Abacus Data Systems Chief Executive Officer Honored With ‘Women Who Mean Business’ Award


San Diego, CA – November 14, 2014 – Abacus Data Systems, Inc. (Abacus), the single source fully managed technology solutions provider (est. 1983) today announced that the San Diego Business Journal, the region’s most widely recognized, respected and well-read business publication, named Abacus CEO Alessandra Lezama as a ‘Women Who Mean Business Award’ recipient.


The San Diego Business Journal hosted its signature 21st annual Women Who Mean Business awards event honoring San Diego’s outstanding women on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Town and Country Hotel in Mission Valley. The event is the longest running event of its kind in the city and was attended by more than 830 local leaders. Women from many diverse fields and backgrounds came together to honor those who have excelled in their professional lives, as well as contributed to the vitality of our many cultural, arts, education and social service institutions.


“Over the years we have seen more and more women take their rightful places in boardrooms and executive suites,” said Armon Mills, president and publisher of the San Diego Business Journal. “This program continues to celebrate their successes and their influence on our thriving community.”


Local celebrities Carol LeBeau and Susan Taylor emceed the ceremonies that honored winners chosen from 169 finalists. Special Awards of Distinction also were presented to Anne Evans for the Lifetime Achievement Award; Lucy Killea for the Spirit of San Diego Award; Dr. Constance Carroll for the Darlene Marcos Shiley Education Leadership Award; Thella Bowens for the Exemplary Service Award; and Rana Sampson for the Community Service Award.


“I am honored to receive the Women Who Mean Business Award,” said Alessandra Lezama, Abacus CEO. “The secret to my success is the extraordinary people that I surround myself with!”


Alessandra is an entrepreneurial CEO, COO and Executive Vice President with a legacy as a rainmaker, delivering double-digit growth in revenue and EBITDA improvement in each of her last four leadership roles.


In 2014, Abacus evolved from a software vendor into a fully integrated, full-service provider of legal technology, doubling in size in under one year. In 2015, Abacus will expand their mission to offer the same turn-key, fully integrated cutting-edge virtualized office environment to other professional service industries, including the financial sector, commercial and residential real estate and medical offices.


About Abacus Data Systems

Abacus Data Systems, Inc. (Abacus) provides single source, turn-key Legal Technology Solutions, from consulting services, to the design, deployment, implementation and management of local and virtual law office environments, leveraging cutting edge virtualization technologies. The company’s ‘Total Care’ team provides US-based, high-touch services in support of their comprehensive suite of case management, time, billing and accounting systems, as well as their custom-tailored private cloud solutions.


Founded in 1983 and backed by private investment, Abacus Data Systems is headquartered in La Jolla, California, and operates two full spectrum security and privacy compliant data center environments in SSAE 16-compliant, SOC 1-, 2- data centers, geographically dispersed.


About the San Diego Business Journal

Each week, the San Diego Business Journal delivers the market’s most complete package of business news and information on San Diego County’s companies, industries and business people. more than 45,000 CEOs, executives, senior managers and other influential decision-makers rely on the Business Journal for the business news they need most. We cover commercial real estate, banking and finance, biotech, health care, technology, defense, tourism, manufacturing, professional services and more. Each week we also write about San Diego’s vibrant start-up community. Our Lists provide comprehensive data and statistics on top-ranked San Diego companies across all industries. Each of these surveys is then compiled into the San Diego Business Journal’s invaluable resource - the annual Book of Lists.