Ruslan Desyatnikov: Visionary Behind QA Mentor

Ruslan Desyatnikov

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Over the last decade, digitization and mobilization in business have brought remarkable revolutionary changes in software development as well as testing in the quality assurance (QA) sector. Owing to the modern developments and advancements, the software testers are constantly kept on their toes, in order to stay updated, focused and alert on the technical front. It has become mandatory for every CEO, Founder, industrialist to know about the latest trends of the marketing world in terms of maintaining high performance and 100% security. This has added more responsibilities on the shoulders of software professionals to overcome the new hurdles in the newly introduced softwares. QA has, therefore, become one of the most important departments, that can identify and rectify loopholes in a software. Digitally enhanced, skilled and upscale companies are now offering QA services and solutions for every sector.

Ruslan Desyatnikov is the CEO, President, and Founder of QA Mentor, Inc. Incepted in 2010 and based in New York, QA Mentor is a global leader in software quality assurance and testing space with solid presence across the United States, UK, France, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and India. The multi award winning company has around 250+ global QA resources, which offers more than 30 QA testing services. It was Ruslan’s dream to help as many people and companies as he could, in their quality initiatives, process improvements, and transformations. His heart and mind was filled with a drive to make an impact on the Quality Assurance and Testing Industry through his ideas and innovative approaches.

Ruslan holds a graduate degree from Baruch College, City University of New York with a BBA in Computer Information Systems, and an MBA in Technology Management from Phoenix University of Arizona. To his credits, Ruslan has a number of quality assurance/ testing and project management certifications and is an active board member of multiple QA Organizations in the United States and Europe. Ruslan brings nearly 20 years of quality assurance, quality control, process improvement and software testing experience. He is responsible for growing QA Mentor as a trusted partner for software testing, independent verification and validation, and strategic consulting for client base around the world.

Prior to expanding operations at QA Mentor, Ruslan worked at Citi for 2 years as the Global Head of Testing of Worldlink Technology and Sterling InfoSystems for 6 years. As a Senior Director of QA and later as a Global Vice President of quality assurance & testing, he established the quality assurance department by implementing QA methodology, QA process, automation, security, configuration management and performance functions. Through a 3rd party consulting company-vendor Syntel, Inc., he also built an offshore engagement with 30 resources. As a final mission, Ruslan established a QA testing center in Mumbai, India by hiring 80% of junior and entry level resources and growing them into seasoned QA professionals within 1 year.

Dream Team at QA Mentor

Ruslan addresses his QA team as a dream team, who shares similar passion, vision and values about the company. He is someone who is straight forward, possesses a clarity of vision and calls a spade a spade. The highly skilled, expert and internationally, working team has been single handedly interviewed and chosen by Ruslan himself. He has assembled a team of members who want to grow with the company, create an impact every single day, make a difference, learn and continuously raise the bar in order to succeed at every given opportunity.

Ruslan recalls the crunch time, when he had no money to pay regular salaries to his employees and had given them an option to look for other jobs since everyone had responsibilities. However, not a single member left the company and stood behind Ruslan like a solid pillar of strength during the company’s poor financial phase. Till this day, the founder of QA Mentor has never forgotten his team’s generosity, never ending support and loyalty towards him and the company. This kind of bonding and deep understanding has created a family like atmosphere in the company who looks after each other during the highs and the lows.

Future Aspirations and Goals

Ruslan along with his dream team plans to move ahead with focus, positive attitude and a burning hunger for success. He wishes to continue the QA’s successful acquisition strategy by acquiring young and ambitious international QA companies, as he wants to establish a footprint in every single country to promote their proprietary methodologies, best practices, innovative approaches and assist local companies to achieve superior quality products.

Further, Ruslan shares that, the company will continue in building more testing products and solutions similar to its QA Coverage Test Management Platform, which is currently serving 238 clients around the world. QA’s new product, QAMometor, which will be launched in the second quarter, hopes to be very successful and used by every QA Department globally. The visionary mentor along with his team, is going to continually launch new and exciting QA services based on top notch technologies, thereby fulfilling the QA related requirements of the clients.

Words of Wisdom from the QA Mentor’s Leader

Ruslan advises the younger generation of entrepreneurs to follow their dream and strive for success. He further adds, that since starting a new business is risky, one should have a solid plan and financial security to execute it.

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