Bohdan Zabawskyj is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Mercatus Inc. where he has overall responsibility for the Engineering, QA, and Product Management teams. Bohdan is also an advisor to a number of mobile/media companies in the Toronto and Waterloo region including Kik Interactive, Staff.com, DevBBQ, Kiinzel, and realSociable.
Prior to Mercatus, Bohdan was the CTO at Rypple where he was responsible for evolving Rypple’s SaaS based performance management solution to meet the needs of a rapidly growing client base which included Facebook, LinkedIn, LivingSocial, and Spotify. Previously, at Fusenet, Bohdan was responsible for developing & evolving the underlying solutions & architectural framework to support Fusenet's subsidiary brands. Prior to Fusenet, Bohdan was the CTO at Redknee were he contributed to Redknee's growth from a start-up to a publicly traded and profitable entity with clients in over 50 countries over a 10 year period.
Bohdan has a broad working knowledge of the software & IT industry based on over 20 years of experience in leading engineering, product/project management, and strategic planning initiatives in both rapidly growing start-ups and large enterprises. He has led and contributed to numerous strategic undertakings pertaining to a wide range of mission critical SaaS/B2C/B2B system development and deployment scenarios. Bohdan has also developed partnership activities with leading suppliers worldwide as well as formulated and executed regulatory and policy initiatives in the context of private as well as publicly traded companies.
Specific areas of expertise include object-oriented and mobile programming practices & associated technologies (e.g. databases, Integrated Development Environments, Agile/XP project management practices, mobile/video/SOA/social media application environments, and wireless/IP network protocols/standards. Bohdan is also a named inventor in over 30 patents and pending patent applications world-wide.