Leadership

Innovecs is led by a stellar team of IT outsourcing professionals. These are people who have not only ‘been there and done that, they’ve learned from their experiences and mentored Innovecs engineers to ‘go there’ for you, and ‘do that’ better!

Alex Lutskiy
Alex Lutskiy
Co-Founder and CEO, Chairman of the Board

With over 15 years’ experience working throughout the Americas and Europe, Alex brings strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, project and product management, and system engineering strategies. He brings nearly a decade of experience building IT outsourcing businesses to Innovecs.

Alex started his professional career in the early 1990s as a software engineer. He held senior positions with variety of U.S. companies, where he demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments.

Prior to joining Innovecs, Alex served as vice-president of Delivery at GlobalLogic, a global R&D provider, and vice-president of Business Applications and Operations at Ipsos, where he lead operations and strategic direction for the Business Applications group at Ipsos Loyalty North America. He was also a founder of E-Vector, an offshore technology outsourcing company, which he successfully ran as CEO for three years.

On March 25, 2017 Alex Lutskiy received prestigious national honor “Person of the Year-2016”, winning the category “Leader of the Digital Industry” together with his company Innovecs.

Alex holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Kharkiv State University and is pursuing an executive education program at IE Business School in the United States.

Check out Alex’s full profile

Global Management Team
Sergey Khandogin
Sergey Khandogin
Chief Technology Officer

Sergiy has been part of the IT industry since December 1997.

He has worked as a technical manager since 2000 and has headed a company since September 2005. With a solid academic and professional background in business and technologies, he brings excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills to Innovecs. His deep understanding of business processes and proven strength as a software project manager for complex e-commerce and infrastructure systems makes him an invaluable addition to the company’s leadership team.

Sergiy previously worked at Luxoft where, as a program manager, he managed several multi-project teams, comprising about 100 engineers working for clients in the banking and finance sector. He’s also participated in successful projects for startups

As a senior project manager and engagement manager at GlobalLogic, he was responsible for delivery management and pre-sales support from the delivery side. He participated in a set of pre-sales at different stages. He also led a distributed development team involving staff from the United States, Ukraine and Argentina.

Since 2000, Sergiy has worked with western companies, utilizing his excellent communication and cooperation skills in cross-national and distributed environments.

Sergiy earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science and Telecommunication Systems from National University of Ukraine Kiev Polytechnic Institute and is pursuing management education program at learning center of international software development company.

Olga Prykhno
Olga Prykhno
Chief Financial Officer

Olga is a highly-skilled professional with more than 15 years of experience in financial management (manufacturing industry, distribution, construction, consulting) and accounting (managerial accounting, automation of document flow, financial accounting). She is a highly motivated person, oriented towards results and professional growth.

Before joining Innovecs, Olga worked as a Board member for a Ukrainian manufacturing holding, where she was responsible for implementation of high-level standards of doing business. The main goals were to implement strong international competencies like IFRS audit in the Ukrainian company, development of financial function strategy, and development of internal audit standards based on PWC principles. Before that, she worked for one of the biggest Ukrainian pharmaceutical holdings and for a retail chain as Chief Financial Officer. Olga also worked in a construction holding where she was responsible for financial management and investment strategy. She considers the most memorable and developmental period of her career before Innovecs as her time working for Kyiv-Mohyla Business School as CFO and consultant where she attuned her business mindset and strong ability to serve clients. At that time, Olga with her colleagues realized projects for Ukrainian companies which aimed to develop financial strategies, business modeling, accounting, shareholder reporting, BSC system development and support and organization of international audit processes.

Olga’s broad experience was acknowledged by her fellow professionals when she was twice ranked among the “Top 20 CFOs of Ukraine in 2010 and 2013 according to “FINANSIST” magazine of “The Companion Group” publishing house.

Olga earned her MBA degree in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She developed her financial knowledge at Kyiv Investment Management Institute (Financial management diploma program) and the Security Institute of London (International Capital Market Qualification certificate program).

Iryna Chubur
Iryna Chubur
Chief Brand Officer

Iryna has more than eight years of broad experience in the IT industry. She has led sales organizations for some of the leading software development companies in Ukraine.

Today, she applies her industry knowledge in Innovecs, from the very first days of company foundation. As VP of Marketing and PR Iryna manages all PR initiatives, SMM, event strategy and the overall industry marketing needs to help build the Innovecs brand.

