Executive Leadership
Dedicated to Innovative
IT Learning

 

XtremeLabs’ Executive Team
Boasts Trailblazers In Technology:
Developing Ways to Advance Training

Leadership Dedicated to IT Learning

Trailblazers In Technology:

Developing Advanced Training Strategies

Our Leadership


The XtremeLabs' Executive Leadership team has more than 75 years experience in Information Technology, Education & Training Advancement.


Combined 50 years of knowledge in some of the world's top IT companies that produce the most-used products in businesses worldwide.


With a track record of expansion nationally and internationally, the Leadership Team is impacting multi-lingual training growth in top technologies.


XtremeLabs Leadership believes meaningful partnerships with course creators and education institutions are core to the proliferation of knowledge share.


Focused on enabling organizations to grow through knowledge retention & training, the team drives client and partner satisfaction standards.


'Powering the Learn-It-All Economy' is not only XtremeLabs' Mission Statement, but also a theme leadership has embraced throughout their individual careers.

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The XtremeLabs' Executive Leadership team has more than 75 years experience in Information Technology, Education & Training Advancement.


With a track record of expansion nationally and internationally, the Leadership Team is impacting multi-lingual training growth in top technologies.


XtremeLabs Leadership believes meaningful partnerships with course creators and education institutions are core to the proliferation of knowledge share.


Combined 50 years of knowledge in some of the world's top IT companies that produce the most-used products in businesses worldwide.

Ahmar Abbas

Ahmar Abbas

CEO

Mr. Abbas is the Chief Executive Officer of XtremeLabs, is an established IT training author and has worked with Fortune 500 companies across the globe on their IT infrastructure needs.

Prior to joining XtremeLabs, Mr. Abbas was the Vice President of Global Services at Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC -- a staffing and managed services firm based in McLean, Va. There, he was responsible for developing new and innovative service offerings while leveraging the global delivery model. Prior to DISYS, Mr. Abbas was the Senior Vice President at CSS Corp., responsible for Global Infrastructure Management Services and Cloud Services.

Mr. Abbas has an extensive IT background: he was the Vice President of Managed Hosting Services at Blackboard Inc., the Founder and Managing Director of Grid Technology Partners and has held various senior management positions at Ciena Corporation, Zaffire Inc., UUNet Technologies, and Salomon Brothers. Additionally, he is the author of Grid Computing: A Practical Guide to Technology and Applications, (Charles River Media, 2004), and has been frequently quoted in Business Week, Red Herring, CIO, and other technology publications.

Mashhood Farooqi

Mashhood Farooqi

General Manager and Head of Development

Mashhood has worked in the software development industry for over 28 years, within diverse industry sectors including Banking IT, Hospitality Industry, Finance & Accounting ERP and Asset Finance & Insurance with dealer perspective. Mashhood has also worked with a Software Consultancy firm in the Gulf Region as Project Leader managing the support and development of their hospitality and financial ERP products.

Prior to joining XtremeLabs, Mashhood was working with an Australian Software development company as Project Manager for 4 years and later as General Manager for the past 8 years. Being in senior positions for over a decade, he has extensive experience in handling multi-talented staff including development teams, quality assurance and business analyst teams, software architects and deployment resources.

Mashhood holds a MS in Computer Sciences and is also a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer.

Judy Zhang

Judy Zhang

Head of Product Management

Judy Zhang leads the product team at XtremeLabs, defining the vision, roadmap, and communication strategy behind the core lab product. For the past six years, she has worked closely with customers and key accounts in project management and solution design roles.

Judy is passionate about education and the importance of continuous learning. She has a degree in economics from Harvard College. She is a Certified Scrum Master and an AIPMM Certified Product Manager.

John Fontaine

John Fontaine

Chief Technology Officer

With over twenty years of experience building education technology software, John has focused on product innovation and engineering.  He spent 14 years at Blackboard Inc., helping to develop one of the world’s most deployed and successful learning management system.  He served on various IMS Global Learning Consortium Committees including the Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) standards body.  He was recognized by IMS Global with the Leadership Award for Learning Information Services work in 2012.

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Fontaine will focus on product design, user experience and development of industry standards for hands-on learning technology.

Mori Ghazzawi

Mori Ghazzawi

Chief Training Officer, Head of Market Development

Mr. Ghazzawi comes to Xtremelabs touting a career marked excellence in IT training development, knowledge market expansion and management. For more than 18 years, he has served in various capacities at Knowlogy Corporation -- one of the largest IT Training companies in the U.S. with a significant training and consulting practice in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Kuwait.

As President at Knowlogy for the last 14 years, he lead its transformation from a regional presence to an international one, having won multi-million dollar contracts overseas.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Ghazzawi was tasked with transformative business strategy and development within management. He achieved year-over-year success by fostering and utilizing a team approach to sales generation and customer satisfaction.

Ahmar Abbas

Ahmar Abbas

CEO

Mr. Abbas is the Chief Executive Officer of XtremeLabs, is an established IT training author and has worked with Fortune 500 companies across the globe on their IT infrastructure needs.

