Jason King | CEO
Jason started his professional career at government contractor Northrop Grumman where he helped build systems used for overseas tracking of foreign threats. During his time at Northrop, he gained a love for web based systems, but felt the commercial space was a more engaging venue for digital experiences. His interest in ground breaking technologies led him to start his own design and development consultancy helping aspiring companies leverage technology to transform their businesses.
In 2006, Jason formalized Accella and hired the company's first full time employee. The focus of Accella would be a positive work environment, a passion for customer service and communication, an eye towards new technology and innovation, and a foundation in creating robust and extensible websites and applications through the hiring of highly experienced, highly communicative, and an ultra-flexible team of designers and developers across the country. The result is a thriving design and development agency focusing on the implementation of robust systems for both growing businesses and enterprise organizations alike.
Crystal Buckley | COO
Crystal began as a Project Manager in the medical insurance industry working for MAMSI/United HealthCare. Opting for a change, she ventured into government consulting and has worked for companies including SAIC and Booz Allen Hamilton. During this time, she has had the opportunity to provide services to several agencies including the Maryland States Attorney’s Office, United States Air Force, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Such opportunities have provided experience with all aspects of the software development lifecycle with an extensive focus on requirements gathering, testing, and project management.
Crystal joined Accella in 2013 with a desire to work on many new and exciting projects as well as venture more into the mobile arena. As a project manager, she is responsible for maintaining and tracking schedules and resources. Her goal is always to keep the client happy while striving to stay on time and on budget.
Through her hard work and excellent management skills, Crystal was promoted to COO of Accella in 2018. As COO, Crystal is responsible for the day to day operations of the entire team and oversees all projects within the company. She dedicates her time to making sure the team has the tools and strategy needed to ensure success for all.
Crystal was born and raised in Maryland, but moved to Seattle, WA in 2014 with her husband, son, dog, and two cats. In her spare time she enjoys DIY projects, restoring old furniture, hiking, and relaxing with a good book.
John King | CFO
John earned a BS degree in Accounting and a MPA from the University of Baltimore. He spent 11 years working for the State of Maryland Pension Systems and then 23 years with 3 midsize banks headquartered in Maryland. John finished his banking career with Provident Bank serving as President of the Greater Baltimore Region. He then went on to serve as the CEO/President of the MidAtlantic Clearing House Association for 8 years before joining Accella LLC as the CFO. John has served on numerous Boards including the Baltimore Museum of Industry (Treasurer) , Sparrows Point Country Club (Treasurer), MidAtlantic Clearing House Association (Chairman), and Saint ignatius Loyola Academy (Treasurer). John lives in Pasadena, Maryland with his wife Janine.
Alyssa Hulka | VP of Digital Strategy
Alyssa Hulka crafts digital strategies, develops digital products and manages programs that build meaningful connections between brands and consumers. An agile enthusiast, change driver and project management geek, Alyssa specializes in uncovering user needs and architecting innovative digital experiences.
She has experience in digital strategy and program management within the home and building, healthcare and financial services sectors, including work for PayPal Credit, John Deere, Kwikset Locks, CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield of Maryland, AstraZeneca, Zoetis, T. Rowe Price, Wells Fargo Insurance, and Travelers.