Leadership Team

Crosslake’s team is made up of senior technical people with many years of experience shipping great software. Our team has experience in many different verticals, including consumer, healthcare, telecom and many others.

Crosslake’s leadership team has a track record of success in both shipping software and helping organizations prosper. Refer to our LinkedIn profiles for additional detail.

Russ Albright

Russ Albright

Partner

Russ is a co-founder at Crosslake. Over 25 years engineering team leadership including Microsoft, where he was a member of Engineering excellence and helped redesign Windows end-to-end engineering practices and project management systems, resulting in better alignment of product and engineering feature plans and re-allocation of Windows headcount.

 

James Waletzky

James Waletzky

Partner

James is a partner at Crosslake with over 20 years of experience in the software industry. He is passionate about improving the performance of software development teams and coaching engineers and on how to realize their full potential, improving the quality of their products while still delivering on time. James has spent many years leading engineering teams with a focus on agile development, while ensuring his roles keep him close to the code and as hands-on as possible. James is a Certified SAFeTM Program Consultant, Certified Scrum Master, and a member of the Visual Studio ALM Rangers.

Thomas Stowell

Thomas Stowell

Director, Business Development and Client Relations

Thomas runs Client Relations and Business Development at Crosslake.  With several years experience in SaaS and advising to early stage start-ups, Tom is a great fit.  He gets genuinely excited about spreading the Crosslake message to software development teams in need of help.  He also works with a wide variety of private equity and portfolio companies helping them to optimize investments. With client relations ownership, Thomas also ensures all Crosslake clients are hitting their software performance goals.