Our Team

Management Team

John Lertzman
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
John is an entrepreneur with 35 years of experience in business operations, technology, finance and start-ups. His career began with KPMG, then Price Waterhouse Consulting. As a recovering CPA he went on to co-found Futurestep.com, an online executive recruiting firm, and established an IT consulting firm with clients across North America and Eastern Europe. John worked closely with representatives across many agencies in the initial development of Options™ and piloted the organization as it was reinvented to bring you Asara™. A hands-on CEO, John brings his experience to bear through all aspects of Fulton Street, from our team to our technology and clients.

Kerri Medlin
Client Champion – Senior Manager
Having earned degrees in Psychology and Sociology, an LMSW and Advanced Certificate in Parent Education, Kerri brings years of experience in clinical, education and program management that bonds our team of techies to the real-world of social services. Her first-hand experience affords her an intimate understanding of the needs and challenges faced by our clients, while her knowledge and love of technology makes her the ideal product owner. Since joining the FSS team in 2010, Kerri has successfully guided every one of our clients through implementation and training while her management of our user support team sets Fulton Street far beyond other software vendors. She has been at the center of building new functions and features and propels the requirements for custom applications.

Shalini Penmesta
Senior Development Manager and Visionary
Master of Science (CS)
Shalini has led our team since 2009 and been at the center of architecture, development and maintenance of all our applications. She has been the driving force behind new technology and techniques while keeping our team grounded in the fundamentals and best practices for agile SCRUM development. All improbable tasks, impossible time-lines and anything that just can’t be done falls on Shalini’s shoulders.

Kalyan Kumar Pinjala
Solution Architect and Technology Guru
Master of Technology (CSE)
Kalyan has been guiding our development team since we began. When not immersed in coding or research himself, he is busy setting the highest standards for development through QA, code review and pre-release review. He is responsible for all feats-of-magic and crushing it where no one has gone before. Kalyan delivers the best possible applications and infrastructure for our clients.