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Leadership

Executives

Al Lalji

Al Lalji

Chairman & Founder

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Al Lalji, founder of SmarTek21 and Group of Companies. Al has over 22 years of experience in technology management and consulting with Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial firms. Al has helped take software products and services to market for one of the largest software companies in the world. His extensive experience spans Operations, Software Development, Customer Support to Sales and Marketing. Al holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Pepperdine University. Al has hands on technology experience in Banking, Insurance, Healthcare and Software Technology. Key IT companies worked on includes Microsoft, Equifax, McKesson, Bank of America and others.

Brad Rickman

Brad Rickman

CEO

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Brad Rickman has over 20 years of sales and marketing senior leadership. Brad has led the successful launch of new products and sales for six early-stage software technology companies. Today, these companies have a combined market value of over $1 billion. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Product Marketing for SmartBotHub. before joining SmarTek21 and SMartBotHub, Brad was with T-Mobile for six years specializing in growing the channel sales strategies serving T-Mobile’s SMB customer segment. He has vast international experience with ten years of business development in EMEA and APAC. Brad lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and three boys. He enjoys running, water skiing, coaching football and is active in his local church. Brad is passionate about customer success and realizing transformational value delivered to clients.

Andrew Wells

Andrew Wells

CTO

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Andy Wells, Partner in SmarTek21 and Group of Companies. Andrew has more than 25 years’ experience in IT Risk Management, business process re-engineering, program management, data warehousing and applications development. Prior to Kaiser Permanent, Andrew was with JP Morgan Chase as CTO and CSIO for Corporate systems. This includes 7,000+ systems developed, managed and audited on a yearly basis. He was also for 4 years with Lloyds and Barclays Bank. One notable solution that is used today is the Worldwide International Money transfer system for JP Morgan which included Cybersecurity, Identity Access Controls and all items needed to make secure transactions. Andrew has experience taking consumer banking products as well as implementing Enterprise Scale systems. Andrew received his formal education in England in Strategy, Banking and Finance from the University of Bournemouth.

Scott Pfeiffer

Scott Pfeiffer

VP Finance & Operations

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Scott Pfeiffer protects and manages the financial well-being for SmarTek21. As a licensed CPA with over 25 years’ experience, Scott brings a unique blend of expertise combining Software, Consulting, and Financial activity. Scott joined SmarTek21 with prior experience serving as a CFO for companies in industries such as Software as well as an International Distribution with offices in the U.S., Germany, China & Philippines. Scott graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is an avid sports fan and plays softball on several teams along with spending time with his family.

Marty Molnar

Marty Molnar

VP, International Sales

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Martyn Molnar has 23 years of experience in growing technology sales companies and consulting lines of business for Fortune 500s and high growth technology start-ups. A pioneering sales leader and former CEO of 5 years, Martyn has a successful track record fast tracking Hi-tech Silicon Valley firms into international and emerging markets. His responsibilities have spanned international and regional solution sales, global alliance leadership, direct and indirect go to market enablement, OEM business development, and management of distributed, international sales organizations delivering revenues in excess of $300M. Martyn had extensive industry expertise in field ranging from healthcare and oil & gas to finance, ratio, and media. He has a strong background in Big Data, AI, RPA, analytics, SaaS, Cloud, and mission critical infrastructure. Martyn graduated from Kingston University in London with a Bachelors degree in Computer Information System Design.

Advisory Board

Richard Anfang

Financial Services CIO

A Financial Services industry veteran, Richard has lead information technology, architecture and innovation for prestigious firms including JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley both domestically and internationally.

David Mosley

VP & CIO, NextDecade

NextDecade is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) development company focused on LNG export projects and associated pipelines in Texas.

Rob Strickland

M37 Ventures

Rob has an extensive background as an executive, providing strategic leadership on technology strategy, product realization, and IT oversight for a wide array of emerging technology companies.