Management Team

Taras Grytsenko

Chief Executive Officer Learn more

Taras Grytsenko is a business development leader and a catalyst for change in SSA Group. Having extensive experience in the IT field, he contributed significantly to the company’s growth.

After earning a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, he continued education in the UK at WIT (University of Wales) and received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in IT and Numerical Methods in December 2008. Taras is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, Project Management Professional, and Professional Scrum Master.

After co-founding SSA Group in 2007, Taras headed Mobile, Data & Desktop departments, as well as a sales team. Being a Chief Technology Officer from 2008 to 2015, he led technology strategy and execution, building cutting-edge solutions for SSA Group partners. With strong negotiation skills, Taras has a successful track record of facilitating win-win situations across SSA Group and with the blue-chip business partners. Taras held the position of CEO from 2016 to 2017.

Apart from this, he launched Event-O-Planner, a platform for rapid development of mobile apps for events, and Secret Horse, a gambling platform for predicting horse race outcomes.

Throughout his career, Taras strived to extend the breadth of the business and to improve quality for the clients’ projects. In October 2019, he became a Chief Executive Officer of SSA Group for the second time.

Arkadiy Kostanyan

Chief Information Officer Learn more

Having more than 20-year experience in IT, Arkadiy Kostanyan became a Chief Information Officer of SSA Group in 2021.

Being a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, Arkadiy has led dozens of technology-driven projects in multiple industries. His expertise includes the development of complex web systems via the adoption of large-scale automation, cloud technologies, and AI.

Having acquired a Master’s degree in Computer Science from National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, he authored research publications on natural language processing techniques and non-functional requirements processing.

Being a Candidate Master of Sports, he often participates in table tennis IT tournaments.

Pavlo Pochuyev

Lead Business Development Manager Learn more

Pavlo Pochuyev received a Master of Science degree in National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” in 2003, and soon after completed an internship program at Universität Klagenfurt, Austria.

After co-founding SSA Group in 2007, he led PHP, Node.js, eCommerce, and Frontend departments. Pavlo is Zend Certified Engineer and Professional Scrum Master.

Pavlo became the first Chief Executive Officer of SSA Group. But since 2019, he has concentrated on managing marketing and sales activities, driving business outcomes.

Extensive experience in various types of software development, sales, and account management allowed Pavlo to become an advisor for the clients on how to achieve business objectives in the projects.

Tetiana Grytsenko

Сhief Administrative Officer Learn more

Tetiana Grytsenko is a legal expert and executive with extensive experience in Jurisprudence. Since 2010, she has been working in SSA Group and formed the basis of Finance, Recruitment and HR departments.

Having a Master’s degree in Business Law from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, she ensures the company’s activities are in full compliance with national and international regulations.

Since 2016, Tetiana has been holding the position of Chief Administrative Officer of SSA Group. She is fully engaged in managing business processes, accounting, business support, financial planning, and analysis.

Dmytro Kuklenko

Head of Mobile Department Learn more

Dmytro is a recognized expert in creating native and cross-platform mobile apps with more than 20-year experience. Having obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Sciences from National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, he’s gone an extra mile to get his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Progressive Information Technologies. Dmytro is an unchallenged leader of the SSA Group team in intellectual game #ITchgk.

Since 2016, he has been leading the Mobile development department, consisting of mobile application developers, QA engineers, and project managers. Before becoming a Head of the department, he has worked as a project manager in this department for four years. Dmytro strives to create a challenging atmosphere on every project to attain the clients’ business goals.

SSA Mobile designed applications for Manchester City F.C., BVS, Warner Bros. Entertainment, BMW, ASICS, and other brands.

Yevgen Antsybor

Head of Data and Desktop Department Learn more

Since 2012, Yevgen has been working in SSA Group. With a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Kharkiv Aviation Institute and excellent skills in web and desktop .NET technologies, he is also a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer.

In December 2018, Yevgen became a Head of Data and Desktop Department, consisting of data science specialists and developers. Having extensive experience in Data Science, Yevgen’s team designs scalable data solutions, combining the entire range of database-related activities, such as Data Collection, Data Analysis, Machine Learning, and Big Data.

