Meet the Wild Apricot Team

There are a lot of people behind Wild Apricot... let us introduce you to our team members:

Chief Apricot

Dmitry Buterin @ChiefApricot

Dmitriy Buterin [Chief Apricot]Dmitriy Buterin [Chief Apricot]

Dmitry is the founder of BonaSource Inc., the company that started Wild Apricot software. Following completion of a Master of Science degree in Computer Sciences, and then an MBA, Dmitry held a number of senior consulting positions with Arthur Andersen (now Accenture), then co-founded an ERP consulting business. His passion for using technology to make organizations more efficient led him to co-found BonaSource in 2001. BonaSource takes great pride in having completed eBusiness projects for some of the world's largest companies.

In 2006, Dmitry led the transition of BonaSource from a consulting/custom development business into a software company, with a sole focus on Wild Apricot and now operating as Wild Apricot Inc. Dmitry's vision for Wild Apricot is to see non-profits use modern web technology to achieve more with less -- thrive and grow, engage with members and volunteers, and have more fun -- while Wild Apricot takes away mundane manual administration work by automating it. He sees Wild Apricot as the world's easiest to use web-based tool for non-profits, and one that is affordable for even the smallest association, club or charity.

He likes to answer support emails and sometimes support calls as it gives him first-hand understanding of people's needs, which he feeds back to the design and development team, and uses in his role as a product manager.

Captain Apricot

Dmitri Ivanov

Dmitriy Ivanov [Captain Apricot]Dmitriy Ivanov [Captain Apricot]

Dmitri is a co-founder of BonaSource Inc -- now operating as Wild Apricot Inc. From the very start in 2001 he has been responsible for our software development activities -- starting from hands-on development and progressing to project management and system architecture. His current role at Wild Apricot is Chief Technology Officer with broad responsibility for all technology solutions and software development processes in the company. Dmitri has a Computer Science degree and has extensive experience in designing and developing large-scale web-based systems -- including web portals for Fortune 500 companies. Before joining BonaSource, Dmitri worked as IT manager in AeroMar -- one of the largest catering companies.

Dmitri's management experience is further enhanced by running a household with three daughters and a dog :-)

Apricot's Kernel

Evgeny Zaritovskiy

Evgeny Zaritovsky [Apricot Kernel]Evgeny Zaritovsky [Apricot Kernel]

As the Product Manager of Wild Apricot, Evgeny is passionate about adding useful features to Wild Apricot that help small membership organizations thrive. He enjoys collecting feedback from membership-based organizations and users of Wild Apricot, to better understand their needs and pain points.

Evgeny works closely with our development team to release highly requested, useful and unique features.

If there’s a feature you think Wild Apricot lacks, feel free to contact Evgeny and his team through ourWishlist Forums.

Magnetic Apricot

Shiv Narayanan

Shiv Narayanan [Magnetic Apricot]Shiv Narayanan [Magnetic Apricot]

Shiv is the head of the Marketing and Sales department at Wild Apricot. An expert in designing sales funnels, customer value optimization and copywriting, Shiv has led multiple global product launches (NA, EMEA, APAC, LATAM) with a diverse portfolio of products, verticals, business models and clients in mobile, SaaS, retail, eCommerce and mCommerce.

Shiv specializes in lowering customer acquisition costs, capturing and cultivating high-quality leads and maximizing lifetime value by increasing transaction size, frequency and velocity. Shiv is constantly studying the underlying reasons behind why companies are able to scale exponentially and is passionate about creating a preeminent position within the marketplace as the foundation for long-term success.

In his spare time, Shiv likes playing tennis, listening to music, reading and traveling.

Wise Apricot

Kevin Jervis

Kevin Jervis [Wise Apricot]

Kevin is the Support Team Manager at Wild Apricot. He brings a wealth of professional experience spanning 14 years leading and developing high performance teams in technical support and customer service desks for premier companies in the communications, financial institutions, as well as the oil and gas sectors.

Kevin possess a critical eye in metrics as well as processes and takes pride in developing and coaching teams to deliver best in class service through process improvement and ensuring that each team member has the proper tools and training.

