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Alexis Sukharev

President/Founder

Mr. Sukharev has built a solid IT company that has established itself as a competent provider of software services to renowned clients around the globe. Founded in 1990, Auriga (www.auriga.com) is one of the oldest and most experienced American-Russian offshore software development firms. Mr. Sukharev’ unique knowledge of the global IT industry, decades of research and development experience in technology entrepreneurship, as well as an ambitious outlook on the future have ensured the company’s dynamic growth over the past 20+ years.

A member of several industry associations, Alexis Sukharev has appeared as a featured speaker at major world and national technology events. As an industry visionary and practitioner, Mr. Sukharev has been quoted in numerous publications like The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Boston Globe, Mass High Tech, Computerworld, Handelsblatt, Dagens Nyheter, Neue Zuercher Zeitung, The Moscow Times, PCWeek, InfoWorld, etc.

Alexis Sukharev was one of the first to explore the benefits of IT outsourcing to Russia. A consistent champion of promoting Russia as a reliable strategic partner in offshore IT outsourcing, Alexis Sukharev uses all his experience and energy to arrange industry-important events aimed at increasing the Russian IT visibility and recognition. For example, Auriga, headed by Mr. Sukharev, played the leading role in arranging the Massachusetts Software Council meeting featuring Mikhail Gorbachev as the keynote speaker. This meeting was crucial for both the business audience focused on Russia and the representatives of the Russian IT industry.

Alexis Sukharev is the Board member of RUSSOFT Association, the nation wide Association of largest and most technically competent software developing companies from Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine. Mr. Sukharev is also a Board member of the U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England. Auriga enjoys membership of other technology and business associations including the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the Massachusetts Software Council, the New Hampshire High Tech Council, and the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM), etc.

In 2001, Alexis Sukharev’s book "India: Targeting for the Status of a Global IT Superpower” was published by Moscow State University. The book highlights lessons learned from India’s experience and articulates trends and perspectives of the emerging software development market in Russia.

Prior to founding Auriga, Alexis Sukharev, Ph.D., was Professor of Operations Research and Numerical Analysis at Moscow State University for 20 years. Dr. Sukharev has published ten books and numerous articles that have been translated and published internationally.

Auriga is a poster child of Russian IT outsourcing: we were the first one in the country to start, more than 20 years ago, developing software for clients in the West; our success is based on creativity and engineering talents of our people, for which Russia is famous. Another foundation of our success is strong Western style customer-centric culture that we managed to build at Auriga.