What are you duties at VPS.NET?
My duties at VPS.NET... Good question actually I manage Lviv's office staff and the most part it's support team for VPS.NET customers. Also I work in shifts as support engineer. Hiring staff is also in my responsibilities Whatever else we will have in our Lviv office I should be ready to help, manage and supervising.
How long have you been working for VPS.NET?
I haven't been at VPS.NET long, only for five months. Prior to VPS.NET I worked for Parallels and was Head of Support in their Lviv office. Before this I worked for Psoft as Support Manager. It was great experience that, I hope, will help us to build a great VPS.NET team. I hope I am with us for a long time!
Out of everything you have to do, do you have a favorite?
Actually I like to work without any deadlines, outages etc. Just quiet work. And of course I feel satisfaction if I achieve something I go for.
Time to throw the boss out there: anything fun you guys do when Nick visits the Lviv office? Any good jokes?
Hey man! We have a good time with Nick here Every visit Nick has some "fun" though. First time he stayed here for additional three days due to missing flight (it is his story, so no details ) and the second one he almost postponed the trip due to passport issue. It is a kind of magic he gone through customs Of course our last weekend and sushi party at Friday... The best joke probably, even fun situation is the my message "Tolik GO HOME!" at 1AM to Nick's IM then they were sitting in pub with our sales team and Tolik from OnApp L3 support.
We know you like to climb mountains, anything else you do for fun in your free time?
Actually I do not like to climb I love mountains, yes, but not climb! I like skiing, especially mountain skis. Every season I try to escape from the town to mountains at least for a few weekends (vacation is better ) for skiing to our ski resort Bukovel. I even have ski passes and buy it every summer in advance I'm skiing for more than 20 years. I like driving the car. Sometimes I just can drive nowhere just for fun. We do not have good roads (Nick knows) but anyway it is some kind of freedom. My dream from child was to have a good chopper. Do not have yet so I still have a dream!
Since access to your VPS.NET email is important even when away from the office, what mobile phone do you use?
Oh, I love Apple so I have iPhone 3GS. I don't think it is the best one for emails but it is cool. I'm not sure if I want the iPhone 4 but I already upgraded my for OS4 I'm a mac guy for last half year also.
Finally, I hear that Ukrainians are big Bon Jovi fans. Do you fall into that group or do you have another favorite band?
I cannot say that I'm a big fan of Bon Jovi but I like their music and style. I heard their music on vinyls. Also Guns'N'Roses, Queen, Scorpions, Aerosmith, The Offspring, Pink, Apollo440, ATB. I just like good music with its face, originality. Unfortunately Jon Bon Jovi is not going to come in Lviv with his concert But ATB was here a month ago.
Any final thoughts to leave us with?
I believe we will have a good team and VPS.NET will grow fast as it is now. I will do my best to help in this matter. I like the crew we have and also Nick helps us a lot. So probably one time we will have a VPS.NET birthday in Lviv and you will have ability to see our beatiful country, great nature and hospitable people. До побачення!!!