In his spare time, Kevin likes to make wooden pens on a lathe using exotic wood and go to antique furniture auctions.

Learning Apricot

Terry Ibele

Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Terry Ibele is the Manager of Content and Consumer Insights at Wild Apricot. He has a degree in business from Wilfrid Laurier University and experience in film and graphic design. He has a background in analytics and brand marketing, making him an excellent addition to our team. As a regular contributor to our blog, social media, and webinars, Terry supports nearly every marketing project we execute.

When he’s not writing for Wild Apricot, Terry lets his creative spirit flow. Whether that be through writing, sculpting, painting, or photography, he’s always got some project on the go and spends his free time learning new skills and knowledge.

Fluid Apricot

Jim Sympathy Dzingirai

Jim Dzingirai [Fluid Apricot]Jim Dzingirai [Fluid Apricot]

Jim joined the technical support side of Wild Apricot in 2008 and acts as one of the first points of contact in fielding support questions.

He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1999 with a Bsc. in Computer Engineering. He has worked as a software developer, market researcher, and sales consultant, and is especially proud of the charity fund-raising work he did for World Vision, Sick Kids Hospital and Red Cross, among others. Jim possesses an analytical mind that thrives on understanding and solving complex problems. He is passionate about helping others and with Wild Apricot has found a way to turn his work into a hobby and vice-versa.

Away from work you can find Jim playing volleyball and soccer, watching movies, listening to music and reading.

Kid Apricot

Alain Lo

Alain Lo [Kid Apricot]Alain Lo [Kid Apricot]

Alain joined Wild Apricot in 2012. Starting off in our Support team, he now brings his expertise to the Customer Success team. He graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology Management.  Prior to Wild Apricot, Alain has done IT for hardware, software, industrial, insurance, and health care industries.  

Being a part of Scouts Canada for the majority of his life, Alain has a helping mentality and understands the needs of non-profit organizations. During his off hours, Alain enjoys volleyball, outdoor activities, and looking for best food joints in town.

Chibi Apricot

Chalini Vallepuram

Chalini Vallepuram [Chalini]
Chalini joined the support team in the fall of 2014. She has a background in biology and computer technology and loves to help others. She is happiest providing great hospitality and gains most satisfaction from knowing her help has benefited those in need. In her spare time, she enjoys the arts, music, literature, film, reading and dancing.  She is also always on the lookout to learn something new and exciting! 

Picky Apricot

Steve Andrews

Steve Andrews [Picky Apricot]Steve Andrews [Picky Apricot]

Steve is Wild Apricot's technical communicator, responsible for our product documentation. Steve has been a technical writer for over 20 years and plans to use his experience to improve Wild Apricot's online help and videos. His educational background includes English, Political Science, Psychology, and Journalism. Steve enjoys playing guitar, hockey, soccer, and biking.

Artistic Apricot

Denis Fokin

Denis Fokin [Artistic Apricot]

Denis Fokin is our Creative Director and brings a wealth of creative experience, graphic design knowledge and passion to the company.

Among his many accomplishments, Denis has designed websites, magazine covers, ads, corporate style guides, 3D objects, animations, paintings, and many more. His Maya 3D designs were showcased by Alias (now Autodesk) for Maya Learning Edition. Denis enjoys working at Wild Apricot because of the spirit of teamwork -- he appreciates that every successful online project requires very close cooperation between a team of experts from many different disciplines.

His hobbies and passions include digital painting, being outdoors and traveling.

