Our Leaders

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Gareth Ainsworth

Chief Executive Officer

Gareth Ainsworth

Chief Executive Officer

Joined In: 2024

As CEO Gareth is responsible for building and executing the strategic vision of Godel Technologies with a strong interest in the emergence of new technologies. He joins the board with a wealth of industry experience driving growth, delivering client excellence with a people-centric approach to management and a passion for mentoring and helping people achieve success. Socially Gareth enjoys spending time with his family, supporting local football team – Bolton Wanderers and getting involved with local Manchester charities.

Andrew Afanasenko

Chief Operations Officer

Andrew Afanasenko

Chief Operations Officer

Joined In: 2006

Starting his career as a software developer at Godel, Andrew has led many client engagements from a technical perspective. Since 2010, Andrew has held the role of Chief Operations Officer, taking full responsibility for all operations in Godel’s growth plans and the development and scaling of Godel’s European locations.

Rob Nugent

Chief Finance Officer

Rob Nugent

Chief Finance Officer

Joined In: 2009

Rob holds the position of Chief Financial Officer and has responsibility for ensuring that Godel is financially compliant and meets regulatory obligations. Rob also provides support and guidance to the board with financial reporting, controls, budgeting, forecasting and legal activities. Qualified by both AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and CIMA (Charted Institute of Management Accountants), Rob has been integral in the growth and shaping of Godel into the successful company it is today. Rob also holds the position of Group CFO for Lowry Group, which manages a £500m portfolio of investments.

Elena Polubochko

Chief Technical Officer

Elena Polubochko

Chief Technical Officer

Joined In: 2006

As Chief Technical Officer, Elena and her VPs of Engineering are responsible for setting the overall technical vision and strategic direction of Godel. Elena began her career at Godel in March 2006 and has progressed through the company in various technical roles into her current position as CTO. As well as setting the technical strategy of the company, Elena also has the overall responsibility for delivery into clients, seamlessly onboarding and tailoring processes to enable Godel to achieve high levels of productivity for each client.

Neil McMurdo

Non-Executive Chairman

Neil McMurdo

Non-Executive Chairman

Joined In: 2015

In his time at Godel Neil has taken advantage of his strong 20+ year career in management where he has previously worked with dispersed teams. Neil was instrumental in creating Godel’s Service Delivery division championing customer service and Godel’s partner-lead approach to delivery. After a six-year tenure as CEO, Neil remains a key member of the company as a strategic advisor and support to the executive directors. Outside of the office Neil is well known for his fair-weather golfing skills, using the sunnier days here in the UK to try and reduce his very respectable 12 handicap - watch out Rory McIlroy!

Scott Fletcher

Non-Executive Director

Scott Fletcher

Non-Executive Director

Scott is Non-Executive Chairman and major shareholder in Godel. Scott is one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs and was awarded an MBE for services to business and the community in the North West of England in 2014. He now heads up companies with a total valuation in excess of £150m. He is a widely known figure in the Manchester community thanks to his active charitable involvement, passion for Apprenticeships and his participation in the Greater Manchester LEP.

Jack Snelling

VP Sales

Jack Snelling

VP Sales

Joined In: 2020

Jack originally joined Godel as a Client Director during the challenging period of the pandemic, with a desire to work hard and get results. He quickly developed a unique way of building relationships and has a proven record of nurturing and growing the clients he has signed which led him to win ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ for 2 consecutive years. Now VP Sales, Jack will lead his growing sales team in the UK in bringing in new client wins. Jack is also known for his love of karaoke and game shows, even making an appearance on Tipping Point!

Michelle Nock

VP Marketing

Michelle Nock

VP Marketing

Joined In: 2007

Michelle has overall board-level responsibility for delivering the strategic marketing plan across all communication channels for Godel and delivering results in the form of marketing qualified sales leads and bottom line revenue. In her role, Michelle has found unique ways of approaching prospects and clients that have seen Godel win many household names in the UK. She works tirelessly to deliver new ways working to bring about the best results for the company whilst supporting her growing team of marketing professionals. Michelle is a qualified CIM professional.

Anastassia Davidzenka

VP Professional Services

Anastassia Davidzenka

VP Professional Services

Joined In: 2006

Anastassia is a very motivated, honest and direct individual who aims to excel at anything that she does. Being responsible for presales in Godel, she is linking the company’s delivery, sales and account management teams. Anastassia brings over 15 years’ experience in software development services across a number of verticals, including fintech, retail, travel and utilities. She liaises closely with the sales team by providing consultancy services to potential customers, and the delivery teams by shaping the proposals and ways of working between a client and their nearshore teams.

