Former American Internet Services CEO, Alessandra Lezama named CEO
San Diego, CA – September 19, 2013 – Abacus Data Systems, Inc. (Abacus), the pioneer provider of law practice management software for attorneys (est. 1983) today announced the hiring of Alessandra Lezama, a telecommunications and technology veteran, as CEO.
Lezama brings Abacus extensive cross-industry experience from her senior executive roles with American Internet Services, Allegiance Telecom and Comsat International, among others.
“Just keeping up isn’t good enough for leading attorneys. So they rely on Abacus to keep them ahead of the pack when it comes to practice management. As a result, Abacus now provides continuous updates, training and support for a low monthly subscription”, said Judd Kessler, Founder of Abacus, “Lezama has an impeccable reputation for delivering world-class products, client services and support, and exhibits a broad range of experience and leadership qualities. Under her hands-on leadership which focuses on process improvement we will achieve maximum potential, continued growth and success. We are very excited to have her join Abacus.”
“Abacus software is in 64 countries worldwide. I am thrilled about the opportunity to work with a highly qualified team of professionals to build upon its market leading position by adding to the breadth and depth of services provided, and expanding its global reach” said Lezama. “My first order of business will be to help roll out the subscription plan, which will give Abacus users all upgrades, technical support and online training at a better value than ever before. They’ll no longer have to make the decision to upgrade or purchase support each year.”
Before joining Abacus, Ms. Lezama was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of two Blackthorn Investment Fund companies directly responsible for the development and execution of turn around strategies and revenue growth. Prior to BIF Lezama served 8 years at AIS (American Internet Services) where first, as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chief Executive Officer, she grew the company from 25,000sqft to over 135,000sqft of datacenter space. Before joining AIS, Ms. Lezama held key leadership roles in sales, marketing and operations for Comsat International where she was responsible for launching and managing telecommunication services in Latin America. Earlier in her career, she held sales management and business development roles for Alcatel Telecom, Advanced Radio Telecom, and Allegiance Telecom.