Deborah Sullivan Stone, our founder and chief executive, has been working with users to design and implement computer systems for large business and government organizations since 1980.

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Organizations she has worked for or served as a long-term consultant to include Price Waterhouse Coopers, Actuarial Department of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dun & Bradstreet, Morgan Stanley, US Army, and the Central Intelligence Agency. The areas of her greatest personal expertise are human resource and financial systems.

In the educational services sector, Deborah has front line experience as a specially trained, multi-sensory and phoneme-based, reading and math tutor for children with learning differences. She has consulted students, parents, and schools on identifying, evaluating, remediating, and accommodating learning differences, and on assistive technology. She has served as board member, officer, and chair of several not-for-profits related to child development. Deborah received her B.A. in Mathematics from The College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Massachusetts, where she also played varsity field hockey for four years.

Read why she named the company Abakist.