Our People

Our People

From our founders to our regional team leads, our people are united by a single trait: passion for what we do. Software development is in our DNA, and we deeply value both our client and consultant relationships.

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    Danny Fuleihan
    President
    Danny Fuleihan
    President

    Danny is one of the founders of Softensity. He has a bachelor’s of science degree (Management) from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master’s degree (MBA/Decision Support Systems) from Georgia State University. Danny has started and led a few other startups in technology and healthcare services prior to co-founding Softensity. With over 16 years in the technology field, Danny currently oversees operations for Softensity and is always looking for ways to innovate to increase value to customers, as well as increasing internal operational efficiencies.

    Monika Mueller
    SVP Consulting Services
    Monika Mueller
    SVP Consulting Services

    Monika has over 23 years of experience, bringing innovative solutions to her clients. Monika has focused on business and technology management at entrepreneurial, Fortune 500, and consulting companies. She has a depth of experience in management consulting, information management, process optimization, and customer relationship management. Monika has served in leadership roles at Ernst & Young, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, OnStar, and Daugherty Business Solutions. At her prior employer, Monika held P&L responsibility for the Atlanta Business Office, which included Sales Solutioning, Delivery, Recruiting and Operations for a team of over 200 consultants. During her 4 year tenure, the company doubled in size and created a team-based culture winning 12 awards and increased employee morale to its highest levels. While at the Big 4, Monika was a Senior Leader helping to drive growth and innovation with exciting technology and telecom clients including Sprint, Global One, AstroLink, OnStar and many others Monika received her B.B.A. in Management from Cleveland State University and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Monika sits on the Board of Women in Technology, the CIS Advisory Board and the Professional Services for the Technology Association of Georgia. Monika enjoys spending time with her two children in the outdoors, traveling and jogging.

    Ronnie Fuleihan
    SVP Software Services
    Ronnie Fuleihan
    SVP Software Services

    Ronnie has over 25 years of experience in the IT field and started his career as an IT manager at AT&T. He went on later to lead the web services department at NPI Communications, the largest real estate publisher at the time. Ronnie then consulted for IBM’s National e-Business practice as a Senior Software Architect and Consultant, before co-founding Softensity with a number of partners. Ronnie holds a B.Sc. Industrial Management from Georgia Tech and an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University. His current role at Softensity is VP, Software Services, enabling clients to do more with less, to innovate and to walk paths no one has traversed before. In his off time, Ronnie enjoys astronomy and music.

    Field Searcy
    VP Software Solutions
    Field Searcy
    VP Software Solutions

    As VP of Software Solutions, Field Searcy oversees the relationships between the company’s clients and development teams on all software development projects. Mr. Searcy is a self-motivated project manager and information architect with years of both business and technology experience. He continually pursues innovative technologies while staying grounded in the reality of developing practical, cost-effective business solutions. More than 20 years of experience managing daily communication of offshore development teams with international cross cultural dynamics. Advanced skills in relationship development with senior level management teams. Effective in guiding onsite and remote teams during the project life cycle resulting in the delivery of a quality product within timeline constraints and budget. Experienced in all aspects of the software development life cycle from concept, business analysis, information design, development, testing and deployment. Background across multiple industries including predictive analytics and data science for national grocery, pharmacy and home goods; insurance rating and quality assurance auditing; transportation and medical logistics; e-discovery and litigation support; real estate and finance.

    James Strawn
    Director Professional Services
    James Strawn
    Director Professional Services

    James brings more than three decades of IT experience as well as practical experience as a business manager. James has worked across industries as diverse as automotive parts to fast food fulfillment in project management roles. His experience as both a line manager in IT, production practices, and business logistics followed by more than a decade in corporate governance and compliance leave him well qualified to lead projects that span business practice areas. With a clear vision of what the various business stakeholder’s key success factors for a given project are likely to be, James has the ability to accelerate project teams delivery while controlling risks.

    Richard Khallouf
    Director CRM Practice
    Richard Khallouf
    Director CRM Practice

    Richard Khallouf is the Director of CRM Practice and has over 28 years of experience in this field. His software career includes stints with IBM, Clarify, and Merced Systems, and is a Salesforce and Clarify certified consultant. From working with small boutique consulting shops to fortune 500 companies, Richard’s experience provided him with a unique perspective on the vast potential of Salesforce and the ROI of enterprise applications.

