About Us

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EntropyZero in Brief

Founded in 2005, EntropyZero Consulting is a boutique software engineering consultancy focused on delivering quality software and software engineering solutions to public sector and commercial clients. We are a select group of talented and dedicated software developers experienced in delivering dynamic and scalable software across multiple environments, building upon Agile principles and methods to deliver high quality products.

Founded on core values of passion for technology, commitment to excellence and a focus on our people as individuals, EntropyZero quickly built strong relationships with clients by delivering results and helping them to succeed in realizing their vision.

A key component of EntropyZero's success has been our people. We recognize the important role our people play in working with our customers and developing innovative software solutions and we have recruited a set of outstanding and talented individuals who focus on service and results. Our employees have both management and technical experience and backgrounds in a variety of technologies.

Our Team

Steven Buxton, CEO and Principal Consultant

Steven was bitten by the programming bug early in life and is an autodidact able to easily learn and wield new technologies as they emerge. Steven has more than 25 years of experience architecting, leading, and delivering enterprise scale applications in a variety of areas. He is especially skilled at designing large distributed systems, integrating complex real time search into existing distributed systems, process workflow automation and cloud solutions for the enterprise. Most recently, he has been containerizing claims processing applications hosted in AWS to simplify deployment and more easily bring new team members up to speed. He’s a natural architect and builder, having built an aluminum furnace and forge, an automated wheelchair controlled from an iPad, and numerous custom software packages. He once wrote a software deployment tool using a device less powerful than an iPhone while commuting home on the bus. That tool is still in use 7 years later due to the solid architectural patterns and implementation.

He founded EntropyZero Consulting with his partner Mike Brockey in 2005 and has managed the company since Mike’s untimely death from cancer in 2011. Steven has spent the last 10 years leading the company as well as providing world class technology consulting services to his clients.

Alexei Frolov, Architect

Alexei has more than 20 years of experience developing solutions on various computer platforms in conventional and high demand environments as a technical lead and software developer. He has a background in engineering, with knowledge ranging from structures of nuclear power plants to math models used in CAD systems. Alexei is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and AWS Certified Developer. He enjoys algorithmic challenges and has solved plenty of them during his career with companies like Pitney Bowes and Perot System Government Services, as well as EntropyZero. Born in Russia and raised in Latvia, Alexei earned a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Computer Science from Moscow State University of Civil Engineering.

Michael Pullella, Senior Consultant

Michael has over twenty years of government-related IT experience, primarily with Microsoft Application Programming, SQL Server database technologies and business process analysis. He is experienced with the full life cycle development: business analysis, requirements negotiation and definition, system design, deployment of requirements to business systems, user acceptance testing, system maintenance and enhancements. Before joining EntropyZero, Michael was a principal software engineer at both Ntrepid Corp and ManTech International. He holds a BS in Business Marketing from the University of Delaware.

Doug Singel, Senior Consultant

Doug has more than 25 years of experience leading teams and delivering enterprise scale applications on schedule. He enjoys developing business support systems in both the public and private sectors and has significant experience in transitioning legacy stove-pipe applications into integrated, distributed systems. Prestigious companies that have utilized his talents include Northrup Grumman, Unisys, SAIC and Raytheon. Doug completed a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and an MS in Computer Science from George Washington University.

Yevgeny Tseytlin, Architect

Yevgeny has more than 25 years of experience developing 3 tier applications and web services. He has deep knowledge and experience with various SQL databases, including SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL. He has additional expertise in various programming languages, including C#, VB.NET, SQL, Java, Node.js, and JavaScript. He prides himself on his determination to succeed and ability to solve complex problems. Prior to joining EntropyZero, he was a senior software developer at PBS and Xifin. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Beth Brannan, Director of Operations

Beth manages the day-to-day operations of EntropyZero, including financial and administrative functions. Prior to joining EntropyZero, Beth was a Senior Program Specialist for the Smithsonian Science Education Center, where she managed the production of science curriculum publications. Beth has a BA in Political Science from Shippensburg University and an MA in Political Science from Penn State University.