Leadership

Our Leadership Team harkens back to some of the greatest engineers and scientists. From its origin in European roots to its current status as a US-based company, Miratech has always been dedicated to employing some of greatest technological minds in the industry.
Board Members
Shimi Shah
Chairperson of the Board

Ms. Shah has over two decades of venture capital investment experience in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. During the last 10 years, she has used her investment and board expertise to design, build, and manage fiduciary and advisory boards for clients that include sovereign wealth funds, family offices, private equity, and large private businesses.  Shimi also founded NEDx in 2020, that focuses on coaching high impact directors as well as building high performance boards.

Ms. Shah is known globally as an innovation and corporate governance expert and advises SMEs and government establishments across EMEA. She is highly regarded in the field of board leadership and evaluation – she leads companies, family offices, and funds to design, build, and strengthen boards to enable them to reach their objectives. Shimi is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), currently serving on the Chapter committee.

Derek Elder
Board Member

Derek Elder brings extensive global technology experience, including being a NASDAQ-listed CEO and Public and Private-company Independent Director. Alongside an outstanding business career at the forefront of technology and technological change, he is well-known for delivering operational efficiency and driving profitable business growth.

Mr. Elder currently serves as President of Sercomm Technology, a subsidiary of Sercomm Corporation, which designs and manufactures cutting-edge broadband technology for Tier 1 and Tier 2 broadband providers.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of Vecima Networks (TSX: VCM).

From the very outset of his career to today, Mr. Elder has reliably delivered successful results by combining his technology and business expertise. He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University. A respected NACD Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors, he is also a patent holder and maintains an active secret security clearance.

Valeriy Kutsyy
Board Member

Valeriy Kutsyy holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and an Executive MBA and joined Miratech in 1998 as a software engineer. He advanced through a range of positions with increasing responsibilities and began serving as CEO in January 1, 2008. Valeriy also is a member of the Metro New York chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO). In 2017, he completed Harvard Business School Executive Education program for Leading Global Businesses.

Nikolay Royenko
Board Member

After a highly successful academic career in IT, Nikolay founded Miratech in 1989 and developed the company into an IT leader in the industry with qualified personnel and international projects and representation. He subsequently served as Miratech’s CEO until December 1999.

Mr. Royenko obtained his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1980, and his PhD in Computer Science from V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of NAS of Ukraine in 1983.

From 1983 to 1989, Nikolay served as Head of Laboratory and Deputy Director at the Institute of Software Systems of NAS of Ukraine. Mr. Royenko was a visiting researcher at the University of Zurich, and participated in the Young Scientists Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied System Analysis in Vienna, Austria.

In 2004, Nikolay was elected Charter President at IT Ukraine, a leading industrial IT association, and was subsequently reelected four times in a row.

Advisory Board Members
Brien Biondi
Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Member

Brien Biondi became a member of the Board in 2016. He is Certified Public Account who received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management before going on to receiving his MBA in the same concentration. A U.S.-based innovative leader, Brien has extensive expertise in finance, operations, governance and entrepreneurship. He currently has over 25 years of experience in business management, the last 12 serving in such roles as CEO, Executive Director and President.

Stewart H. Christ
Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Member

Stewart H. Christ has been a Board member since 2013 and is the head of Miratech Business Development in North America. With more than 30 years of experience in business development, management and technical skills, his role is primarily to support corporate leadership in the execution of Miratech’s business development strategies in the US markets. Stewart is also a chapter chairman from the Washington D.C. and Baltimore chapters of the World Presidents’ Organization and a graduate of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Stewart’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

Eric Entzeroth
Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Member

Eric Entzeroth is a seasoned technology sales and operations executive with 30 years of experience delivering enterprise software solutions to the communications, finance, manufacturing, retail and government industries. Mr. Entzeroth most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Accounts and Senior Vice President of Americas Field Operations for Genesys from 2004-2017. Prior to Genesys, Mr Entzeroth worked in senior sales and operations roles at Sprint, Unisys, Informix, and CommerceQuest/ICG.

Mr. Entzeroth received his B.S. in Accounting and his MBA from Avila University in 1981 & 1987 respectively.

