On May 24, 2017, Vitaly Sedler, CEO and co-founder of Intellias, a leading nearshore software engineering provider to the DACH and Benelux countries, gave an interview to The Ukrainians Magazine. This online medium publishes inspiring success stories about positive ongoing social change in Ukraine. As part of its “Technology of Success” series, The Ukrainians interviewed some of Ukraine’s IT industry leaders. In his interview, Vitaly shares his views on Intellias’ mission, growth, and understanding of business, and talks about how the atmosphere of Lviv was influential in shaping his company’s personality and values.
Tech Background as an added value
Back in 2002, when Vitaly Sedler and Michael Puzrakov, the COO of the company, decided to establish Intellias, their main goal was to take their personal experiences, interests, and involvement in everything related to IT and turn it into their own business. Right from the start, Vitaly’s tech background helped him better grasp new projects, which played a key role in building beneficial and long-lasting relationships with clients.
Intellias for me is not just a business for the sake of business. It’s a business with technologies to which I can personally relate.
Intellias: Smart and Comfortable
Vitaly describes Intellias as a “smart and comfortable” company that develops its corporate culture around its employees’ success. Intellias’ core values are transparency and openness with both clients and employees. Now that Intellias has reached the 600-employee mark, it strives for sustainable growth while maintaining its core values, client focus, and informal atmosphere.
Lviv’s atmosphere — its democracy and openness, played a decisive role in shaping our personal values and the values that prevail in the company
Success is mutual growth
Intellias is a fast-growing company that manages a consistent recruitment velocity. In 2016, it welcomed 220 new employees. This leap has added 50% to the company’s annual growth over the past two years. Moreover, with the best engineers onboard, Intellias now occupies a top position on the Lviv talent market and ranks among the top ten IT employers in Kyiv. Vitaly highlights that growth is what makes the company successful – and Intellias’ leading position in the IT outsourcing scene makes him successful too.
If you compare IT outsourcing with a sport, it would be running a marathon. It’s not the speed that matters but whether you manage to keep the same pace all the time.
Intellias is on a mission
The main idea that Vitaliy puts forward in his interview with The Ukrainians is that today’s generation is witnessing the fourth industrial revolution – one that is much faster and more wide-ranging than its predecessors. The mission of Intellias is to grow sustainably and to nurture an engineering culture in a mutually beneficial ecosystem that unites employees, clients, and users.
Our mission is to be a part of the fourth industrial revolution. Along with our developers and clients, we’re willing to constantly change the world and our lives for the better.