Crosslake Leadership
Tenured experts in software technologies.
Barr Blanton
Chief Executive Officer
Barr comes to Crosslake from global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he served as a partner in the...more about Barr.
Russ Albright
Founder & Sr. Advisor - Client and Strategy
Russ has over 35 years of engineering team leadership including Microsoft, where he was a member of Engineering excellence and...more about Russ.
Gregg Alwine
Chief Operating Officer
Gregg has been using technology to solve business challenges for more than 25 years and pioneered many of the technology solutions...more about Gregg.
Kim Walters
Senior Managing Director, East, EMEA, West
With over 30 years of management experience in technology and engineering, including 18 years with Microsoft within...more about Kim.
Judi Albright
Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Judi comes to us with extensive experience in business development and strategic sales at several...more about Judi.
David van Toor
Managing Director, Central
David has led regional and divisional technology businesses up to $100M annual revenue in the US, Brazil, Europe and Australia for over 25 years. An expert in data driven...more about David.
Austin Rowan
Managing Director, Corsis
With over 20 years of experience in technology and professional services, Austin has deep experience in technology strategy formulation and execution and has...more about Austin.
Peter Zadrozny
Managing Director, Products and Services
Peter is a technology strategist with over 30 years of hands-on implementation experience in software development, product management...more about Peter.
Lenny Herold
Managing Director, Technology Platform
Lenny has built a career on being a passionate advocate, mentor and leader, and his love for problem-solving has defined him as a professional...more about Lenny.
Stephen Niziol
Managing Director, Finance and Administration
With over 25 years of corporate finance and professional engineering expertise, Steve leverages a...more about Stephen.
Oreo
Chief Puppy Officer
Our Chief Puppy officer, Oreo, can be seen most days, building her following on Instagram or Twitter or consulting on questions about...more about Oreo.
Founder & Sr. Advisor - Client and Strategy
Russ Albright
Russ has over 35 years of 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.
Director, IT and Cybersecurity
Rocky Vienna
Rocky Vienna, a Silicon Valley executive, has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and Business Operations. He has held VP of Technology, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Operating Officer positions. Rocky is well versed in International Technology and Business Strategy, Cybersecurity, and Business Operations. Rocky's experience includes International Banking and Finance, Hardware and Software Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Education, Healthcare, Digital Media, and e-Commerce.
Service Director DevOps and CI/CD
Uma Palepu
Uma has 25+ years of experience developing commercial enterprise software and leading geo-distributed teams of 150+ working at companies like Mitchell, EMC, Captiva, Stac & DCA. His domain experience includes Workers Comp & Medical Casualty Insurance, Healthcare, Enterprise Content Management, Data Capture, Data Management, Data Compression and Backup/Disaster Recovery. Uma has a Bachelor's (Electrical Engineering) from Punjab University, an MBA and MS (Strategic Management) from Kelley School of Business, Indiana.
Chief Executive Officer
Barr Blanton
Barr comes to Crosslake from global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he served as a partner in the Transformation and Private Equity practices, as well as managing partner of the firm's Charlotte, NC office. Barr has extensive experience advising private equity firms, portfolio companies, and Fortune 500 clients on strategic and transformational initiatives.
Chief Operating Officer
Gregg Alwine
Gregg has been using technology to solve business challenges for more than 25 years and pioneered many of the technology solutions that have revolutionized the marketing, healthcare, and technology diligence industries. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, with a passion for building scalable business infrastructure, and a rich history of transformative growth resulting in both private and public exits valued at more than $1 billion.
Chief Revenue Officer
Judi Albright
As Chief Revenue 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.
Chief Puppy Officer
Oreo
Our Chief Puppy officer, Oreo, can be seen most days, building her following on Instagram or Twitter or consulting on questions about architecture or the newest software. Oreo stays busy pulling our agile teams together, ensuring efficient delivery of software and meeting client deadlines. She also is very timely about her afternoon nap, sometimes sleeping under the desks which reminds her boss, Russ, of the time he spent at Microsoft, sleeping under his desk to ensure new software programs were delivered on time. Call ahead for an appointment, in case she is out at a social event or with her groomer.
