Wael Ali

President & CEO of Spin Systems

Wael Ali is the President and CEO of Spin Systems, Inc., where he leverages his business expertise, professional skills and extensive experience to provide executive oversight and strategic direction.

With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Wael has a unique ability to bridge business goals with technology enablers to produce value-based solutions.

In addition to his role as President and CEO, Wael has direct leadership responsibilities for Spin Systems’ bio-medical and surveillance applications delivery for the Department of Defense. Wael’s technical expertise ranges from software development, system architecture and design, data modeling, database administration, system integration, project management, and technical team lead. Prior to founding Spin Systems Inc., Wael worked as a consultant to Textron Financials, where he led a team of developers tasked with designing, building and maintaining complex financial and leasing systems. Wael also served as a senior developer at the AT&T Capital Corporation, an application developer at NYNEX, and a program analyst at both the Newark Group, Inc. and Citicorp, Inc.   

Wael promotes innovative product development utilizing open source technologies to produce the best breed of cost effective solutions, and was recently a recipient of the 2013 Red Hat Innovation Award for Best Middleware Implementation. Wael holds a B.S. degree in Computer Systems Management from Schiller University in London, England.

Shourya Ray

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Shourya’s focus is on aligning and scaling technology and business operations with organizational strategy. He also oversees sales and business development, commercial cloud product development, financial, legal and regulatory affairs, human resources, marketing, security policy, and communications.

Prior to founding SpinSys in 1998, Shourya was a senior product manager responsible for all aspects of leading a development team in developing an electronic mortgage lending solution for the primary and secondary mortgage markets.  Before that, Shourya served as product development manager for Integic (now Northrup Grumman), where he was a core member of a development team responsible for architecting and building an invoice processing and imaging workflow systems for high volume Fortune 500 clients.

Ray has two decades of software product and development experience, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Chakib Jaber

Chief Technology Officer

As the Chief Technology Officer, Chakib manages all of SpinSys’ development teams by ensuring their full integration into the company’s organization, as well as directing software product strategy, software development and product deployment. A founding member and part of the executive team, Chakib is a key decision maker in the management, architecture and development of numerous client/server applications, as well as web-based applications, including medical data records management, trading, accounting and mortgage systems.

Prior to his position as Vice President of SpinSys, Chakib served as a Senior Technical Lead and full time consultant to the company. Chakib also worked as a Senior Project Manager at Freddie Mac whose role was to provide technical support and system development to the trading floor.  Other experiences that precede his involvement with SpinSys include consultant work for IBM and Intelligroup, serving as a Senior Program Analyst at Reuters America, Senior Software Developer at DataCode, and Senior Software Engineer at Satellite Transmission Systems and US Electronics.

Chakib holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from George Mason University, and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York. With over 20 years’ experience in enterprise software design and architecture and development, Chakib is also a subject matter expert in the development of financial, legal and medical software systems.  

Jamie Dahlum

Vice President and Program Manager SPAWAR

As Vice President at SpinSys, Jamie Dahlum oversees all aspects of the Department of Navy (DON) programs, from program level to relationship management, to ensure successful delivery to our DON clients. Jamie manages several DON programs ranging from sustainment and operations to development and modernization.

Prior to his position as Vice President, Navy, Jamie served as the Information Technology Director for SpinSys where he provided oversight and made critical decisions regarding key technological advancements within the company.  In addition, his expertise in the area of cyber security proved to be key in his success as lead information assurance (IA) engineer on the Department of Defense (DOD) programs within the Spin Systems portfolio.  Other experience preceding his involvement with SpinSys includes roles as program manager, project manager, and technical lead for mission critical programs within DOD.

Jamie provides over 20 years of technical and managerial experience in information technology with a focus on DOD programs within the DON and Air Force.

Aleedra Straughter

Director of Human Resources

As the Director of Human Resources, Aleedra oversees all aspects of human resource management at SpinSys. She develops and implements human resources strategy, including talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, and workforce development.

Prior to joining SpinSys Aleedra, worked with the Hyatt Corporation, where she was the Assistant Director of Human Resources at the Park Hyatt Washington. In this role, Aleedra led several initiatives, served on several outreach and diversity boards, formulated robust business partnerships, and became a trusted advisor to senior executives and investors. Other experiences that precede her involvement with SpinSys include various Human Resources positions at the United Negro College Fund, Landrum Human Resources, and the Department of the Army.

Aleedra has 15 years of progressive leadership experience in building organizational cultures that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; developing and managing high-performance teams; and providing innovative people solutions. Aleedra has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Troy University. She holds the Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation.

Jeremey Sansom

Director of Corporate IT and Security

As the Director of Corporate IT and Security, Jeremey oversees all aspects of corporate IT systems and CyberSecurity programs at SpinSys.  Jeremey is managing all corporate technology operations and evaluating them according to established goals.  In addition to understanding and meeting Information Technology needs for SpinSys’s DC and Charleston SC offices, he is also responsible for supporting SpinSys cloud infrastructure.   He develops and establishes IT policies and systems to meet technology needs while leading CyberSecurity initiatives.  Jeremey is also responsible for leading SpinSys CMMC and NIST 800 171 compliance programs.

Jeremey brings 17 years’ experience as an IT professional working across a wide variety of technology platforms.  Jeremey also spent 7 years as a Payment Card Industry certified Internal Security Assessor.