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 and Eastern Europe.

HOW WE GOT HERE: Our history in <100 words

By age 19, Distillery founder and CEO Andrey Kudievskiy had played a key role in creating a successful cloud synchronization startup that was sold to a Fortune 500 company. He founded Rus Wizards, the business at the root of Distillery's history, in 2008. Since relocating the business to the US in 2012.

Rus Wizards was relaunched as WeezLabs in 2012, and WeezLabs transitioned into Distillery in 2016. The shift to Distillery recognizes the expansion of our professional services offering to a full-service software outsourcing and engineering services 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. He founded Rus Wizards, the business at the root of Distillery’s history, in 2008. 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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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

Anar Babaev

Operations Manager, Russia
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Anar Babaev
Operations Manager, Russia

Anar has 12+ years of experience in project, operations, and client relationship management. He is passionate about the role Distillery plays in supporting clients’ success, and always striving to create a better client experience through proactive issue identification and problem solving.

Prior to joining Distillery in 2012, Anar gained wide-ranging experience on the client side and the business side, having worked in account and project management, sales, and client relations at various international software and IT organizations.

Yosele Angulo

Operations Manager, Mexico
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Yosele Angulo
Operations Manager, Mexico

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.

Maureen Klepfer

Vice President, Sales
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Maureen Klepfer
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.

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.

Charlotte Onsrud

Global Head of Product Delivery
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Charlotte Onsrud
Global Head of Product Delivery

Charlotte’s 14+ years of product development experience include roles as a product owner, Agile project manager, and product analyst. Creative, driven, and detail-oriented, she is an adept communicator and problem-solver who never loses sight of the big picture.

Prior to joining Distillery, Charlotte worked for a global consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. She began her career in London gaining 8+ years of cross-sector product experience.

Tatyana Khazova

Head of Finance
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Tatyana Khazova
Head of Finance

Tatyana has 12+ years of experience in Finance. Her experience and expertise spans international IT customer relations, IT project budgeting, and financial planning and analysis.

She started her career working for a Moscow-based provider of end-to-end IT solutions for international telecommunications businesses, leading the Contracting and Economic Department. Tatyana graduated with honors from South Federal University in 2008 with a degree in Applied Computer Science in Economics.

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.

Marcelo Grisafi

Operations Manager, Argentina
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Marcelo Grisafi
Operations Manager, Argentina

Marcelo has 25 years of experience in the high tech industry developed in multinational leading companies in Latin American, US and Europe. He is a natural team player, willing and able to build confidence and establish co-operative relationships to better serve Distillery´s customers and partners.

Prior to Join Distillery Marcelo worked for Companies like Microsoft, Oracle and AWS in different roles including Technical Support, Consulting Services, Business Development and Sales. Being a customer and partner centric leader, he counts on a solid experience in Enterprise IT solution selling, process management and operational execution.

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