Al Lalji

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

Al leads and oversees SmarTek21’s global growth strategy and initiatives. As founder, he sets the vision for SmarTek21 products and services. Al has held a variety of senior management roles during his career, giving him broad experience across functional and technical teams. Firmly supported by his team of tenured executives, Al leads from the front, managing the company’s organic expansion while continually raising the bar of positive customer experience.

Al has more than 15 years of experience in technology management and consulting with Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial firms. He has excelled in senior management roles in leading companies including Microsoft®, T-Mobile®, Cingular®, McKesson, Toys“R”Us®, Equifax® and Starbucks®. Al has lived in Africa, London and Los Angeles. He holds a master’s degree in information systems and a bachelor’s degree in business, both from Pepperdine University.

David Gorsuch

Partner

David Gorsuch brings over 20 years of technology industry experience leading, building, and preparing teams and clients for accelerated growth and business transformation.  He has held a variety of executive, sales, and operations roles. Most recently, David served as Vice President of Customer Success at InsideView, a software and data management company serving the Fortune 1000. Previously, David was the Chief Operating Officer for Compushare (acquired by D+H), a leading FinTech provider of innovative products tailored to the Financial Services industry. He also served as the CEO and COO of InfoPartners (acquired by Compushare), the premier IT services provider for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Hedge Funds in the Bay Area. Prior to InfoPartners, David led the East Coast Sales team at All Covered (acquired by Konica Minolta), a national IT and cloud services firm.

Prior to his time in the IT industry David Gorsuch spent four years in financial services working for notable firms such as Raymond James Financial Services and Northwestern Mutual. He earned a BA of Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is married and has 4 children and enjoys his home life in Half Moon Bay, CA.

David’s commitment is to ensure we provide leading solutions in serving and enabling our customer’s productivity, engagement, and success.

Suri Parthasarathy

Vice President – Delivery – SmarTek21 India

Suri has 20+ years of IT industry experience, which includes Delivery and Operations Management.

In his current role as Delivery Head India, Suri is responsible for the delivery of projects executed in India.

Prior to joining SmarTek21 India, Suri worked with Pfizer as a Senior Manager, managing associates across the globe and supporting Quality initiatives. He played an instrumental role in the automation of key operational initiatives and in rolling out Vendor Metrics Dashboard to the Pfizer leadership team. Suri has also worked with IT majors, such as CSC and Mindtree, in various roles including Program Manager, Delivery Manager, Technical Manager, Principal Consultant, Architect and DBA. He has rich Program/Delivery management experience in managing .Net, J2EE and Data Warehousing projects with renowned clients including Citibank, WaMu, Nomura, Oracle and Ford.

Suri holds an executive MBA degree from IIM, Bangalore; a master’s degree in Quality Management from BITS, Pilani; a master’s degree in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani; and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from Madras University. He has PMP,Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and  Scrum Master certification.

Scott Pfeiffer

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Scott Pfeiffer as Vice President of Finance and Operations develops the financial well-being for SmarTek21, as financial advisor helping the executive team to achieve institution-wide financial goals, along with daily responsibilities for accounting and reporting as well as all functions related to finance, planning and treasury; and human resources.

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.