Alessandra Lezama (19)
RGHP Holdings LLC
Alessandra Lezama is a veteran technology executive who has enjoyed a high impact career taking underperforming companies and turning them into scalable, high-performance powerhouses. From the sales floor to the board room, Ms. Lezama’s hands-on leadership has transformed companies across industries and earned her a reputation as a rainmaker. When Ms. Lezama became CEO of AbacusNext in late 2013, it was a niche software publisher exclusively focused on the legal industry – today it is a global technology leader that's disrupting the cloud computing industry. Under Ms. Lezama’s leadership, AbacusNext expanded its offerings to include a fully-integrated and managed suite of technology products ranging from private cloud solutions to Desktop-as-a-Service, cyber security, and a wide range of business management software options for the professional services market. Prior to joining Abacus, Ms. Lezama held CEO and COO roles for other technology companies including the largest data center operator in southern California, American Internet Services, which she grew from a 15,000-square foot facility to a combined capacity of more than 150,000 square feet. Ms. Lezama lives in her adopted hometown of sunny San Diego where she is active in the business community and an advocate for women pursuing careers in tech and other STEM fields. As an angel investor to San Diego-based, early-stage technology companies, Ms. Lezama is currently brewing a new venture that she will soon unveil.