As the CEO of Softvision, Andres is responsible for both the day-to-day operations and the strategic vision of the firm. He most recently served as the Chief Solutions Officer at Globant, responsible for the design and development of digital solutions while leading strategic customer engagements globally. His areas of expertise include product development, agile transformation, and gaming. Before becoming Chief Solutions Officer, Andres founded and served as the EVP and GM of Globant’s gaming studio, leading business on the West Coast, as well as VP of Engineering and Director of Global Presales Consulting from the U.K. Andres has spoken at many leadership, strategy, and tech conferences and co-authored the book The Never-Ending Digital Journey: Creating New Consumer Experiences Through Technology. Originally from Argentina, he speaks English, Spanish and Italian. Andres holds a Bachelors of Science in Business from University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, and enjoys cross-fit training, skiing with his wife, Laura, and their four kids, running and playing classical piano.
As Softvision’s CTO and Founder, Laurentiu manages the company’s overall corporate business development, strategic initiatives and delivery centers in Europe and is a highly focused and passionate leader in the outsourced software development. He has been leading world-class highly-skilled Romanian tech talent for the last 19 years to develop beautiful, smart and cutting edge digital solutions for global companies but also visionary startups across Silicon Valley. Prior to founding Softvision, Laurentiu worked in the outsourcing division of HP and leading software development for AMD and several high tech startups in San Francisco. Laurentiu holds BS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Engineering and Finance and a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University.
As CFO Tom leads all the finance, legal and corporate development activities and functions of Softvision. He is also a Visiting Professor and Executive in Residence at Kennesaw State University. Most recently, Tom was the Co-Head and Managing Director of the Transportation, Logistics and Shipping practice for Credit Suisse Securities LLC based in New York. Prior to Credit Suisse, he spent over 20 years at the United Parcel Service the last 7 as the Vice President of Corporate Finance which included leading all global Merger and Acquisition activities. He also served as corporate and securities counsel for UPS. Tom received his Bachelors of Science in finance from Northern Illinois University and his Juris Doctorate from Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago Kent College of Law and is admitted to both the Illinois Bar and the Georgia Bar.
As VP of Innovation Labs, Almaz drives the ideation and creation of our most cutting edge products and solutions. He joined Softvision through the acquisition of the company he founded, Momentus Software. Almaz previously led Barnes and Noble’s NOOK EINK platform team. While at Adobe, he was the Lead Architect on the Adobe Mobile Client engineering team where he achieved technical breakthroughs, pioneered advanced mobile research and jump-started strategic relationships. With over a decade of R&D experience, he has a proven track record of shipping successful products and building world class consumer electronic devices. He holds a Computer Science and Mathematics degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison College. He is a true Badgers fan and loves football, hiking, and biking in the Pacific Northwest.
As SVP of Digital Consulting, Bret works with Retailers, Brands, and Enterprises to define and deliver eCommerce and digital products that deliver results. Bret comes to Softvision through acquisition of a company in Austin, BestFit Mobile, where he was Founder and President. Since inception, BestFit has worked with top retailers to shift their marketing strategy to digital solutions that enable personal one-to-one engagement with their customers and deliver Enterprise tools to drive their business forward. Bret has an Economics degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and enjoys outdoor activities like Snowboarding, Water Sports, and Triathlon.
James is responsible for Client Technical Architecture, joining Softvision through acquisition of his company Double Prime in 2015. His primary responsibility is working with our customers at the Estée Lauder Companies on their global commerce platform. James has extensive backgrounds in various fields of science and engineering, holding a B.S. in Physics from SUNY Stony Brook and a Masters in Physical Chemistry from Yale. James lives just outside Philadelphia with his wife and two children, works most of the week in NYC, and in his spare time enjoys reading, practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and spending time with friends.
As VP of Operations, Ale oversees delivery and ensures that our pods are operating with maximum efficiency. She comes to Softvision with more than 15 years of experience of leading teams, project management and operations in the IT and software industry. She has extensive experience in software development working with industry leading developers such as Electronic Arts, Disney and Warner Brothers, delivering software and apps for console, mobile and web. She has lead teams of 150+ with multi-million dollar budgets with a focus on delivery, growing managers, improving processes and best practices and is highly experienced in offshore distributed development. Her responsibilities include strategic planning and goal-setting for Softvision’s delivery organization. Originally from Argentina, Ale holds an MBA degree from Universidad de Deusto. In her free time, she enjoys skiing and spending time with her family and dog Uayra.
Jason is a talent acquisition thought leader that has worked with some of the most well known online and media brands in the world to help them acquire the essential human capital they need to achieve mission critical goals. He has developed talent solutions for many well known companies such as Technicolor, Globant, IAC, FreedomPop, Yahoo, Experian, Virgin Mobile, Bravo Online, Shopzilla, and others. In addition to his upcoming book “The 7 Deadly Sins of The Job Hunt”, he is also working on his second book about start-up company cultures and is a regular panelist at industry events like Digital LA. Jason has a Bachelors Degree from Tel-Aviv University and is also a veteran of the IDF.