Boyan Antonov, General Manager of Coherent Solutions Bulgaria, on the company's achievements and goals
Is it possible for a company to offer equally effective solutions to both Fortune 1000 corporations and startups? Coherent Solutions, a software product development and consultancy services firm, does just this with individual approach to each client and business. In 2018, it opened an office in Bulgaria with the help of Boyan Antonov, General Manager of Coherent Solutions Bulgaria and member of the managing board of Coherent Solutions Inc. He has over 19-year experience in the IT field and has worked with finance, micro-finance, insurance and bank companies in Bulgaria and abroad.
What was the biggest challenge for you when introducing Coherent Solutions on the Bulgarian market?
Every beginning is difficult. As an established on a global level company, Coherent Solutions has set processes, planning, network infrastructure, clients, project organisation etc. But it was unknown on the competitive IT market in Bulgaria. Our main challenge was to gain the trust of our new colleagues and to find followers who will share our values and with whom together we will set the company culture in our Bulgarian office. We achieved this with patience and perseverance.
What is the biggest achievement of Coherent Solutions Bulgaria?
I cannot single out just one. We are the second development centre of Coherent Solutions; with us the company started its global expansion. Our growth in Bulgaria is moderate, but stable. This May we celebrated our 100th employee, and now we are almost 130 people. We take care to provide a good work environment where employees feel comfortable and grow as individuals and professionals.
Using the experience and support of the whole company, we have a wonderful opportunity to develop something new, by creating a working environment and atmosphere in line with Bulgarian specifics, culture and expectations.
This year, for the first time we organised in Bulgaria a QA School for engineers that teaches knowledge and practical skills in software testing. We will offer full time jobs and additional trainings to the best graduates.
Why do client companies choose Coherent Solutions?
Our diverse service portfolio meets the requirements of companies in fields such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing, e-commerce and others. Our end goal is to create added value for our clients. We achieve this with significant engagement and skillset. We take care to understand our client's business in detail in order to offer the most adequate solution – both technical and business.
Our talents are constantly improving with specialised courses in our training centre. This is why our clients do not need to seek separately professionals in different fields, we offer them the needed expertise.
Our principle is full transparency towards our partners in order to create long-term relationships. Most of them have been with us for years – with them we grow and develop together.
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