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Executive Management

Auriga's management strategy is proved by 20+ years of successful activities in offshore programming. Our executive management team is comprised of highly qualified professionals with shared corporate vision and extensive industry expertise, capable of leading Auriga through future growth and expansion. 

Alexis Sukharev
Alexis Sukharev

Alexis Sukharev is President and Founder of Auriga, Inc.

Dr. Sukharev was one of the first to explore the benefits of IT outsourcing in Russia. A consistent champion of promoting Russia as a reliable strategic partner in offshore IT outsourcing, Dr. Sukharev uses his vast experience and passion for the business to contribute to industry-important events aimed at increasing Russian IT visibility and recognition. Being an industry visionary and practitioner, he has been quoted in numerous publications like The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, eWeek, Computerworld, etc. The New York Times named Dr. Sukharev “the Godfather of Russian outsourcing”.

Prior to founding Auriga, Dr. Sukharev was Professor of Moscow State University. Dr. Sukharev has published ten books and numerous articles on Numerical Analysis, Theoretical Computer Science, Games Theory, and Operations Research that have been translated and published internationally.

Vyacheslav Vanylin 
Yuri Kirkel
Executive Vice President

In his role of Executive Vice President of Auriga, Yuri is responsible for defining corporate strategy, marketing, and business development. Yuri brings to Auriga about 20 years of successful leadership with both IT services and software product companies. 

Mr. Kirkel is also a no-stranger to Auriga. Prior to joining Mediaspectrum in 2004, he served as a Auriga’s Vice President of Engineering. Prior to that, Yuri held engineering and management positions at various enterprise level software companies, and was one of the first creators of the OpenPages CMS.

Mr. Kirkel holds an M.B.A. from Northeastern University in Boston.

Vyacheslav Vanylin 
Vyacheslav Vanyulin 
General Manager

Mr. Vanyulin serves as General Manager, supervises the entire Company operation and oversees all departments of the Company. He is also Director General of the Company’s primary Russian legal entity.

Mr. Vanyulin has been with Auriga for 11 years, having held a number of positions, including Managing Director EMEA, Head of Delivery and Chief Quality Officer, and has over 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Auriga, he was a hardware engineer in the Motorola Microprocessor System Laboratory at MEPhI (National Nuclear Research University) in Moscow. Mr Vanyulin holds a Ph.D in Technical Sciences (Microprocessor Systems) from MEPhI.

Sergei Morkovin 
VP, Resources; 
Executive Secretary

Mr. Morkovin occupies two positions at Auriga. As Auriga’s Executive Secretary, he reports directly to the President, and is responsible for coordination of the Executive Committee operations. As VP, Resources, he oversees provision of all necessary resources, including HR, and maintenance of infrastructure required for delivering the services to Auriga’s clients. Since the Company’s inception, Mr. Morkovin has contributed to corporate strategy, augmenting the engineering and managerial staff, improving productivity and fostering effective outsourcing relationships with overseas customers.

Mr. Morkovin has over 21 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Auriga, Mr. Morkovin was a leading scientist and head of the Research Laboratory at Moscow State University. Mr. Morkovin holds a Ph.D from the Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University. He has over 25 publications in Computer Science.

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Kosyatova is responsible for overseeing the Finance and Accounting departments. She has over 15 years of administrative and finance management experience. Prior to joining Auriga, she worked for Russia’s Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ms. Kosyatova holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Finance and Credit from Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics (both cum laude), along with a Master’s Degree (with honors) in World Economics from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, where she is currently working on her PhD thesis in International Finance.

Elena Baranova
Elena Baranova
Director, Engineering

Mrs. Baranova oversees the engineering wing of the company. She is responsible for fulfilling Auriga’s contractual obligations towards its Customers as far as software development/enhancement, support, implementation and/or maintenance are concerned.

Mrs. Baranova joined Auriga in June 2013 as a Project Manager for one of the largest company’s projects and gained keen endorsement from the customer.

Mrs. Baranova holds a Master’s Degree with a major in Automated Control Systems from the Department of the Radio Electronics and Engineering Cybernetics at the Nizhny Novgorod Technical University.

Alena Berezina
Alena Berezina
HR Director

Ms. Berezina is responsible for recruiting and hiring new employees, as well as developing and retaining talent at Auriga.

Ms. Berezina joined Auriga in 2008 as an HR manager at the newly created Nizhny Novgorod office. Since 2016, she has driven Auriga’s HR Department.

Ms. Berezina graduated from Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod, Faculty of English Language and Intercultural Communications.