Félix Mauron
Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Member

Félix Mauron became a member of the Board in 2014. He brings over 20 years of experience in finance and leadership, as former CEO and Board member for Abraxas Informatik AG, a Swiss ICT company offering a wide range of services for public administration authorities. Mauron’s educational background includes accounting and controlling certification with program completion in management and leadership.

Matt Stocker
Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Member

During his 25-year career within the telecommunications and IT industries, Matt has held various senior leadership positions with market leading technology providers such as Cable & Wireless, Genesys, Alcatel-Lucent and, currently, IPC. During his tenure at Genesys, Matt served as Vice President of Customer Care, EMEA, delivering world-class customer service to Fortune Global 500 businesses directly and via a network of leading system integrators and Telco’s. He evolved the Genesys Care brand and drove incremental recurring revenues. While at Alcatel-Lucent, Matt led large integration and efficiency efforts, and developed models to improve customer services that optimize budgets.

Executive Management
Matthew Ainsworth
Chief Revenue Officer

Matthew Ainsworth served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Empirix Inc., a privately held company, specializing in the end-to-end test automation, service performance monitoring, assurance and analytics. He was also responsible for the enterprise strategy and go to market of Empirix Testing as a Service (ETaaS) cloud offering, global alliances building OEM/Joint offerings with the leaders in communications.

Nikolay Royenko
President

After a highly successful academic career in IT, Nikolay founded Miratech in 1989 and developed the company into an IT leader in the industry with qualified personnel and international projects and representation. He subsequently served as Miratech’s CEO until December 1999.

Mr. Royenko obtained his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1980, and his PhD in Computer Science from V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of NAS of Ukraine in 1983.

From 1983 to 1989, Nikolay served as Head of Laboratory and Deputy Director at the Institute of Software Systems of NAS of Ukraine. Mr. Royenko was a visiting researcher at the University of Zurich, and participated in the Young Scientists Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied System Analysis in Vienna, Austria.

In 2004, Nikolay was elected Charter President at IT Ukraine, a leading industrial IT association, and was subsequently reelected four times in a row.

Olga Skydan
Senior Vice-President, Corporate services

Olga Skydan holds a Master’s of Science in automatics and computer control systems, an Executive MBA, and a Ph.D. in mathematic modeling. She launched her career in IT at a product development company in 1998 and became the organization’s CEO in 2006. She joined Miratech in 2014 as Vice-President of Business Development in Telecommunications and became responsible for the engineering and recruiting organizations within Miratech at the beginning of 2015.

Pete Nelson
Chief Financial Officer

Pete is responsible for the Finance, Accounting, and Legal functions at Miratech.  Prior to Miratech, Pete held finance leadership roles working with R&D, product management, and sales at OneSpan, a NASDAQ listed trusted identity solutions company.

Prior to OneSpan, Pete helped Groupon set up its international accounting organization in Switzerland as it prepared for its IPO.  Pete started his career as an auditor with Deloitte in Chicago and Zürich.

Pete is licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa and an MBA from TRIUM, a joint program by the London School of Economics (LSE), New York University and HEC Paris.

Sergey Reznichenko
Senior Vice-President, Global Delivery

Sergey Reznichenko has a background in engineering and business economics and worked at another IT company before joining Miratech in July 2005 as a project manager. He continued to progress through the ranks, serving as the Director of the Department of Project Management since 2008 and was appointed Vice-President of Service Delivery in 2010.

Stewart Christ
Executive VP, Business Development

Stewart H. Christ heads Miratech Business Development in North America. With more than 30 years of experience in business development, management and technical skills, his role is primarily to support corporate leadership in the execution of Miratech’s business development strategies in the US markets. Stewart is also a chapter chairman from the Washington D.C. and Baltimore chapters of the World Presidents’ Organization and a graduate of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Stewart’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

Valeriy Kutsyy
Chief Executive Officer

Valeriy Kutsyy holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and an Executive MBA and joined Miratech in 1998 as a software engineer. He advanced through a range of positions with increasing responsibilities and began serving as CEO in January 1, 2008. Valeriy also is a member of the Metro New York chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO). In 2017, he completed Harvard Business School Executive Education program for Leading Global Businesses.

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