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SOFTWARE Architect

I love working at 3Pillar because of the great environment it provides. As an employee, I feel like I have the freedom to innovate and contribute in areas outside of my position.
— Abhy Nadar

Abhy Nadar is an Architect at 3Pillar's Noida office. He has been with 3Pillar for more than 9 years. In 2014, Abhy won the India offices's most coveted award at our Annual Day party - Employee of the Year. Abhy manages a project for a client who must remain nameless in the Health & Wellness domain.

Away from work, Abhy is an avid photographer. When he's behind the lens of his Nikon D7000, Abhy's favorite subjects are nature and people. He also likes to spend time traveling, reading, and playing with his two daughters.

 

Location: Noida, India
Weapon of Choice:  Nikon D7000
In My  Pocket:  Lumia  1520
Favorite Book:  The Borne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
Favorite Movie:  The Matrix
Can't Live Without:  The Bible (God's word) 
Hometown:  New  Delhi,  India  
College:  Motilal Nehru College, Delhi University
Dogs or Cats:  Neither  

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DIRECTOR, USER EXPERIENCE + DESIGN

I love building innovative products that solve real problems and 3Pillar is a great creative platform for this – really smart people, great culture, and a drive to build something valuable.
— Alok Jain

Alok Jain is the Director of 3Pillar's User Experience + Design practice. He and his teams work with clients to help uncover unmet needs of their customers and  design simple, elegant, and innovative solutions to address those needs. They do so by applying a people-centered creative approach called Design Thinking.

Alok is passionate about Innovation, Design, Leadership and Entrepreneurship and occasionally writes at davileo.com (a play on Leonardo Da Vinci). He loves to dabble with new ideas and technologies like Arduino, 3-D Printing, drones, Telematics and more. He has a 9-year-old son, Aditya, with whom he loves to play cricket and do woodworking projects.

Location: Fairfax, Virginia 
Weapon of Choice:
 Pencil and Paper
In My Pocket: iPhone 5S
Favorite Book:  Good to Great, by  Jim Collins
Favorite Movie:  My Cousin Vinny
Desert Island Album:  None, will just enjoy the island
Can't Live Without: Family, Staying busy
College: Delhi University - India
Dogs or Cats: Dogs for sure



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Talent Acquisition LEAD

Working at 3Pillar has been a unique experience of witnessing and participating at a company growing from a start-up. As the company is getting bigger and bigger, the people inside it will define more and more of its culture.
— Anca Mihalache

Location: Timisoara, Romania
Weapon of Choice: A  Silver Tongue 
In My Pocket: Nexus by Google  (I like little Androids)
Favorite Book: The Dictionary
Favorite Movie: La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful)
Desert Island Album:  Ella and Louis, by  Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong 
Can't Live Without: Contact Lenses
Hometown: Botosani aka the Boston of Romania 
College Attended: Cluj-Napoca, UBB
Dogs or Cats: Dogs

 

Anca Mihalache is  3Pillar's  Talent Acquisition Lead  in Romania.  She  has a strong character, an astute eye for detail, and loves handling psychological finesse  in dealing with all the diverse people she gets to meet on a daily basis. Her job combines detective work,  the mathematics of emotions, and company roles, lives, and career pathing. 

In her free time, Anca explores her passions for photography, makeup, and fashion. She also works to integrate, but also disrupt her presence from the www.

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Senior Software Engineer

“I enjoy working at 3Pillar because of the relationships among my colleagues, the software engineering community, the freedom to develop my career path, and last but not least, the chance to collaborate with the best client in network security systems.”
— Andrei Secea

Location: Timisoara, Romania
Weapon of choice: Macbook Pro
In my pocket: iPhone  6
Favorite book:  The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
Favorite movie: The entire Star Wars  Series  
Desert island album:  Play, by  Moby
Can't live without: Music, Xbox   
Hometown: Timisoara, Romania
College: "Politehnica" University  of Romania  
Dogs or cats:  Dogs

 

Andrei has been at 3Pillar for more than 3 years as an Automation Engineer, working with the latest technologies in network security to design and implement an automation framework for Cisco. His curiosity and passion for Linux and networking give him the skills to not only excel at what he does, but to coach others as well.

