I’ve been in IT industry for more than a decade, from humble beginnings in computer administration, through academic and laboratory research, to leading teams and managing projects, mostly in financial and banking sectors.
While I’ve acquired a lot of professional, soft and general skills, my focus has always been on abstract and transferable skills like analysis of business processes. What I consider my strongest ability is adaptability to a new and the unknown.
I was born in mid-1980s in Belgrade, Serbia, where I grew up, studied and started my career. I’ve graduated as an MSc in Information Technology at Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, back in 2012.
My early career consisted of working as a teaching assistant at the same faculty where I graduated. As a part of Laboratory for Multimedia Communication, I was involved in several projects, most notably in biometrics research, an area my master thesis is about.
In 2012 my career took a shift towards financial and banking sectors and I got a job as a Lead Business Analyst at Belgrade Stock Exchange, where I lead production team. I played major roles in several in-house projects, most notably an upgrade of an entire system to be in accordance with standards of European Union.
Other efforts included implementation of a system for an exchange of digitally signed documents between members of the Exchange and working closely in supporting all major Certification Authorities in Republic of Serbia.
As a production team lead I was in charge of stability of an entire system and business continuity, and sometimes involved in incident and crisis management.
In the late 2018 I’ve decided to take a shift into a private sector and into different kind of projects. I got a job as a Project Manager at ProudSource IT, a small company with strong academic background. Here, I was a part of several projects, mostly in banking and finance, and took a lead in a project regarding internal communication and incident management, for a major client.
Coronavirus pandemic brought several changes in my career. In early 2021 I made a switch into pharmaceutical sector. However, shortly after I made a biggest change in my career to date. I’ve opened my own agency – ProLarusIT – an started a new journey. My first major client became Digital Silk, where, as a Project Manager, I got involved into multiple major web projects for global clients, predominantly in the USA market.