Innovecs Completes International Leadership Team
Specializing in the design and development of innovative software solutions, the Innovecs team has deep expertise in the fields of Gaming & Entertainment, AdTech, FinTech, eCommerce, Logistics, Telecommunications, and Healthcare. The company, and its co-founding CEO, Alex Lutskiy, recently won the prestigious Ukrainian award “Person of the Year – 2016” for excellence in Ukraine’s digital industry.
In the fall of 2015, the company announced that Gerry Michaeli had been appointed Managing Director of Innovecs Israel, representing the first of several international executive hires. Originally trained in software engineering, Michaeli is a senior executive with more than 16 years of experience in hi-tech working throughout various territories (Americas, EMEA, APAC).
Earlier this year, Michaeli was joined by Armin Roth who serves as Managing Director, Innovecs Europe. Before taking on his role at Innovecs, Roth represented both leading nearshore as well as offshore companies in Western Europe and the Middle East (Exigen, Globallogic, Shinetech). Having founded two software engineering-focused companies, along with various leadership positions at larger global European corporations like Sopra-Steria, Integris and Bull, Roth is uniquely suited to deliver customized engineering solutions for companies of all sizes throughout the European territory.
More and more companies are opting to outsource their software development needs or even open their own offices in Ukraine. It has been recognized as the premiere outsourcing destination in Eastern Europe by the Outsourcing Journal and by the European Economic. Let’s take a closer look at the statistics, it’s easy to see why.
‘How many developers are there in the world?’ This is what once puzzled London’s GitHub CEO, Chris Wanstrath, and inspired to deliver a great keynote about the upcoming big change in software development services. The approximate estimate is about 20-21 million. However, this figure can hardly cover all wannabes and hobbyists out there. With thousands of digital nomads scattered all over the world, you can’t help thinking about a surplus of programmers to be faced soon. Paradoxically, the 2016-2017 survey shared by ManpowerGroup says there’s a 40 percent shortage of employees globally with skilled IT staff being on the second place.
Few people know the very first technology outsourcing company in Ukraine appeared as early as 1989. Since then, the country’s IT industry has seen huge economic growth. As the IT Ukraine Association asserts, it has contributed about 3,34% to the Ukrainian GDP in 2017 and is expected to reach 4.65% by 2025.
North America is being led by Managing Director Doug Dyer, a 20-year gaming industry veteran based out of the company’s east coast offices. Previous to Innovecs, Dyer served as General Manager of Wireless for THQ and as Warner Brothers’ Vice President of Mobile Gaming.
Since January of this year, Dyer has spearheaded the formation of Innovecs Gaming, a new division of Innovecs based in New York City, specially designed and dedicated to advance the company’s leadership position in the global games outsourcing sector. Dyer will work closely with the advanced engineering and art teams, based in Kyiv to expand on existing client relationships with industry leaders including Warner Brothers, Real Deal Gaming, SGN, and Zynga.
The company recently completed its global leadership team with the appointment of Brogan Keane to the role of Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Innovecs Gaming. Similar to Dyer, Keane has over 20 years of experience in the gaming business, much of it leading product development and marketing teams at industry leaders Eidos, Electronic Arts, Sony, and others.
A global company with offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Frankfurt, Bern and Tel- Aviv and with R&D facilities in Ukraine, Innovecs specializes in serving Gaming & Entertainment, Adtech, Fintech, E-commerce, Telecom and Healthcare markets. Innovecs focuses on mobile and web development, blockchain, ad tech technologies, animation and art asset creation.