Alachisoft Leadership Team

Alachisoft's management team puts their extensive experience (in design and delivery of enterprise-level software, process management and sales and marketing) to work every day to guide and motivate an awesome team of professionals to deliver useful, enterprise-level software.

Iqbal Khan - President & Technology Evangelist

Iqbal Khan President and Technology Evangelist Iqbal Khan co-founded Alachisoft to provide world class performance and scalability solutions. Thanks to our customers, Alachisoft achieved its goal with NCache, the .NET caching market leader for 10 years running. Then, under his leadership, the company introduced TayzGrid, an elastic in-memory data grid, and the first fully featured .NET NoSQL Database in the market, called NosDB.

Iqbal's Master's of Computer Science from Indiana University, 25+ years of experience in software architecture, design and development, and hands-on business experience make him a great resource internally and in the Developer Community. He is a frequent speaker at industry events including DevWeek London, TechDays France, VSLive! Shows etc. plus you can find him at local .NET Code Camps and Meetups. He has written for MSDN magazine, CodeProject and Visual Studio Magazine.

Iqbal is an avid sportsman and loves playing golf.

Deborah Stone - Director of Sales & Marketing

Deborah Stone As our head of Sales and Marketing, Deborah brings 25 years of experience of growth hacking at high tech companies. Her strategy of team alignment and new product introductions doubled the stock price at Intrado adding hundreds of millions of dollars of market capitalization. The partner program she promoted at MCI delivered over $100M in one year. She capably uses the full sales and marketing toolbox to align internal goals and customer needs for all-around customer and employee engagement.

Deborah completed her B.A. in Public Policy from Goucher College. Prior to joining Alachisoft she worked as an executive at MCI, Intrado, Cable and Wireless and Mincom Software.

Besides getting a thrill from "winning in competitive markets", she loves to go mountaineering and travel to new places, and entertains with stories about human nature, using material from the daily news.

Sam Awan - Regional Director Sales - CSP

Sam Awan Sam has extensive experience in information technology sales, marketing, and technical support. He gained his expertise starting out as a Tech Support Engineer where he grew into a management role. He jumped enthusiastically to a technical sales role and now successfully leads our Sales efforts – putting his persuasive, relationship-building skills, and knowledge of enterprise data centers to full use.

Sam completed his B.S. in Information Technology from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. In addition he is a Certified Sales Professional of the Canadian Professional Sales Association in recognition of completing a series of ongoing sales trainings.

He is widely regarded as a superb professional and keeps himself busy with his family, vigorous workouts and lots of vacation travel.

Nick "Z" - Director Client Services

Nick Z Nick Zulfiqar brings a solid understanding of information technology, software applications, technical support, and technical solutions. Nick has built a wealth of knowledge about customer configurations, environments and use cases. He works closely with the Sales Team to resolve customers' technical issues and to educate all and sundry on the benefits and details of our products.

Nick completed his B.S. in Information Technology from Queens College in New York. He worked in a number of technical support and client solutions positions prior to joining Alachisoft.

When not in the urban NYC jungle, Nick thoroughly enjoys Jeep rallys, deep-sea fishing, skiing, hunting and all manner of outdoor sportsmanship with family and friends. Call him… he's there.

Taimoor Haider - Chief Architect

Taimoor Haider Taimoor has over a dozen years of advanced software design and development experience in various technologies. He has remarkable expertise in data architecture, software design, and development of highly scalable distributed software systems.

As Chief Architect, Taimoor is responsible for deciding the company's technology strategy and product architecture. He works closely with the product management and engineering teams to ensure the stability, scalability and performance of all Alachisoft products.

Taimoor holds a B.S. in Computer Science from IIU, a leading University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Ron Hussain - Solutions Architect

Ron Hussain Ron has almost 10 years of industry experience delivering technical demos, webinars and solutions designs to technical audiences for both Java and Microsoft technologies.

He has seemingly inexhaustible energy for solving customer problems and oversees customer interactions for technical solutions designs at Alachisoft. He advocates for new features and requirements based on his ongoing interaction with customers.

Ron holds a B.E in Computer Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology, a leading University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

When not solving customers' deep technical issues, Ron hangs with his family and eats large meals at fancy restaurants.