Management Team

Ruslan Desyatnikov brings nearly 20 years of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Process Improvement and Software Testing experience.


Ruslan Desyatnikov – CEO, President, and Founder

Ruslan Desyatnikov brings nearly 20 years of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Process Improvement and Software Testing experience.  He is responsible for growing QA Mentor as a trusted partner for software testing, independent verification and validation, and strategic consulting for client base around the world.

Prior to expanding operations at QA Mentor, Ruslan worked at Citi for 2 years as the Global Head of Testing of Worldlink Technology. He was responsible for both System testing and System Integration testing phases including functional, performance and automation testing of the WorldLink Global Payment System. This system generates more than $325 million in annual revenue and more than $220 million in net income while offering world class cross-border payment solutions in 150 countries and serving more than 4000 large corporations and government agencies.

Greta Desyatt – Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Greta brings over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and tax management to her role as Chief Financial & Operation Officer of QA Mentor. Her experience, gained in both professional service corporations in United States as well as in Russia, spans all aspects of finance and accounting, including preparation and analysis of financial statements, budget control, compliance and tax planning. Greta is also responsible for strategic planning, acquisitions, strategic business development projects, investor relations and competitive intelligence. Additionally, she has many years of experience in audit, advisory support function and capital planning. Greta held senior positions in several CPA firms such as Charles Height & Company, Graf Repetti, Flowers & Becker and Louis Sternbach. Greta graduated from Baruch College – City University of New York with a BBA in Accounting.

Michael McDonald – Managing Director of Automation Tools & Performance Practice

With over 20 years of Development & QA related experience playing multiple technical and management level roles in companies such as Unilever, GE and Sterling Backcheck, Michael is responsible for driving Automation Tool Expert Services and Performance Testing Practice to the next level. Michael’s innovative ideas and hands-on scripting techniques helped many clients to achieve their automation and performance goals. Michael oversees multiple automation and performance teams in QA Mentor’s Global Testing Centers and leads our Research & Innovation Group by evaluating the latest test automation products on the market. Michael is also responsible for strategic partnerships with companies in test automation and performance tools space.

Ciprian Frigioi – Managing Director of Test Infrastructure, Virtualization & Global Test Lab Solutions

With over 15 years of experience Ciprian is hands on technical expert in all facets of Infrastructure, Networking, Security, Virtualization and Disaster Recovery. He manages global infrastructure for multiple QA Mentor locations across the world. In 2014, Ciprian helped to pioneer localization testing services using virtualization techniques, which has dramatically enhanced globalization testing efficiencies. QA Mentor’s top of the line lab, which offers browser, operating system, and device compatibility testing was another innovative solution from Ciprian. He’s held multiple senior engineering and management positions in companies such as Mairon Galati, Mondocomputers, Brazzile, Genius Network, and NetIQ. Ciprian has a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Spiru Haret University of Bucharest.

James Hutchins – Quality Assurance Strategic Advisor

With over 35 years of QA related experience James is former U.S. Marine, consulting Quality Assurance Engineer specializing in integration of software and hardware products, writer and a community activist. Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) in three US marine aircraft squadrons developed a trend analysis model to increase aircraft availability for US Marine squadrons.

Software Quality Specialist on the B2 Bomber, Software Quality Consultant for telephony industry, Mission Assurance practitioner for hardware and software integration, writer of the Mission Assurance Plan desktop procedure, lecturer in Mission Assurance Team establishment to the Boeing GMD project. Boeing recognized Software Quality Assurance auditor. American Society for Quality senior member. The past Regional Counselor for Region 7 of the ASQ Software Division. Contributor to the Certified Software Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge. Author of “A Concept of Quality Management Systems to Satisfy the Customers’ Expectations” a model integrating SEI/CMMI and ISO concerns. James holds Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology and Masters of Science in Quality Assurance degrees.

David Cox – Director of Sales and Account Management

David brings a wealth of experience with 6 years in sales and 3 years in test consultancy and a further year in project management. After deciding to get a grasp of what it was like to be a real test professional, David rose to a Test Lead position. This means, unlike most sales professionals, he can fully understand challenges clients face and work effectively with the QA Mentor team to deliver effective solutions that match a customer’s need. David brings a personal approach to his work and values customer satisfaction and longstanding relationships above all else. A motivated self-starter who will try to find ways to improve your test effectiveness and exceed your expectations while sticking to your budget. The combination of David’s experience between Sales and Testing means he is always looking for ways to improve efficiency in all he does and most of all for QA Mentor’s clients. David’s professional experience comes from a varying set of industries, including Health and Leisure, Recruitment, Professional Services, Crowdsourcing, Telecoms and B2C and B2B sales.

Nitin Tawde – Director, QA Testing Services – India Operations

With a degree in computer science and engineering, Nitin has been working and managing in software quality assurance for over 12 years. For the last four years prior to coming onboard at QA Mentor, Nitin managed large teams at Sterling Infosystems, one of the largest, worldwide background screening companies.

In the capacity of Senior Team Leader, he coordinated testing efforts and releases with the development team, provided timely and accurate estimation of effort on multiple projects, performed requirements analysis and static testing with the Business Analysts, and prepared daily defect and status reports. In addition to his management duties, Nitin was the key person in preparing test documentation and performing functional, acceptance, and database testing.

Ramya Ramalinga Moorthy – Chief Technical Officer

Ramya R Moorthy brings over 14 years of industry wide experience in Performance Engineering space. She provided consulting & handled performance assessments for several Fortune 500 clients including Honeywell, Shell, ING, Logitech, Comcast, MetLife, JPMC, KPMG and others, solving technical problems for assuring their system for its performance, scalability, availability & capacity. She has led several senior leadership roles in her experience working for product & service based companies. She provides technical consulting services in NFR testing space. Her key area of interest includes application capacity sizing, performance modeling & predictive performance analytics. She is also a certified ethical hacker. She has great zeal towards teaching & mentoring the young professionals to build elite professionals for future.

She is a conference speaker & well known writer. She has published several papers, authored many articles & e-books in several journals & LinkedIn. Her recent conferences presentations were at QAI-STC 2016, CMG India 2016 & NFTCON India 2016 on topics related to statistical modeling, use of machine learning techniques for anomaly detection, performance forecasting, etc. Recently, she has received the best paper award from CMG India 2016 for her paper on ‘Performance anomaly detection using Statistical Modelling & Machine learning techniques’. She is a computer science engineering (BE) graduate with her Masters in Software Systems (MS) from BITS PILANI University, India.

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