Senior Managing Director, East, EMEA, and West
Kim Walters
With over 30 years of management experience in technology and engineering, including 18 years with Microsoft within Engineering, Kim has proven expertise in developing a strategic vision and helping lead large teams to execute on the strategy using an agile and iterative approach. She has a proven track record of delivering continuous value to customers by optimizing resourcing, delivering on time and within budget. During her career, she has cultivated an excellent reputation for being extremely organized, a cross-team collaborator, and an aptitude for solving difficult business problems with a mix of process improvements and technological innovations.
Breen Liblong
Breen has over 30 years of experience in advanced technology development and executive management in the creation of Internet products and services, from strategy to release. His early experience as a developer focused on VLSI CAD tools and AI systems for map conversion, fault detection and diagnosis, and power monitoring. For the past 15 years he has held leadership positions in AltaVista, Verano (now part of Leidos), Wurldtech, Neverblue, and Digital River World Payments, in the fields of search engines, critical infrastructure cyber-security custom appliances (both custom hw and sw), performance advertising, and online payments products including back end (transactions, billing, reporting, reconciliation) and front end (web and remote POS app) systems. Breen holds B.Sc. (Dist.) and M.Sc. Computer Science degrees from the University of Calgary.

Sr. Advisor
David Barnett
David is a seasoned technology entrepreneur, business executive, philanthropist and former Mayor. As the founder of Corsis, David has guided its overall strategy and growth initiatives throughout the corporate lifecycle including mergers & acquisitions, a public exit and subsequent privatization. David has served on NJ Governor Phil Murphy's Government Technology and Innovation transition committee, he is a board member of the non-profit, All Stars Project of New Jersey, and sits on several corporate advisory boards.
Managing Director, Corsis
Austin Rowan
With over 20 years of experience in technology and professional services, Austin has deep experience in technology strategy formulation and execution and has advised enterprise clients in value creation and risk management across the M&A lifecycle. In addition to extensive experience advising clients in SaaS and technology-enabled services, Austin has experience advising clients in financial services, biotech, healthcare, e-commerce and digital media, and delivering enterprise solutions focused on maximizing the business value of technology investments.
Managing Director, Central
David van Toor
David has led regional and divisional technology businesses up to $100M annual revenue in the US, Brazil, Europe and Australia for over 25 years. An expert in data driven root-cause analysis of business problems, David has transformed support, engineering, and sales and marketing teams to support business growth through innovative initiatives that improve customer experience and operational excellence.
Managing Director, Products and Services
Peter Zadrozny
Peter is a technology strategist with over 30 years of hands-on implementation experience in software development, product management and IT. He has built successful teams that have designed, developed, launched and supported new products, services and companies to meet rapidly changing market needs of enterprises that either create or use leading edge technologies. He has done this in the US and internationally, in Fortune 500 and startups. His international experience includes starting the operations for WebLogic in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Sun Microsystems in México. Peter is an accomplished author with various successful technical books on big data analytics, Java Enterprise Edition and software performance engineering. He was an original contributor to The Grinder, a popular open-source load testing framework.
Managing Director, Technology Platform
Lenny Herold
Lenny has built a career on being a passionate advocate, mentor and leader, and his love for problem-solving has defined him as a professional. Lenny is a proven team-builder who specializes in architecting best-of-breed technology solutions that empower businesses to scale, and his drive to be on the forefront of emerging technologies and trends uniquely positions him to add value as a solutions provider.
Managing Director, Finance and Administration
Stephen Niziol
With over 25 years of corporate finance and professional engineering expertise, Steve leverages a unique blend of skills to influence organizations on executing toward a common vision. Following several years of experience within strategic finance at Intel, Steve has been instrumental in transforming finance, accounting, and human resource functions in small and mid-size enterprises. Steve has a proven track record of cultivating administrative and operational process improvement in support of both organic and M&A growth.