Our Team

Founders

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Oksana Sokolovsky

Co-Founder & CEO

Oksana Sokolovsky is the Co-Founder & CEO of ROKITT Inc. She is an Ex-Wall Street executive turned entrepreneur. She has demonstrated strong leadership, technical and business expertise during her 20+ years working for the names JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and more. Oksana was born in Ukraine and graduated summa cum laude with a B. A. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a M.S. in Computer Science from Long Island University.

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Rohit Mahajan

Co-Founder & CTO

Rohit Mahajan is the Co-Founder & CTO of ROKITT Inc. He is a former Wall Streeter turned entrepreneur. Prior to co-founding ROKITT, Rohit lead global technology initiatives as a Deutsche Bank Director. He has a proven track record as a senior executive with recurring senior positions in business and product development for such entities as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Prudential Financial, and others. Rohit earned his BS in Electronics Engineering from University of Pune and his M.B.A. from Saint Peter’s University.

Advisory Board

Anthony Palladino

Anthony Palladino

Business Advisor

Anthony is currently the Vice President, Americas at Splunk, where he has helped drive business growth of over 500% since 2011. He is also a Partner at JRC Inc. Anthony brings over 15 years of experience in Sales, Operations, Marketing, Strategy, Go to Market planning and execution for enterprise technology and data products. Previously, he held executive positions with several leading, global enterprise software companies, including HP, BMC Software, BladeLogic and Mercury Interactive. As a member of Advisory Board, Anthony will help ROKITT communicate, partner, and differentiate their offerings through an understanding of the criticality of creating and delivering compelling value propositions and the ROI required by customers.

Geoff Massam

Geoff Massam

Financial & Sales Advisor

Geoff is Co-Founder, President, and COO of untapt, a fast growing FinTech startup, and is also a Member of the Advisory Board for iRise. Prior to founding his own company, Geoff moved through a number of managing director roles at Deutsche Bank including CIO Investment banking IT and CIO Equities IT. Prior to Deutsche, he worked as a Director at Merrill Lynch running FX and Rates IT. As a member of the Advisory Board, Geoff brings a unique combination of senior experience in Financial Services Technology, combined with a strong network of relationships as well as experience of building a tech start up from the ground up.

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Anju Jain

Anju Jain

Pre-Sales Engineer and Account Lead

Anju is the Pre-Sales Engineer and Account Manager. Prior to joining ROKITT, Anju worked in Financial Services Technology as a senior consultant. She has also worked at product companies such as Symantec and VERITAS. She has a proven track record of leading large and complex programs and delivering quality solutions/products. Anju has a BS (Honors) in Physics and Mathematics and MS in Computer Science from Rajasthan University, and an MBA from Fordham Gabelli School of Business.

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Senthilnathan Karuppaiah

Pre-Sales Solution Architect

Senthil is ROKITT’s Pre-Sales Solution Architect with 15 years of technical hands on expertise in Solution Architecture, Design, Pre-sales & Proposals Writing, and Project Management in building small to large scale enterprise products and applications in MS.NET, JAVA J2EE technologies & Open Source Frameworks. Senthil has an Engineering degree in Electronics & Instrumentation and an MBA in Systems from Annamalai University, India.

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Alex Mylnikov

Architecture and Infrastructure Lead

Alex is responsible for product architecture and infrastructure. With over 30 years of experience, Alex is an expert in IT R&D and practical applications development with interests in Machine Learning, Natural Language processing, micro-services, and cloud computing. Prior to ROKITT, he has led projects such as online learning management systems, a high frequency trading system, an interactive data analysis cloud platform, and a statistical data processing system for the CSA of the former USSR. Alex has a PhD in Computer Science and Statistics.

