Michael came to Spherical after 20 years in software development and IT management, out of which 15 have been within the UN system. From hard technical problems to the trenches of working-level diplomacy, Michael has learned to harness the power of diversity to enable anyone to contribute towards a good cause. He aspires to be seen by others as a bridge between technical, political and business worlds, enabling synergies in delivering good things together.
Michael used to professionally program in a variety of languages and platforms. In his management career, he was exposed to project management (PMI and PRINCE2, with and without iterative aspects), service and operations management (ITIL), anti-crisis management and IT auditing. At Spherical, he is in charge of business development strategy and customer relationships.
Anton PatrushevChief Technology Officer
Anton is an architecture visionary and a rock star software developer with 20 years of experience programming and leading programmers in the private sector and in the UN system. His motto is "everything can be programmed" and he is living by it day to day, routinely materializing what had seemed impossible to others.
Vasily KuznetsovChief of Engineering
Vasily has been building software for over 20 years, working alone and in teams, at different organisations from startups to UN agencies, on diverse projects from workflow automation to machine learning and blockchain. His three favourite activities are deleting unnecessary code, automating boring work and making users happy. He also enjoys learning programming languages, especially if they have pure functions and immutable data structures.
At Spherical, Vasily leads the development of some of the core products and improves the development process.
Dmitrii is a developer with long industry experience architecting and developing web and desktop software with demanding requirements. He is uncompromising in questions of code quality – a trait that makes Spherical as a whole stand out in the industry.
Sophya Geghamyan, PhDMRV Architect
Sophya is an environmental specialist with expertise in a multitude of areas, including Environmental Planning and Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change. While completing her MSc and PhD, she put her knowledge into practice in various fields of specialization, from the banking industry to academic research and teaching.
Sophya's position as the MRV architect at Spherical involves specification of high-quality GHG inventory metadata for integrated MRV systems at national, subnational and corporate levels in accordance with applicable international standards and regulations such as the Paris Rulebook, the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and the GPC. Sophya's role is central to Spherical's innovative approach to integration of MRV components and turning all aspects of MRV into structured, comparable and standardized datasets.
Dayana ShcheglovaDeveloper and Support Engineer
Ivan RamirezInfrastructure and Client Support Specialist
Ivan is an IT specialist and a project manager with a mixed profile with more than 15 Years of experience working in network infrastructure and operations, as well as project management. For over six years, his task was to organise UN Climate Conferences around the world, operating in a great variety of operational situations and facing all imaginable local challenges. Ivan’s passion is to ensure smooth operation of systems and projects entrusted to him and to continuously increase his expertise. He is certified in both PRINCE2 for project management and ITIL for IT operations. At Spherical, Ivan is in charge of infrastructure operations and customer support.
Team at JetStyleUX and Web Designers
Spherical considers itself to be a team of top professionals in project management, software design and development. For our solutions to be as elegant on the outside as their build is on the inside, we augment our team with top professionals in web design and user experience (UX) engineering.
JetStyle is a multiple-award-winning digital agency that for years has delivered beautiful products that people love at first sight. Through our partnership, they assign Spherical a dedicated team of talented and experienced designers. Thanks to the JetStyle team's contributions, every single customer we've had has pointed out the visual appeal and usability of the products we create.