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.

Judi Albright

Judi Albright

Chief Customer Officer

As Chief Customer Officer, Judi comes to us with extensive experience in business development and strategic sales at several large enterprise technology companies including Oracle and EMC.  Judi’s success is in translating business requirements to technology solutions that address the largest client issues.  Judi has also been instrumental in growing the organization by training and mentoring and taking an active role in sales leadership.

 

 

Hazem Abolrous

Hazem Abolrous

Managing Director, Crosslake Labs

With 23 years of experience in business and the software industry, Hazem leads Crosslake Labs.  His hands-on management style and deep experience in software innovation management and organizational transformation in global settings, give him the tools and expertise to lead and manage our Software Development Partner practice.  Areas of expertise include software development lifecycle, learning and development, agile development and coaching, and innovation management and implementation.

 

Dushan Bilbija

Dushan Bilbija

Cloud Foundry Architect

With extensive experience in several senior technical roles including CTO, Dushan leads our Cloud Foundry practice.  With more than 10 years in BackOffice and customer-facing systems, Dushan was an integral part of developing, deploying and integrating corporate systems and applications that supported the Enterprise (e.g. Finance, Order Operations, Inventory Management, Production Planning, etc.). Dushan is instrumental in designing and migrating legacy applications and platforms to todays' modern architectures. His areas of expertise include database design and migration, systems integration and the design, development and release of customer-facing products and solutions. 

 

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.