Auriga, a US-based software R&D outsourcing services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yuri Kirkel as Executive Vice President. Mr. Kirkel brings to Auriga over 20 years of successful leadership at both IT services and software product companies.
As an Executive VP at Auriga Yuri Kirkel will be responsible for Auriga’s overall strategy, worldwide sales and marketing, and key client relationship. He will also oversee company’s operations in the USA, Europe, and other regions outside of Russia.
Previously, Mr. Kirkel served as SVP of Professional Services at Mediaspectrum, a Boston based leading enterprise CMS and advertising solutions developer. In that role, he drove the largest development and deployment projects for the company and ran all facets of the services organization, while also served as President of the development operations.
Mr. Kirkel is also a no-stranger to Auriga. In 2003-2004, he was Auriga’s VP of Engineering, leaving a great mark by leading our CMMi implementation and personally managing some of our most prominent accounts. Prior to that, he held additional engineering and management positions at various software companies, and was one of the first creators of the OpenPages CMS.
Mr. Kirkel is a seasoned IT executive with a vast experience in both business and engineering. Over his 20+ years of the industry experience, he led some very large development projects, multi-million dollar deployments in the U.S., Europe and Australia, managed offshore development offices, and much more. Yuri holds an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.
Commenting on his appointment, Yuri Kirkel said:
Auriga has already established itself as one of the world’s leading software engineering outsourcing providers, and I could not have been any more excited about the opportunity to further enhance its performance in the fast-evolving market.
One of my key aims as Executive Vice President is to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for Auriga for the years ahead. I look forward to helping expand the services we offer and the reach of our offering through new customers, channels, and geographic markets.