Dr. Grigori Melnik is Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for defining and articulating our strategies, working closely across all functions to synchronize strategies with corporate execution. He also leads a research team that focuses on future Tricentis initiatives, expanding his work externally as an evangelist for Tricentis and assisting with major partnerships and acquisitions. A seasoned product executive, Grigori previously served at Tricentis as Chief Product Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in technology innovation, product/portfolio strategy and management, software engineering and research at raw startups, scaleups, top technology enterprises, academia and governments. He is a hands-on leader with a passion for product innovation, software craftsmanship, building highly effective teams and learning.
Prior to joining Tricentis, Grigori held leadership positions at MongoDB, Splunk, and Microsoft. He is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on agile methods, software ecosystem development, operational and business intelligence, test-driven design, and software testing. Grigori is an open source enthusiast and contributor. He has authored eight books and numerous publications, is a named inventor on a U.S. patent and has been recognized with NSERC, the Microsoft Gold Star, the Environmental Sustainability Action Award and multiple other awards. For over a decade, he has been an Associate Editor-in-Chief and a Member of the Advisory Board of the IEEE Software magazine.
Grigori holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada.