Lea Wolf-Soffer - Biography

Ms. Wolf-Soffer began her technical career on Wall Street in 1990 and has extensive technical expertise with multiple mainframe platforms. During her tenure as Senior Systems Analyst, she participated as principal architect of various financial services trading subsystems. At Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, she completed Series-7 training to complement her technical background. She built the firms Loan Received Call-In System replacing an older legacy system. Ms. Wolf-Soffer also constructed functional and technical specifications for the Institutional Portfolio Management Online System project, and participated in the development and documentation of the firms Contingency System for backup and restore procedures used in the event of critical system failure.

Upon moving to San Diego, CA, Ms. Wolf-Soffer started a management and technical consultancy practice in 1997, servicing several prominent clients. For San Diego Gas & Electric Co., she developed the companys Y2K functional specifications, remediation and test approach, and implementation procedures for many of the companys systems. Ms. Wolf-Soffer also consulted for Union Bank of California to convert their loan installment system from mainframe to web. For CCN Healthcare, she recruited and directed a 16-member team, leading the conversion of their Client Provider System to a portable system including go-live plans, implementation, escalation, documentation and quality assurance standards. Ms. Wolf-Soffer also consulted for LPL Financial Services, serving as liaison between technical staff, business analysts, vendors and clients in creating a data warehouse used in over 200 financial and management reports.

In 2001, Ms. Wolf-Soffer extended her consultancy practice to manage cross-border technology transfer between the US and Israel. InnoLink supported various Israeli start-ups in commercializing breakthrough technologies in the US, including the recruitment of local management teams, development of strategic plans, and introductions to venture capitalists.

Ms. Wolf-Soffer, 40, holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Financial Services, from San Diego State University, and is near completion of her Masters in Business Administration degree with emphasis in Entrepreneurship. She served at the San Diego Chambers Technology Committee, leading its Ambassador sub-committee. Ms. Wolf-Soffer is also the founding organizer of a womens group comprising of nearly 600 members that engage in monthly philosophical and intellectual discussion in a variety of controversial topics.

Born in the former USSR, Ms. Wolf-Soffer grew up in Israel and is fluent in Hebrew, Russian, Uzbek, and conversational Spanish.

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