Chloe Holt

VP Service Delivery

Chloe Holt

VP Service Delivery

Joined In: 2013

Chloe started her career at Godel in 2013 as a Client Director, where her passion for problem solving and customer experience spearheaded her transition into the Service Delivery team, looking after our long-standing client partnerships. As VP Service Delivery, Chloe is responsible for supporting Godel's expanding Service Delivery team, ensuring that each cross-functional software engineering team is working collaboratively and proactively for each Godel client. In her spare time, Chloe is passionate about health and fitness, and can often be found up at the crack of dawn ready for a workout!

Mark Aldred

VP Commercial Finance

Mark Aldred

VP Commercial Finance

Joined In: 2015

Mark has been a key player at Godel since 2015 and over the years has gained valuable experience within the finance function. Now VP of Commercial Finance, Mark heads up the growing finance team in Manchester, UK and ensures all processes are completed effectively and efficiently. Qualified by both AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), Mark enjoys keeping fit in his spare time and is the undefeated champion of Godel’s step challenges.

Irina Krukovich

VP Operational Finance

Irina Krukovich

VP Operational Finance

Joined In: 2006

Irina is one of our longest serving Godel family members and has been with Godel since 2006. Her continued professionalism and work ethic saw her promoted to VP of Operational Finance, responsible for heading up the finance teams in Godel`s multiple delivery locations. Irina can usually be seen taking part in sporting activities, and particularly enjoys skiing, kayaking, and swimming.

Victor Nekrasov

VP Engineering .NET

Victor Nekrasov

VP Engineering .NET

Joined In: 2004

Being respected by clients and peers Victor has established himself as a key member of the Godel senior management team. He began his career as a developer at Godel and has since experienced numerous promotions within the company to establish himself as the company's VP of Engineering for its .NET Division. Victor has a great ability to mentor and bring through exceptional software developers, whilst leading enterprise level, mission-critical customer engagements. Regarded as "superman" by his colleagues, Victor is always there to help new members of his team.

Aliaksandr Karymau

VP Engineering Java

Aliaksandr Karymau

VP Engineering Java

Joined In: 2002

Alex is well respected by his team and clients for his vast technical knowledge and common sense approach to delivery and viewed as very much a "big brother" within the company. Combining his Masters in Physics and Radio Electronics with this knowledge with over 20 years of experience in software development, management and successful delivery, it’s only understandable why Alex is recognised as our "go to guy" at Godel.

Anastasiya Shauchenka

VP Talent Acquisition

Anastasiya Shauchenka

VP Talent Acquisition

Joined In: 2012

Anastasiya is Godel's Head of Talent Acquisition and heads up our TA Division. Her team of TA professionals are responsible for the recruitment and retention of new and existing exceptional software developers, project managers, business analysts, architects, automation and quality assurance staff. Clever people and learning new things are what motivates Anastasiya, and together with her team and over 10 years of experience in HR, she is always on hand to talk you through vacancies within the company which may be suited to your skills and experience.

Andrei Salanoi

Head of .NET

Andrei Salanoi

Head of .NET

Joined In: 2014

Andrei joined Godel in 2014, becoming the first developer to work on what is now one of Godel’s largest client engagements and has played an instrumental role in growing the partnership to where it is today. His evident leadership and professionalism saw Andrei promoted to Head of .NET in 2022 where he is responsible for all aspects of the division including staffing, governance, recruitment, performance and ensuring further growth and process improvements.

Elena Ogneva

Head of Agile Delivery

Elena Ogneva

Head of Agile Delivery

Joined In: 2010

As Head of Agile Delivery, Elena is responsible for managing client engagements with the best suitable Agile Delivery Coordinators whilst looking after the stable growth of the division and the way the division stays professional and up to date with the industry trends. During her time at Godel, Elena has found a unique way of driving the culture to every ADC that 'People' do matter. In her free time, Elena enjoys taking motorbike trips through beautiful landscapes and loves trying local cuisine and good coffee.

Dmitri Maklakov

Head of Business Analysis

Dmitri Maklakov

Head of Business Analysis

Joined In: 2017

Dmitri initially began his career at Godel as a BA on Internal products for a short time until he found his passion in a new engagement as a BA/ADC. He now Heads up the Business Analysis Division where he is responsible for the strategic development of the division, as well as ensuring its operational stability. Dmitri is a keen runner, taking part in trails, marathons and ultra-marathons and enjoys family time with his wife and dog, Max.

