We Deliver the Best
Svitla Systems is a proven software development and testing provider.
Svitla's Leadership, headed by Nataliya Anon, combines experience and strategy to deliver solid results and an excellent client experience.
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.) 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.
Chris Cosmos brings over 20 years of experience in sales and sales management to Svitla Systems. Prior to Svitla, Chris served as a founder and Managing Director of Cosmos Sales Professional, a global sales consulting company that specialized in a proprietary sales methodologies for sales-executives and business development managers.
From 1998-2008, Chris held various management positions in sales at the Nelson Family of Companies. During his tenure there, Chris excelled at creating effective sales organizations by introducing new and innovative sales methodologies. As a Senior Vice President of Nelson Technology (2004-2008), Chris managed projects for such clients as Google, Yahoo, Hewlett Packard, Wells Fargo Bank, Microsoft, Hitachi, and Sony. Chris knows well the vibrant Silicon Valley innovative tech culture and helps Svitla’s clients build superior products by finding the right engagement models for them.
A fifth generation San Franciscan native, Chris Cosmos holds a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of San Francisco with emphasis in Global Relations.
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.
Steve Oates, our Chief Information Security Officer, has over 18 years of experience in the technology field as a solution-focused IS specialist, Info-Sec learner and adopter, and data security advocate. Steve is an expert in delivering advisory and direct technical services to Fortune 1000 clients in various stages of technology enterprise development. He specializes in review and research, investigation, implementation, resolution, and consultation of business technology and associated IS needs toward ISO/IEC 27001, COBIT, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SOC, and NIST standards.
As information security-minded critical thinker and innovator, Steve leverages his technical expertise to advise Svitla with the ongoing improvement of both peripheral and internal IS practices.
Steve has a professional background in BIG 4, assisting businesses with ISO/IEC 27001 implementations, NGFW enterprise firewall configuration and monitoring, Info-Sec internal and external audits, IT reorganization and process re-engineering, cloud setup and planning, data center administration, IT governance alignment to business objectives, and federal, industry and international compliance reviews.
Steve has a master’s degree in Information Sciences | Cybersecurity and Assurance from the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, he upholds certifications related to Microsoft systems and network management, CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor). Steve is also a certified Lead Implementer for the ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security framework and Lead Risk Manager for ISO/IEC 27005.
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.
Christian provides primary legal support for Svitla, including its worldwide privacy and cybersecurity compliance, technology licensing, development agreements, and general commercial transactions.
Christian brings a wealth of experience to the Svitla team. For several years Christian directed the legal department of a software and robotics company in the San Francisco Bay Area, and oversaw its licensing transactions and IP enforcement efforts in federal courts. Christian previously worked in large law firms specializing in intellectual property and commercial matters, and is a published writer on patents, trade secrets, and employee mobility issues.
Christian is licensed to practice in California and Washington D.C., and holds a Juris Doctor from University of San Francisco and a Master’s specializing in Law and Technology from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.
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.
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.
Oleksiy Kovalenko has over 10 years of brand development and digital marketing experience. The projects he worked on have received over 15 awards in different contests, including Golden EFFIE award. He has top of the class knowledge in building effective digital presence and converting it into an additional company, brand or product value.
As a Digital Marketing Manager, Oleksiy helps Svitla and Svitla’s Clients to develop effective Digital Strategies, Best-in-Class Digital Platforms, Consumer Decision Journeys and Lead Generation Funnels supported by strong promotional campaigns.
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.
Nataliya is a talented Team Leader, who supervises the everyday work of our Kyiv recruitment team. She is not afraid of difficult assignments and deadlines. Nataliya brings over 5 years of experience in recruitment to Svitla. Her professionalism and the ability to find great candidates are highly appreciated by our customers. Nataliya is an accomplished recruiting leader, who really enjoys her job. Nataliya holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Management.
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.
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.
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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.