Artem Pozdnyakov, MLS, PMP

Certified Project Management Professional, Lead PM

Thornhill, L3T 5X1, Canada


Project/Program/Operations Management

Team Building, Development & Motivation

Communication & Stakeholder Management

Budgeting, Risk & Procurement Management


10+ years of international project management and business administration experience in Canada, USA and Europe. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES: • Project/program management (scope, time, cost, quality, HR, risk, and communication management) • Analysis, evaluation and implementation of IT systems and business process analysis and improvement • Management of PM team, Client support and QA teams • Progress tracking, status reporting, scope and integrated change control • Team-building, evaluation and motivation, training and mentoring team members MANAGERIAL AND PERSONAL SKILLS: • Excellent practical knowledge of SDLC and project management methodologies (based on PMI PMBOK 4 (PMI-certified Project Management Professional, PMP) • Proven skills in business/technical communication, presentation, writing, influencing and negotiation • Strong leadership, problem-solving, client support and teamwork aptitude • Solid research, analytical, critical listening and numeric skills • Reliability, responsiveness, creativity, initiative, customer-centric “can do” approach • Proven ability to take ownership of assignments and projects to ensure successful results • Quickly grasp new concepts and technologies working under pressure with full attention to detail • Recognized organizational and time-management skills IT / INTERNET MARKETING EXPERTISE: • Experience with projects using PHP (LAMP), .NET, C/C++, Java, VB, and XML. • Learning / Content Management Systems LMS/CMS (WebCT, ATutor, Moodle, WordPress) • Internet marketing (SEM, SEO, PPC/ AdWords, Google Analytics, link building, on-page/off-page optimization, online reputation management) • DBMS: Data analysis and modeling, relational/object-oriented database design/ MS SQL/MSDE, MySQL, MS Access • OS: knowledge of Windows 8/7/XP/Vista; Android, Blackberry OS, Worked with Mac OS X, Free BSD, Ubuntu, Solaris. • Other: Advanced use of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) and MS Project ACCOMPLISHMENTS: • Successfully completed 50+ web and other IT projects with a budget from $5K to $1M+ • Created and currently work as a President of Settlers Park Residents Association (Markham, ON) • Created and managed a software company (staff of over 30 developers, QA engineers and support staff) • Created and headed Economics Research Centre employing 10 PhD scholars and 30+ admin staff • Created a regional chapter of international professional / citizen exchange organization with 150+ membership Experience of work with clients in Education, Government and Intentional Development Donor Sectors, Finance, Telecom/ IT, Logistics (Delivery / Warehousing / Transportation), Retail and Wholesale, Health Care, Natural Resources, and Media/Advertising.


University of Minnesota

Management Information System , Management Information System

July 2000 - July 2000



Settlers’ Park Residents Association , Thornhill, ON Canada

May 2012 - December 2012

Created ratepayers' and residents' association to protect residents rights against City plans to build a bioreactor in the community neighbourhood. Organized and directed series of meetings, public hearings, community rallies, Internet and media promotional campaign to recruit membership and signees for the petition to protect Settlers' Park (over 600 people). Coordinated work with the city Councillors, provincial and federal MP's to lobby support for the motion to protect Settlers Park.

Coordinating residents' activities, liaising with the City Council
Community information outreach, website/newsletter support
Sustaining and expanding membership base
Lead Project Manager

9th sphere , Toronto. ON, Canada

October 2011 - January 2012

• Managing company Project Management team, managing and monitoring company ongoing projects • Analysing company processes, identifying problems and developing process improvement plan, including building PMO and recommending changes in planning and executings process groups, developing QA polices, implementing team development and motivation. • Company resource allocation, assigning cases, setting work priorities, Coordinating work of company functional teams to meet projects’ scope, schedule and budget requirements • Concurrent coordination of multiple projects (each budgeted from $10K to $50K) This position is associated with:

Stakeholder mgmt, cross-functional coordination (PM/SEO/Dev/Sales teams), managing projects
Business process analysis/improvement, QA, building PMO
Resource allocation, assigning/controlling cases, load forecasting / priorities setting
Director and Owner

ARTEMIR Management and Education Solutions , Markham, ON, Canada

June 2010 - October 2011

- Internet marketing and e-learning solutions, SMM, SEO, PPC campaigns. - Practical advice and assistance in establishing sound business processes in their businesses

including daily operations management
managerial accounting, key performance indicators, cash flow analysis
marketing, sales and promotion
Member of Auditing Committee

Swedish-Ukrainian Business Club , Kyiv, Ukraine / Stockholm, Swedeb

February 2008 - March 2009

review and approve management financial activities reports

Review financial documentation and reports of SUBC
Participate in regular meetings of the Board
Approve financial reports and budget for SUBC
Business Development Consultant

Max Webline / (Markham, ON)

May 2007 - January 2010

Max Webline provides consulting services in Internet marketing and SEO areas, including web design and Internet marketing solutions throughout Canada and the United States. Kiev Apartments offers superb apartments in the historical center of Kyiv, the ancient captial of Ukraine. Whatever apartment you choose, you are in easy reach to all major attractions of Kyiv including churches, museums, historical parts of Kyiv and shopping areas.

