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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: Fairfax, VA
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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VP - 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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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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DIRECTOR OF CONTENT

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 always an emphasis on driving results and applying what you’ve learned previously to the next task at hand.

Will Sherlin is the Director of Content at 3Pillar. In this role he is responsible for 3Pillar’s content strategy and development, managing 3Pillar’s social media properties, and hosting "The Innovation Engine," 3Pillar's innovation-themed podcast.  

Away from work, Will spends his time roaming Northern Virginia in search of open tennis courts. He is a rabid fan of the University of North Carolina and can frequently be found staring at his phone to check the latest Heels scores. Will likes spending time with his wife and young son, working up a good sweat when he has time, monkeys, and those very rare nights where he gets 8 hours of sleep.  

Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Weapon of Choice: MacBook Pro
In My  Pocket: iPhone 7
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