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June 3, 2016

Global Software Development Outsourcing Leader Accelerance Announces Newly Appointed Advisory Board

Redwood City, CA – March 24, 2016Accelerance, a leader in global software development outsourcing, today announced its newly appointed advisory board. The board members include five industry veterans who will bring decades of IT and software development expertise and innovation to help Accelerance further its leadership position in the market and expand its global network of highly curated software development partners. 

“We look forward to working with this team of experts to help us better understand the marketplace and promote our unique value propositions to companies of all sizes,” said Steve Mezak, CEO and founder of Accelerance. “We aim to transform how organizations, particularly small to mid-sized enterprises, discover and connect with high-quality software developers around the world. Utilizing deep technical experience in software development and global industry perspective, we match our clients with ideal software development partners anywhere in the world.”

Accelerance’s advisory board members include:

Julie Iskow, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Global Product Development at Medidata Solutions:
Julie Iskow is the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Global Product Development at Medidata Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical technology strategy. With more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Julie has built and scaled several innovative and business-driven product and technology organizations and led the establishment and management of offshore teams and strategic partners around the world.

Charlie Carpinteri, Program Director of Social Segment at ANZ:
Charlie Carpinteri is the Program Director of Social Segment at ANZ, an Australian-based bank that provides a range of financial products and services to roughly eight million customers. A technology evangelist with over 16 years of experience, Charlie’s expertise resides in architecting digital solutions and overseeing projects from initial strategy phase to full execution.

David Pearah, Consultant:
David Pearah most recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of Cision, a leading global media intelligence company. Within this role, David was responsible for overseeing product management, engineering and overarching IT operations across the Americas and Europe. With over 20 years of experience, David’s expertise resides in product management and agile software development.

Peter Grambs, Consultant:
Peter Grambs is a seasoned IT consultant with over 25 years of leadership experience in the technology and offshoring industries. Peter is currently consulting with startups, as well as established enterprises to help them better drive customer relationships and overall business value.

Ron Lichty, Principal and Owner of Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.:
Ron Lichty has more than 25 years of experience consulting and managing software development and product organizations at large global companies, including Apple Computer, Fujitsu and Charles Schwab. His primary focus has been on identifying methods to untangle the knots in software development and transform chaos into clarity.

To view complete bios of Accelerance’s advisory board members, visit:

About Accelerance:

Accelerance, Inc., is a leader in global software development outsourcing. Based in Redwood City, Calif., its mission is to match growing companies with international software development teams. Through its rigorous certification process, Accelerance maintains a global partner network of software development firms, helping clients quickly and efficiently find, evaluate and engage outsourced software development teams. For more information, visit, or follow on Twitter @accelerance.

Accelerance Advisory board

Andy Hilliard

As CEO, Andy leads and advocates for the globalization and collaboration of great software teams with companies in search of talent, innovation and a globally-distributed extension of their engineering function and culture. Andy founded the ground-breaking nearshore software development services company, Isthmus Costa...

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