Some Things I've done

Jan
2014
dates
Now
GETBZ CONSULTING AND SERVICES as a PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
A sole proprietorship specializing in expert facilitation of IT solutions development and integration, services, and management.
Jan
2012
dates
Sep
2013
ARTEZ (A FRONTSTREAM HOLDINGS, LLC COMPANY) as a DIRECTOR
A leading global SaaS provider (51-200 employees) of digital fundraising solutions for more than 500 not-for-profit (NFP) organizations (many of the largest international NFP). Acquired by FrontStream in Aug 2013, a $4B payment processing gateway and SaaS provider.

Led and facilitated data related IT strategy, information security, development and professional services initiatives, from conception to successful delivery, as a senior technology leader. Introduced inventive solutions such as versatile fraud prevention services to identify and block fraudulent activities in real-time, and data management governance to optimize projects efficiency.
Dec
2010
dates
Dec
2012
BANK HAPOALIM B.M. (OTC US: BKHYY) as a SENIOR CONSULTANT
A leading financial group and largest bank in Israel (300+ branches and 10,001+ employees). It is rated by Standard & Poors, Moodys and Fitch, the only Israeli bank listed on both the TASE and LSE, and has a Level-1 ADR traded in New Yorks OTC market.

Engaged by numerous high profile information technology groups to effectively lead information technology SDLC management, corporate knowledge management and to R&D new front web development (FED) technologies and methodologies for efficient and standardized web UI development.
Dec
2009
dates
Dec
2010
SAFECHARGE INTERNATIONAL GROUP (FTSE: SCH) as a MANAGER, OPERATIONS
A global provider of payments service, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses (201-500 employees). The Group has a diversified, blue chip client base and is a trusted payment partner for customers from various e-commerce verticals.
Contracted to revitalize and lead the tech support and operations processes and teams through payment processing lifecycle assessment and operational knowledge gaps identification and resolution. Effectively consulted to other cross-functional teams, on PCI-DSS (Compliance), fraud prevention (Risk), rule-based transaction routing solution (Product and Development) and merchant integration process simplification (Sales/Retention).
Dec
2007
dates
Dec
2009
BIZCHORD, W/O SUBSIDIARY OF INCREDIMAIL (NASDAQ:MAIL) as a SR. PROJECT MANAGER
A global provider of an e-payment platform combined with high end risk management solutions and services (11-50 employees). A member of the ETA and listed participant in PCI. Closed down in 2009.

Commissioned by the CEO to introduce and lead project management lifecycle best practices to assist the newly acquired payment gateway (IPSP) with managing third party services integration and delivery, IT infrastructure optimization and relocation, technical and operational support for merchants, and development of new payment gateway and fraud prevention products with adherence to emerging Card-Not-Present standards (PCI-DSS / PA-DSS).
Dec
2002
dates
Dec
2007
IBM (NYSE: IBM) as a SOLUTION PROJECT MANAGER
A global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries.

Appointed by IBM EMEA ISC CF to lead the recovery and adaptations of an Accounts Receivable (AR) mission critical web enablement solution aimed to reduce Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) average initially for IBM EMEA ISC, and then Lenovo and IBM WW ISC. Led the SDLC of 3 full versions within 5 years, consistently securing approval from the IBM WW architecture review boards and audits while achieving cost reductions (20% reduced budget, 20% increase diverse deliverables, YoY). Performed complex global AR data analysis to simplify and scale the solution to successfully meet rigid IBM web standards. Led (matrix) a highly effective global team of 3-5 developers and 20-30 integrators.
Dec
2001
dates
Dec
2002
DOUBLEONES as a SR. MANAGER / PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
Retained by the founders to manage consultancy and operations, effectively expanding the client base and revenue.

