Since our founding in 1998, Odessa Technologies has evolved from an idea to provide leasing software solutions for leasing companies to a renowned global enterprise with 450 employees and major customers across the world. Headquartered in Philadelphia, USA, with offices in Bangalore, India, Odessa remains steadfastly committed to helping businesses like yours meet the challenges of an ever-evolving leasing environment with the most advanced leasing solutions available anywhere.
While our lease management solutions are cutting-edge, the values that guide our company are tried and true.
to ourselves and those around us
to the success of our company and clients
in the pursuit of our goals
You’ll see those values personified by our employees and experience them when you collaborate with us. They keep us grounded even as we grow and change. They also serve as the foundation of the Code of Conduct developed by our employees.
The members of our leadership team have been with Odessa an average of ten years and with the leasing industry an average of seventeen years. Together, they are committed to helping our customers take full advantage of future-ready leasing technology.
Madhu Natarajan is the CEO of Odessa and has been with the company since 1998. He has led Odessa’s growth in an industry with high barriers to entry into its most successful technology consulting company. Especially noteworthy, Odessa was built entirely on the company’s own organic success, without any outside investment or debt. Today, it is the world’s largest technology company dedicated to asset finance.
Madhu graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and minors in Business Administration and Accounting from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.
Jay Mehra has been COO of Odessa since 2000. Under his leadership, the company has grown from 20 employees to more than 400 today. He has architected and led the transformation of Odessa into a multinational organization that meets global consulting standards in delivery management, performance and quality. Jay has driven innovation on all fronts at Odessa, including on the technology side.
Before joining Odessa, Jay worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he designed and developed Intellectual Asset Management software that managed patent portfolios and R&D spending at global companies. Prior to this, he worked for Ernst and Young, leading the development of the State of Industry report for India’s auto finance industry. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Jeba Singh has been the solution architect of Odessa’s product portfolio since joining the company in 2003. Jeba oversees the Solutions Architecture Group, responsible for the development, ongoing management and the roadmaps of all Odessa products. He also leads the dedicated Research and Development department that drives all technological innovation at the company.
Prior to joining Odessa, Jeba worked for India Internet Media, a joint venture with Excite.com, where he helped deploy some of the largest portals built for the Indian market. He was also principally involved in the establishment of design processes and best practices in software development life cycle methodologies at various mid-sized firms.
Kevin Schroeder has served in various capacities at Odessa since his joining in 2003. Kevin has primarily focused on automotive and fleet leasing, leading large implementations as project manager and then progressively as business architect and program manager. Kevin oversees strategic accounts that, due to size and other special considerations, fall outside Odessa’s normal business practices.
Prior to joining Odessa, Kevin worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he led the development of models for Fortune 500 companies that optimized patent-spend and R&D efforts. Previously, Kevin consulted for various national companies and sports franchises in auditing their capital expenses and budgets. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Jeff Lezinski joined Odessa in 2004 and has led and contributed to numerous high profile implementations of Odessa’s products. Jeff is responsible for the overall direction and roadmap of LeaseWave, ensuring its global functional leadership as well as its ongoing compliance with regulatory changes. He chairs the Customer Advisory Board at Odessa and is the company’s liaison to various industry and regulatory bodies.
Prior to joining Odessa, Jeff worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he participated in and managed various engagements from a consulting and an audit perspective for a variety of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Rob Krebs joined Odessa in 2005 and is responsible for overseeing large-scale, enterprise implementations and special initiatives, leveraging his leasing industry experience and accounting expertise. Having led and contributed to numerous projects on both the technical and functional design sides at Odessa, Rob also plays an advisory role to Sr. Business Architects on complex projects.
Previously, Rob worked for the New Jersey Department of Education where he led a transition to Internet-based data collections and co-authored the state’s Comprehensive Educational Improvement and Financing Act. Prior to this, he worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors where he helped improve the software used by the Flow of Funds section. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Carleton College and a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Jim Humphrey has led global sales and business development at Odessa since 2008. He has also been instrumental in the structuring of key vendor and partner relationships, putting in place an ecosystem of third-party integrations with other market leading systems. Jim brings more than 35 years of sales, business development and leasing-industry experience to Odessa.
Before joining Odessa, Jim was Vice President of Business Development for Genpact, a global business process outsourcing firm founded by General Electric. Prior to this, Jim worked for GE Capital for over 19 years, where he held various positions, including General Manager of GE Capital Equipment Finance in Ontario, Canada and Vice President of Sales. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Connecticut.
Ravi Pathak brings more than 19 years of IT experience to Odessa, joining the company in 2010. Ravi is responsible for the technical architecture and the technology roadmap of all Odessa products. As such, Ravi drives all the technology choices that make up Odessa’s development stack. He has directed the standardization of Odessa’s development platform so effectively that the platform itself is now an Odessa product offering.
Prior to Odessa, Ravi worked for Tech Mahindra, DigitE, Mastek and JP Morgan, where he successfully led the architecture of complex products and high profile, large enterprise applications. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University in Mumbai, India.
Lisa Rafter brings more than 27 years of leasing industry experience to Odessa, joining the company in 2014. She is responsible for the strategic expansion of Odessa’s market share and its entrance into new markets.
Lisa was Publisher and Editor of iconic industry publications, The Monitor and ABF Journal for over 17 years and was a primary contributor to the creation of the annual industry rankings (the Monitor 100 ™), as well as the industry’s first online magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from St. Joseph’s University and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania.
Julie Neal led the implementation of Odessa products for 7 years before joining the company in 2014. With over 25 years of experience in infrastructure and enterprise architecture design, project management and software development, Julie is responsible for managing complex, large-scale implementations at Odessa. She drives the execution and establishment of best practices on core and model projects.
Over her career, Julie has worked with numerous small, midsize and large multinational organizations with international complexities as both project and program manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds PMP certification.
Cory King joined Odessa in 2016 and is responsible for Odessa’s implementation and delivery across all projects. In addition to providing oversight of both internal and external project governance, Cory drives resource allocation, overall resource management and project budgeting on all delivery related services.
Cory brings more than 20 years of experience in IT consulting and delivery-oriented roles at a wide range of organizations including Oracle, Capgemini, CIT, SunGard and D+H. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Systems Technology from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.
Leonard Lane brings more than 23 years in accounting and IT experience to Odessa, joining the company in 2016. Leonard leads the Product team and is responsible for the functional roadmap of all Odessa products.
Prior to Odessa, Leonard worked for Winthrop Resources Corporation and TCF Bank where he oversaw accounting, IT and operations in intervals. Leonard holds MBA, Finance and Operations and BSB, Accounting degrees from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business and is a certified public accountant. He was also a member of the ELFA Operations and Technology Committee from 2012 - 2015.
Our LeaseWave implementations are consistently recognized in the industry. We’ve won the ELFA Operations & Technology Excellence Award four times in the past six years – the most wins in the history of the award. Let us put our excellence to work for you.
Odessa partners with other leading firms to offer services that complement our leasing solutions and provide you with a comprehensive portfolio of services to meet your business needs.
Odessa is committed to the growth and development of the leasing industry and are proud members of leading national and international leasing associations.