When he’s not engineering, you may find Andrei woodworking alongside his father. He also enjoys traveling, meeting with friends, or just having a cozy afternoon with a good movie. 

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TECHNICAL LEAD

What I love most about working at 3Pillar is the never-ending formation and transformation process. All of the amazing teammates I’ve worked with have helped me to grow both as a developer and as a human being. It’s rare that you find people who continuously share knowledge and give you fresh opportunities and new challenges.
— Cristian Bodnar

Cristian  Bodnar is a Technical Lead out of 3Pillar's  Cluj-Napoca Office. In this role, he works closely with  Software Engineers,  User Experience Designers, and Product Managers to build structurally sound software products.

Cristian has been with 3Pillar for the better part of 8 years, having started as a junior web developer. Away from work he spends his  time reading and trying to practice some of his  other passions like playing the piano.

 

Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Weapon of Choice:  Brain
In My Pocket: Nokia Lumia 925
Favorite Book: The Human Comedy ,   Honore de Balzac 
Favorite Movie:  Life is Beautiful
Desert Island Album:  How to build a boat with no tools in 10 days
Can't Live Without: People
Hometown:  Sighetu Marmatiei, Maramures
College: Economics, Babes  Bolyai University
Dogs or Cats: Dogs first, cats after

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DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

I love the amount of encouragement, freedom and support we get from our team to come up with ideas that blow away our clients. It is probably my favorite thing about working for 3Pillar. It’s a simple thing but it makes the environment very collaborative and friendly.
— Deepak Aggarwal

Location: Noida, India
Weapon of Choice: Innovative Thinking
In My Pocket:  Samsung Galaxy Note II  loaded with games 
Favorite Book:  Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty,  by  Patrick Lencioni
Favorite Movie:  Jaws/3 Idiots
Desert Island Album:  Any Traditional-Chinese Instrumental album
Can't Live Without:  Coding
Hometown: New Delhi, India
College: Indira Gandhi National Open University  
Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Deepak Aggarwal is a Senior Technical Manager in 3Pillar's Noida office. He has been with 3Pillar for 4 years and has had the opportunity to work in both 3Pillar Labs and with a high-performing team on one of 3Pillar's largest accounts, Equinox. He has won 9 different 3Pillar awards so far.

Away from work, he enjoys playing games on his mobile, first-person shooter games like Serious Sam on XBox/PC, and spending time with his two-year old daughter, Prisha. 

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Senior  Software  Engineer

“My favorite thing about working at 3Pillar is the technical level of all the people I get to work with, and our level of involvement in everything we do. I am very proud of the substantial impact that our work has for our clients and their clients as well.“
— Gabriel Lazar

Location: Timisoara, Romania
Weapon of choice: Dell Latitude E6520
In my pocket: Nexus 5, Bright Red
Favorite book: 1984, by George Orwell 
Favorite movie: Scent of a Woman
Desert island album: Come Away With Me, Norah Jones
Can't live without: Fitbit, Nook
Hometown: Timisoara, Timis
College: "Politehnica" University of Timisoara
Dogs or cats: Dogs

 

Gabriel-Calin Lazar is a Software Developer for 3Pillar Global. He finds motivation in all of the  innovations in software development that facilitate better productivity and satisfaction: programming languages, frameworks, tools and methodologies. He brings a strong work ethic, a willingness to cooperate with others, and a drive to produce quality work. He is a passionate, young professional, focused on his continuous improvement required to be successful in the field of software development.

When he is not busy crafting code he explores his passion for technology and digital education.

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Senior director - Product STRATEGY & DESIGN

My dinosaur and I have been many places, and this is our favorite. The work is challenging, the people are fun, and the environment is flexible.
— Jessica Hall

Jessica Hall leads Product Strategy & Design  at 3Pillar. In this role, she oversees a team of UX Designers, Product Managers,  and Business Analysts  charged with helping clients bring impactful new software products to market. 

When she's not conducting a workshop or speaking at a tech conference, Jess can be found playing with her daughter,  Maisy, going for long bike rides with her husband, Zeke, shredding the gnar on the slopes  of Vermont, and writing about user experience design and much more on her own website at HallwayStudio.com.  

