Exactpro is proud to announce that the company’s HR Director Elena Rusakova received the prestigious ‘Women in Technology and Data’ Award held by WatersTechnology, the premier global financial technology news and analysis provider. Elena was recognized as a leader in the inaugural “Wellness/Work-Life Balance” category.
Elena Rusakova has held a position of Exactpro’s Human Resources Director for over six years, having joined the firm as Human Resources Manager in 2011. For almost a decade, Elena has spearheaded the development and the implementation of HR initiatives for the fast-growing and agile company servicing the world’s critical market infrastructures and market participants.
From 2011 to 2020 Exactpro’s headcount experienced a 10-fold increase (under her stewardship the firm hired 1000+ specialists), with Elena devising and executing comprehensive HR programmes to ensure the right balance in terms of staff skills and experience, as well as ensuring staff training and development opportunities helping to enhance their performance and achieve Exactpro’s business goals. Under Elena’s HR leadership, the company went through an extensive HR transformation evolving from a startup, to the LSEG technology division, and then to a growing independent company with low staff turnover levels, especially among the key personnel.
Elena has also been involved in promoting Exactpro’s brand to local talent and ensuring legal compliance of the firm’s offices in London, New York, and Tbilisi.
When it comes to helping employees balance their personal and professional responsibilities there is no one suited better to help than Elena. During the exceptional year in 2020, with the majority of Exactpro’s staff working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she led a wide range of initiatives promoting health and well-being, companionship, fundraising events and knowledge-sharing sessions, among others.In the beginning of the pandemic, not only was she able to handle the shift to the remote work over the short period of just several days, but she also supported the staff increasing the focus on interpersonal communication across the team, which was of extreme significance at those challenging times.
As a company, we are proud of this achievement and thankful to Elena Rusakova who goes above and beyond in making life at Exactpro so much better.