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A Journey from Coworkers to Partners

Entrepreneurial by nature, I was always on a path to explore, innovate, and take risks. However, the real turning point came after I worked with Divan Gamaliel at Citigroup. I still remember the interview with him a few years back when I was asked to manage the complex Citigroup WorldLink program. Working with Divan as part of the Testing Center of Excellence he established pushed my desire to be an entrepreneur in the Software Quality Assurance and Testing field. I vividly remember our late night conversations, passionate discussions with the program managers, and all the new things we built at Citigroup.

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We had the freedom to do what we thought was right, and we had the support to do what we knew was right. My contribution to the team, my learning while working with Divan at TCOE, and the benefits the team received from me during my tenure there was immeasurable for all of us. Divan and I had a great bond as professional Quality Assurance experts, a field we are both passionate about. Though the experience was eight years ago, it still has not really ended. Divan and I continue to work together in a different capacity. With his trust in the services and quality offered by QA Mentor, Divan has entrusted the Quality Assurance and Testing of his most advanced video networking, recruitment, and hiring platform Zaphire to QA Mentor. It’s so rewarding to have a person who has had senior industry experience and leadership to give this project to us. He worked with top-tier vendors worldwide during his 20-year journey in the Software QA and Testing field; however, his first choice was QA Mentor.

We experienced great partnerships not only when we were working together but also now as entrepreneurs. As much as Zaphire believes in the top-level quality and expertise of QA Mentor, we believe in the potential of Zaphire and how it is going to change the professional networking, recruitment, and hiring industry. We are also proud to say we will be one of the first to use the platform for our networking, recruitment, and hiring needs and looking forward to our ongoing partnership as we push into new boundaries.

QA Mentor wishes Zaphire their best on the launch of the first version in the app stores. We cannot wait to find, share, and create opportunities globally using the Zaphire app. The best part is that this FREE, globally available and offers unique set of features and capabilities.

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About the Author:

The author, Ruslan Desyatnikov, is the CEO & Founder of QA Mentor- US based Independent Software Testing Company with presence in 8 different countries. He created QA Mentor to fill the gap he has witnessed in QA service providers during his 23 years in QA. With Ruslan’s guidance, unique services and methodologies were developed at QA Mentor to aid clients in their QA difficulties while still offering a high ROI.  Ruslan also has developed unique e-learning QA Courses for entire testing community which you can find by visiting portal. To learn more about QA Mentor and testing services please visit


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