Prior to joining XtremeLabs, Mr. Abbas was the Vice President of Global Services at Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC -- a staffing and managed services firm based in McLean, Va. There, he was responsible for developing new and innovative service offerings while leveraging the global delivery model. Prior to DISYS, Mr. Abbas was the Senior Vice President at CSS Corp., responsible for Global Infrastructure Management Services and Cloud Services.

Mr. Abbas has an extensive IT background: he was the Vice President of Managed Hosting Services at Blackboard Inc., the Founder and Managing Director of Grid Technology Partners and has held various senior management positions at Ciena Corporation, Zaffire Inc., UUNet Technologies, and Salomon Brothers. Additionally, he is the author of Grid Computing: A Practical Guide to Technology and Applications, (Charles River Media, 2004), and has been frequently quoted in Business Week, Red Herring, CIO, and other technology publications.

MASHHOOD FAROOQI

MASHHOOD FAROOQI

General Manager and Head of Development

Mashhood has worked in the software development industry for over 28 years, within diverse industry sectors including Banking IT, Hospitality Industry, Finance & Accounting ERP and Asset Finance & Insurance with dealer perspective. Mashhood has also worked with a Software Consultancy firm in the Gulf Region as Project Leader managing the support and development of their hospitality and financial ERP products.

Prior to joining XtremeLabs, Mashhood was working with an Australian Software development company as Project Manager for 4 years and later as General Manager for the past 8 years. Being in senior positions for over a decade, he has extensive experience in handling multi-talented staff including development teams, quality assurance and business analyst teams, software architects and deployment resources.

Mashhood holds a MS in Computer Sciences and is also a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer.

Judy Zhang

Judy Zhang

Head of Product Management

Judy Zhang leads the product team at XtremeLabs, defining the vision, roadmap, and communication strategy behind the core lab product. For the past six years, she has worked closely with customers and key accounts in project management and solution design roles.

Judy is passionate about education and the importance of continuous learning. She has a degree in economics from Harvard College. She is a Certified Scrum Master and an AIPMM Certified Product Manager.

John Fontaine

John Fontaine

Chief Technology Officer

With over twenty years of experience building education technology software, John has focused on product innovation and engineering.  He spent 14 years at Blackboard Inc., helping to develop one of the world’s most deployed and successful learning management system.  He served on various IMS Global Learning Consortium Committees including the Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) standards body.  He was recognized by IMS Global with the Leadership Award for Learning Information Services work in 2012.

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Fontaine will focus on product design, user experience and development of industry standards for hands-on learning technology.

Mori Ghazzawi

Mori Ghazzawi

Chief Training Officer, Head of Market Development

Mr. Ghazzawi comes to Xtremelabs touting a career marked excellence in IT training development, knowledge market expansion and management. For more than 18 years, he has served in various capacities at Knowlogy Corporation -- one of the largest IT Training companies in the U.S. with a significant training and consulting practice in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Kuwait.

As President at Knowlogy for the last 14 years, he lead its transformation from a regional presence to an international one, having won multi-million dollar contracts overseas.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Ghazzawi was tasked with transformative business strategy and development within management. He achieved year-over-year success by fostering and utilizing a team approach to sales generation and customer satisfaction.

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What Our Clients & Partners Are Saying ...


I have used XtremeLabs hosting for several years and I have found them to be responsive and friendly, flexible and a great partner for my business. I highly recommend them.

Mark Scott

CEO, SQLSOFT3


Master IT Training has used XtremeLabs for our classroom courses and as a blended solution for our students. We are very satisfied with the look and feel of the labs and the availability. XtremeLabs didn't hesitate to customize the order process in the backend to suit our needs and our way of teaching. XtremeLabs is a great company to work with and we will continue using them in the future.

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Product Manager, Master IT Training


Every now and then you find a company that not only provides an effective and efficient service, but its staff falls over themselves to be as helpful as possible. XtremeLabs is one of them.

Hugh Simpson-Wells

CEO, Oxford Computer Group


The relationship that exists with XtremeLabs is supported through an exceptionally capable group of people who are very service driven. Our points of contact deal with matters within hours, ensuring a solution is found efficiently and timeously regardless of a user’s location around the world. We absolutely enjoy working with XtremeLabs and look forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship in the coming years.

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Business Unit Manager, Torque IT

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Global Headquarters

1775 Tysons Blvd, 5th Floor,
McLean, VA 22102

Additional Offices

Shoreline, WA

20021 Ballinger Way NE,
Shoreline, WA 98155

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Main: +1 425-654-7445
Support: +1 800-239-7051

Contact Us

 

Phone
Main: +1 425-654-7445
Support: +1 800-239-7051

Email
Sales@XtremeLabs.io
Support@XtremeLabs.io

Global Headquarters
1775 Tysons Blvd, 5th Floor,
McLean, VA 22102

Shoreline, Washington
20021 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline,WA 98155