OUR TEAM

AMAZING TEAM MEMBERS

Our team is focused on providing innovative solutions.


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Vicki Coelho

Chairman

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Michael W. Branco,JP,BA,MBA

Founder & CEO

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Polina V. Komsalova, MBA

Director

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Michael J. Branco

Director

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Yevgeniy Gerassimov

Chief Technology Officer
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Alvin Minglana

Chief Financial Officer

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Lynden Rowe

Senior Project Manager

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Jonathan Cassidy

Principal Technology Consultant

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James Birch

Digital Marketing & Account Manager

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Natalie Sannemalm

Marketing & Account Manager

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Cooper Simpson

Technology Consultant

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Nolan Moniz

Technology Consultant

Depth On The Bench

  1. Board Members
  2. Management
  3. Developers
  4. IT Operations

Vicki Coelho

Chair

Michael W. Branco

CEO

Tim Marshall

Board Director

Polina Komsalova

Executive Director

Michael J. Branco

Executive Director

Michael W. Branco

CEO

Polina Komsalova

Executive Director

Michael J. Branco

Executive Directors

Dima Mnushkin

Director (Re-insurance Solutions)

Jon Cassidy

Principal Technology Consultant

Lynden Rowe

Senior Project Manager

Natalie Sannemalm

PTIX & Marketing Manager

James Birch

Project Manager - Web Development

Andrew Stoneham

Customer Care

Allan Hutchinson

Senior Accountant

Lauren Rothwell

Account Manager & Marketing Consultant

Yevgeniy Gerassimov

Chief Technology Officer

Alvin Minglana

Chief Financial Officer

Vedran Rasol

Lead Developer

Sanjin Matusan

Senior Developer

Summit Rathee

Developer

Sanjay Kumar

Developer

Bobin Sondhi

Developer

Igor Kolpin

Lead Developer

Pavel Nikolov

Web Developer

Ilarion Bekchyan

Web Developer

David Stec

Senior Technology Consultant

Trevor Holm-Laursen

Principal Technology Consultant

Cooper Simpson

Technology Consultant - Team Leader

James Nairn

Technology Consultant - Shift Leader

Jennie Whiting

Technology Consultant

Nolan Moniz

Technology Consultant

Jon Schmok

Technology Consultant - Shift Leader

Alec White

Technology Consultant - Intern

Gabriel Jones

Technology Consultant - Intern

Alin Radu

QA / UAT Consultant

Team

The Fireminds Team

Chief Executive Officer - Michael W. Branco, JP, MBA

Michael is a born Bermudian who has been in the IT industry for 18 years with expertise in software development, cloud computing, ecommerce and IT security; serving in several executive and senior management roles in Information Technology. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario, pursued graduate studies in Artificial Intelligence and Databases at Stanford University and earned his MBA from Richard Ivey Business School. Michael has attended Board of Directors & Goverenance training at Stanford Law School.

When Michael returned to Bermuda he initially worked for Butterfield Bank in Electronic Security and then he moved to Ernst & Young as a software developer. He then embarked on his path into technology start-up companies including payment processing company Promisant and IT security company QuoVadis. He founded Fireminds Ltd., which sold portions of its private cloud business to Ignition Bermuda Ltd in 2010, in May 2012, Michael completed a two year term as Executive Vice President of Ignition Bermuda Ltd. As CEO of Fireminds Ltd Michael manages all aspects of the company and serves as CTO for the company and clients on a wide range of projects including MSP, Help Desk, Cloud, Software Development, Mobile App Development, payment processing and IT security.

In October 2013 Michael completed his two year elected term as Deputy Chairman of the One Bermuda Alliance, Bermuda’s Governing Party and served as IT Director for the 2012 Campaign Team which won the 2012 General Election. In April 2012, Michael was named as a Justice of the Peace by the Governor of Bermuda. Michael is a member of the Young Presidents Organization in Bermuda, Board Member for the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda, member of the Bermuda Government Immigration Board and a Director for Treefrog Risk Solutions Ltd. In addition Michael was named as Technology Student Mentor of the Year for 2012 for all his efforts in technology education throughout Bermuda. In 2013 Michael was recognized with the TechAwards 2013 award for International Innovation for his work as CIO at MediaMine and the development of the Official Hollywood Walk of Fame mobile app.

As the company's founder and CEO, Michael provides strategic oversight to Fireminds Ltd guiding the management team in product development, customer service standards, operational excellence, global partnerships and technology solutions.

 

Executive Team

Director - Polina V. Komsalova, MBA

Polina has 15+ years experience in business management in financial management institutions. Most recently Polina was a Relationship Manager in the Financial Institutions Group of HSBC Bank Bermuda Ltd, covering the Bermuda insurance and reinsurance industry.

Previously, Polina was a Shareholder's Services Manager at Bisys Hedge Fund Services in Bermuda. Earlier, Polina was the Technical Assistance Manager to a grant awarded by the European Bank for Reconstruction to a Bulgarian private equity firm.

Polina holds an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business with the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Institute for World Economics in Bulgaria.

Polina was born in Bulgaria and raised in Cuba and speaks English, Spanish and Bulgarian fluently with strong understanding of Russian, Portuguese and some French.

Director - Michael J. Branco

Michael Branco Sr. has over 45 years of business experience having worked in International Banking for 40 years, leading teams in charge of credit, risk management, retail banking, electronic security, human resources and treasury operations. In addition, Michael has served as CEO of a leading offshore Disaster Recovery consulting practice.

Michael Branco Sr. provides day to day oversight over Fireminds Ltd, working with the senior management team to ensure top class customer service, prudent financial management and general management of the company.

Chairman - Vicki Coelho

 

Management Team

The Fireminds team is deep on the bench with a wide range of skills to serve our customers:

  • Dima Mnushkin - Director of Re-insurance Risk Solutions
  • Lynden Rowe - Senior Project Manager
  • Jon Cassidy - Principal Consultant
  • James Birch - Digital Marketing & Account Manager
  • Natalie Sannemalm - Marketing & Account Manager
  • Andrew Stoneham - Customer Care / Help Desk
  • David Stec - Senior System Administrator
  • Vedran Rasol - Senior Developer
  • Sanjin Matusun - Senior Developer
  • Cooper Simpson - Technology Consultant
  • Nolan Moniz - Technology Consultant
  • Pavel Nikolow - Developer & Graphics Designer Web Development

Including our management team, development teams, MSP teams and customer, Fireminds has 31 staff based in Bermuda, Canada and Europe.