Prior to joining Innovecs, Iryna was sales director for GlobalLogic, where she was responsible for sales activities in Eastern Europe. Earlier in her career, Iryna held leadership positions at Terrasoft Group for more than five years.

She holds degrees in Finance and Applied Mathematics from Sumy State University, where she graduated with honors.

Delivery Team
Vlad Kopanko
Vlad Kopanko
VP of Delivery Management

Vlad is an IT professional with over 14 years of experience in IT and telecom industries. Bringing strong business qualifications with an impressive track record of hands-on experience in strategic planning, engagement and business development, project and program management, team management. Setting up dynamic and productive business relationships between Clients and teams. Scaling company business.

Vlad holds the position of VP Delivery Management. Accountable for delivery of high quality services, successful projects execution and Client satisfaction ensuring. His responsibilities include Clients relationships and cooperation, operation and delivery excellence, team management and expansion of our workforce. His role within Innovecs will also include operation and finance planning, organizing and managing the continuous delivery process, Client Engagements. Prior to joining Innovecs Vlad has worked as an Engagement Manager, Bid Manager, Resource Manager, Project/Program Manager at such companies as Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.

Vlad holds a Master’s degree in Telecom Systems and Networks from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Nataliia Zub
Nataliia Zub
VP of Delivery Management

Nataliya had served as an Executive Manager and Consultant for a number of international hi-tech enterprise companies, start-up projects and new market entries who were looking to set up and scale their businesses around Software and Hardware Engineering Products and Services.

Her main focus is the global delivery of engineering services including dedicated R&D centers.

Since 2012, she has been an executive manager at Innovecs and has been involved in building our  current, well-known company from the ground up in this highly competitive market. For the first 3 years, the company managed to start more than 30 cutting age projects requiring non-standard engineering solutions and hired more than 300 top-level engineers.

Previously, VP of Corporate Development, currently she holds the position of VP of Delivery Management in the Engineering Business Unit and is responsible for contracted services delivery and overall client success within assigned accounts.

Her experience is balanced between strategic delivery planning, project and resource management and practical application of SW/HW engineering services for businesses.

Over the last few years, her technology focus has been on Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Connected Devices Infrastructure, Data Science, Predictive Analytics, Machine Vision, Machine Learning within E-commerce, Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain business domains.

Nataliya earned her master’s degree in Computer Science from National University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute” and bachelor’s degree in psychology from National Pedagogical University.

Maxim Illyashenko
Maxim Illyashenko
Engineering Director, Head of Delivery of Gaming Global

Max Illyashenko is a creative, innovative, result-driven leader with 7+ years of project and product management experience in video gaming industry with distributed and cross-functional teams. He has worked with renown global products with more than 50M+ installs in total.

He previously held the position of the Product Owner where he successfully managed and delivered products with 200K+ DAU. Max has a deep background in PC, online/social and mobile product development and production on a large scope of platforms such as Facebook, Android, iOS, Amazon, Yahoo! Mobage, Mixi, etc.

Holding the position of Engineering Director and Head of Delivery BU Gaming, Max’s responsibilities include operation and delivery excellence, high-quality services, successful projects execution, team management and expansion of Innovecs Gaming business.

Max holds a Master’s degree in Telecom Systems and Networks from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Regional Management Team
Doug Dyer
Doug Dyer
VP of Gaming, Global

A technology executive for over 20 years, Doug previously held leadership roles at Microsoft, Open Wager, THQ, and Warner Brothers. He was CEO of publicly-traded Oasys Mobile and most recently consulted for leading game, ad, and payment companies.  Doug has helped launch over 120 media products on all platforms accounting for $100s of millions.

Doug graduated from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University and has a deep background in digital, social and mobile publishing, business development, product development, licensing, and production on a large scope of platforms and hardware.

His specialties include interactive entertainment (console, PC, online/social, and mobile) publishing, marketing, distribution, as well as digital and mobile product development, business development, licensing and marketing on a global scale.

Kieran Barr
Kieran Barr
VP of Sales and Business Development, Gaming USA

Kieran has played an active role in the market research, mobile, and gaming industry for over 10 years. He has helped Fortune 500 CTO’s and CMO’s advance their digital and mobile strategies. He has worked for some of the leading mobile market data intelligence companies and headed up global monetization for the number one Facebook market research firms. 