* On a one year leave-of-absence (LOB) from IBM.
Dec
1999
dates
Dec
2002
IBM (NYSE: IBM) as an E-COMMERCE / ECOMMERCE LEADER
Brought on board as to recover the eCommerce practice, rebuilt the development team and provide direction on eCommerce solutions development concepts (UI/UX/Features/CMS Integrations) and data schema customization on IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite (WCS). Led the team (3-6 developers) on numerous POCs and pilots to completion on tight ad-hoc schedules.
Dec
1997
dates
Dec
1999
IBM (NYSE: IBM) as an IT SPECIALIST / PROJECT LEAD
Mentored and led newly hired developers and graphic designers to successfully complete numerous ground breaking projects.
I speak Hebrew, English and Russian

What People say

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Galina Ilievsky
colleague
I worked with Boris both at IBM Israel and DoubleOnes Ltd. I found him to be a very knowledgeable person with great work ethics and very team oriented personality which makes it ever more easy for me to consider him a true friend in addition of being a valued lead team member. Boris exemplified a rare ability to understand the customer needs and transform it into an innovative solution design which made it easier for developers, such as myself, to related to and provide a solid solution up to the customer’s needs and wants and even beyond, and in a timely manner. Boris always made sure to have his deliverables designed to the last pixel which allowed the customers to truly understand what they are to get at the end of the development process. I all heartedly recommend Boris to anyone who needs a lead deliverer of solid solutions and high quality of work. If you want a recommendation, let me know.
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Shafir Balitsky
colleague
I have worked along side with Boris while he was Sr. Project Manager at Bizchord. I found Boris to be an extremely thorough with a vast professional knowledge and amazing curiosity , while maintaining an easygoing approach, an open mind and great team skills. Every company will be blessed to have a guy like Boris around.
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Conrad Lofto
colleague
I would not hesitate in recommending Boris for a position with any team. He is self motivated with an eye for the details without losing site of the bigger picture - and the ability to apply his creativity to solve a problem or create a new opportunity. At Artez he led his team by example - working with them to overcome obstacles and always made sure his team members were acknowledged for their successes.
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Guy Douek
colleague
I had a pleasure working with Boris for about six months. Not only Boris is extremely goal oriented, efficient with a strong work ethic, he is also very friendly and easy going person who know how to handle is team in highly stressful environment. I have no doubt that Boris will successfully fulfill any position he will choose.
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George Tashos
colleague
Boris was always enthusiastic and highly productive conducting internal projects on our team at IBM Canada Global Services. His advanced programming skills coupled with his outstanding work ethic meant our team was always ahead of the development curve.
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David Pinhorne
colleague
It was a pleasure working with Boris, who was passionate and professional in working to achieve, and achieved, the very best outcomes (solutions, fixes, developments) for the projects we were involved with. Boris is an asset to any organisation for whom he is employed.
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Daniil Shevelev
colleague
I was fortunate enough to work on Boris' team. Boris was not just a manager but a leader. He inspired and motivated the team to seek and find elegant solutions to arising challenges. I personally have learned a lot from him.
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Sarit Mansano Libster
colleague
I had the true pleasure of working with Boris. Boris was in charge of the technical support team at SafeCharge.There were always lots of projects running at the same time with tight deadlines. Having Boris involved with the technical support team always ensured that my projects were rolled out to the customers at the right time. Boris is one of the most dedicated and professional people I have worked with. Boris always delivered on what was promised and this is a truly difficult task in todays dynamic and challenging environement. It was an honour and a pleasure to work with Boris and I will recommend Boris to any company who is serious about their business and keen to see reults.
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Ron Perlmuter
colleague
I had the pleasure working with Boris for more than a year at IBM. Boris is a great people and technology leader with extensive knowledge and skills. As a project manager, Boris was able to provide his team members confidence and independence while acting as a technical mentor and leader. I have learned many aspects of software engineering and project development while working with him. Also Boris has always demonstrated great loyalty and balance between the organization (IBM) and his team member individuals. Additionally to his virtues Boris is highly motivated and competitive in any aspect of life, excelling in many fields, as I came to realize when we were both members in a different organization prior to our mutual work at IBM. I would gladly do business with Boris in the future.
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Brian Yee
colleague
I was especially pleased with Boris' work style of "can do and lets the job done now" attitude. He was very caring about his colleagues and was always willing to help out. Self manged and self motivated are his core attribites.
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Flavia Nita
colleague