Location: Fairfax, VA
Weapon of Choice:  Post-its, lots and lots of Post-its
In My  Pocket:  Sony  Xperia  Z3
Favorite Book:  The Ice Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds, by Arnold Lobel
Favorite Movie: Spirited Away
Desert Island Album: Who buys albums? 
Can't Live Without:  Candy,  Bikes, Crinkle Elephant (Gotta have a go-to baby toy. For your own sanity, I mean)
Hometown:  Bremerton, WA
College:  American University, University of Edinburgh
Dogs or Cats:  Can I pick both?  No, I cant. I have two cats.  Cats.  

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Technical MANAGER

3Pillar offered the framework for professional development to help me grow professionally. I think about where I was when I started and where I am now and it makes me proud. The variety of projects I see and technology I get to work with are the building blocks of the framework.
— Karoly Szanto

Location: Timisoara, Romania
In My Pocket: HTC One
Favorite Movie: Oldboy (“Oldeuboi” 2003)
Desert Island Album: Plastic Beach, Gorillaz
Can't  Live  Without:  Snowboard & Guitar
Hometown: Popesti, BH
College: IT University of Copenhagen
Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Karoly Szanto is a Technical Manager, based out of Timisoara, working on bringing 3Pillar’s Android projects to market. He works with different teams of architects and designers to choose the right technology stack for each individual project.  

When he’s not working on the next great Android app, you can find Karoly in the kitchen cooking up something delicious. His other hobbies includebiking, snowboarding, traveling, and playing the guitar.

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Talent Engagement Partner

The best thing about 3Pillar is the people, hands down. It’s nice to come to work every day and be around people that want to do great work. It’s an environment that is so collaborative and warm day in and day out. It makes the actual work so much easier.
— Klenn Harrigan

Klenn Harrigan is the Administrative Coordinator at 3Pillar Global. In this role, he works with all departments internally to make sure that 3Pillar maintains a healthy relationship with all of its vendors and administrative stakeholders. He plans company events, assists with internal marketing,  and works very closely on recruiting  and initiatives affecting corporate portfolio.   

When he's not  working, Klenn  can be found in one of the many comic book stores populating Northern Virginia, reading and buying  his favorites  weekly, many of which he reviews online for  different blogs and websites.  In addition  you can catch him  running  around many of DC's  major landmarks  on  the weekends,  taking in  the history while  laughing to himself at the expense of lost or confused tourists. 

Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Weapon of Choice:  MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
In My Pocket: iPhone 6
Favorite Book:  The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom
Favorite Movie:  The Lion King/Saving Private Ryan
Desert Island Album:  Food & Liquor Pt. 1, by  Lupe Fiasco
Can't Live Without: Something good to read, Chapstick, Good Running Shoes
Hometown:  St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands
College: George Mason University
Dogs or Cats: Dogs. No Question. Cats are the worst.

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Executive Administration

What I like most about 3Pillar is that we have a family atmosphere, a home away from home in a way. The culture is great and the environment is incredibly empowering. I get ample opportunity to explore my skillset and push my limits. I really feel appreciated, which brings out the best in me.
— Mary Louiza

Mary Louiza is an Executive Admin at 3Pillar's Noida, India office. In this role she makes sure the trains are running  on time. As the first person people see when they arrive at our office, she serves as the  face of the company, literally. 

Away from work, Mary's favorite past times are shopping  at Connaught Place, singing karaoke, spending times with friends and family, and being around people in general! 

Location: Noida, India 
In My Pocket: Android  Phone with HD  Display
Favorite BookYou Can Win, by Shiv Khera
Favorite Movie:  Thor/2 States/Chak de India
Desert Island Album:  Romantic Songs or anything soothing
Can’t Live Without: People!  I like interacting with people
Hometown: Meerut, India
College: University  of Delhi  
Dogs or Cats: Dogs

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CLIENT executive, Fairfax

What I love about working at 3Pillar is the actual doing - the solving of problems for our clients...the challenge of creating the right solutions for our clients with teams who really care and are passionate about excellence...it’s something that you don’t find everywhere.
— Paul Doman

Paul Doman  is the  Client Executive heading  3Pillar's Information Services and Technology Vertical. In this role, he works with active and   potential clients to make sure that they are bringing the right products to market, using a diverse team often comprised of 3Pillar's  Designers, Engineers, and Product Managers. He leads a  vertical  of Client  Partners and Business Development professionals, working hard to create a unique and dynamic portfolio in the ever-growing product development space. 