Yevgen focuses on extending his department’s expertise and improving an in-house web crawling solution, providing enterprises with data visualization and analysis tools, means of brand perception analysis, customer satisfaction, and sales prediction.

Among the clients of Data and Desktop Department are Data Ladder, Stanley Black & Decker, Maier & Maier, and ZignSec.

Volodymyr Udalov

Head of Fullstack .NET Department Learn more

Having joined SSA Group in 2010, Volodymyr is an expert in .NET technologies. He holds a Master’s degree in System Analysis from National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”.

Being a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and Kentico Certified Developer, Volodymyr served as a Team leader on the ASP.NET based CMS projects. Since December 2018, he has been leading the Fullstack .NET department. The main expertise of the department lies in development of highly-scalable ASP.NET solutions, such as SaaS, corporate portals, online stores, etc. 

Apart from IT, he represents SSA Group in intellectual game #ITchgk and outdoor activities, such as city marathons and obstacle course races.

Among the clients of the Fullstack .NET team are On-site, Moonstone, InnovationDB, TALLGRASS.AI, and Fuze.

Artur Kashaev

Head of Fullstack JS Department Learn more

Having obtained solid knowledge of Software Engineering from the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Artur has been working with JavaScript on commercial projects since 2012. In June 2020, he became the Head of the Fullstack JS Department.

Department focuses on the full-stack javascript development for different industries, like insurance, building & construction, organisation of events.

Artur is an experienced speaker at JavaScript-dedicated IT-events and mentor. He excels and enjoys sharing his practical experience with a wide range of technologies, such as Node.JS, React, and so forth.

Andriy Semenyak

Head of Ecommerce and PHP Department Learn more

Andriy Semenyak holds a master’s degree in Information Systems and Computer Science of Machine Building from National Aerospace University ‘Kharkiv Aviation Institute’. He is an Adobe Certified Expert-Magento Commerce Business Practitioner.

As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Andriy has extensive experience working as a QA manager, project manager and Business Development Lead at international software development companies. For four years, he has worked as a Delivery Director and Account Director at a company that focuses on eCommerce website development.

Since February 2021, Andriy has been leading the Ecommerce & PHP department, which uses the LAMP technology stack to develop solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. The e-commerce department also supplies fully-fledged Magento extensions to Wezz e-Commerce, West Point Digital, Mirasvit and other partners. Its clients include RADBAG, Soundium, Samsung, and Panasonic.

Natalia Korostelyova

Lead Business Development Manager Learn more

Natalia Korostelyova has been working in SSA Group as a Business Development Manager since 2014.

Having obtained a Master’s degree in English and Japanese Language and Literature from H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, she decided to build her career in sales.

Since December 2019, Natalia holds the position of Lead BDM, fostering business relationships with the company’s clients.

Kateryna Stohnii

Marketing Lead Learn more

Kateryna Stohnii is a marketing expert with extensive experience in digital marketing and reputation management. She holds a Master’s degree in Ukrainian language and literature from H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University. Since October 2018, she has been working in SSA Group as a marketing community manager.

In February 2021, Kateryna became a Marketing Lead. She is fully engaged in managing marketing, branding, and PR activities. Kateryna leads a marketing team focused on advertising, internet presence, internal and client-facing marketing campaigns.

Yulia Selutina

Accountant Lead Learn more

Since October 2010, Yuliya Selutina has been working in SSA Group. She has obtained a Master’s degree in Accounting and Auditing from Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics.

In June 2016, Yulia became a Senior Accountant, and since January 2019, she holds the position of Accountant Lead. Her responsibilities cover accounting, financial planning, and other financial operations in SSA Group.

Yulia Buyko

Deputy People Partner Lead Learn more

Yulia Buyko has obtained a Master’s degree in Accounting and Audit from the O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv. In December 2017, she started to work in SSA Group as an accountant.

Since May 2021, Yulia has been promoted to People Partner Lead. As a leader of the People Partners department, Yulia focuses on employee adaptation, professional learning & development, as well as retention programmes.

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