    Alexander Kleshchevnikov
    Ukraine Practice Lead
    Alexander Kleshchevnikov
    Ukraine Practice Lead

    Alex is an experienced technical lead, systems architect and manager with over 12 years of commercial experience in IT. Alex started his career as a web application developer and has been working in different capacities and on complex projects. He assumed many roles including working as a project manager and eventually as a department manager for the Ukraine office. Alex is a self-motivated team leader with strong technical skills on different development platforms. Result-oriented and very passionate about what he does.

    Andrey Prohorenko
    Senior Department Manager
    Andrey Prohorenko
    Senior Department Manager

    Andrey has over 16 years of experience in the IT field and started his career in 1999 as a C++ developer at a large hardware company. He then began to work in a company which specialized in software mainframe emulation for IBM 360/370. In the mid-2000s he took part in and developed key features and UI/visual tools for a Mobile Reference Platform for Sasken Communication Technologies as a Team Leader. In 2007-2008 he worked as a Team Leader / Software Architect of a knowledge-based and a computer-aided innovation solution. From 2009 and on, Andrey worked as a project manager, then department manager and currently heads the .NET/Mobile Development Division which brings together 5 .NET and Mobile departments. Andrey held a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Belarusian University of Informatics and Radio Electronics. In his off time, Andrey enjoys photography, reading and board games.

    Alexander Kovalev
    Department Manager
    Alexander Kovalev
    Department Manager

    Alex has over 10 years of experience in IT and runs a department that specializes in .NET, Front-End technologies. One of the main focus areas for his department is FinTech, HRM and eLearning systems. Alex has a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. Prior to his current role, as a department manager, he started out as a software engineer, working his way to lead software engineer, and then team leader.

    Denis Kolkovskiy
    Department Manager
    Denis Kolkovskiy
    Department Manager

    As a department manager, Denis manages various team leads and developers from different disciplines in the development center. Denis has over 10 years of experience in IT, starting out as a software engineer, and working his way to be a technical lead, and project manager, prior to his current position. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

    Nicole Diez
    Head of HR, Latin America
    Nicole Diez
    Head of HR, Latin America

    An avid coffee drinker, traveler and animal lover, Nicole is a passionate HR professional who firmly believes in leading with love and building long lasting relationships. Born and raised in Panama City, Panama and with a degree in HR Management from The Florida State University, she has worked for both the hospitality and tech industries. She loves learning, helping others and having an impact in determining a company's culture and its employee's happiness.

    Ignacio De Luca
    LATAM Community Manager
    Ignacio De Luca
    LATAM Community Manager

    Ignacio De Luca is one of the Community Leaders (CL) of the .NET LATAM Community. His role is to mobilize and guide others, facilitate solutions, and help community members reach their goals. He has regular one-on-ones with community members to check in and offer help and guidance. He enjoys contributing to meets, posts, talks and events — anything where sharing his knowledge can be helpful to others. He considers himself a person who achieves what is proposed, and who truly believes that success is the sum of everyday efforts.

    Ignacio Costantini
    LATAM Community Manager
    Ignacio Costantini
    LATAM Community Manager

    “Nano” has helped build the LATAM community from the ground up. As a community manager, he interacts closely with new team members and sets them up to accomplish their personal career goals. Nano liaises with clients and community members to make sure everyone is comfortable and confident in their role on a project. He emphasizes knowledge sharing, encourages the team to support each other through any challenge — and to count on him for anything they need.

    Nathan Roberts
    Chief Compliance Officer
    Nathan Roberts
    Chief Compliance Officer

    Nathan is a native of the Atlanta area and has been with Softensity longer than any other employee. He is a huge fan of almost all major team sports and also enjoys playing tennis and golf. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Berry College and has worked almost exclusively in Microsoft-based technologies for nearly 25 years. Originally a developer and DBA, Nathan now helps to oversee aspects of the company’s technology, compliance, and other operations.

    Zufliqar Ali Kazmi
    Senior Director, Services Delivery
    Zufliqar Ali Kazmi
    Senior Director, Services Delivery

    Z. Ali Kazmi is a certified Management and IT professional with 20+ years of experience working for large corporations in key client-facing roles. He has worked for companies like Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), IBM, ThyssenKrupp, Xerox and McKesson Corporation. He has led multiple complex programs and projects to fruition in the US, Canada and Europe in myriad industries. In his current role as Senior Director of Services Delivery, Ali is responsible for assuring that Softensity delivery is aligned with client needs and industry best practices. Ali is also an adjunct Professor of Project Management at Atlanta’s prestigious Emory University, and is the recipient of the Certificate of Excellence from the Governor of Georgia for leading the FEMA Disaster Recovery Project, where he led the IBM, Dell, AT&T and Georgia Technology Authority teams.

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