Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Nickolay is a co-founder and a main shareholder in Bianor. His in-depth business understanding and internal drive for excellence continually raises standards in how we do business.
Nickolay is a former member of the board of the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM) and a co-founder of the Bulgarian section of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute's Software Process Improvement Network. Before founding Bianor he held a project management position at IBM.
Nickolay earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics of Sofia University and is currently completing his Masters in Strategic Management.
Co-founder and Member of the Board
Kosta is a co-founder and a main shareholder in Bianor. His entrepreneurial passion, strong commitment to the company’s values and clear business focus has helped Bianor grow from a two-person startup to a well recognized brand in the mobile arena. For years Kosta lead the company as a CEO with the same tireless energy he put into its creation.
Before founding Bianor Kosta held multiple software engineering positions, including with IBM and TTS.
Kosta has studied Computer Sciences at the Technical University of Sofia, and Macroeconomics at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia.
Member of the Advisory Board
Nedelcho's strategic thinking, wide business vision and strong financial background are great contributors to Bianor's long-term prosperity.
Before joining the board, Nedelcho held the positions of a Deputy Minister of Transport and Telecommunications in the Republic of Bulgaria and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company. Currently he is a CEO of First Financial Brokerage House and a member of the Supervisory board of First Investment Bank. Nedelcho is a co-founder and partner at Expat Capital.
Nedelcho earned his Master’s degree in International Economic Relations from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia.
On April 1-st, 2013 Yordan Nedev gladly joined the Bianor Services' fine team with the endeavor to bring a more refined strategic view and practices to foster growth.
Yordan began his professional career at the Bulgarian office of the German management consulting firm Roland Berger working on the privatization deals of two Bulgarian companies. Returning to Bulgaria after having received his Master's degree Yordan worked as a financial consultant to the IPO of the internet media Investor.bg, eventually becoming its CEO. He also served as a CEO at the investment intermediary CEE Securities before joining MMD Partners' team in 2005 to head its financial consulting practice. In mid 2011 he took the challenge to serve as a CEO to the troubled Bulgarian State Railways conducting a few rather unpopular reform actions to say the least.
Yordan holds a B.A. in Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, from the „St. Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University and a Мaster in Finance from the London Business School, UK
VP Business Development
Responsible for Bianors development of new business opportunities and strategic partnerships, Michael joined Bianor in June 2011.
Prior to joining Bianor, Michael has completed fifteen years of senior level sales and business development leadership roles with Raritan, Digital Multitools, and American Megatrends. Michael's professional yet aggressive business style has allowed him to consistently grow revenue beyond projections for complex technologies into multiple channels.
Michael earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia with a focus on entrepreneurship.
Maria has an international enterpreneurial background which brings valued perspective to Bianor. She is working with Bianor's sales and marketing team in defining, implementing and fine tuning strategy in sales and marketing.
Maria's previous positions include Sales Director of a consumer electronics company and Marketing and Business Development Director of a construction corporation. Maria co-founded a start-up in South Africa's Johannesburg and was instrumental in its growth from a three person operation to national scale. Another succesfull start-up in which Maria was involved has turned into the leading brand of SCUBA Diving Schools in the Mediterranean.
Maria holds a BAA degree from Europa University of Business in Cyprus, Mediterranean.
"I have always thought that I have been born far too early – the technologies I need in my professional and personal life have not been invented yet."
Responsible for Bianor's financials and business processes since 2005, Vladimir currently holds the position Chief Financial Officer. His analytical skills, strong financial background and attention to detail help maintain the balance between short-term and long-term objectives.
Before joining Bianor Vladimir held several senior management positions in large-scale companies such as Financial and Trade Director at Yugopetrol, a petro-chemical company; Financial Director of Indagro - another large player in the chemical industry, and Financial Director at Nikas Bulgaria, a national leader in food retail.
Vladimir's skills are invaluable during the implementation of leading project management and control methodologies, and assist daily with planning, control and risk management.
Vladimir earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia
Luca joined Bianor in May 2011 as a Project Manager and currently operates as Chief Technology Officer of the company.
For over 16 years Luca has been involved in the IT industry and has served at engineering and managerial positions varying from Software Engineer in the University of Catania, Software Engineer and Consultant at AT&T Labs USA, IT Consultant for Eutelsat France, Technical Team Leader at Safecharge, IT Division Manager at Software Technologies and others.
Luca's past ventures include owning a private IT consulting company ML-tech based in Catania, Italy during 2003 – 2008. The company provided consultancy services in the ICT area, developing and distributing public information display infrastructure, deploying e-government on-line services to citizens etc.
Luca holds a Masters degree in Computer Science awarded from the University of New York.
Enthusiastic and open minded, an expert in professional efficiency analysis, resource planning and management, recruitment and career consultancy. Presently holds the position "Chief Dream Team Office" at Bianor, where he is fully dedicated to building the dream team and provisioning the human capital necessary for achieving the company’s goals.
Ivan holds an MBA degree, has extensive previous management position, and has a long standing with the company having held an Administrative Manager and Quality Manager positions with Bianor, and CEO with Nextborn, a web design and development offspring, fully owned by Bianor.
Director, Investor Relations
Veneta joined Bianor in the beginning of 2011. Her current position is Director Investor Relations while at the same time she provides legal assistance on issues such as employment, company policies, disputes, and contracts.
Veneta's previous positions include Attorney at law in the field of contractual, labor and commercial law; Legal advisor responsible for the overseeing of contractual issues and documentation, and EU project coordinator with management, accounting and reporting activities.
Veneta holds a Masters degree in Law awarded from the University of Sofia.