Siarhei Oshyn

Head of Data

Siarhei Oshyn

Head of Data

Joined In: 2019

Siarhei’s impressive IT experience, particularly in the field of data spans over 18 years, which saw him quickly promoted to Head of Data at Godel. His overall responsibilities include people management, projects governance and technical expertise within the growing division. Siarhei also enjoys participating in activities with his family such as trips to the zoo and hiking.

Aliaksandr Soryn

Head of Design

Aliaksandr Soryn

Head of Design

Joined In: 2016

Alex started his career at Godel in July 2016, taking the the position of senior front-end developer. His passion in design saw Alex form a design community, and in 2021 he was given the key to Godel’s Design Division. As Head of Design, Alex is responsible for developing the department and services and hiring and developing his team of designers. Being a ‘techie’ at heart, Alex’s hobbies include learning and trying new technologies, tools and frameworks, and spending time with his family.

Sergey Sverchkov

Head of DevOps

Sergey Sverchkov

Head of DevOps

Joined In: 2017

When Sergey joined Godel, he played a key role in developing a new delivery division that is now commonly known as DevOps. With Sergey and the initiative and support from key people in the business, the division has grown to become the success that it is today. Sergey is responsible for overall division management, including strategy, planning, control and governance of our work in client engagements and collaboration with other divisions. In his spare time, Sergey is a big fan of staying active including playing basketball. Most recently, together with his son, Sergey has developed a keen interest in snowboarding, slowly working his way up to the ‘serious’ mountains.

Dmitry Kvartalny

Head of Java

Dmitry Kvartalny

Head of Java

Joined In: 2010

Dmitry joined Godel as a Java Software Engineer along with his vast knowledge and experience in the field, which over the years saw him move into a number of senior roles within the division. Now Head of Java, he is responsible for sustaining the growth of the division, implementing strategic goals and overseeing engineering teams' deliveries. In his spare time, Dmitry loves settling down with a detective story at hand, enjoys travelling with family and friends and playing badminton with his son.

Dzmitry Trafimau

Head of JavaScript

Dzmitry Trafimau

Head of JavaScript

Joined In: 2018

Dzmitry has been an active member of the JS community for a long time which allowed him to quickly develop the skills and knowledge at Godel to support the division in moving further. Now Head of JavaScript, Dzmitry is responsible for the stable growth of the division and maintaining the balance between utilisation, attrition rate and growth. Dzmitry is a very passionate person and is often taking up new hobbies according to his own development.

Elena Korenko

Head of Language Development and Intercultural Communication

Elena Korenko

Head of Language Development and Intercultural Communication

Joined In: 2007

After completing a PhD in English Philology, Elena originally joined as an English teacher, embracing her love of the English language and UK culture to improve cross-cultural communication between employees. As the company grew, Elena expanded the number of language teachers across multiple locations which eventually led to her promotion to Head of Language Development and Intercultural Communication. Elena now manages the running and scaling of Godel’s teachers and conducts multiple workshops and sessions for Godel’s UK clients. Elena enjoys travelling around the UK and Ireland and spends her free time with family and friends in the countryside.

Siarhei Adamenia

Head of Mobile

Siarhei Adamenia

Head of Mobile

Joined In: 2017

Siarhei constantly strives to deliver mission-critical solutions for our partners, and he has shown great examples of strong team leadership during his time at Godel. As Head of Mobile, Siarhei is responsible for building and executing strategies for growing the mobile division and related services in various locations by working closely with technology, marketing, talent acquisition, presales and delivery teams. In his spare time, Siarhei enjoys exploring new areas and meeting new people.

Viktar Barysevich

Head of PHP

Viktar Barysevich

Head of PHP

Joined In: 2006

Viktar has been working at Godel for more than 15 years, joining originally as a software engineer with an existing background in PHP. As Godel grew, additional services began to be introduced, which saw Viktar promoted to Head of PHP in 2016, looking after the overall growth of the division and introducing new processes. Viktar also has a keen interest in cooking and is proud for being awarded a professional chief certificate in 2022.

Dzmitry Mikhailouski

Head of QM

Dzmitry Mikhailouski

Head of QM

Joined In: 2013

Over the last 10 years, Dzmitry has used his experience in supporting teams on a number of client projects with his vast knowledge and leadership skills. As Head of QM, Dzmitry plays a key role in managing the wide spectrum of manual and automated, functional and non-functional testing processes at Godel, whilst supporting and growing his team. In his spare time, Dzmitry can often be seen participating in sporting activities and perfecting his skills in Muay Thai.