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Management Team

Ivan Ozhiganov, COO

Ivan Ozhiganov

Chief Operating Officer, 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.
Ludmila Kurtasova, CFO

Ludmila Kurtasova


Ludmila has more than 10 years of experience in financial services and accounting. Her expertise covers the construction of financial models, budgeting, planning, and account management. Being responsible for financial matters, she has a unique combination of analytical thinking and intuition. Ludmila always tries to do her best to become more professional. She has taken the Ernst & Young courses of Financial Analysis and successfully passed the exam of a professional accountant.
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.
Alexander Sumenko, Head of Web Development Department

Alexander Sumenko

Head of Web Development
Alexander joined Azoft in 2010 to work as a Business Development Manager. Several years later, he became increasingly involved in project management and worked his way up to become Head of Web Development team. The diverse experience he has gained during these years allows Alexander to achieve goals and manage large-scale projects, ensuring quality performance of tasks at all stages of project implementation.
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.
Polina Izoh, Head of HR

Polina Izoh

Head of HR
Polina has over 5 years experience in personnel recruitment and personnel management, having worked in independent companies as well as consulting agencies. She has an exceptional skill set in staff recruitment, adaptation, and evaluation across various business domains. Her motto is to provide a systems approach to every task, acting responsibly and understanding the importance of close interaction with the company's team.
Darya Kazovskaya, Chief Marketing Officer

Darya Kazovskaya

Chief Marketing Officer
Darya has a decade of experience in marketing and PR, including over 5 years in IT. Understanding the importance of front-line fundamentals and creating successful marketing communications, she is responsible for marketing strategy execution at Azoft. Darya believes that the future lies in content-marketing and she is betting her team's resources on it.
Anna Yakovleva, Head of QA

Anna Yakovleva

Head of QA
Anna started her career in 2012 working as a quality control engineer. She got her masters degree in IT at the Novosibirsk State University. Anna is a diligent tester with rich experience. She is qualified in various aspects, starting from load, functional and non-functional testing up to automatization. As head of QA, Anna is responsible for the quality of custom solutions, incorporating system robustness, load performance, security, and device compatibility.

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