Stuart Tarmy

Stuart Tarmy

VP, Sales and Marketing

Stuart leads Business Development and Marketing for ROKITT. He brings over 20 years of experience as a GM and head of sales, marketing and product management for leading global financial service technology, ecommerce, data management and predictive analytics (Big Data) companies, including Fiserv, Albridge Solutions (Pershing), MasterCard, and McKinsey, and began his career as a design engineer at Texas Instruments. Stuart earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a MS in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and a Sc.B. with Honors in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.

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Yongming Xu

Product R&D Lead

Yongming is a senior Product R&D lead. With more than 20 years in IT, Yongming honed his technology knowledge and skills working in a number of investment banks and hedge funds. He is an expert in database technology, distributed computational systems and data science. Yongming received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a MS in Optimization and a BS, Applied Mathematics, both from Shanghai JiaoTong University.

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Vitalii Andrieiev

Functional Manager- Java Engineering

Vitalii has over 10 years of leading IT projects and software development experience. Prior to Rokitt, he worked as a Technical Leader and Principal Software Engineer with leading companies including Hewlett-Packard, Harman and Men’s Wearhouse. He is proficient in all JAVA Technologies and Frameworks, as well as the latest tools for successful project development such as Neo4J, ElasticSearch and Spark.

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Volodymyr Bakhmatiuk

Java Developer

Volodymyr has 5 years of experience in Java/JavaScript development working across multiple technologies, frameworks and persistence solutions. Prior to Rokitt, he has developed projects based on both Java EE and anti-EE stack at BetBull, Conductor Inc., Levi9 Ukraine and Samsung R&D center. He has extensive experience in writing betting network software based on Vert.x, RxJava, Postgres, Redis, ElasticSearch stack from scratch. Volodymyr graduated from the NTUU KPI Polytechnic Institute with a Master’s Degree in Information Security.

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Iryna Goralik

Product Delivery Lead

With over 9 years working for leading IT companies, Iryna has extensive experience in project and systems management. She has a successful track record for product conception, release management, and production. Iryna’s lends her skills and knowledge to ensure ROKITT builds and releases high quality products. She actively participates in development of product strategy. Iryna also has a sound commercial business understanding and solid, established relationships with customers that help to identify key requirements and goals. She is also a certified Scrum master and Scrum product owner, PMP.

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Kostiantyn Gurianov

Quality Assurance Engineer

Kostiantyn is a Quality Assurance Engineer. With over 10 years of experience in QA, he is proficient in test methodologies, build and release management (Jenkins, ANT, Maven, MSBuild). Kostiantyn has extensive experience in creating and administrating virtual infrastructure for test environments namely VMware, Xen, Hyper-V. He is skilled in Java, Selenium, Jenkins/Hudson, TeamCity, C#, Oracle and IBM DB2. Kostiantyn has a Bachelor degree in International Affairs Management from Kiev Humanitarian Institute and another in Programming from International Solomon University.

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Maksym Leontiev

Java Developer (Middle)

Maksym is a Java developer with a passion for developing highly scalable applications. Prior to working at ROKITT, Maksym has worked on projects to develop large scale, cloud-based software platforms and web portals. He has experience in development, specification review, issue analysis and resolution and performance improvement. Maksym has a Bachelor degree in Software Engineering from the University of Ukraine Polytechnic Institute.

Ivan Leshchenko

Ivan Leshchenko

Frontend Developer

Ivan is a Frontend developer with more than 4 years of experience with a passion of bringing designers vision into live UI. He has an extensive experience in HTML, CSS and JavaScript developing. Ivan knows how to make web applications work on every device and browser. Prior to Rokitt, Ivan worked in WNB Solutions company, TRAND web-design studio. Ivan has a degree in finance at National State Tax Service University of Ukraine.

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Vladymyr Orlovskiy

Database Engineer

Vladymyr is a database developer. With over 15 years of experience, he is an expert in data analysis and practical application development in banking. Working for a retail bank, a member of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank (Italy), he has taken part in and led numerous projects such as interbank application integration, end-user interaction and data processing workflow, data warehousing and reporting, and many other systems. His major areas of expertise include a number of products and technologies provided by leading companies ORACLE, IBM and SAP.

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Nikolay Popov

UX Designer

Nikolay is a creative UX designer with experience of working on big brands in fast-paced collaborative environment. Prior to Rokitt, Nickolay was an art-director in Mirror Weekly company and 1+1 Media Group. As a hands-on individual who isn’t afraid of using a pen and paper, Nikolay works through the full UX lifecycle, from research to design and testing, utilizing all the elements of a user-centered design process to create an innovative cross-platform decision with beautiful UI design. He plays an active part working with development.

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Olekshii Savytskyi

DevOps Engineer

Oleksii is a DevOps engineer who is responsible for development and production infrastructure. He is familiar with scripting, build tools, Amazon technologies, monitoring & log management, virtualization tools and multiple web servers. Prior to Rokitt, Oleksii was the lead in QA and DevOps teams in World Global advertising company.

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Mykola Svystun

Front End Lead

Mykola is a Front End Lead with extensive experience in software development, architecture, and integration. He’s expertise in JavaScript allowed him to work on a span of projects including web applications, Node JS with fast Redis DB, and scaled Mongo DB’s. Prior to working at ROKITT, Mykola lead team in Galnaftogaz, Softprom, and Catapult Music. Mykola specialized in Mechanics, Mathematics, and Statistics at Lviv National University of I. Franko.

Denis Veselovsky

Denis Veselovsky

Quality Assurance Engineer

Denis is a Quality Assurance Engineer with over 10 years of experience in IT. He has extensive experience in test automation framework design and automated test case creation and execution. He has a strong knowledge of Software Testing processes. Denis is experienced in creation and execution of test scenarios for manual testing, exploratory and ad-hoc testing, defects investigation and creation of test documentation.

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Andrii Zavalnyi

Senior JAVA Developer

Andrii is a senior JAVA developer with more than 9 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to working at ROKITT, Andrii led a Java team in the DIO-soft company working on application design, requirements analysis and specifications, issues detection, analysis and resolution; coding, testing, performance, code improvement and maintenance with concise technical documentation and technical leadership. He has strong experience with Java SE/EE, including different frameworks, such as Spring, Hibernate, etc.

Rashi Aggarwal

Rashi Aggarwal

Database Developer

Rashi is a database developer. She brings with her over 6 years of experience in database development. Before ROKITT, she worked with Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. and Optym. She led numerous projects and was involved in database design, development and client side deployments. She holds Physics(H) degree from University of Delhi and M.C.A. degree from NIT Bhopal along with multiple certifications in database development.

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Ram Goyal (Consultant)

VP of Engineering R&D

Ram is the Vice President of Engineering R&D. He carries 19 years of experience in A.I. and Machine Learning to solve enterprise data science and computational challenges. Before ROKITT, Ram was Head Architect of R&D in Deem Inc. where he spent more than a decade driving Spend Analysis, Strategic Sourcing and Travel Intelligence related to products. He is the sole inventor of several patents for data clustering, classification and search engines. Ram holds a B.S. in Comp. Sci. and a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay India.

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Ashish Gupta

Backend Engineer

Ashish is a Backend Engineer responsible for the scalable and the resilient backend development of the product. Having previously worked with organizations like Hewlett-Packard and MakeMyTrip, he brings more than 5 years of experience in web and enterprise application development. Ashish holds B.Tech. From IIT Roorkee, India.

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Rohit Verma

Backend Engineer

Rohit is a Backend Engineer. Prior to working at ROKITT, Rohit has worked with QA source, Hewlett-Packard, Symantec and First Republic bank. He has experience with developing large scale Enterprise applications using SOA and CQRS. Rohit is a JAVA & clojure developer and DevOps engineer. He has also worked on Semantic Web, ElasticSearch, ontology definition and RDF. He holds his degree from IIT Kharagpur India.