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Svitla Systems - Our Team
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Leadership Team

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Leadership

Svitla's Leadership, headed by Nataliya Anon, combines experience and strategy to deliver solid results and an excellent client experience.

Nataliya Anon, CEO | Svitla Systems
Nataliya Anon
CEO and founder

Nataliya Anon - a Stanford Business School graduate with Ukrainian heritage, entrepreneur, leader, and strategic implementer - is the Founder and CEO of Svitla Systems.

Nataliya brings to Svitla extensive international business experience, keen cross-cultural knowledge and strong interpersonal skills. Her client-centric approach and relentless dedication to the highest standards have propelled Svitla’s success in the last decade.

Prior to founding Svitla in 2003, Nataliya founded and served as CEO of Lohika Systems (acquired by Altran Solutions Corp. in 2016) Before that, she held management positions at Ernst & Young as well as received private equity and venture capital experience in the US and UK, where she made investments in various emerging technologies and manufacturing companies. Nataliya was a member of the Fourth Class of Growing Entrepreneurs Mentoring Program administered by the Committee of 200. Nataliya was also the co-founder of Ukrainian Students Association at Stanford. She holds a Masters Degree in IT and Accounting from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Stanford University.

Mark DeMeo
Chief Revenue Officer

Mark has worked the last 20+ years managing large data transformation project for clients including AC Nielsen Advance Technology Group, GE Advance Technology, Department of Defense, St. Jude Children Hospital, WR Berkley Insurance, Ocwen Financial, CNA Insurance, Cameron Harris Group, AgData, Monsanto, American Movil, and other clients. He has worked in implementing technology and product solutions for many clients including application development, package integration, product integration, ERP system implementations, IT Operations, Data Warehousing and Distributed Information Management systems in high data volume businesses involving IBM, Oracle, Sybase, HP, and other technologies.  

Mark’s background includes working with SSADM, ELH, UMT, and other data management frameworks for understanding the life cycle of data from inception to archiving. At AC Nielsen, he worked as a lead data architect for the rewrite of the Nielsen Solution System into a distributed calculation and storage solution to achieve 100 Billion data points for Consumer Package Goods industry. At GE Aircraft Advance Technology, he led the Data Management team for the Performance and Cycle Engineering for managing aircraft engine and flight simulations for the design of next-generation aircraft engines. For other companies such as Nestle NA, CNA, and Northern Trust he led the data warehousing and reporting initiatives for building world-class analytics platforms for marketing, profit profile, customer service, and risk identification. At Tracfone Wireless a subsidiary of American Movil, he led the implementation and design of their next-generation application platform utilizing Distributed Cloud integration and SOA architecture. 

Dean Lane
CISO/Exec VP, US Major Accounts

Dean Lane serves as Svitla’s CISO and leverages his expertise from being a CIO for such companies as Allied-Signal, Plantronics, Morton-Thiokol, Masters Institute of Technology, Dean was also the senior director of IT at Symantec. He has tremendous hands-on experience with both small and large firms, gained while he headed up Gartner’s Silicon Valley Security Consulting practice, was a Senior Manager with EY, was with AT&T Global Information Systems, and headed up his own firm, the Office of the CIO. In addition to serving as Svitla’s CISO, Dean is also the Senior Vice President of Cyber Intelligence at the Institute of World Politics (IWP).

Dean is Certified as a Master Project Manager and in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) by ISACA. Dean has prepared multiple companies against cyber-attacks.  Most notably, he has consulted Israel’s Prime Minister, Ehud Barach, on cybersecurity matters. 

Dean has written three technology books. His first book, CIO Wisdom was a global bestseller for Prentice-Hall and was translated into multiple languages. Two more books, CIO Perspectives, and the CIO Body of Knowledge were equally successful.

Dean obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California (UCLA) and his MBA from National University. He is also a highly decorated Naval Officer and served as the Seal Team Officer for the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet.

