Changes at the top for Godel
Agile software development expert Godel has made some changes at the top as part of its next phase of development. The Manchester based company which is on track to deliver 485% growth in revenue between 2013 and 2017 has hired John Bailey as partner manager and promoted Paul Green to commercial director and Anastasia Davidzenka to VP professional services.
John Bailey, who returns to Godel for a second tenure will be responsible for working closely with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services to build on Godel’s partner statuses and the relevant accreditations for the work it does to make clients cloud-ready. Godel re-platforms legacy IT applications or develops greenfield applications from scratch to deliver cloud-ready solutions for some of the UK’s largest brands.
“John will continue to build Godel’s partner strategy with Microsoft and Amazon in order that we have the recognition we deserve for the work we do to take clients’ old legacy systems and build microservices to deploy them in the cloud. It’s great to have John back in the Godel team,” explains Neil Turvin, CEO, Godel.
Anastasia Davidzenka who was one of 16 original employees in Minsk, Belarus (now over 350 employees) and responsible for building the business analysis team from scratch to 30-strong, has been promoted to VP of professional services. Based in Manchester she will work to build a strong presales team to provide the essential ‘bridge’ between development in Minsk and sales in Manchester. Under her guidance the presales team will qualify all sales opportunities, help build credentials for the client and shape the unique service offering Godel delivers to customers.
“Anastasia is one of our original Godel employees and a critical lynchpin for the sales team. She knows what’s possible in terms of delivery and how the development in Minsk can and will deliver to customer demands – she takes the needs of our clients and interprets them for the development teams,” explains Turvin.
As commercial director Paul Green will take on the role of growing the sales department which is responsible for customers such as Train line, The White Company, Rentalcars and Jet2.com. Godel has grown quickly and in this newly created role, Paul will oversee further exponential growth of the sales team whilst being ultimately responsible for Godel’s team of client directors.
“We’re ready for the next phase, and we have the right people in place to take us to that next level,” concludes Neil Turvin.