Meet Our Leadership Team

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Jimmy Chui
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Jimmy ChuiJimmy is a digital transformation leader who works closely with customers throughout the project lifecycle to help them achieve their business initiatives. He is an accomplished IT leader with 18 years of experience in a broad range of IT functions relating to web operations. He has a Master's Degree in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco. Jimmy enjoys mountain biking, camping, and hiking with his wife and two boys. Close
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Steven Russell
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Steven RussellAs the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for ClearScale, Steven Russell directs and oversees the company’s financial strategy and operations. He brings extensive experience to ClearScale having previously served as the CFO for several growing companies. After serving in the Army, directly after business school Steven worked for several large multinational firms. More recently, he has worked in private equity-backed companies. Steven has a BS in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Close
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Pavel Vasilyev
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Pavel VasilyevPavel provides technical leadership of all client projects and ClearScale professional service practice areas. He manages and mentors the company’s solution architects and practice leaders and works closely with AWS technical leaders to ensure customer success. Pavel has more than 14 years of experience designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant cloud solutions. He has a Master's degree in Engineering and Technology in Informatics and Computer Science. Close
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Natallia Beliakova
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Natallia BeliakovaNatallia leads sales, business development, and strategic partnerships. With over a decade of experience in professional services, IT consulting, project management, product development, and government contracting, Natallia brings a mix of sales leadership, operational excellence, and cloud technology expertise. Natallia earned Doctorate and Masters degrees from Binghamton University and an executive leadership certificate from Stanford University. Close
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Pawel Maksymczak
VP - Europe
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Pawel MaksymczakPawel is the VP, Europe and is responsible for the strategy and growth of the region. Pawel started his career as a software developer and developed into a managing director over the past 20 years. He has a proven track record of success in many of the world's leading IT services companies. Pawel has strong management experience and expertise in business development, IT, HR, accounting, finance, purchasing, legal and facilities management. In his spare time, he is passionate about aviation and history. Close
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Jeff Carson
VP of Strategy and Solutions
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Jeff CarsonJeff is VP of Strategy and Solutions and Solution Architecture at ClearScale where he leads the Solution Architecture team. He is an AWS Partner Network Ambassador who was an early adopter of public cloud, working with AWS technologies for the past 13 years. Being among the first candidates worldwide to obtain the AWS Solutions Architect Professional and AWS DevOps Professional certifications, Jeff is a lifelong learner who holds 7 AWS certifications. Jeff, his wife, and four children reside in Austin, TX where they enjoy the music scene. Close
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Ed Songaila
Head of Sales, West
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Ed SongailaEd leads our global sales team in the West and is responsible for the company’s sales strategy and execution of the plan to drive growth in that region. With over 10 years of experience, Ed has held sales leadership positions within global IT solution providers supporting the U.S. and European markets. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science Honors in Economics from Cardiff University, U.K. Ed enjoys playing golf, traveling, fitness, soccer, and trips back to the U.K. to see family and friends. Close
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Andrew Hoaas
Head of Sales, Central
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Andrew HoaasAndrew oversees the US Central sales team and is responsible for new account acquisition and expanding key accounts in that region. Andrew has 12 years of experience in professional IT Services and channel/partner support. He has held leadership positions within global IT solution providers supporting both U.S. and European markets. Andrew brings a mix of sales leadership, operational expertise, and a highly extensive customer service background. Andrew enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two sons. Close
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Kevin Franks
Sr. Director, Marketing
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Kevin FranksAs the Sr. Director of Marketing at ClearScale, Kevin oversees all marketing activities for the company. He has more than 20 years of experience developing and executing strategic marketing and communications programs for B2B companies. His experience spans across content marketing, digital marketing, market research, product marketing, strategic communications, analyst relations, and public relations. Kevin holds both a B.A and an M.A from Texas Tech University. Close
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Jeff Massett
Sr. Director, PMO
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Jeff MassettJeff leads our Project Management Office and oversees the delivery of all projects. With over 25 years in IT, Jeff started his career as a software engineer and transitioned into project management and leadership. He has successfully improved PMOs with a proven process improvement methodology. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, Management, and Economics with a concentration in management. His hobbies are physical fitness, music, and motorcycles. Close
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Gordon Marcus
Director, Development
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Gordon MarcusGordon has been working in the Software Engineering Industry for 21 years. He started his career as a Development Team Lead, and made his way up to the Director of Development. His strength is in the processes and methods of software development, but his true talent is in leadership. He excels at team motivation, goal setting, productivity, and efficiency. Gordon has earned a Master’s degree in Mathematics and loves algorithms and formal logic. In his spare time, Gordon enjoys nature, rollerblading, and mountain biking. Close
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Alexandr Shorikov
Director, Systems Engineering
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Alexandr ShorikovAlexandr has more than 24 years of experience in Software Engineering, System Analysis, and Management. For the last 12 years he has been leading worldwide Systems Engineering and DevOps teams, focusing on building cross-team relationships, staffing, motivating, and growing engineering groups located in different regions. Alexandr has a master’s degree in Software Engineering and enjoys travelling, hiking, and exploring new places. Close
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Pawel Pietras
Director, MSP
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Pawel PietrasPawel is the Director of ClearScale’s MSP team and is responsible for overseeing the Managed Services offering. With more than 15 years of experience in delivery and sales, he is passionate about improving the quality of services that ClearScale provides to all customers. He is a strong team player focused on delivering added value whenever possible. Pawel holds a Master's Degree from University of Wroclaw in Poland. In his spare time Pawel is a passionate mountaineer and hiker, still waiting for his first 7000m peak. Close
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Dmitry Mazhar
Director, IT
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Dmitry MazharDmitry, as the IT Director of ClearScale, leads the internal IT services and security. He is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in the management of IT services and application development across many industries. Dmitry's technical background and understanding of business needs allow him to bridge the gap between technology and strategy. Dmitry holds an MBA in IT from Kozminski University and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Warsaw. Dmitry enjoys golfing, grilling, and spending time with his pets. Close
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Anthony Loss
Director of Solution Strategy
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Anthony LossAnthony is an AWS enthusiast who has worked in technology for nearly 10 years. He has used his multiple certifications and tech-savvy knowledge to educate and guide customers through their cloud journeys. Anthony is an AWS Partner Network Ambassador who leads ClearScale's solutions strategy initiatives. He resides in Chicago where he enjoys movies and spending time with family. Close
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Emily Gleason
Manager, Human Resources - US
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Emily GleasonEmily manages the daily operations of the US Human Resources department, from onboarding through the entire employee life cycle. Her main priority is to effectively support her team of skilled professionals and ensure maximum performance. Emily holds a BA in Communication and Human Resources Development from Texas Tech University. She enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her family. Close
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Oksana Grezyeva
Sr. HR Business Partner – Europe
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Oksana GrezyevaOksana works with ClearScale leaders and key stakeholders at all levels to drive organizational success in Europe. She is skilled at obtaining maximum performance from the team. Oksana’s experience includes organizational development, talent acquisition, performance management, retention, compensation, training/employee development, and employee relations. She holds a master's degree in Finance and a postgraduate degree in Project Management in IT. Oksana enjoys traveling, sports, and gardening. Close