Management team

Michael Shraybman


Michael is a seasoned leader within the world of Management Consulting, with years of experience designing and implementing solutions for the Fortune 500 clients in mobile, financial services, entertainment, and other industries.  He has extensive experience working with remote software delivery teams across the world and has been part of the outsourcing industry since its worldwide commercial flare-up in the mid 1990’s. Michael’s passion is for seeing successful ideas make it into rapidly scaling, commercially successful ventures.

Michael holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Marty McFarland 


Marty is a proven CFO with over 30 years of progressive experience. His experience includes CFO positions with technology companies Packet Motion, Kasenna and CAD Solutions. He also was Corporate Controller for Harmonic (HLIT) and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Marty is a CPA and holds an MBA from the University of California Haas School of Business.   


Sergii Gorpynich


Sergii is a lifelong student of technology and the ways it enriches human lives. He was an integral member of Cogniance's original founding team and currently runs the entire engineering branch of the company.

Sergii has 15+ years experience in software development, including 10+ years in management positions and 7 years managing teams of 30-150 software and operations engineers and project managers.

Sergii holds an MS in Engineering from National Technical University of Ukraine and an MBA from Kyiv Mohyla Business School.



Julia Klimentovskaya 

Head of UX & Design

Julia has over a decade of experience in Design Management and is in charge of Cogniance UX and Design. At Cogniance Julia manages the team of world class designers to provide superior User Experiences that exceed clients' expectations and drive valuable customer outcomes. Julia’s primary focus is on attracting and motivating the brightest people in the industry, and finding the best possible ways of marrying beautiful design and solid technology to create unique products people love to use. Julia is a digital visionary and strategist who has led the creation of over 300 design projects through immersion with customers, and with perfectionism and creativity. Passionate about design, fashion, travel and photography, Julia ensures that Cogniance imparts a global design aesthetic.



Roman Perimov

Head of Quality

Roman brings over ten years of software engineering and quality experience to Cogniance.  Since the company’s founding, along with holding general management and executive committee duties, Roman has been running Cogniance Quality group. He has developed all of Cogniance's software and process quality processes, actively participated in operational process optimization, change management and internal corporate policy development. In 2008 Roman achieved the highest software quality test score in the United States as measured by the evaluation. Roman is keenly interested in the recruiting, training, and development of innovative talent to deliver industry-leading high quality and high performance results.