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Summary

Senior executive with over 20 years of experience in both startups and large corporations combining business competence with creativity and technical depth.

Strong focus on excellence and systems approach to lead companies in different functional areas:

  • Strategy
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Product development

Work experience

Jun 2018present

Partner / CTO

Icebreaker Capital

Investment and technology management for a seed-stage investment company.

Launching and operating several hi-tech businesses:

  • SoftOne - system integrator in fintech, telecom, oil & gas areas
  • Blocknex - blockchain consultancy
  • WPlace - innovation product studio
Feb 2017Jan 2018

Managing Partner

Novel Ventures

Development of a new Ukrainian investment firm focused on international pre-seed startups in deep tech areas, specifically AR/VR and AI/ML. Deal flow management, establishing partnerships with international investment entities. Technology, legal and financial due diligence.

Jan 2014Dec 2016

Advisor to the Chairman (CTO in residence)

KM Core Technology Investment Company

Portfolio companies governance for 150M technology investment holding. Investment management and fundraising. Technology evaluation of new business proposals. 

Creating and developing Borsch Ventures - hi-tech ecosystem for Ukrainian startups.

Feb 2010Dec 2013

 Director of R&D (CTO) / Director, Strategic Projects (CSO)

KM Ware

Created new IT company focused on IT consulting, software development outsourcing and product development. Oversight of all product planning and development activities, new technology assessments, technical presale for large projects.

Coordination of company-wide strategy development and integration of regional and functional strategies for the company of 300+ employees operating in four countries. Strategy execution oversight, key strategic projects management. Organizational development and restructuring.

Apr 2004Jan 2010

Consultant / Director of Technology / Deputy VP, Products and Technologies

SITRONICS Information Technologies (formerly Kvazar-Micro)

Led department-wide activities on process definition and improvement directed towards the first in Ukraine CMMI Level 4 appraisal. Day-to-day business, technology and process consulting for department executives, project managers, and team leaders. 

Created and led the first in CIS competence center on SOA technologies. Responsible for product strategy development and implementation, competence development, presale activities, R&D projects planning and monitoring.

General oversight of the company's product and services portfolio, financial planning and reporting. Corporate-wide technology strategy development. Product portfolio strategy definition and implementation. Implementation of the new product development process, mentoring of product managers.

Oct 2000Mar 2004

Software Development Manager / Engineering Director

Odyssey Logistics and Technology (formerly RELY Software)

Management of Kiev-based R&D center for the US IT start-up. Development activities scheduling, monitoring and status reporting. Product specifications reviews, technical feasibility analysis. Implementation of measurement activities that provided visibility into the software development processes and product quality.

Education

19941999

MSc, Computer Science

Kiev State University