And the rest of the Wild Apricot Team:

Maia Buterin [Inspiring Apricot]Maia Buterin [Inspiring Apricot]
Dmitriy Smagliy [Bearded Apricot]Dmitriy Smagliy [Bearded Apricot]
Andrey Buterin [Lazy Apricot]
Anatoliy Fedyanin [Assiduous Apricot]
Sergey Denikin [Muscular Apricot]Sergey Denikin [Muscular Apricot]
Kseniya Garipova [Cheerful Apricot]Kseniya Garipova [Cheerful Apricot]
Ivan Rudakov [Snowy Apricot]Ivan Rudakov [Snowy Apricot]
Vasiliy Luckinykh [Lucky Apricot]Vasiliy Luckinykh [Lucky Apricot]
Vasiliy Kholopov [Ghostbuster Apricot]Vasiliy Kholopov [Ghostbuster Apricot]
Kirill Zharkov [Net Apricot]Kirill Zharkov [Net Apricot]
Anatoliy Oblauhov [Cat Apricot]
Ekaterina Tyukina [Funny Apricot]Ekaterina Tyukina [Funny Apricot]
Igor Subbotin [Steel Apricot]Igor Subbotin [Steel Apricot]
Pavel Febenchukov [Siberian Apricot]Pavel Febenchukov [Siberian Apricot]
Sergey Vinogradov [Raisin Apricot]
Frank Goertzen [Fresh Apricot]Frank Goertzen [Fresh Apricot]
Oleg Kireev [Serious Apricot]
Andrey Pustovoit [Happy Apricot]
Miroslava Aristova [Zippy Apricot]
Maxim Ivanov [Sweet Apricot]
Sergey Ilyenkov [Air Apricot]
Yuri Karatunov [Quality Apricot]
Julia Ivanova [Lively Apricot]Julia Ivanova [Lively Apricot]
Andrey Pyatshev
Dmitry Fefilov [Lanky Apricot]
Vladimir Tazin
Sergey SafonovSergey Safonov
Dmitry Stadnik [Security Apricot]Dmitry Stadnik [Security Apricot]
Michael Nikitin [Sharp Apricot]Michael Nikitin [Sharp Apricot]
Dmitry Avilov
Oleg Shinkarenko
Alexey Grigoryev
Artem Chernousov
Dmitry StepanovDmitry Stepanov
Dmitry Smirnov
Konstantin Shevchuk
Vivian McDonald [Vibrant Apricot]
Alexey Morenov
Marina Chaykovskaya
Oleg NesterkinOleg Nesterkin
Gleb Smagliy
Alexandra Birillo
Nadya Rerikh
Romie Battista [Bubbly Apricot]Romie Battista [Bubbly Apricot]
Alex Febenchukov [Iron Apricot]Alex Febenchukov [Iron Apricot]
Andrey Rotchev
Romlin Fallah Babarodi [Friendly Apricot]
Oleg Musienko
Alexey Tkach
Vladimir Yarovenko
Roman Bekh
Tatiana Prozorova [Keen Apricot]
Stephen Rowlinson [Square Apricot]Stephen Rowlinson [Square Apricot]
Yuri Nikulin
Roman Orlov
Rami Ali
Sergey Ostrovskiy
Ekaterina Testova
Grigory Smyslov [Appricot]
Irina Mishcherina
Leena Saddik
Anna Ivanova [Imaginary Apricot]Anna Ivanova [Imaginary Apricot]
Dasha Pivovarova
Patrick McNeill
Ekaterina Groshnikova
Zhan Tuaev
Noah LipsycNoah Lipsyc
Anton Drugov
Leonid Efremov
Iuliia Rotcheva
Andrey Tinyakov
Abhi Kapoor [Knight Apricot]Abhi Kapoor [Knight Apricot]
Sukhneet Kaur
Nickolay Kazantsev
Anton Livaja
Leah StewartLeah Stewart
Alexander Kokshin
Ranojoy Ghosh
Eldar Karazhas
Mikhail Stepanov [Empathic Apricot]
Pavel Shcherbinskiy
Eldar Gilyazov
Lorelie Borromeo
Svetlana Dovgan
Maxim Antakov
Nicki Kowsari
Irina Smirnova
Ekaterina Pavlova
Konstantin Pozdniakov
Eugene Khlebnikov
Donald Cowper
Nastasha Alli
Nail Salikhov
Jason Wiseman
Dmitry Motrenko
Dmitry Gribachev
Natalia Dunaeva
Sergey Bay
Alexander Gurin
 [Dmitry Tikhov]
Wild Apricot Inc. 144 Front Street West Suite 725, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2L7