Boris has a keen drive to bring out-of-the-box ideas to life. He is passionate about new trends in technology. Having an extensive experience with various systems and technologies, he has an uncanny intuition to pinpoint the root cause of any issue, even when not familiar with all the details of an implementation, and prompt to propose and deliver a solution. Engaging, with a can-do attitude and always very considerate, he has the ability to discover and cultivate the potential of the people he is leading; very accurate in estimating the time and resources needed for projects, his optimism and good nature play a key role in motivating a team. He is knowledgeable and a good mediator. It was a pleasure indeed to work for him.
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Kevin Aguanno
colleague
Boris worked for me on a number of web development projects where he displayed remarkable adaptability and flexibility. All of the other team members found him easy to work with, and he was self-managing. His technical work was some of the best I've seen, and he could also blend some creative skills to his work that made him the perfect technical person to bridge to the graphic designers, as he was competent in both worlds. Boris has a positive, "can-do" attitude that was infectious -- his enthusiasm spread throughout the team. Other team members looked up to him as a leader, and he was clearly on the fast-track to a series of promotions. We were all very sad when he left us to take a posting overseas. Personally, I would be thrilled to have him work with me again on a future project.
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Eran Ben-Ari
colleague
I worked 3 years with Boris and found very dedicated, technical and robust employee, very devoted to the company and to his team members.
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Tom Kiriakou Jr
colleague
I had the pleasure of working closely with Boris on many occasions during his time at Artez Interactive. He was an extremely capable IT professional that would go above and beyond to meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Boris was exceptionally strong in the areas of data management and reporting, and provided expert advise on matters pertaining to the payment industry. A pleasure to work with and a great addition on any team. I would highly recommend Boris! .
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Ran Brandes
colleague
Boris is a highly motivated very talented professional manager with excellent communication skills and a leadership character, Boris has high understanding for customers' demands and great technical understanding which makes R&D team work much more efficient. I had great time working with him at IBM Israel and I'm sure every company which recruits him will benefit allot from his high skills, experience and add a great loyal team member.
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Steve Collin, CMP
colleague
Boris is a detailed, efficient, and effective IT leader. He is a very loyal and committed person that will always consider what is best for the business while considering the human side of the organization and people that he works with every day. As a Director, Boris is always thinking about overall corporate objectives, project cost/return, and revenue maximization. Boris provides a great balance between technical and strategic skills and would be an asset to any team.
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Irina Oks
colleague
I've had a great pleasure to work with Boris as my project manager in IBM Israel. He is very knowledgeable, insightful and knows how to get the most out of his team. He gets the job done right the first time every time. Boris would be an asset in any company he chooses to work for.
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Ron Masotti
colleague
I participated in the process to hire Boris and had the pleasure of working with him for a short but productive period of time. I found Boris to be highly engaged, productive and creative in his approach to identifying issues, and more importantly, in his approach to solving technical, process or other challenges. His straight forward approach and solution based orientation was refreshing and I hope we have the opportunity to work together once again in the future.
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Omri Fuchs
colleague
It's been a privilege to work with Boris as my manager in IBM Israel, he is a talented project manager and a highly motivated person with extraordinary people skills. Boris is a very dedicated professional with profound technical capabilities. These qualities and his unique business perspective steered our projects to be more innovative and successful. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Boris again.
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Ian Hembery
colleague
Boris is a highly experienced and highly competent IT/Development professional. I had the pleasure of working with Boris for 18 months and was always impressed with his ability to innovate, his managerial skills and his dedication. "Above and Beyond" is a perfect summary for Boris.
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Ed Dubrovsky MBA, MSc
colleague
Boris is a highly methodical and technical manager with 2nd to none deep understanding of data, e-commerce and payment industry. He is very passionate about his work and the people he manages. He is an asset to any organization.

Some things
I know how
to do...

Some Things I’ve learned:

Dec
1991
dates
Dec
1997
York University - Bachelor's Degree
Computer Science
Worked nights at the Globe and Mail throughout most of my degree managing paper distribution districts to pay for school and rent. Although it affected my grades, it did provided me a set of valued lessons which thought me to appreciate every stage of my career.
Mar
2005
dates
NOW
Henley Management College - MBA (In Progress)
Exec MBA - IBM
An IBM executive MBA program. Attended the first year courses. Completed FOM. Indefinitely on hold since leaving IBM.
I also learned that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42.

SOME PROJECTS I DID:

IBM Statements Online

An IBM EMEA statement of account web enablement application (IBM e-banking solution), fully internationalized (Unicode, display orientation and country specific limitations) for its clients and accounts receivable teams across EMEA and later North America.

Some things I care about

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