Acumatica Names Oleg Shaikhatarov as VP of Software Engineering

Kirkland, WA, January 21, 2013 – Acumatica, a leading global provider of cloud enterprise resource Planning (ERP) and financial software, today announced the appointment of Oleg Shaikhatarov as VP of Engineering. Oleg will begin his new role immediately in the Acumatica software development office based in Moscow, Russia, and will report to Yury Larichev, CEO.

In his new role, Oleg will work closely with Mike Chtchelkonogov, Acumatica’s co-founder and CTO, and will be responsible for the execution of product roadmap, product delivery and tuning of the engineering process within the company.

“I’m excited to join the Acumatica team” said Shaikhatarov. “Acumatica has a history of innovation and attracting top talent, and is at the very forefront of the cloud ERP industry. I’m looking forward to contributing to and strengthening our overall product strategy execution, and accelerate our growth on a worldwide scale,” added Shaikhatarov.

“I am glad to have Oleg leading our engineering team. We’ll rely on his deep expertise in engineering processes and operationalization, and intend to bring more transparency and predictability to our future product releases” commented Yury Larichev, Acumatica’s CEO. “I feel confident we will manage to grow our professional engineering team, and stay focused on our defined product strategy roadmap.”

Prior to joining Acumatica, Shaikhatarov joined the research lab at Parallels in 1999, and was responsible for billing and automation products since 2000. Oleg graduated from MIPT in 2001, with a Master’s in Computer Science.

During his tenure at Parallels, Oleg managed teams with diverse responsibilities and size, up to 50+ engineers, including QA, product development, maintenance, third-line support, custom development, customer implementations, and was promoted from developer to his most recent position, Director of Engineering. Most recently, Oleg’s extensive experience improving internal engineering processes, including adoption of various agile techniques, increasing accuracy of release planning, consolidation of tools and reports, and cross-department collaboration helped to advance Parallels market leadership in virtualization and automation solutions.