June 15, 2006 – Emphasys Software (Emphasys), the industry leader in housing software solutions, announces its new Vice President of Software Engineering Chris Lema. Lema brings to the company extensive experience in bringing multiple enterprising applications to market. His experience includes product development, product redesign, intellectual property creation, go-to-market strategies and engineering implementation.
“Lema offers invaluable experience and an expansive knowledge base to the company,” Emphasys Software President/CEO Mike Byrne said. “He will undoubtedly help to illustrate how progressive Emphasys Software is in providing housing software solutions to communities across the country.”
Throughout his career, Lema served in a number of top level positions including Research and Development Director for AutoTradeCenter; VP of Technology for SOSY Inc; Chief Software Architect for QuantumShift; and VP of Product Development for ICE Wireless. He also serves as a co-applicant on two US patent applications for decision science and artificial intelligence innovations.
Lema operates from Emphasys Software’s Bay Area office in Livermore, California and oversees product development and launch for the company. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and concentrated MBA coursework in marketing at the New York Institute of Technology.
Emphasys Software is the leading provider of business software designed specifically for the public housing and housing finance marketplace. Its products are used by hundreds of agencies across North America and help manage more than 1.1 million of the 2.8 million HUD subsidized units nationwide. The majority of State housing finance agencies also rely on Emphasys Software to assist in the administration of Single Family and Multifamily programs. In addition to application software, Emphasys Software provides a full range of integration services from the initial requirements definition and workflow analysis through data conversion, training, go-live, and post-implementation phases. For more information about Emphasys Software and its products and services, visit www.emphasysworld.com.