About Us

Since 1994, Softvision has been leading the digital transformation of global enterprise brands, now leveraging a network of 2,500 product, design and engineering professionals, throughout 18 studios, in 8 countries and 5 continents.  Our uniquely gamified approach to organizing teams into pods made of cross-functional guild members, helps our clients evolve talent, process and technology, while creating the most impactful custom digital experiences.  

Our Leadership Team

CEO

Andres Angelani

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.

Laurentiu Russo
CTO and Founder

Laurentiu Russo

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.

Tom Delbrook
CFO

Tom Delbrook

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.

Chief Partnerships Officer

Snjezana Cvoro-Begovic

As Chief Partnerships Officer, Snjezana is responsible for building delightful partnership-focused experiences, and promoting culture where Softvision’s success is directly linked to success of our client partners. She comes to Softvision with over 25 years of experience in the high-tech and entertainment industries with a passion for delivering technology-enabled products and services. Prior to joining Softvision, Snjezana was the COO at a technology start-up in Vancouver, and held leadership positions at Globant, EA, IBM, and PWC. She is a member of The Center for Digital Media Faculty and passionate about contributing her industry knowledge to the digital community. When she’s not working around the world, she loves runs in the morning, hot yoga, and strong black coffee.
Almaz
SVP of Innovation Labs

Almaz Nanjappa

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.

SVP of Digital Consulting

Bret Cunningham

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.

Chief Architect

James  Hartling

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.

Alejandra Sosa
VP of Operations

Alejandra Sosa

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.

John Stossel
VP of Solutions

John Stossel

As VP of Solutions, John unites Softvision’s best creative, industry and technical leaders to produce and deliver solutions for our partners’ toughest challenges, while setting them on a path of continued future success. Prior to Softvision, John was CTO/VP Engineering at many public companies and VC-financed start-ups including Intellisync (acquired by Nokia), Core Mobility (acquired by Smith Micro), Servo Software (acquired by Kii) and CrowdFlower. He started and sold two mobile software companies after starting his career at Charles Schwab and Apple. John received B.S. degrees in Finance and Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Christopher Walton
VP of Guilds

Christopher Walton

Christopher is responsible for leading the Softvision Guilds, our global communities of technology experts and agile professionals.  Passionate about technology and creating engaging customer experiences, Christopher brings people together to create transformational outcomes that push limits and delight users; all while having fun. Having served in senior technology management and strategy roles for the last 20 years, Christopher comes to Softvision through the 2015 acquisition of BestFit Mobile, where he was a co-founder & Chief Delivery Officer.  Previous to that, he was Vice President of Products & Strategy for X1 Technologies (an Idealab company), as well as having held leadership roles at Vignette and Netscape. Christopher lives in Austin, Texas, where he enjoy’s spending time with his family, fine Bourbon, and Sous Vide cooking.
Jason Elkin
VP of Talent Acquisition

Jason Elkin

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.

VP of APAC Studios

Girish Karunakaran

Responsible for managing Softvision APAC, Girish is an integral part of the Softvision’s success story. In his 16+ year career with the company, he has held senior leadership positions across the business and in all major markets. He has played a key role in driving strong and sustainable growth by leveraging Softvision’s deep relationship with the customers combined with sound business practices. Prior to this Girish was Delivery Head for Softvision and also managed India and Nepal Operations. He is a global citizen who has lived in multiple countries and travelled extensively to many more. He holds a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University.