Kieran ran business development America’s for the #1 mobile app market intelligence data platform. He also helped start up one the most successful syndicated research organizations based in Silicon Valley. As well, he helped launch a Silicon Valley venture capitlists focused market research subscription based service. He is a frequent speaker at global conferences on mobile and the gaming ecosystems. Kieran is an advisor with the Casual Games Association. 

Kieran earned a Bachelors in Business – Finance and Management of Information Systems as well as a Bachelors in Economics, both from the University of Washington. Kieran is based in San Francisco.

Armin Roth
Armin Roth
Managing Director, Innovecs Europe

Armin is serving as managing director at Innovecs, Europe. Before taking on his role in Innovecs, he was representing leading nearshore and offshore companies in Western Europe and the Middle East (Exigen, Globallogic, Shinetech). He has been connecting continents by brokering profitable agreements between corporations in Europe and the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Europe.

Armin has founded two companies in HLS and R&D. He has served in various positions in global European corporations like Sopra-Steria, Integris and Bull. He has published articles on Telecoms, IoT, IT-/cybersecurity, asset-management, healthcare and agile software development.

He appears on panels and as speaker in international summits. He is member of Bitkom and the Scrum Alliance.

Armin also has several publications on issues in the telecommunications, banking, logistics, IoT, Data Security, Cybersecurity, Big Data and Data Warehousing sectors.

Educated in Philipps-University in Marburg. Holding an MBA diploma.

Gerry Michaeli
Gerry Michaeli
Managing Director, Innovecs Israel

Gerry is a highly-skilled professional and senior executive with more than 16 years of experience in the Hi-tech industry working throughout various territories (Americas, EMEA, APAC), Gerry has an extensive experience in managing worldwide sales, Building Sales methodologies, business unit development & management, orchestrating and navigating complex organizations with cross-functional teams located worldwide focusing on cutting edge technologies.

Gerry Started his career as a Software engineer and in 2001 switched to the business world, His background is in Cyber Security, Mobile, VOIP, Content Delivery Networks, Gaming, Automotive (LBS) and e-commerce.

Prior to joining Innovecs, Gerry served as a senior executive in various technological company’s and consulting firms. Gerry has founded 2 start-up companies in the Mobile\Telecom arena (HIO) and in Cyber Security arena (Opservo).

Gerry Holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Mathematics from the Netanya Academic College.

Ofer Ben-David
Ofer Ben-David
VP of Sales and Business Development, Israel

With over 20 years of experience in Israel, Ofer brings strong technical and business skills with an impressive knowledge via practical experience in strategic planning, business unit development, and complex project management. He brings a decade and a half of involvement in senior management in the Israeli economy and the establishment of complex IT systems.

Ofer began his professional career in the mid-1990s as a software systems analyst. He has held a number of senior positions in which he has demonstrated the ability to lead various teams of professionals to new levels of success in a wide range of competitive industries, innovative markets, and successful projects.

In 2016 he won Innovation and Digitalization of the Year award for one of his projects.

Prior to joining Innovecs, Ofer served as a director in the Malam Group’s project division and as a director and manager of Guardian where he led the activity and strategic direction of the Malam Team’s projects division.

Ofer holds an MBA from the University of Derby in England and a BA from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

Board of Advisors

Innovecs is advised by top-level executives in Fintech, Advertising Technology, Blockchain, M&A & Investments. Our Advisory Board has top-notch experience at global companies and technology startups such as Hewlett-Packard, Credit Suisse, Eclipse Ventures, KUNA Bitcoin Agency and Madberry.

Igor Karev
Gaming
Igor Karev

Innovecs | VP of Gaming

Tatem Games | CEO & Founder

Action Forms | CEO & Founder

Eric Kadyrov
Fintech
Eric Kadyrov

CrossBridge Capital Group | Executive Director

Credit Suisse | Head of CIS / Eastern Europe Region

Hewlett-Packard | Executive Manager – Strategy and Technology

Michael Chobanian
Blockchain & Fintech
Michael Chobanian

KUNA Bitcoin Agency | Founder

Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine | Co-Founder and member of the board

Vulkanit | CEO

Dmitry Sverdlik
Adtech
Dmitry Sverdlik

Madberry | CEO & Co-Founder

StrikeAd | VP Engineering

Zoral Labs | Head of Engineering