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Administrative Director

EERC/Kyiv School of Economics (KSE)

September 2006 - September 2009

1) Program Administration and Development - Heading the Charitable Organization, developing/signing donor contracts (registered and headed a Charitable Foundation/signed grants with Swedbank, SEB Bank, Tetrapack, Concord Capital, Dragon Capital, IIB and others) - Cooperating with American Chamber of Commerce and other partners; - Developing academic accreditation process; - Implementing admin. routines, documents and labor contracts; - Supporting contacts with state authorities concerning legal issues; serving as a liaison with partner organizations and stakeholders. 2) Financial Oversight and Procurement - Reviewing/signing PO; - Audit prep; - Preparing budgets; 3) HR Management - Organizing personnel hire, manage local staff; - Conducting performance and salary reviews for supervised local staff; - Reviewing timesheets; - Creating contracts for local/foreign staff; - Developing/maintaining organization’s policies and procedures.

ex: Management
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Executive Director

Kyiv Economic Institute

January 2006 - June 2010

- developing by-laws, policies and procedures and other key regulatory documents; - overall executive/financial mgmt; - complying with local laws; developing accounting/control system, reporting to stakeholders & local authorities; - financial planning/control, budgeting, forecasting, cash management, periodic reports and internal control procedures; - co-operation with the Institute research and other staff and stakeholders and investors, management in fulfilling the mission of the institute; - opening, maintaining and closing bank accounts. Signing/authorizing PO’s, payroll payments/tax deductions; - managing formation of a Board of Directors, preparing Board meetings; - fund raising; - recruiting; - operation activities; - signing agreements with international donors and national government agencies; - organizing/implementing research conferences.

ex: Management
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Director Distance Learning / MBA Program

Wisconsin International University (USA) in Ukraine

March 2003 - September 2005

- organization and running an MBA distance learing progam; - design and implementation of LMS framework and content management; - teaching International Management and IT management at the MBA program.

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Project Coordinator

Open Horizon Distance Contest Pilot Project / Ministry of Educaiton and Science of Ukraine

February 2003 - October 2004

A Project funded by Open Society Institute (OSI) & Civic Education Project (CEP) to explore and organize all-Ukrainian distance testing in English and marketing aptitude skills of bachelor aspirants. in coordination with leading Ukrainian universities and together with a team of experts, I designed from scratch methodology, technology and organizational format of this testing and implemented it in major regions of Ukraine.

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP

cyan soft

March 2002 - March 2006

- Company management (35+ qualified C/C++ & Java developers, designers, QA engineers, testers and client support staff); - Project management (had primary responsibility for implementation of the projects for the company’s major client, Ford Motor Corporation); - Business development strategy; - HR management and staffing (hiring , motivation, evaluation and career dev.) – Introduced a web-based job application processing system with on-line testing and developed & implemented intra-company assessment and motivation program with sliding bonus schemes); - Financial management; - Quality Management (from scratch created a Quality Assurance Department, which implemented well-defined automated and manual testing procedures assuring high quality of the company’s software products) - Customer Support Management (from scratch created a Customer Support Department which provided effective support to company’s products worldwide)

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Strategy and Business Development Manager

Ukraine Development Gateway / World Bank Project

March 2002 - September 2005

From 2002 through 2005, working as a Strategy and Business Development Manager in a World Bank project - Ukrainian Development Gateway, I had the following responsibilities: Project management, - planning and administering e-development pilot projects (e.g. in 2002-2003, I successfully coordinated joint work of developers, content providers and project stakeholders on creation of Mykolaiv municipal city portal); - analyzing and providing suggestions on imrpovement of business processes within the Ukraine e-Development Association, the ogranization implementing World Bank Project of Ukraine Development Gateway); - designing development strategy; - preparing concept documents, business plans, TORs, reports, etc; - ensuring monitoring, evaluation and reporting to the World Bank.

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
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Cyan software

January 2002 - January 2006

Managing software development company with over 30 developers.

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
CIO / Project Manager

MillionZillion Software

January 2000 - January 2002

Coordination of international software development projects. Managing distributed teams from USA, Poland, Russia, Ukraine.

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
IT Professional / IT Project Manager

University of Minnesota

February 1999 - August 2000

Coordinating IT projects (web / database dev.; support and training; DL technology) for USAID Project of Business Management Education and University of Minnesota Center for Nations in Transition.

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
President of Lugansk - S.E. Ukraine Chapter

Friendship Force, Inc. Atlanta, GA, USA

August 1992 - December 2004

As a President was responsible for organization, chartering, and development of regional FFI chapter, organization of citizen and professional exchange, recruiting, membership management, fundraising, financial management, project and event management.

ex: Management
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