CTO at Reverb.com, Founder of Planypus, first engineer at CohesiveFT. Into product development, tech entrepreneurship, Ruby, and Vim.
Since 2000, I've been an early employee, first employee, or founder at six different startups. I can advise on product development methodology, from past successes and failures, focusing on how to run technology teams, how to hire the right people, and how to develop products iteratively.
I've been developing software and working for startups for 15 years across a range of platforms. My recent experience since 2005 is in Ruby. I also specialize specifically in large systems, OOP, product development for startups.
A very talanted developer with a remarkable ability to quickly understand the requirements and propose non-ordinary solutions in a short amount of time. Was a great pleasure working with him. Would work again any time.
Reverb.com has been a real life saver for me since I discovered them early last year. I had decided to close my retail store to focus all efforts on building our aluminum guitars. But I didn’t know how to deal with all of our inventory. That’s when I found out about reverb.com. It’s pretty amazing! We have sold more gear on reverb.com than we did at our actual physical guitar store! Our average monthly gross is consistently 20-30% higher than the brick and mortar sales. Plus, the crew at reverb.com have been incredibly helpful from the beginning. They truly care about their partners/customers and it shows. I’m never going back to ebay or craigslist!
So, how can you go wrong? Great concept, great customer service and excellent results!"
Normandy Guitars, LLC
Yan brings a wealth of assets to the table. He is fully adept in all aspects of the software stack, from low level systems, middleware, to client side design and development. A true polyglot software engineer, Yan brings the right tools to the job at hand, and assures that best practices are applied. He also brings a creative eye to technical and design challenges, as well as a level headed demeanor that warrants placing trust in him that whatever he takes on is in the best hands. Many times, Yan was my go-to guy – I have no doubt that anyone lucky to land him on their team will feel the same.
Yan was a great partner on the engineering side. He understood the realities of producing quality work with the limited resources of a start-up and worked hard to make elegant code. He was fun to be around and is a great guitar player to boot! I would strongly recommend Yan if you are looking to build great product in the right way.
Yan and I paired together all day every day, and it was always stimulating, enlightening, and entertaining. He's got a great eye for reducing complexity in both code and UI, he gets stuff done, and he's just overall great to work with.
Yan is one of the most knowledgeable and skilled software engineers I have ever worked with. What differntiates him is his pragmatism, coupled with deep expertise in modern software development trends and focus on the product. He was a driving force behind a lot of successful stack decisions at Cohesive, which helped us increase our productivity manyfold.
I can't say enough good things about working with Yan. He is a rare combination: a top notch coder witha keen business / customer sense, a great eye for clean design, and the initiative to implement ideas independently. He's also very easygoing and empathetic, taking the time to really listen to his colleagues and our customers. It is a treat working with him.
Yan was a tremendous asset to my team. He is a a top notch full stack developer with a business focus and a user experience focus. He is extremely self-motivated and highly productive (both working remotely and on-site, both individually and with the team). He hit the ground running at Crowdcast working at all levels of the stack from the UI to the deployment model and everything in between. He is especially good at simplifying complex problems, picking up new technology quickly, and he pays special attention to user experience considerations. He is a great communicator (written and verbal) both within the team as well as with customers and partners. I couldn't have asked for a better developer to join my team and I look forward to working with him again.
Yan is an extremely talented and highly productive individual. As a software developer, he values simplicity, elegance and automation; he takes time to learn tools and technologies to great depth and evangelize them to others. As a product developer, he is passionate about usability, aesthetics and performance. As a business owner, he is constantly looking for opportunities, designs tests and makes data driven decisions.
I worked with Yan on the Visual Branding of Planypus, an online plancasting business, as a freelance Graphic Designer. The experience was very positive overall. Yan is a great leader who is able to successfully assess the strengths of those he works with. He is also very encouraging as a project leader, and will push for the best solution possible. I would be happy to work with him in the future.
Yan is a very talented developer, willing to learn new technologies and, at the same time, working to become an expert in his current tech skillset. During his 5 years at CohesiveFT we worked closely together, developing across a wide range of projects. Yan was always professional and enthusiastic in his approach to the business. I would definitely welcome the opportunity of working with him again in the future.