A digital transformation leader, Ovidiu Rusu is an expert at driving quality and productivity by leveraging an agile process. Ovidiu applies technologies, tools, and systems and introduces automated processes to facilitate revenue growth and profitability on behalf of clients. In addition to presenting and implementing state-of-the-art tools and operating best practices, Ovidiu also provides his clients with the critical training to manage vendor partners’ work.
As the co-founder and principal of Hindsight Advantage, Ovidiu works with clients to improve the speed, quality, and performance of the digital transformation lifecycle. From early-stage startups to enterprise and government clients, Hindsight Advantage affords companies a competitive advantage, offering a tailored approach to the needs of dynamic and changing market-driven organizations. Under his leadership, companies increase revenues substantially and reduce operating costs. As part of his work, Ovidiu delivered a comprehensive test automation solution for a portfolio of more than 20 applications used by the US judicial system and saved € 1B in annual costs for a leading global consumer electronics company (Sony Electronics Europe) by driving vendor, tool, and process consolidation. With three service offerings, Hindsight Advantage is well-positioned to meet companies’ needs of varying sizes and requirements.
Hindsight Advantage’s unique model enables companies to quickly understand and adopt the latest technologies, saving valuable time and money in the digital transformation process. From the initial assessment and diagnosis of issues, Ovidiu and the Hindsight Advantage team build a delivery process using the agile methodology to realize a total impact through to execution. Equally noteworthy and part of the foundation for success, Ovidiu recruits, builds, and mentors world-class agile teams leveraging shared service and de-centralized line of business-specific models to deliver significant and sustained outcomes.
Prior to co-founding Hindsight Advantage, Ovidiu served as the VP, quality lifecycle management with LeaseAccelerator, where he worked with accounting compliance and lease sourcing companies in the US, Europe, and Australia. He also designed and implemented new agile planning sprint-based release schedules and distributed code branching strategies using Git. In an earlier role with the US Courts, his work developing quality assurance and agile transformation strategies led to improvements in automated test coverage from 25% to 65% in just 12 months. Other roles with hCentive, CapitalOne, and WNS highlight his progressive history as a change agent and transformation leader.
Complementing his technology expertise, business acumen, and commitment to principles that support engagement and collaboration, Ovidiu capitalizes on his cultural awareness to establish and maintain working environments that enable ongoing communication to solve clients’ most intractable challenges. He has worked in numerous global locations, including Europe, Russia, and India.
Ovidiu completed his Bachelor of Science in Quantum Mechanics / Semiconductors from the Polytechnic University of Moldova and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in International Business from the Academy of Economics of Moldova. Subsequently, he completed his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Operations Research from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Ovidiu is a Certified Scrum Product Owner. He speaks fluent Russian and Romanian and resides in Virginia.