Our Leadership Team

IBM Business Partner

ALM is an international consulting company specializing in software systems engineering, testing and validation.

Our consultants are experts in the latest evolution of technology, tools and thinking, including integrated, cloud-based solutions for application lifecycle management and DevOps.


Lew Thorne

Co-Founder and Principal

Lew Thorne is a co-founder and principal of the leadership team at ALM Services. He is an electrical engineer who also holds an MBA in managerial accounting and finance. Lew has served in the professional services arena, including internationally, for 30 years and has nearly two decades of direct experience in curriculum development, training service and technical service delivery.

Jeffrey W. Barlow


Jeff Barlow is a principal of the leadership team at ALM Services. He is a software and technology architect with 30 years experience developing, managing, and automating applications and systems. Jeff specializes in full system engineering and application lifecycle disciplines including development, configuration and change management, build and release management, continuous integration and delivery, automated testing, monitoring, infrastructure as code, and hybrid cloud operations.

Jeff has extensive expertise in deploying, configang, tailoring, and automating the software tools and processes that support software development, delivery, and operations. He has consulted for dozens of Global 500 enterprises and is known for his ability to drive development organizations to achieve measurable gains in efficiency, accuracy, quality, and timeliness of software and systems project delivery. Jeff is an expert in IBM Rational (formerly Telelogic) Synergy and Change, as well as IBM DevOps (formerly UrbanCode/uDeploy) applications and integrations, and similar competitive and open source equivalent tools.

Don Cooper


An Oxford graduate, Don Cooper is an expert in architecture, configuration and installation of IBM Rational tools and processes, including DOORS, RPE and DXL. He has decades of software engineering background, with special expertise in continuous lifecycle management.

Felix Morariu


Felix Morariu is a Process Architect supporting Enterprise Lifecycle Management needs, with over twenty-five years of client-facing consulting experience in critical and highly regulated industries.


Donald B. Cunningham


Don Cunningham is a co-founder of ALM Services. He is an electrical and computer science engineer who has developed embedded systems for organizations in the manufacturing, security, military and medical business sectors.

Ian Zimmerman


Ian Zimmermann is a co-founder of ALM Services. He is a certified aerospace engineer with a proven record of accomplishment for helping clients increase worldwide sales and revenue.


Our leadership team has more than 60 years of combined expertise in technology and engineering across many key business sectors.

Our consulting services range from corporate and product strategy to requirements, systems engineering, testing and validation.