We are a business development company that helps companies and governments to accelerate innovation and technology transfer across continents through access to strategic relationships and cross-border legal expertise.

In all our assignments, we keep our focus on 4 key elements:  High Trust, Integrity, Full Engagement, and Accountability.


We bring our broad networks, deep experiences, and diverse skills in business, licensing, legal, and technology in providing a unique service that is custom made to fit your needs.

First, we get to know your company and its growth needs. If you have a growth plan in place, we will review it to align with your goals. Then, we collaborate with you to design a strategic business development plan that meets your growth goals. Then we implement and execute the plan.

During execution, we work closely with you and your internal teams to ensure that our business development efforts are effective, innovative, and fit your company’s culture and your goals.


Shanika Weerasundara
Business Development Executive, CEO

Shanika is a business developer, board advisor, and a technology lawyer.  With a global network of trusted relationships, Shanika grew up in Sri Lanka and has lived in Seattle for over 20 years. As an avid networker, community builder, and a staunch connector, Shanika has helped several international companies establish their presence, launch their products, and hire key employees in  Seattle.

Shanika’s expertise also include technology licensing, deal negotiations, IT procurement, corporate governance, and investor due diligence.

Shanika holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Kent State University (Ohio) and ICSA Certification from The Governance Institute (UK). She is also a licensed attorney in Washington and Sri Lanka.

Email: Shanika@teqlaa.com
Phone: 425-442-5797

Lee Brillhart
Business Development Executive, COO

Lee is a business development specialist, growth company executive, lawyer, and an inventor with 10 issued patents in his name.  A native of Seattle, Lee is a business development leader with a tremendous network that he uses to help small companies forge successful relationships with large organisations.

Lee’s expertise also include product development in software, payment services, defense, finance, healthcare, and employee benefits. Lee holds a BA with honors in Economics from Pomona College and a JD, with honors, from the University of Washington School of Law.

Email: Lee@teqlaa.com
Phone: 206-660-0146

John Strathy
Chief Financial Officer

John Strathy is the Chief Financial Officer of Teqlaa. John focuses on accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, internal controls and tax reporting as his primary responsibilities.

As a key member of the firm’s strategic planning team, John has worked closely with TeqLaa Solutions team in bringing financial discipline, lean operations, efficient reporting, transparency, and a close understanding of the firm’s financial picture that helped the strategic planning process.
As a key contributor, John also assists TeqLaa Team in creating detailed implementation timelines and realistic financial goals for our clients in their strategic growth plans. 

John has 11 years in working with finance operations and 14 years managing business operations.
Mr Strathy is an alumnus of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.
Mr Strathy is involved in various organizations such as the Grow 50, Keiretsu Forum, CXO Collective, and Bellevue Rotary Club.

Email: john@teqlaa.com
Phone: 425-922-2995