Officer for Ciklum, Craig provided leadership for the overall strategy of the company’s commercial activities integrating and aligning all revenue-related functions. He is a seasoned executive who has driven revenue in many management and ownership positions in tech sector companies throughout his career.
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, Ms. Walter brings more than 25 years of comprehensive executive, operational, and financial experience with both public and private companies to exadel.
Ms. Walter has 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 a long-term auditing role with KPMG and has held president and board position roles for multiple non-profit organizations.
chief sales operations officer
Jay brings an extensive background in executive leadership, operational excellence, business development, and marketing to exadel’s Executive Team. Supported by Jay’s leadership, exadel is committed to an exceptional customer experience and overall customer satisfaction through the company’s client for life process. As an active member of the Boulder community, Jay has participated in non-profit boards, he has chaired and served on local committees, and he 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
chief delivery officer
Mr. Landes is responsible for the quality of technology solutions delivered to customers. He also oversees and directs software development processes 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 been managing distributed development by creating highly energized global teams with a focus on the reduction of software project risks and on the cost-conscious management of all aspects of 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. This software helped improve business agility and operational efficiency for such organizations as Bank of America, Fidelity, UBS, Wells Fargo, and Westpac.
chief operations officer
Mr. Katzman is responsible for managing exadel’s highly rated client customer care, training, and support teams. An employee since 1999, Mr. Katzman has served in a critical liaison role, maintaining communications with and expanding exadel’s offshore development teams in Eastern Europe. Mr. Katzman ensures on-time project delivery and effectiveness for exadel’s enterprise client base. With more than 20 years of IT experience, Mr. Katzman 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, Mr. Katzman has held management and IT positions with Bank of America (Concorde Solutions), Landis, and Gyr (now Siemens).
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, Ms. Burke is a superb communicator capable of building businesses from the ground up to the highest levels. Prior to joining exadel, Ms. Burke 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. Previous to this, she held senior management positions in product management, marketing, and business development with Ericsson, Raynet, and US West Advanced Technologies. Ms. Burke has consulted for Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.
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. Mr. Shur is a seasoned business development executive and software entrepreneur. His successful career has spanned software development and technology consulting to sales and management. Prior to joining exadel, he was a founder of 741 Studios, a financial technology consultancy. Under his leadership, 741 Studios experienced rapidly accelerating growth and earned a respected reputation with its clients, including American Express, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and UBS. In 2010, Mr. Shur merged 741 Studios into exadel.
Prior to founding 741 Studios, Mr. Shur 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. Before Concorde Solutions, as a partner of an IT consulting firm with a focus on data warehousing and analytics, Mr. Shur delivered projects for major telcos (ATT, Sprint, MCI, and KPN) as well as retail and manufacturing clients.