Chief Executive Officer

Philippe Lanier

Philippe Lanier has had a hand in the business since it was founded in 1999 and has sat on its board since 2009. He assumed the role of Chief Executive in 2019.

Philippe’s varied background is a true asset at EastBanc Technologies and meets the diverse needs of its clients around the world. He appreciates the wide and inescapable disruption technology brings to established industries and embraces the opportunity to combine his leadership with the endless capabilities of the EastBanc Technologies team.

He’s also a principal at EastBanc, his family’s office with operations in Real Estate Development and Asset Management. Philippe’s career includes two decades in management, finance, notably at Bank of America Securities and Lehman Brothers, and industry experience in Energy, Real Estate, Retail, Finance, Investments, and Shipping. He has international business experience throughout Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia and speaks six languages. He holds a degree in Philosophy and Economics from Amherst College.

Philippe serves on the Board of several charitable organizations. He is married, has one young child, and lives in Washington, D.C. He enjoys skiing and squash as a pastime.


Wolf Ruzicka

Wolf has been a leader in the technology industry for over 20 years. Since joining EastBanc Technologies in 2007, originally as CEO, he has overseen the organic growth of the company taking it from 35 employees to over 200, with staff turnover of virtually zero. This enthusiastic workforce, coupled with Wolf’s keen vision and strategic direction, has seen EastBanc Technologies establish itself at the frontier of technology with a reputation for game-changing excellence.

Wolf is an entrepreneur, technology advocate, and mentor. He serves on numerous boards and groups, including the Board of Halcyon House, Board of Center of Innovative Technologies, Microsoft Customer Advisory Board for Microsoft Azure, Board of Directors of Questback as well as Investment Boards, among others. While incubating APIphany within EastBanc Technologies until its acquisition by Microsoft, Wolf served as its President. Prior to joining us, he held leadership positions with MicroStrategy, Mercedes Benz, Lufthansa, and more. Wolf holds a Master of Business Administration from Ingolstadt School of Management.

Wolf is a citizen of the world. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, he spent his life traveling and dodging curveballs. It was the ones he caught that led him to where he is today. He firmly believes that the world is our playground, and not to be limited by what we see in front of us.

Chief Technology Officer

Victor Shilo

An accomplished developer, Victor leads our engineering department. Victor is highly regarded by our customers for seamlessly integrating technologies from diverse vendors and legacy systems. Staying true to his motto – “Efficiency at every step” – Victor is highly skilled at driving automation and developing innovative, scalable mobile, IoT, and enterprise applications that translate into true business value.

It’s this kind of commitment that helped EastBanc Technologies achieve Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner status; an achievement that Victor was integral to.

Victor holds a Master in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University. An AWS Architect Associate, he is also Java, Microsoft, .Net, and Oracle-certified. When not immersed in development, Victor is a keen photographer and traveler.

Executive Director of Operations

Jill Da Silva

Jill is a key architect in helping us build a roadmap for product and partner success. She joined EastBanc Technologies in 2014 and brought her keen eye for realizing synergies across sales, marketing, and technology teams to better support client success. Jill has overall responsibility for technical delivery, including defining operational processes and tailoring solutions for each client. Jill also manages our relationships with Microsoft, AWS, and other partners, so that we can focus on providing clients with the right solution for their business needs, while offering a vendor-agnostic approach.

Jill previously held several operational and managerial positions at AvePoint Public Sector, Inc. in Arlington, VA. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Michigan State University, and like many of our leadership team, is a certified AWS business professional.

Jill is a proud mom to Eleanor, Jack, and Ronzo, her beloved Flat Coat Retriever. Jill hails from Michigan and resides in Anne Arundel County in Maryland. When not chasing around her two young children, Jill enjoys taking advantage of all that the Washington, D.C. area has to offer, including hitting museums, vineyards and the beach.

Marketing Director

Jennifer Iras

Jennifer oversees the company’s marketing and communications efforts to advance the portfolio of EastBanc Tech’s products and services. Prior to joining EastBanc, she held marketing leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies, including Discovery Communications, Comcast/NBCU, Turner Broadcasting, and most recently Gartner where she was Vice President, Marketing & Communications. In her previous roles, Jennifer built programs from the ground up to ensure business-to-business and business-to-consumer engagement maximized profitability. Her experience spans a myriad of industries, including television, global travel expeditions, and software solutions.

Jennifer is an active member of industry sectors and also supports her community. She has served on various boards including Women in Cable & Telecommunications, Girls on the Run, Dress for Success, Michigan State Alumni Club, and Big Family of Michigan (helping foster children).

Jennifer graduated from Michigan State University and was on the varsity rowing team. She mentors young professionals and loves to travel and exercise. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and two young sons who keep her on her toes.

Chief Architect

Oleg Chunikhin

Oleg has been working in the field of software architecture and development for nearly 20 years and joined EastBanc Technologies in 2004 to help us fulfill our plans for growth. Since then, Oleg has achieved outstanding success in defining the technology strategy and innovative standards, tools, technologies, and processes that are at the core of our solutions and services.

Notably, Oleg has championed the standardization of DevOps in all we do and is a firm believer in driving the adoption of automation and artificial intelligence applications, particularly in industries where new technologies are fast becoming mainstream (genetics, 3D printing, robotics, neural interfaces, mesh technologies, etc.).

Oleg holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Master of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Novosibirsk State University, and is an AWS Certified Software Architect.

When not architecting software, Oleg can be found, somewhat reluctantly, tackling home improvement projects. However, given the chance, you’ll find him more passionately engaged in all things science – augmented reality, nanotechnology, robotics – and all that stuff the rest of us take for granted.

Director of Solutions

Peter Shashkin

A veteran of EastBanc Technologies, Peter is an accomplished enterprise architect, project management professional, Scrum Master, and real-life rocket scientist. Having helped the company achieve Microsoft Partner Gold Application Development and Gold Collaboration and Content partner status, Peter is our go-to technology lead for all things Microsoft.

Peter is skilled at knowing how to transform technology into a differentiator and is passionate about harnessing the power and convergence of cloud, mobile technology, and IoT to support our customers’ strategic goals.

He graduated from Novosibirsk State University with a Master in Applied Mathematics. Peter lives in Bethesda, MD, with his wife and daughter.


Anthony Lanier

A prolific member of the Washington, D.C. business community, Anthony founded EastBanc Technologies in 2000 and continues to serve as President.

The EastBanc brand pre-dates EastBanc Technologies and was originally established by Anthony with the formation of a real estate investment company – EastBanc – in 1987. The firm specializes in the acquisition, redevelopment, and management of city center real estate assets, notably urban revitalization and retail.

Marrying his passion for real estate with his stake in EastBanc Technologies, Anthony was instrumental in the acquisition, renovation, and expansion of our current offices in the historic Georgetown Post Office.

Born in Brazil, Anthony was raised and educated in Austria. Married with three children, he now calls Georgetown home.


Slava Arseniev

Slava is the co-founder of EastBanc Technologies.

Born in Moscow, Slava traveled throughout the Soviet Union and earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Immunology at Vilnius Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine. He eventually settled in Novosibirsk where he worked as the Scientific Secretary at the Institute of Clinical Immunology.

In 1993, Slava left medicine and moved to Washington, DC. In 1999, Slava and Anthony Lanier had the idea to open an organizational IT company. EastBanc Technologies was born shortly thereafter.

Gifted in athleticism, Slava was the youth track and field champion in Russia in the 100 meters. Still active today, Slava works out seven days a week and lives with his wife in Washington, DC. They have one son and three equally athletic granddaughters.