About

Overview

FiveBy has experience where it counts, bringing a unique combination of technical and business skills. We will work with you to analyze and address the risks you are facing and provide flexible, data driven solutions that meet your needs.

Leadership team

FiveBy was established in 2010 with the aim of helping companies navigate and understand how their products and services are used by their customers. The FiveBy leadership team brings together a wealth of proven IT Industry experience with a diverse set of professional backgrounds and skills across the company.

Alex Kochis

Founder and President


Alex is a former Director of Product Management at Microsoft where he helped develop the software industry’s largest antipiracy program. A recognized industry expert on software and content piracy, he has managed FiveBy since its founding in early 2010.

SILVANA GROSS

Chief Operations Officer


Silvana brings a wealth of operations experience from the legal, renewable energy, and enterprise software sectors. At FiveBy she is responsible for business operations, HR and recruitment.

IRENE KENYON

Director, Risk Intelligence


Irene comes to FiveBy from the intelligence community. She specializes in developing analytic teams and providing assessments to high-level customers about reputational, regulatory, and physical risks.

DAVID LAZAR

Chief Executive Officer


David brings more than twenty years’ experience in global technology management with expertise in product strategy, monetization, product and program management, piracy conversion and counter fraud strategies.

John Solheim

Chief Commercial Officer


John is a tech industry veteran with leadership experience across the Software, Semiconductor and Medical Devices industries. John is a former Sr Director of the Microsoft OEM Supply Chain team, leading global distribution of Microsoft products via OEM partners. John’s 30+ years in leadership spans from tactical to CEO roles with expertise in Operations, Finance, Marketing/Channel/Business Development, and Strategy.

DEBBIE WALSH

Principal Consultant


Debbie brings more than twenty years’ experience in strategy development, go-to market planning and execution, including specific expertise in public relations and communications, channel and program management and customer experience, design, and execution.


Our values and attributes

FiveBy’s values are key to ours, and our client’s success. Every FiveBy team member embodies these values when working with our clients.

DEPENDABILITY

FiveBy team members are dependable, through and through. When we commit to a task or project, we can be trusted to deliver. We can always be trusted to act in good faith, with a high level of integrity and unwavering professionalism.

PARTNERSHIP

We strive to make each interaction with a client into a partnership built on mutual respect and the sharing of ideas and perspectives. We are active listeners and proactive communicators. We help others put their best foot forward through adaptive communication and working styles.

GROWTH

FiveBy team members are never done learning new practices, technologies, and perspectives. We are eager to learn from those around us, share our expertise and integrate new ideas into a broader understanding.

Working with FiveBy, you can expect to be working with adaptable problem solvers, conscientiously collaborating and curious to learn more about your business.

Contact

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FiveBy Headquarters

705 Fifth Ave South, Suite 800
Seattle WA
206-800-1700
info@fiveby.com


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