ABOUT US

Software outsourcing
company providing top-tier technical talent

Distillery’s 500+ software design and development professionals work in 6 offices across 9 time zones. Our headquarters is located in Los Angeles, with nearshore and offshore delivery centers in Latin America.

HOW WE GOT HERE: Our history in <100 words

By age 24, Distillery founder and CEO Andrey Kudievskiy had built a successful cloud synchronization startup. After selling that company to a Fortune 500 in 2008, Andrey and two friends founded a mobile app development company.

500+

Employees

85%

Senior developers

2008

Roots planted

90%

Clients scale up

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Today we focus on long term partnerships with our clients, building delivery teams with top technical talent

MEET OUR Leadership Team

“My experience with their management team has been second to none.

“I have worked with dozens of vendors at my tenure at FilmTrack and Distillery has set my bar for how to manage partnerships in this space which would include open communication, full transparency, high attention to detail, ownership, personalized relationship management, and friendly professionalism.”

KELLY HONG
Director of Engineering and Operations, FilmTrack
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Andrey Kudievskiy

Andrey has 15+ years of software development leadership experience. An entrepreneur and talented developer in his own right, he now focuses on delivering the teams and products that enable other businesses to succeed.

Within five years of starting his career in tech at age 19, Andrey had played a key role in creating a successful cloud synchronization startup that was sold to a Fortune 500 company. Since relocating the business to the US in 2012, he has overseen the exponential growth that has earned Distillery a rank on the Inc. 5000 every year since 2017.

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Andrey Kudievskiy headshot
Chief Operating Officer

Peter Saari

Peter brings 20+ years of experience leading operations for near and offshore delivery centers. He is a tactical problem-solver who uses deep cross-operational expertise to build and improve high-performing teams and business partnerships within highly competitive global markets.

Prior to joining Distillery, Peter was a key leader at PwC during the company’s acquisition and integration of BearingPoint’s Service Delivery Centers (SDCs). He was instrumental in their growth, taking them from a 300K delivery-hour business in 2009 to 8M+ hours in 2020. Peter also helped to expand global SDC staff to 5,000+ employees.

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Peter Saari headshot

Wade Varner

Global Head of Finance
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Wade Varner
Global Head of Finance

Wade brings 25+ years of experience building and leading finance in support of global sales and operations organizations. He also has 10 years of M&A experience, closing and integrating 11 acquisitions. One of Wade’s goals is to make the finance organization a trusted business advisor to the company and its leadership.

Prior to joining Distillery, Wade was leading the finance function for a services company consisting of 550 employees and 23 locations. His past experiences include finance roles at Accenture, KPMG, Autotrader.com, and Samsung. He also helped build a startup from 4 employees to over 750 in just under 5 years, scaling the finance department for growth along the way. He also built out the customer service, fulfillment, and procurement departments.

Joe Keller

Global Information Officer
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Joe Keller
Global Information Officer

Joe's 25 years of IT experience includes software development, large project management, consulting and operations leadership. He is passionate about identifying and resolving inefficiencies and is a change agent for continuous improvement.

Prior to joining Distillery, Joe spent eight years as VP of IT for a Midwest eyewear company supporting 83 retail locations. He is a strategic thinker with strong business acumen and well versed in technology trends to improve mission-critical operations, transform the customer experience and invigorate employee innovation.

Lauren Akai

Global People Officer
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Lauren Akai
Global People Officer

Lauren has 15 years of experience in human resources, organizational development, change management and business transformation. She is a strategic thinker who is skilled at creating an employee-oriented, customer centric, high-performance culture emphasizing diversity, goal attainment and superior workforce optimization.

Prior to joining Distillery, Lauren led and grew the human resources function at several global consulting and staffing organizations. Her expertise includes utilizing a process-oriented approach to transform organizations in cross-cultural and rapid growth environments. Lauren received a BA in Liberal Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and an MS in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development from New York University.

Maureen Klepfer

Global Vice President, Sales
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Maureen Klepfer
Global Vice President, Sales

Maureen has 15+ years of experience in sales operations, business development, and scaling the growth of high-performing sales teams. An enthusiastic and empowering leader, she is skilled at launching and growing new markets.

Prior to joining Distillery, Maureen spent several years building and managing business development teams for a global management consulting firm. She has deep experience in account management, sales operations, CX, go-to-market strategy, training, staffing, and recruiting.

John Joseph

Head of Global Technology Delivery
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John Joseph
Head of Global Technology Delivery

John comes with 20+ years of experience delivering world-class IT services by providing leadership and oversight over the entire delivery life cycle and driving positive client outcomes. He is known for delivering consistently high levels of client satisfaction and optimizing time to- value for client implementations.

Prior to Distillery, John played Key IT Delivery Leader role for Cognizant in their Healthcare Plans and Provider practice, managing large Healthcare clients with an annual turnaround of 150M. In addition, he was instrumental in establishing the Healthcare Interoperability Delivery office to address the 21st Century Cures Act for Cognizant Healthcare plan clients.

Yosele Angulo

Head of Operations, LatAm
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Yosele Angulo
Head of Operations, LatAm

Yosele has 8+ years of experience in international operations and finance across several industries. A skilled communicator and dedicated team player, he focuses on driving ROI for Distillery’s clients while creating opportunities for his talented, hard-working team to shine.

Prior to joining Distillery, Yosele managed operations, technology, data analytics, process improvement, and change management efforts for a range of software, VC, and real estate businesses. He also has hands-on experience as a project manager and business strategy consultant.

OUR TRUSTED Advisory Board

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Gadiel Morantes
President, Early Growth
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Joel Milne
CEO, RepairSmith

Distillery’s advisory team brings together expertise in venture capital, sales, technology, and finance, helping us plan for long-term growth

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Randy Churchill
SVP, Avidbank Venture Lending Division

Distillery’s advisory team brings together expertise in venture capital, sales, technology, and finance, helping us plan for long-term growth