When he's not serving clients, you can find Paul journaling, playing quarterback under the lights for one of Fairfax County's toughest  flag-footballs teams, or getting attacked by his four kids (3 boys, 1 girl) in the middle of a heated Nerf war. All of this in addition to regularly getting humbled by his family and friends in  a variety of board games.    

 

 

Weapon of Choice:  Martin 300 Series  Acoustic  Guitar
In My Pocket: iPhone 5S
Favorite Book: Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Favorite Movie:  Braveheart/Shawshank Redemption 
Desert Island Album:  Self-Titled and Blue, Third Eye Blind
Can't Live Without:  My wife...and the  Philadelphia Eagles
Hometown: Collegeville, PA
College: The mighty Franciscan University of Steubenville 
Dogs or Cats: Definitely Dogs

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RALUCA HAN, FINANCIAL MANAGER

What I love most about 3Pillar is the overall environment. I get to work with people who I like and respect and there is a very strong sense of honesty and fairness among the teams that I have worked with. I get to discover and learn new things daily, things that I can honestly say help me personally and professionally.
— Raluca Han

Raluca Han is the Finance and Administration Manager in 3Pillar’s Cluj–Napoca office. In this role she is connected across multiple departments doing whatever is necessary to meet strategic company objectives. She wears multiple hats throughout the day but she  and her team work together and laugh together to make sure that the Cluj office is operating smoothly.

When she’s not at work, Raluca is a devoted wife and mother to her family and loves every second of it. Her 4 year old daughter, Carla, loves to draw, swim, and watch cartoons, activities that Raluca and her husband gladly participate in. She likes to read, write, and above all else spend time with her family and friends.

Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Weapon  Of Choice:  Karate Chop
In My Pocket: Crayons  for my daughter, Carla
Favorite Book: Agatha Christie Novels
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing and Man on Fire
Desert Island Album: Anything by Zaz
Hometown: AIUD
College: Babes Bolyai University - Cluj-Napoca
Dogs or Cats: Dogs

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Senior manager, client services operations

The best thing about working at 3Pillar? The Monday meetings. Definitely the Monday meetings.

Laura Derkowski is the Senior Manager of Client Service Operations in 3Pillar's Fairfax office. What does that mean? Basically that the company would cease to function - nearly as well as it does, at least - without her  at the helm. Need a custom SalesForce report or dashboard whipped up in no time flat? Laura has you covered. Need to know what percentage of our clients are in which vertical? She's got you covered there, too.   Away from work, Laura loves nothing more than a warm cup of joe   and  a new episode of Homeland or House of Cards

Location: Fairfax, VA
Weapon of Choice: SalesForce Dashboards  
In My  Pocket: iPhone 5S
Favorite Book: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Favorite Movie: Anne of Green Gables
Desert Island Album:  24, by Adele
Can't Live Without:  Coffee
Hometown: Bethleham, PA
College:  Franciscan University of Steubenville
Dogs or Cats:  Dogs

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SENIOR MANAGER OF DIGITAL MARKETING

My favorite thing about working at 3Pillar is the variety of work I get to do. I have the freedom to learn new things on the job, but there’s still an emphasis on getting things done and doing them well.

Will  Sherlin is the Digital Marketing Manager at 3Pillar. In this role he is responsible for any and all content that goes live on the 3Pillar website. He also hosts and produces "The Innovation Engine,"  3Pillar's  innovation-themed podcast.  

Away from work, Will spends his time roaming DC in search of  open tennis courts. He  is a rabid fan of the University of North Carolina  Tar Heels and can frequently be found staring at his phone to see what in the world is happening on  Instagram, Twitter, or Periscope. He wants to know what's in your fridge. Will  likes Belgian beers,  working up a good sweat, monkeys, and those very rare nights where he  gets 8 hours of sleep.  

Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Weapon of Choice:  MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
In My  Pocket: iPhone 6S
Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger
Favorite Movie:  Zoolander
Desert Island Album:  The Way I See It, by Raphael Saadiq
Can't Live Without: Photoshop, Coffee, the Internet
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
College: University of North Carolina
Dogs or Cats: Dogs