Andriy Okhrimets
VP of Delivery

Andriy Okhrimets has over 15 years of experience in software development industry, having worked with large companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Pinnacle and Lucas Arts, with teams distributed across the globe. As VP of Delivery, he helps Svitla clients understand their software development needs and efficiently and timely deliver the right solutions.

Andriy oversees all delivery projects and is always ready to assist our clients.

As an old-school engineer, Andriy still enjoys working with embedded and imaging projects in a hands-on mode.

Igor Khilko
Country Managing Director, Ukraine

Igor joined Svitla in February to supervise and coordinate the management processes in Ukraine. His extensive management and intercultural experience came from leading several business units at ABB, a Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich.

With the rapid growth that Svitla is experiencing his solid team leadership and people management skills and motivation will be more than useful.
 

Jorge Valadez, Exec. VP Sales and Operations Mexico | Svitla Systems
Jorge Valadez
Exec. VP Sales and Operations Mexico

Jorge Valadez brings over 12 years of experience in corporate sales, marketing and business administration. His Computer Science background, excellent management skills and native knowledge of Mexico IT market create a perfect ground for his leadership in Svitla Guadalajara division, keeping an eye on expanding local operations.

Prior to Svitla, Jorge held various key positions as Delivery Manager and Sales & Marketing Director, in both software development and testing companies, serving global clients from Mexico. He is also passionate about entrepreneurship, founding and effectively selling 2 companies.

Certified by UNIDO, he performed in 2010 as lead advisor to 5 different Export Consortiums, achieving exports to Central, South America and Asia. Jorge holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from ITESO in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the University of Applied Sciences in Ulm, Germany. He studied Strategic Global Marketing and won a scholarship from Mexico´s Consulate at Silicon Valley to attend the International Summer Program for Entrepreneurs at Stanford University. Currently he is obtaining his MBA degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Grzegorz Mozdzynski
Country Managing Director, Poland

Grzegorz Mozdzynski brings over 20 years of experience in Marketing and Sales management having worked with global corporations across the US, UK, Canada, and Europe. Grzegorz’s strong knowledge of the IT industry grounds on partnerships with several technology consulting companies, where, as an Executive Director, he promoted advanced digital transformation projects, high-level semantic vector search, AI, and ML-based search models, eCommerce and retail search solutions. Furthermore, prior to Svitla Grzegorz worked as Marketing Director supervising marketing strategies, brand positioning, and communication development of such big brands as Nokia, Emporia, and F1 Racing in local and regional markets. Cooperation with these global brands also implied reaching extensive growth goals, leading sales teams, generating sales strategies, campaigns, and activities.

Mike Sweetman
Solution Architect

Mike Sweetman has over 20 years of experience in software development and technology management, having worked with distributed development teams across the US as well as in UK, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, and Ukraine. Previously, Mike occupied senior technical positions in such large corporations as IBM and Fidelity Investments and managed the entire technology organization at CRMa.

An accomplished software engineer, Mike is an Agile/Scrum evangelist who enjoys the roles of servant leader and player coach for multi-track Agile software development projects. He has a profound knowledge of software architecture of large enterprises, information security/identity and access management, systems integration, Services Oriented Architecture, SaaS and cloud technologies.

His vast and impressive background includes an MBA from Duke University, as well as a masters degree in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University and a bachelor of science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Sergiy Andriyenko, Head of Project Management Department | Svitla Systems
Sergiy Andriyenko
Head of Project Management Department

As the head of the Project Management Department, Sergiy Andriyenko possesses excellent project management and analytic skills and a strong technical background. With over a decade of international work experience in Canada and the United States, Sergiy is a valued member of Svitla Systems.

His previous experience includes 8 years in Process and Robotics Engineering at Magna Corporation; setting up automated sequences and running production lines in manufacturing facilities; developing applications and defining business requirements for the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) business application for Electronic industries. Sergiy holds an MBA in Management from Cleary University, Michigan.

