*instinctools’ management has extensive experience in international IT Management, Software Product Design, application development and organisation as well as leading and managing offshore and near-shore projects.
Our managers and software engineers with substantial years of practical experience hold university diplomas which makes them perfectly qualified. Some of them still keep active contact with academics by lecturing at universities.
General Management in Stuttgart
Gunthilde Sohn is the Managing Director and a shareholder at *instinctools GmbH. Gunthilde has many years of experience in leading national and international IT projects of different sizes. For more then 20 years she worked for IBM Germany and held various management positions in different areas such as Application Development and Maintenance Support, Strategic Outsourcing and World Wide SAP Missions on behalf of IBM’s Corporate Headquarter in Armonk, USA. Since the early 90s Gunthilde has been cooperating with offshore development in Belarus and joined *instinctools on full-time basis in 2003. Gunthilde holds a Diploma in Mathematics, Economics and Computer Sciences from University of Ulm, Germany.
Alexey Spas is the Senior IT Manager at *instinctools GmbH. Since 1996 he has been gaining experience in Java-based web-application and enterprise-application as well as managing international projects. In 1998 Alexey was one of the co-founders of Belarus software development company which is now known as *instinctools Belarus. This firm became a strategic partner of *instinctools GmbH in 2001. Alexey holds a Diploma in Physics and Automation Technology from Grodno State University, Belarus and a MBA with specialization in International Management from Pforzheim Business School, Germany.
Our Management Team in Grodno
Vitaly Schiglinski is the Head of Customization Department and Coordinator of *instinctools Belarus. In 1998 Vitaly was one of the founders of *instinctools Belarus.
Areas of his expertise include product customization, product design and interface usability. Vitaly coordinates work of *instinctools Belarus and takes an active part in defining overall corporate strategy together with German Management Team. Vitaly holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Economics from Grodno State University, Belarus. He is also certified in Leadership and Teamwork by Carnegie Mellon University.
Yury Baranouski is the Head of Software Development Department at *instinctools Belarus. Since 1998 he has been developing an in-depth knowledge in developing Java Enterprise Applications and is a Project Manager of various IT projects inside the company and for many years he has been leading software development teams. In addition to his professional carrier, Yury also has experiences as a lecturer of IT courses at Grodno State University. Yury holds a Diploma in Mathematics and has a Master Degree in Natural Sciences from Grodno State University. In 2006 he has been certified in “Leadership and Teamwork in IT Industry” from Carnegie Mellon University.
Alexey Astakhov is the Leading Technical Specialist at *instinctools Belarus. In 1998 Alexey was one of the co-founders of *instinctools Belarus. He is responsible for the strategic Product Development decisions and develops architectures for all the *instinctools’ products. Besides he has also been acting as a Project Manager of several international projects. Alexey holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Economics from Grodno State University, Belarus, and a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from Belarusian State University. Alexey has been teaching Probability Theory, Systems of Database Management and Development of Java-Applications at Grodno State University.