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Lina Faershtein

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder & CEO, LifeTime Retreats. Active VP, Exigen Insurance Solutions. Passionate for helping people achieve wellness goals.

Founder & CEO, LifeTime Retreats. Active VP, Exigen Insurance Solutions. Passionate for helping people achieve wellness goals.

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Involved In


VP Cloud Operations Exigen Insurance Solutions June 2012 - present
VP, Operations Expert Markets (Exigen Group ) January 2012 - present
Sr. Director, QA Shutterfly September 2009 - January 2012
Sr. Director of Technology Operations MedeFinance March 2004 - September 2009
Director, Production Engineering MedeFinance March 2004 - March 2006
Technical Lead, QA Automation team Actuate 2003 - 2004
Senior Software Engineer Katsina Optics 2001 - 2003
Project Lead/Member of Technical Staff Acta July 1999 - March 2001
Software Engineer Magnetic Recording Solutions July 1998 - June 1999
Software Engineer/ Built Engineer/ Clear Case Admin Telrad Telecommunications, Lod, Israel June 1996 - May 1998


Pink Elephant Certifications & Additional Training 2008 - 2010
Tashkent University of Information Technology Applied Mathematics 1990 - 1992

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Wellness
  • • Health
  • • Fitness
  • • Social Impact
  • • Green

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I'm business-savvy technologist and results-driven executive offering 18 years of progressive management success spanning operations, software delivery, financing, and company leadership. Leading the small company was involved in all aspects of business development. Deliver value through rare combination of technology, business, and creative perspectives. Passionate focus on driving excellence and continuous improvements. Dynamic communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to achieve results across staff, customers, vendors, and partners. Thrive on innovation, risk-taking, and high levels of personal accountability. Strong international experience.


Technology Vision/Strategy Planning
Product Development
Operational Management
Financial planning and Performance
Operational Performance Metrics
IT & Cloud Services
Engineering Operations & QA
System Architecture & Integration
Application Development & Release
Cross-Functional Team Leadership
QA & Business Process Automation
Project Lifecycle Management
Offshore & Outsource Operations
Agile & Rapid Development Models
IT Governance, Security & Compliance
Production Infrastructure Management

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Start part-time as a side project and transition to a full time project.

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Galina Fedorova
They're my friends  •  Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder, GOODdler, a turn-key solution for charities and causes to collect and manage goods donations.
She is a driven individual with an entrepreneurial mind, who thoughtfully sorts through multiple ideas, carefully picks her next project an ... d goes forward with a full force until it becomes a reality.
Eugene Kardash
They're my advisor  •  Lead UX/Interaction Designer, Calypso Technology. Previously Interaction Designer, Cisco Systems. Stanford grad.
Goal oriented, quick business decision maker, has extensive management experience, workaholic, extremely responsible, talking about fitness ... everywhere!
Rafael Castro Jr
They're my friends  •  Real Estate Consultant, RE/MAX Star Properties. Previously Real Estate Professional, Access Financial & R.E.S.I..
She takes the appropriate educated risks and studies and applies what she needs to do to get a project done. She is passionate about what sh ... e believes in and knows people will appreciate what she is building. Not just a project, but a way of life.
Michael Dunbar
They're my friends  •  President, CEG North America and Senior Advisor, CRS Economics. Wharton grad. University of California, Berkeley grad.
She is an excellent entrepreneur. Lina is a a rare individual who is both a visionary and who has the practical ability to make her visions ... reality. She is unrattled by adversity, overcoming obstacles with calm and poise. She has a magnetic personality.
Steve Leech
We worked together at Shutterfly  •  Vice President, Human Resources, Shutterfly. Previously Sr. Director, Human Resources, Shutterfly. Georgetown grad.
a delight to work with and driven to succeed.
Vlad Kuznetsov
We worked together at Shutterfly  •  CTO, The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. Previously VP of Application Engineering, Shutterfly.
Lina has great enthusiastic personality and "lets get things done" attitude. She has a capability and drive to make things happen, which I b ... elieve is the most important quality for entrepreneur.
Alexei Kudriashov
We worked together  •  Founder & CFO, SperaSoft, Inc.. Previously Software Channel Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc..
Lina started multiple new projects from scratch inside the companies she worked at and has all abilities to do well on her own…..

Eugene Kardash

He is very passionate about technology and gadgets. He has a great vision for a great product that does not exist yet, he found his perfect ... niche in fitness. Being a very talented UI designer and specialist in his field, he always creates beautiful product designs. His attention to details helps him to be one of the best in his field.