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Our Team

 

Peter Burrows

Executive Director


 

Peter is the Chief Executive Officer for the Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC) and is responsible for all general finance and general management duties as well as establishing long-term FFC product portfolio, mission, strategy and operational goals in conjunction with the FFC Board of Directors.

Peter has decades of IT executive and general management experience in diverse industries including consumer goods, footwear and apparel, and high‐tech electronics and manufacturing industries. Peter is a well‐noted technology innovator and his systems work has been the subject of many articles and academic studies and the recipient of many distinguished awards.
Peter co-founded the FFC in 2004.

Sheetal Parikh

Chief Technology Officer


 

Sheetal is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at FFC and is responsible for the design, development and operation of all FFC technology products, as well as the solution design for new nonprofit customer applications. Since 2010, Sheetal manages all software development architects and engineers, all FFC secure datacenters, and all FFC technology partners.

Sheetal has over 18 years of professional IT experience, including senior IT management positions as Project Manager, Senior Software Engineer/Architect, Network Administrator and Database Administrator in the Finance, insurance and aerospace industries. Sheetal has website and client‐server software development experience through all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDL) including requirements gathering and analysis, technical and end user documentation, Object‐Oriented Programming (OOP), software testing and troubleshooting and problem analysis and resolution‐‐in single and Multi‐Layer Architecture (MLA). Sheetal is a Microsoft certified Database and Network Administrator. She also is a Java certified programmer.
Sheetal joined FFC in 2010.


Kathryn Lunardelli

Director of Impact and Engagement


 

Kathryn "Katy" Lunardelli is the Director of Impact and Engagement for the FFC. In this role, Katy manages new and existing partnerships to ensure our members are getting the most from our systems to improve their ethical sourcing programs and the lives of workers globally. With over 15 years of Corporate Social Responsibility experience, Katy has worked with brands, licensees and multi-stakeholder initiatives in the apparel, footwear and toy industries. Prior to joining the FFC, Katy served as the Director of Ethical Sourcing for Hasbro. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Global Grassroots, a nonprofit organization working to catalyze women and girls as leaders of conscious social change. Katy holds a MSC in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and completed the Boston College Carroll School of Management Leadership for Change graduate program for leading responsible change.
Katy joined the FFC in 2015.

Brendan McMahon

Lead Account Manager/Project Manager


 

Brendan is the Senior Account Manager and Application Architect at FFC. Brendan is assigned to specific FFC members or non-profit customers. As Project Manager Brendan oversees the planning, implementation and tracking of FFC software updates using Agile/Scrum project management methodologies, including ticket creation/requirements specification, cost estimation, assistance with QA, and problem resolution. As Account Manager, Brendan meets regularly with assigned FFC clients to train and assist them with all aspects of the FFC platform, from onboarding new users to supporting specific technical needs. Brendan also helps the CTO consider architectural changes to the FFC products to support emerging requirements and new trends in the compliance industry.

Brendan has more than 30 years general management and web based Software Development Management experience in the geology/ geochemistry, tourism, and corporate social responsibility industries.
Brendan joined the FFC in 2008.

Laurie Mullaly

Project Manager/Account Manager


 

Laurie is an FFC Project Manager assigned to specific FFC members and nonprofit customers. As a system designer and Project Manager, Laurie oversees the planning, implementation and tracking of FFC software updates using Agile/Scrum project management methodologies, including ticket creation/requirements specification, cost estimation, assistance with QA, and problem resolution. Laurie meets regularly with assigned FFC clients to train and assist them with all aspects of the FFC platform, from onboarding new users to supporting specific technical needs. She also facilitates member webinars, and maintains the online documentation for FFC.

Laurie has over twenty year experience as a Business Systems Analyst and Project Manager in the consumer goods industry.
Laurie joined FFC in 2011.

Julie McCarthy

Account Manager


 

Julie is an FFC Business Analyst assigned to specific FFC members or non-profit customers. As a Business Analyst, Julie oversees the planning, implementation and tracking of FFC software updates using Agile/Scrum project management methodologies, including ticket creation/requirements specification, cost estimation, assistance with QA, and problem resolution. Julie meets regularly with assigned FFC clients to train and assist them with all aspects of the FFC platform, from onboarding new users to supporting specific technical needs.

Julie has over 5 years experience in the agriculture, and consumer goods industry as a General Manager, and Business Analyst.
Julie joined FFC in 2013.

John Simpao

Lead Software Engineer


 

John is FFC’s Lead Software Development Engineer. In addition to the software he develops, John provides oversight and quality control on the software developed by others ensuring it meets FFC software development life cycle standards. John manages the FFC source control libraries, and manages the software release duties. John also helps the CTO evaluate add on software tools and their integration into the FFC environment.

John has 7 years of experience in the design and development of complex web-based applications in a number of different industries.
John joined FFC in 2007.

Lahiru Perera

Sr. Business Analyst


 

Lahiru is an FFC Business Analyst assigned to specific FFC members or non-profit customers. As a Business Analyst, Lahiru oversees the planning, implementation and tracking of FFC software updates using Agile/Scrum project management methodologies, including ticket creation/requirements specification, cost estimation, assistance with QA, and problem resolution. Lahiru meets regularly with assigned FFC clients to train and assist them with all aspects of the FFC platform, from onboarding new users to supporting specific technical needs. Lahiru has over 3 years experience as a Business Analyst.
Lahiru joined FFC in 2014.

 

We also have an offshore team of skilled and experienced Business Analysts, Architect, Senior and Junior Software Developers, Quality Assurance Personnel work on multiple custom and core FFC projects.