Monosov Andrey Leonidovich is one of the most influential people in IT. Currently, he is the CEO of IA Tech, a company that develops software and complete app solutions for digital business transformation. These products help automate and optimize business processes and are responsible for database security. In six years, a local company with a small number of employees has transformed into a leader in the IT market. IA Tech is now engaged in software development and fulfills custom orders in digitalization for organizations of various industries.
Andrey Monosov’s biography is a story of his personal achievements. Despite having no start-up capital or administrative resources, he still gradually pursued his goal.
Childhood, youth, and education
The future businessman was born on October 22, 1988, in Moscow. He studied at an ordinary comprehensive school with no advanced classes. Most of his classmates finished 9th grade and went to college. Andrey earned his first money at school by installing software on computers and repairing cell phones.
After graduation, Andrey Monosov entered the university at the Faculty of Economics. He took up his interest in programming only as a hobby and was not going to change his study profile. After university, he got a job at a Moscow bank but did not work there for long. In one of the interviews, the entrepreneur said that he left the bank because the work turned out to be monotonous and boring.
After that Andrey Monosov got a job at a consulting firm, where he worked from 2009 to 2015. Here, starting with the post of an ordinary specialist, he then held the position of head of the department and expanded his competence in terms of managerial decisions and financial planning. It was a valuable experience for a future entrepreneur.
In 2015, Andrey decided to leave the company and commented on it as follows:
“This job gave me an opportunity to grow professionally and learn the main business principles and financial literacy. The basic rules of entrepreneurship are the same for all companies. So I got all the necessary skills to build my own business.”
Andrey Monosov’s own business
When asked why he did not enter the Institute of Physics and Technology if his hobby has always been programming, Andrey says that the choice of specialty was difficult. However, he expected an economist’s education to be more promising in terms of finances and career ambitions. Moreover, he did not want to make his passion a routine.
In 2017, Andrey Monosov established his own company. The entrepreneur outlined his business profile: outsourcing and client software. Later, the specialization became narrower—the digital transformation of corporate processes. This is exactly the task that IA Tech software products solve.
Andrey Monosov said the following about the work of his company:
“Profit was not our main goal. Business process automation is really a significant procedure that simplifies people’s lives. It is not only the employees of the company who benefit, but also the customers. In fact, bureaucracy and routine costs are reduced, and the companies themselves become much more efficient. Specialized software executes all activities that can be automated.”
As we can see, Andrey Monosov chose the right direction. Business grew rapidly as many companies needed automation and digitalization of production. In 2018, the staff included programmers, managers, designers, testers, analysts, and other specialists. The company had made marginal contracts that provided the business with good momentum. In addition, IA Tech’s very competent financial policy resulted in pleasant conditions for cooperation.
Andrey Monosov considers the company’s employees to be its main asset:
“It is important for true programmers to constantly develop and have an interest in the products they work with; otherwise, the specialist begins to degrade. At the same time, it is quite difficult to become a good programmer – it requires a special mindset and some perfectionism”.
Andrey Monosov’s business now
IA Tech is one of the major players operating in the modern IT market. The company continues to create innovative IT solutions for corporate automation with an established customer base. Currently, it has over 100 highly qualified employees, about 50 big projects, and over 30 corporate clients.
Andrey Monosov, about his company:
“My business is the team I work with. My task as a manager is to make the employees’ work comfortable, interesting, and promising. In addition, we should keep trusting relationships with our customers and be transparent with them, as a company’s reputation is its main asset. Another important aspect of IT projects is proper planning and control of key processes. If a manager doesn’t know what’s going on in his company, sooner or later problems will arise. He must understand the work processes on a professional level, that is, thoroughly understand his job.”
Private life and facts about Andrey Monosov
Besides programming, Andrey Monosov is fond of music, plays guitar, and can listen to classical and metal music depending on his mood. He is involved in two sports: cycling and swimming.
Andrey Monosov is married and has three children. He’s trying to spend as much time as he can with his family as a businessman.
Andrey believes that it is important to maintain balance in relationships.
“For me, family and home are the solid foundation. However, if a person totally devotes himself to the family, it can be a challenge for personal development. So my spouse and I divide up family responsibilities so that everyone has time for their own hobbies and activities. It is essential to support each other at any difficult moment. We do not silently carry our problems.”