Sergey Gvardeitsev is president of Itransition, a global software development company. In 1990, he entered the newly built lyceum of the Belarusian State University, which laid a solid foundation for his further intellectual growth. In 1992 he became a student at BSU in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, specializing in informatics while also working as a programmer, then chief programmer. Soon Sergey became the youngest head of department, responsible for recruiting, hiring and training new staff. Sergey was happy to be part of a passionate group of enthusiasts who were creating the Belarusian IT sphere from scratch. In 1998, he built his dream team and formed Itransition. At the time, the company was comprised of five specialists who worked on a single project. Sergey’s skills in building effective teams, motivating people and achieving goals, as well as organizing the production process, maximizing profits and controlling the finances, led to the unprecedented success of Itransition. In 2012, the company entered the top 100 of the fastest growing startups in the USA and its revenue tripled annually. Today, Itransition boasts 1,300 employees, more than 2,000 successfully completed projects for clients based in 30 countries, as well as stable positions in global rankings such as the Software 500, The Global Outsourcing 100 and Global Services 100.
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