Co-Founder , VP President & Treasurer
Lester graduated from UMASS Dartmouth with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Marketing. He has played an a major role in working with the other co-founders on developing and refining the mission and vision of the organization. In addition he is also responsible for establishing all of the internal business processes, procedures as well as managing company finances. Lester also created/developed the Mural Program which is a revenue generator for the organization.
Recently Lester worked for the Merrimack Valley Sandbox as the Operations & Finance Manager. He was responsible for developing all operational and financial internal process/procedures, managed a million dollar annual budget, handled all accounts receivable/payable, employee reimbursements as well as organized the yearly Sandbox Summit where he created the themes of the conferences, developed panel topics, vetted panelists and worked with venue for logistics and set-up of the conference.
Most recently Lester has joined Black Duck Software Inc. Mid-Market Sales Team. Black Duck is dedicated to helping thier clients to increase their strategic use of open source code, while simultaneously strengthening and collaborating with the greater community.
Prior to joining Black Duck Sofware, Merrimack Valley Sandbox and co-founding Elevated ThoughtSM Foundation, Lester first worked as Strategic Account Manager for the #1 software provider of fleet automation software, where he managed the Nissan North America account and sold over $1.5 million. From there he took a position as a Channel Sales Director, where he sold recruitment video solutions and brought on board a number of new prominent accounts like Jones Lang LaSalle, Toys R Us, Marsh & McLennan, Citrix Online.