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Leading multinational software development and consulting company, member 93

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 23, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - SoftServe, Inc., a leading independent multinational software development and consulting company, has been approved for  membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), according to the USUBC executive committee, in an announcement on behalf of the entire membership. SoftServe Inc. is USUBC member ninety-three.

SoftServe, Inc. helps global organizations enhance their customer's competitive capabilities by providing the technology and processes that achieve strategic results. With over one thousand professionals on staff, SoftServe provides vendors with a wide range of software development, quality assurance, software maintenance and related services.


SoftServe started in 1993 with two people in Lviv, Ukraine. SoftServe now has its European headquarters in Lviv while its development facilities are located throughout Ukraine.  As a next step in the implementation of its global strategy, SoftServe just recently opened its US headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida, expanding its strong presence in the region with numerous customers and two sales offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and Santa Ana, California.  

USUBC has been working with SoftServe now for several months according to Morgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer, who serves as president of USUBC.  "We
met in Lviv recently with Taras Vervega, Executive Vice President, Business Development, and Yuliya Kovalyova, PR Manager, to discuss the SoftServe program and their work in the United States. SoftServe can be very proud of what they have accomplished since 1993," Williams said. Taras Vervega will represent SoftServe on the USUBC board of directors.

"The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is very pleased to have SoftServe, Inc. as a new member. USUBC has grown very rapidly during the past 19 months and now has a membership base which allows USUBC to provide its members such as SoftServe with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to president Williams.


Through the years, SoftServe has been partnering with over hundred companies worldwide on a wide range of products and technologies offering superior level of capability in technical skills and project leadership. The company consistently succeeds by delivering to the highest levels of development outsourcing and by supporting clients with their long-term application support services.

Armed with solid commitment to supreme quality and world-class service delivery, SoftServe continues striving to further extend its expansion efforts into the global marketplace and develop new strategic partnerships in order to enable its distinguished client base around the world to yield even greater business value.

SoftServe’s state-of-the-art infrastructure, ISO- and CMMI-certified processes and unrivaled talent ensure the promise of excellence in even the most complex of projects.  The company clients gain the ability to accelerate their growth and expand their product offerings far beyond their internal capabilities, thereby increasing competitive advantage.


Holding Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status since 2004, SoftServe has developed close partner relationship with Microsoft Corporation. In 2006 and 2007, SoftServe was chosen a Finalist of Microsoft Partner of the Year Award Program with its applications SalesWorks™ and RE3W.

In 2008, the company became the first exclusive Microsoft ISV NXT Partner in Central and Eastern Europe, and was recognized as Mobility Solutions Partner of the Year 2008 in this region.
In 2008, SoftServe was also ranked No. 5 in “Top 10 to Watch in Emerging European Markets” category by GlobalServices 100 - the elite rating of offshore outsourcing vendors based on leadership, innovation, and outstanding performance.
In September 2008, SoftServe announced the acquisition of Alvion Ukraine, a Sevastopol-based business intelligence services and ETL services provider. According to Taras Vervega, the EVP for Business Development at SoftServe, the move will enable the company to expand operations and services portfolio. The transaction is a part of SoftServe's strategy to offer greater business value to the company's clients along with expanding its presence in the southern part of Ukraine.

Post-acquisition, Alvion will be merged into SoftServe's distributed development organization in Ukraine. In addition, the services portfolio of Alvion will be integrated into SoftServe's portfolio, which will enable Alvion's clientele to benefit from client partnerships of SoftServe. The acquisition will also allow SoftServe to achieve expertise in ETL technology and online customer support.


Chairman - Vilnis Ezerins
President - Taras Kytsmey 
Executive Vice President, Software Engineering - Yaroslav Lyubinets 
Executive Vice President, Business Development - Taras Vervega 
Executive Vice President, Delivery - Yura Vasylyk 
USA Address: SoftServe Inc., 13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 302, Fort Myers, FL 33966, USA; US tel.: 239 690 3111; 866 687 3588
European Address: SoftServe Inc., 52 V. Velykoho St., Lviv 79053, Ukraine; Europe tel.: +380-32-240-9090

Additional information about SoftServe can be found on their website: http://www.softservecom.com or by sending an e-mail to PR contact: Yuliya Kovalyova, PR Manager, info@softservecom.com.


SoftServe Inc. is the 43rd new member for 2008, and the 73rd new member since January of 2007. USUBC membership has quadrupled in the past 20 months, going from 22 members in January of 2007 to 93 members in September of 2008. Membership is expected to top 100 very soon.

The new USUBC members in 2008 include MaxWell USA, Baker and McKenzie law firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Dipol Chemical International, MJA Asset Management, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Halliburton, DLA Piper law firm, EPAM Systems, DHL International Ukraine, Air Tractor, Inc., Magisters law firm, Ernst & Young, Umbra LLC., US PolyTech LLC, Vision TV LLC, Crumpton Group, Standard Chartered Bank, TNK-BP Commerce LLC, Rakotis, American Councils for International Education, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, International Commerce Corporation, and IMTC-MEI.

Additional new USUBC members in 2008 are: Nationwide Equipment Company, First International Resources, the Doheny Global Group, Foyil Securities, KPMG, Asters law firm, Solid Team LLC, R & J Trading International, Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm, AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines, Anemone Green Capital Limited, ContourGlobal, Winner Imports LLC (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche), 3M, Edelman, CEC Government Relations RZB Finance LLC (Raiffeisen), IBM Ukraine and SoftServe Inc.

The complete USUBC membership list and other information about USUBC can be found at: http://www.usubc.org.