SoftServe Appoints Alan Harlan Chief Executive Officer
All News April 01, 2013 — Lviv, Ukraine
SoftServe, a leading global provider of high quality software development, testing and technology consulting services, announced today that it has appointed Alan Harlan as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors effective today. The appointment of Mr. Harlan, a leading executive in the Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Enterprise software development industry, signals the next significant step in the transformation of SoftServe becoming a dominant leader in ISV development, testing and technology consulting services industry.
SoftServe has been recognized as the Best Place to Work for software developers in Eastern Europe and as the #1 Software Developer in Ukraine. Harlan said, "I am honored and delighted to lead SoftServe, one of the world’s most respected software development organizations. SoftServe serves many great companies today, and I look forward to working with SoftServe’s nearly 2,500 dedicated employees around the globe to continue to innovate, expand into new opportunities and exceed client expectations. This is such a great company, and I see a great deal of potential. I’m truly looking forward to this opportunity."
Most recently, Harlan was President, Software Management Solutions and Global Executive Vice President and General Manger of the ISV Division of Symphony Teleca. Harlan was responsible for multiple companies and functions, global delivery and sales with an intense focus on exceptional client delivery driving year over year growth and value. Prior to that, Harlan held senior leadership positions with Affiliated Computer Service, SOURCECORP and Bally Technologies.
Concurrent with this announcement, current President Taras Kytsmey will leave his operating role and will concentrate his energies on his seat on the Board of Directors and other opportunities. Kytsmey said, “Alan is an experienced leader and a great addition to our team. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue growing this great company.”
"The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Alan’s experience and leadership will lead us to additional opportunities through existing and new relationships with the top-tier ISVs and enterprises through the world. This is a tremendous time for growth, transformation and investment in our company,” said Yaroslav Lyubinets, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
With over 20 years of experience in digital software development and consulting, SoftServe is a global leader in solving complex business problems, creating industry disrupting technology and accelerating growth and innovation while optimizing operational efficiency. From leading ISV to Fortune 1000 digital enterprises, SoftServe has transformed the way thousands of clients do business with the most innovative technologies and processes in Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), DevOps, digital commerce, security, and experience design.