Leadership

Executives

Al Lalji

Al Lalji

Chairman & Founder

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

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

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

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.

Board Members

Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is a strong senior business leader with a proven track record in Private and Public sectors, with experience of operating in highly complex and regulated environments at a global level. Jim headed Operational and IT Risk Management at JPMC both for Asset and Wealth Management as well as Treasury Services (Global Custody, Funds Management and Cash Management) and has extensive experience in banking regulatory compliance including AML and KYC. A self-confessed “change agent” with significant experience in leading organizational and leadership development with an emphasis on embracing and managing the speed of change. Proven expertise in operational risk and controls management, based on root cause issue resolution, continuous improvement and relevant risk assessment techniques. A recognized team player with a passion for effective communication and developing a high-performance culture, that strives to deliver optimum value to clients, employees and shareholders. A strong advocate of diversity in the workplace and an active supporter of programs that provide opportunities for international career mobility and development.

Richard Anfang

Financial Services CIO Executive

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

David Mosley

David Mosley, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Kirby Corporation, Kirby Corporation is a $3B public marine transportation and diesel engine services company (NYSE: KEX). David has been in the VP & CIO role since 2007, serving as a member of the Kirby Executive leadership team as the company has grown from $984M to $3B in revenue over the past 10 years. Responsibilities include leadership of all IT activities for Kirby Corporation and all Kirby business units, including IT strategy, partnering with business leadership to achieve strategic business objectives, IT organization leadership and development, application development and support, data management, and infrastructure. In 2018 David was selected as one of four Enterprise finalists for the Houston CIO Leadership ORBIE award. Prior to Kirby, David served as VP & CIO for Prudential Real Estate Services, Vice President – Service Delivery for Iconixx Corporation, Vice President – Product Development and Services for ADP Dealer Solutions, and in various information technology development and management positions. David has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

Other Board Members

Bill Cooney, Scott Drake, Kevin Kirkwood, David Kane, Scot Eisenfelder

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