Nick Puntikov

President & Chairman of the Board

Nick is a veteran entrepreneur and business executive with a proven track record in building successful global technology organizations.

Nick earned his M.Sc. degree in 1983. Prior to starting his own business, Nick worked for the Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences as a researcher in the field of computational linguistics and natural language processing.

In 1991 Nick founded StarSoft, the private software engineering firm. During the next 15 years as CEO of StarSoft, he developed the company into a premier software services provider catering to clients in North America and Europe. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, the company employed 700 engineers.

In 2007 StarSoft merged with Exigen Services. In his role as head of delivery in the joint company for the next three years, Nick was responsible for business development, managing customer relationships, and running the 1,500-staff operations in 10 R&D centers in 6 countries across Europe, Baltics and China.

Nick is the co-founder of First Line Software and serves as the company’s President and Chairman of the Board. He holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Informatics of the Academy of Sciences.

Nick’s hobbies include running, tennis, and golf, but his greatest passion by far is soccer. He has six sons and lives with his family in US.

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