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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.
Oleg Valiev, General Production Manager

Oleg Valiev

General Production Manager

Oleg has over 5 years of experience in managing software development projects. He first came to Azoft as a PHP developer and quickly advanced his career to become a project manager, then Head of PHP Department, and eventually Azoft's GPM. As a general production manager, Oleg oversees each phase of the projects developed here in Azoft – from the initial estimation phase to final product delivery. He is responsible for providing Azoft clients with fast and high-quality services.
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.
Lyubov Khazankina, CFO

Lyubov Khazankina


Lyubov is responsible for accounting, fiscal control, finance planning, cash flow management, and maintaining financial security of Azoft company. Lyubov has been working in accounting for over 17 years, including 7 years in the Information Technology industry. She has a certificate the from Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation that qualifies her as a "Professional accountant, finance manager (director), and finance expert (consultant) of a commercial organization".
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.
Nikolay Makarov, Head of Web Development Department

Nikolay Makarov

Head of Web Development
Nikolay has been working in Azoft since 2011. The high quality of projects and delivering them in time are his major priorities. Nikolay is in charge of choosing tools, and methods for the web dev department, research and deployment of new techniques. The other aspect of Nikolay's routine includes forming teams for projects, leading regular meetings, and increasing of overall productivity of developers. Specialties: PHP, Java, J2EE, server architecture, databases, project management.
Vladimir Tchernitski, Head of R&D

Vladimir Tchernitski

Head of R&D Department

Azoft R&D Department tackles the most challenging and unusual issues in developing software solutions. Vladimir is responsible for identifying the best research approach to solve a particular challenge. Before he became the Head of R&D, Vladimir led Azoft's Mobile Department. He has profound knowledge in iPhone/iPad application development and keeps up to date with the latest releases, news, and trends in the software development industry. Vladimir graduated from Chita State Technical University.
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.
Vladimir Drugov, Head of Tomsk Office

Vladimir Drugov

Head of Production Office, Tomsk
Vladimir's job is to do everything possible for providing the optimal working environment and ensure that every member of his team achieves his/her maximum potential. He believes that the key to success is honesty and openness. Vladimir's experience includes over 10 years working for the IT sector, and more than 6 years working in management positions. Vladimir has a strong engineering background and entrepreneurial experience. He is an expert in high-load web systems (LAMP).
Dmitry Nosov, Head of QA Division

Dmitry Nosov

Head of QA Division
Dmitry has over 5 years of management experience in large IT companies. During his career he worked as a project manager, technical writer, and Quality Assurance manager. Dmitry has excellent leadership skills which help him successfully manage the work processes within his department and develop effective communication schemes between QA and other departments of the company. This helps ensure the highest quality of each phase of the project. Dmitry is particularly interested in testing automation.
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.
Olga Davidova, HR

Olga Davydova

Olga has over 12 years of the HR experience, most of which she gained working in IT sphere. Olga is able to find some of the best IT professionals in the area and bring them to Azoft. She is responsible for organizing qualification assessments and educational seminars & trainings. Olga graduated from the Siberian Academy of Government Service and has a manager qualification. She also holds a certificate in “Professional testing” and regularly attends various training courses to improve her skills.

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