Ruslan Desyatnikov

CEO of QA Mentor, Inc.

Ruslan Desyatnikov is a CEO of QA Mentor, Inc, brings nearly 20 years of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Process Improvement and Software Testing experience. He is responsible for growing QA Mentor as a trusted partner for software testing, independent verification and validation, and strategic consulting for client base around the world.

Prior to expanding operations at QA Mentor, Ruslan worked at Citi for 2 years as the Global Head of Testing of Worldlink Technology. He was responsible for both System testing and System Integration testing phases including functional, performance and automation testing of the WorldLink Global Payment System. This system generates more than $325 million in annual revenue and more than $220 million in net income while offering world class cross-border payment solutions in 150 countries and serving more than 4000 large corporations and government agencies.

Prior working at Citi, Ruslan worked at Sterling InfoSystems, one of the biggest background screening companies in the world. During his 6 years tenure he was responsible for Quality and testing functions, process improvements, and quality strategic directions across the entire company. As a Senior Director of QA and later as a Global Vice President of Quality Assurance & Testing, he established the Quality Assurance Department by implementing QA Methodology, QA Process, automation, security, configuration management and performance functions. Through a 3rd party consulting company-vendor Syntel, Inc., he built an offshore engagement with 30 resources. He transformed over 10 non-IT employees to seasoned QA Professionals by providing training, guidance and mentoring. As a final mission, Ruslan established a QA Testing Center in Mumbai, India by hiring 80% of junior and entry level resources and growing them into seasoned QA professionals within 1 year.

On a larger scale, Ruslan performed similar duties for 4 years at HSBC bank in a transaction-based environment working with multiple client server platforms and various technologies. There, he established a Testing Center of Excellence with its own QA methodology and customized Quality Center by launching it to 3000 IT users within HSBC North America. As a Global Test Manager for HSBC, he participated in seven release cycles for the critical and highly visible Global Internet Banking platform consisting 80+ business critical applications. Ruslan was responsible for system and system integration testing, managing 8 Global QA teams in 7 different countries with 120+ testers worldwide.

Ruslan has also worked in several start-up companies, including Solbright Inc., Unicast Inc, and DigitalEdge, performing various duties as a Lead Quality Assurance Analyst and Quality Advisor. His skills include QA architecture and Process architecture for Software Development Life Cycles (SDLC) and Quality Assurance Life Cycles (QALC).

Ruslan graduated from Baruch College – City University of New York with a BBA in Computer Information Systems, and holds MBA in Technology Management from Phoenix University of Arizona. He holds a number of Quality Assurance/Testing and Project Management certifications and is an active board member of multiple QA Organizations in the United States and Europe.

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