Meet the BDSential Management Team


Dorothy Zavagli, CRCP

Dorothy is an expert in Broker-Dealer Compliance, having worked as a Securities Regulator for both FINRA (formerly the NASD) and the NYSE, which provided her with the knowledge and insight necessary to understand the complex compliance demands firms face and the need for cost effective technology solutions. She played a central role in collaboration with Product Development, to guide BDSential in its mission to create such a product.

Dorothy earned the designation CRCP, Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned an MBA in Accounting and BS in Legal Studies from St. John's University. Industry Associations: ACAMS, NSCP and Sifma


Alex Zhitomirsky, CTO

Alex is an expert in Data Analytics, Data Governance and Software Development that has helped organizations like Pfizer, Sears, BizEquity, and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF streamline their business processes, improve process efficiency, and reduce operating costs. He played a central role in making BDSential’s mission of automating Compliance a reality.

Alex earned an MBA from Villanova University and a BS in Computer Information Systems from Drexel University.


Paul Ursich, CPA

Paul has over 20 years of diversified accounting experience, both guiding start-up entities as they establish their initial operations and streamlining the existing processes and systems for established firms. He has extensive experience in the areas of budgeting/forecasting, revenue recognition, financial statement preparation, and project accounting.

Paul earned the designation Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton. Industry Associations: AICPA, NJSCPA