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Management Team

Ivan Ozhiganov, COO

Ivan Ozhiganov

COO, Founder
Expert in custom software development for telecommunications, wireless, finance, transportation and insurance domains. He has extensive experience in project management and business development in the field of custom software. His professional talent is to understand the partner's needs, discuss with the development team, and manage the entire process to achieve partner’s goals more efficiently. Ivan graduated from Novosibirsk State University with specialization in Computer Science, later received MBA in Open University.
Michael Sidorov, Head of Sales

Michael Sidorov

Head of Sales

Michael first joined Azoft in 2008 as an IT consultant and within the next several years was promoted to Head of Sales Division. Not only is he an expert in sales and business development, he is also a seasoned IT consultant for telecom, GIS, transportation & logistics industries. During his career at Azoft, Michael worked with major telecom providers in Australia, Europe, North America, and Russia. His areas of expertise include OSS/BSS, network inventory, Amdocs Cramer, order management, and more.
Oleg Likhachev, Head of Server-Side Development

Oleg Likhachev

Head of Server-Side Development
Oleg has been an indispensable member of Azoft team since the company was founded. His experience includes 10 years as a Java developer, over 5 years in system architecture, and more than 3 years in project management. He participated in development of complex, highly productive systems for finance, telecom, transportation, and many other industries. Oleg also consults Azoft customers in server-side architecture for various types of systems. He graduated from NSU in 2002.
Alexei Kiselev, Head of Mobile Division

Alexei Kiselev

Head of Mobile Development
As Head of Mobile Division, Alexei Kiselev successfully manages several mobile development groups (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, etc.) to provide the best possible quality of code, minimize project risks, and deliver exceptional mobile apps to Azoft clients. Together with his team, Alexei has released dozens of high-quality mobile apps for different mobile platforms. Alexei graduated from Novosibirsk State University with a specialty in Information Technologies.
Maxim Vedenev, Head of R&D

Maxim Vedenev

Head of R&D Department

Maxim is highly experienced in the field of technical computing. He has completed a variety of research projects and gained hands-on experience with different programming languages.
Maxim has Master's degree in Physics. He is able to find innovative solutions for unusual, nonstandard challenges. His expertise is highly diversified, including computer vision, machine learning, and physics simulations. Maxim always keeps up-to-date with recent developments in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
Evgeniya Shpilnaya, Head of Business Analysis

Evgeniya Shpilnaya

Head of Business Analysis & UI/UX Design
For over 5 years, Evgeniya has worked in the software industry as a technical writer, business analyst, and project manager. She believes that the most valuable qualities for a business analyst is attention to detail, effective time management, and the ability to see a problem from the client's point of view. Those are the main principles she follows when leading her team and choosing new team members. Evgeniya regularly participates in various IT conferences in order to advance in her field.
Julia Gurina, Head of QA Division

Julia Gurina

Head of QA Division
Having graduated from Novosibirsk State Technical University in 2013 with a degree in system management automation, Julia first came to Azoft as a QA engineer. During the next few years, Julia gained valuable experience in the field of testing automation, quickly advanced in her career, and became the head of QA Division. Her priorities are to work on improving the quality of Azoft's end products, establishing efficient communication between QA team and other divisions of the company, and advancing her team as a whole, as well as each member individually.
Aleksandra Seremina, Head of Marketing

Aleksandra Seremina

Head of Marketing

Aleksandra first joined the company in 2009, before Azoft even had a separate marketing division. As the company expanded, Azoft's marketing department was formed. As Head of Marketing, Aleksandra is responsible for developing the best strategy to maintain and improve the company's image and reach out to Azoft's potential new clients. Her online marketing expertise includes SEO, SMM, web content optimization, content marketing, competitive analysis, online advertising and much more.

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