Deborah Leland

Vice President, Tech Solutions

What I do at Virtual:

Draw on my background of project and program management to drive all application and web development activities. Lead the application portfolio strategy and its successful execution in alignment with this strategy. Use technology, teamwork and innovation at Virtual to deliver service excellence to our clients so they can make their mark on the world!

Years of experience:

20+ years in the technology industry specializing in managing enterprise projects and programs.

Past Employment:

Progress, ZenSar Technologies (formerly Akibia, Inc.), Lightbridge

Education:

M.S. Management of Projects and Programs, Brandeis University
B.S., Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts/Amherst
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Hidden talent:

I used to run competitively in High School and College. Now I run so I can eat more!

What I do for fun:

Boating, reading, enjoy trying out new restaurants, running with my dog and anything outdoors with my daughter and husband.

I can’t live without:

My family, my fur babies, living near the ocean, and Twizzlers!

Important life lesson:

Change is good. Take a risk, embrace it and regard it as an adventure.

Key to success:

Build a good network of friends and colleagues. As a team you are stronger and can support one another through both challenges and successes.

Community Involvement:

Active in my daughter’s school and in our town’s youth soccer program.

Favorite Movie, Book, Food, Music:

Movie: The Sound of Music
Book: The Great Gatsby
Food: Bacon and anything Italian
Music: I like all kinds of music especially tunes that I can bop around my living room to with my daughter and 3 dogs!

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