Kostyantyn Kharchenko, Ph.D., Chief Technical Architect | Svitla Systems
Kostyantyn Kharchenko
Ph.D., Chief Technical Architect

As the Chief Technical Architect, Kostyantyn Kharchenko leads the technical department as our IT guru and sets up the strategy and processes standards. Kostyantyn has over 20 years of experience in complex software systems development and design. His strong engineering background has contributed to Svitla’s continued success.

Kostyantyn’s previous work experience includes top technical positions in such prominent companies as Digital Equipment Corp., Compaq Corp, Intel and Panasonic. His deep understanding of the emerging industries and strong technical skills allow him to help Svitla’s clients create technologies of the future.

Kostyantyn holds Masters and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, one of the top academic institutions in Ukraine.

Mariia Petrovych
Head of HR, Europe

Mariia Petrovych is responsible for managing Svitla’s HR team and running the full cycle of human resources and administrative activities. Prior to joining Svitla, Mariia worked in large multinational companies, such as ABB, Scania, and Siemens, in various administrative and business operational roles. 

Mariia is focused on HR processes and nurturing Svitla’s corporate culture. She is also responsible for overseeing employee compensation and benefits packages, as well training and career development in the company.

Mariia holds Master’s Degree in Management of Foreign Economic Relations and Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Law from Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. 

Viktoria Bondarenko
Head of Global Recruiting

Viktoria supervises the general strategy and everyday work of Svitla’s European Recruitment Department. Her over 14 years of experience in managing recruitment processes of such Information Technology leaders as Luxoft and Cogniance, help her in building a highly effective approach for Svitla.

Viktoria focuses on full-cycle recruiting performance, updating and designing new procedures, processes, and KPIs. She is also responsible for coaching the Recruitment team while driving them to further success.

Her talents and professional skills are undoubtedly key ingredients of the high-quality services level we provide to our clients, finding top candidates tailored to their requirements and projects. At the same time keeping top-standards of candidate relations, conducting essential care throughout the whole recruitment process.

Expertise

We deliver expertise for industries

Svitla is your conduit to the cutting-edge technological innovations within emerging industries, from Web and Mobile to Big Data to Internet of Things.

Our development process revolves entirely around your needs. If you want custom software products, systems, solutions, and services that improve the way you do business, stop searching. We approach every project – big or small – with the same level of care and professionalism. And we work alongside you every step of the way.

  • Web

    • HTML5
    • JS
    • JQuery
    • Angular JS
    • React
    • PHP
    • Python
    • Django
    • Ruby on Rails
    • ASP .NET
    • Magento
  • Front End

    • HTML5
    • CSS, SAAS
    • JS
    • JQuery
    • React
    • Angular JS
  • Back End

    • Ruby
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Python
    • Django
    • PHP
    • Laravel
    • Symphony
    • C#
    • ASP .NET
  • Mobile

    • Android
    • IOs
    • Java
    • C#
    • Swift
    • Cordova
    • Xamarin
    • Titanium
  • Quality Assurance

    • Hewlett Packard
    • Jira
    • Jmeter
    • QA
    • Selenium
    • Rspec
    • Silk Test
  • Internet of Things

    • Python
    • Linux
    • Embedded C
    • NFC
    • C++
  • Big Data

    • Python
    • Java
    • Hadoop
    • Kafka
    • Spark
    • Pig
    • R
    • Machine Learning
    • SciPy
    • Mongo DB
  • DevOps

    • Amazon AWS
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Chef
    • Puppet
    • Ansible
    • Linux
  • E-commerce

    • Magento
    • SAP
    • Shopify
    • OpenCart
  • Database

    • Mongo DB
    • MySQL
    • Oracle
    • Redis
    • SQLite
    • SQL server
    • Hadoop
  • Cloud Solutions

    • AWS
    • GCP
    • Azure
    • Heroku

Our Team Around the Globe

Svitla is built on the belief that true innovations happen when the best minds come together, no matter their location. Our teams of dedicated, savvy technical experts and strategic thinkers allow us to form collaborative relationships with our clients.

5
Countries
17
Years of Experience
10
office locations
1000+
Completed Projects
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