Executive Management Team
Alex is founder and CEO of QLess and serves on the California Institute of Technology Information Sciences and Technology Board of Advisors. He holds a degree in Biology and Economics from MIT and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems and Biology from Caltech.
Prior to starting QLess, Alex held positions at McKinsey & Co., the Center for Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics of Sandia National Labs, and Caltech. His research on neural coding and artificial intelligence has been published in the world’s leading publications such as Nature and Neural Computation.
Alex has received a number of distinctions including the 2010 inaugural 40 Under 40 from M&A Advisor Recognition Awards and the 2013 International Business Awards’ Gold Stevie for IT Executive of the Year and Silver Stevie for Innovator of the Year.
“I can’t stand standing in line. Let’s make it history!”
Nabil Kabbani is a global multidisciplinary executive with a distinguished career creating value in the Fintech and Services industries. Prior to joining QLess as President, he spent five years at ACT Holdings building the company into a major Business Process Outsourcing services player and growing revenues from $25M to $250M. Before ACT Holdings, Nabil spent twelve years at Western Union, helping it grow to a multi-billion dollar revenue business, working from various locations in the U.S., Beirut, Dubai, Paris, and Brussels. He was also CEO of an on-line payment processing venture that pioneered innovative settlement and consumer protection products. He has led a venture capital funded startup which grew through nine acquisitions to become a major player in the money transfer industry. Throughout his career, Nabil has managed multiple M&A deals on both the buy and sell side, along with various rounds of financing. Nabil speaks 5 languages, majored in economics and holds an MBA in finance from the American University of Beirut.
“Time is our most precious resource. Don’t waste it standing in line – do something meaningful.”
With over 20 years of experience in finance, banking, M&A and accounting, Danny oversees the finance and accounting team at QLess. As a solutions-focused executive, Danny has a proven track record of leading change, driving growth, and helping high-performance organizations succeed.
Prior to QLess, Danny has held the position of VP of Finance and CFO at several global firms including Symantec, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, TIAA, BlackLine, and OpenX. Danny graduated from the Standford University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Charlie leads the North American sales team, which is responsible for all aspects of sales and leads a team that demonstrates the business value and fit of QLess’ software solutions. With more than 20 years of sales leadership experience in enterprise and SaaS software, Charlie brings a wealth of sales and leadership guidance to the growing company and market. He also possesses a talent for evangelizing new technologies.
Prior to QLess, Charlie has held the position of VP of Sales at several start-up companies and successfully grew them from birth to acquisition. Charlie graduated from the University of South Dakota with a BA degree in Business Administration. Charlie resides in Austin, TX with his family and enjoys golf, boating and the Austin live music scene in his spare time.
“When standing in line, I only hate the people in front of me. Everyone behind me is cool.”
A corporate executive with over 25 years of experience, Evee Burgard has a proven track record of translating strategy into sales. As the vice president of operations, Evee implements a strategic vision to help QLess become more profitable and produce high-quality services. Her role involves coordinating with managers across multiple departments, such as IT and customer support, to ensure all departments operate smoothly and are on track to meeting the company’s goals. Her holistic approach considers the entire business model from product design to consumer sales experience, promoting further integration of corporate strategies throughout the process to optimize resources and promote growth.
Evee’s operations, marketing, and sales expertise were honed at Fortune 50 companies in the technology sector, including over 12 years as a senior marketing executive at HP Enterprise Services. Evee lives in Redondo Beach, California.
“My mission is to give back time.”
Nicolas Martinez leads the engineering and product management departments at QLess. With over a decade of experience, Nicolas has lead multiple organizations to great success, both technological and financial. During his tenure at Ticketmaster, he led the engineering team towards 5X revenue generation by building their resale platform and migrating their systems into a cutting-edge Cloud Architecture. While working for Comcast NBCUniversal, he reduced the Cloud Hosting and Operations Cost 80% in less than a year and lead the Digital Products and Interactive Media department to build applications Cloud Native first. Nicolas has dedicated most of his career to leading organizations towards quality improvements in SDLC and Cloud Operations. He is passionate about software architecture and resources optimization.
“Why would anyone want to wait in line? Let us give you that time back to do something you enjoy instead!”
John Brock oversees QLess’ International Sales Operations & Customer Retention. He brings over 40 years of senior leadership, sales management, strategy development and selling business solutions in the human capital and the telecommunications industry. He received his education from the University of Southern California and California State University, Fresno.
John spent 20 years with DBM, a leading HR consulting firm. Where under his leadership, his team generated a record $47M in revenue in 2009. Prior to his career with DBM, John was a senior manager with AT&T where he developed and managed a $67M business in the Philadelphia area. During his successful career with AT&T, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the consultative sales training for the 6,000 member sales team. In addition, John led the development and national implementation of a certification program for AT&T’s sales force.
“I like giving people the ultimate benefit of freedom and the choice of how to spend their time.”