Leadership Team

Steve Chahal, MSEM, MSEE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Chahal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Software, who co-founded the company in 1994  in Fairfax, Virginia, the city from which they took the company name. Steve is a  leader in the image processing software industry. His strategic vision for Fairfax Software guides the marketing and sales efforts for the firm and he is very involved with new business development.

Steve brings years of experience in image processing to the firm, along with his passion for excellence from his team so they provide Fairfax Software’s customers with service that is second to none. His international background results in Steve being fluent in six languages.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering Management from George Washington University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit. Steve’s B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, with a major in Computer Engineering, is also from Wayne State University. Prior to founding Fairfax Software, Steve held a senior leadership role with Grumman Data Systems.

Phone: (877) 627-8325

Michael Minter, ICP

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

As Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Michael Minter is responsible for Fairfax’s customer-facing functions, including all sales, channel management, business development, and marketing activities.

Michael is a twenty-five year veteran of the payment processing and document imaging industry. He has an extensive experience in sales management and customer operations. Prior to joining Fairfax Software, Michael was Vice President, Solution Sales at Scan-Optics, Inc. and held executive account management positions at Computer Entry Systems and General Instruments. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a certification from Southern Methodist University in Executive Management and is a certified Information Capture Professional (ICP).

Phone: (877) 627-8325

Alex Umansky

Director of Software Development

Alex Umansky has been with Fairfax Software for over 15 years and serves as its Director of Software Development. He has overseen many customer implementations of Fairfax Software software. Alex also manages customer requested system changes. As one of the original programmers who designed the Quick Modules software system, he is extremely proficient in setting up customer systems in a timely and efficient manner.

Alex holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Karazin Kharkiv National University in the Ukraine.

Phone: (877) 627-8325

Donna Castello, MBA-PMP

Vice President of Professional Services

Donna Castello serves as the Vice President of Professional Services is all-encompassing. She leads the team of Fairfax Software’s PMPs as they oversee our customer projects. Donna is also responsible for directing Fairfax Software project planning and management, acting as the primary interface to customers, providing hands-on support of end-to-end system integration from system design to installation at customer sites, overseeing integration of COTS software packages into end-to-end solutions.

Donna has been a certified PMP since 2005 and holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Western Illinois University.

Phone: (877) 627-8325

Robert Castello, CCNA, CNE

Director of Customer Support


Robert Castello, Director of Customer Support, is responsible for directing Fairfax Software’s Support Services Division, which serves as the primary interface to customers, providing hands-on support and solutions for customer system issues. In this capacity, support personnel provide client support and technical issue resolution via e-mail, phone and other electronic methods. Robert’s team configures client equipment to interface with Quick Modules software system with efficiency and provides training to clients in the use of system and applications. Robert is also instrumental in overseeing customer training activities.

Robert is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and a Certified Netware Engineer (CNE). He was previously employed by Tangent Fastnet and Nokia Corporation before coming to Fairfax Software.

Phone: (877) 627-8325

Michael Manilli


As Controller, Mike Manilli is responsible for all day-to-day financial and accounting activities, including continual evaluation of internal controls, interfaces with external auditors in planning the annual audit, manages the banking relationship for cash operations and the lines of credit.

Michael has worked in the software industry for over 30 years. He has worked for Compucare, Baxter, Medical Consumer Media, and HealthAnswers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland.

Phone: (877) 627-8325