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, Lezama’s hands-on leadership has transformed companies across industries and earned her a reputation as a rainmaker. When 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 Lezama’s leadership, AbacusNext has 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, 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 one 15,000 sqft facility to a combined capacity of over 150,000 sqft. Lezama lives in her adopted hometown of sunny San Diego, California, where she is active in the business community and an advocate for women pursuing careers in Tech and other STEM fields.