Management Team

XBOSoft – Software Testing and QA Experts

Philip Lew

Philip Lew, CEO of XBOSoft, oversees strategy, operations and business development since founding the Company in 2006. His broad experience spans across deep technical expertise as a software engineer, advising on technology and business processes to founding companies such as Pulse Technologies Inc, a leader in contact center systems integration, until it’s acquisition by EIS International. To learn more about Phil’s contributions to the software engineering community and see a list of his speaking engagements and publications, click here.


As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Steve brings to XBOSoft considerable experience in business and marketing. He served as a VP of Marketing for four years at Computer Associates, where he co-founded the consumer business unit which boosted the expansion of the CA footprint in web-based sales, driving distribution of security software to the home and small office markets. Under Steve’s stewardship, the stand-alone start-up division added over 300,000 new subscribers and $5 million revenue per year. An engineer by training, Steve provides a rare combination of management expertise, international project experience and technology. Steve’s experience in the oil industry includes both technical and management roles for UOP as Chief Process Engineer, Sales Manager, and Business Development Director in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Ed CurranEd Curran, Technical Advisor, provides advice and oversight for XBOSoft’s engineering efforts, including establishment of access into new technologies as well as continued improvements within XBOSoft’s automated testing methods. Ed previously served as XBOSoft’s VP of Engineering and possesses over 25 years of technology experience. Ed started his career as a radar systems engineer for Singer Electronics Systems. In 1988, he moved into Motorola’s Cellular Infrastructure Group, where he later held positions of increasing responsibility within engineering, operations, sales, market development, and business development, including overseas assignments in Hong Kong and Singapore. Ed then served as Executive Director of Network Purchasing at Verizon Wireless where he and his team governed over $5B in annual spend. More recently, Ed served as CEO for Go2Group and Executive VP International Business Development at ISCO International, as well as headed educational software firm FlashDragon, LLC.

Ed earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the College of New Jersey and an MBA from the University of Hull, UK.

Alan Harbitter

Alan Harbitter joins XBOSoft’s Advisory board with over 30 years experience in IT services. In 1985, he co-founded an information technology services company, PEC Solutions Inc., and was jointly responsible for its growth to a publicly traded company with over 1700 employees. He served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of that company until its sale in 2005.

Dr. Harbitter received his Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees in computer science from Cornell, the University of Maryland, and George Mason University (GMU), respectively. At GMU, his research concerned information security and, specifically, authentication in large and wireless networks.

Dr. Harbitter currently serves as the Board Treasurer of the Arc of Northern Virginia—an advocacy organization for the intellectually and developmentally disabled. He is also past board president and current board member of the Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) Foundation. MCCP is a unique partnership between the Fairfax County government, the medical community, and private contributors to provide health care for the children of working poor families in Fairfax County, VA.

John Smith

John Smith joins XBOSoft’s Advisory Board as a builder of world-class software businesses with more than three decades of experience and proven results in the IT Management industry building high performing organizations and high growth businesses. John served as General Manager & SVP, Enterprise Management Business Unit at CA Technologies, where he was responsible for the infrastructure management and application management portfolio of products. Prior to joining CA Technologies, John led product development at Nimsoft.

He previously spent several years at HP as a member of the management team that established the OpenView business and was instrumental in streamlining the product delivery lifecycle and bringing new products to market. At Agilent Technologies, a spinoff of HP, he founded and was co-general manager of the company’s internet service management business. He also founded leading business service management firm Indicative Software Inc.

John earned a BS in Computer Science at Colorado State University, where he also received his MBA.