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Executive Management

Executive management of progress is a unique team of outstanding inventors and world-class TRIZ masters and practitioners, for whom any challenge is just another task to solve.


Vladimir Proseanic

Chairman and President 

One of the founders of Progress Inc. Before joining the company V. Proseanic was the Director of Analytical and Intellectual Property Services at Ideation International Inc., US.

Having a strong result-driven personality, Mr. Proseanic has accumulated diverse leadership and managerial experience as the leader of multiple successful engineering innovation projects and the Director of the first private TRIZ company in the world.

He is widely recognized in TRIZ community as successful inventor, the author of multiple patents and active contributor to the science of innovation.

Mr. Proseanic holds M.S. degree in mechanical engineering and is a certified TRIZ specialist trained by G. Altshuller.


Boris Zlotin

Chief Scientist, Member of the Board

Co- founder of Progress Inc., and one of the foremost TRIZ theorists in the world today.

With over 20 years of experience as a design and research engineer and 38 years as an innovation expert Mr. Zlotin is a multiple-patent holder and author of numerous books and publications.

Mr. Zlotin holds M.S. degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and is a certified TRIZ Master.


Svetlana Visnepolschi

Chief Information Officer

Mrs. Visnepolschi is responsible for intercommunication and informational support. She has over 30 years of experience in TRIZ development and application and more than 20 years of managerial experience. She is also an experienced patent expert.

Svetlana is the author of many patents, books and publications.

Ms. Visnepolschi holds M.S. degree in electronics, M.S. degree in patent studies and a certificate of TRIZ- specialist  from G. Altshuller.


Jim Cook

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Cook is responsible for the financial and governance affairs.

Jim has taught MBA candidates Finance and Economics courses at UCSD and elsewhere. Previously, Jim IPOed his own software tools company, Unidata Systems, onto the NASDAQ. He also consulted on the management of technology to senior executives at Bell Labs, Motorola, DuPont, Fiat (in Torino), and others. He worked as VP/Technology at ComputerVision Inc., a Fortune 500 Company.

Mr. Cook began his career as a Research Engineer at MIT. He has a Bachelor of Science of Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and began a Masters in Mathematics degree at MIT.


Anatoly Gin

Representative in Russia

The main interest of Anatoly Gin is the forecast of human development within the civilization process, as well as the development of creative thinking skills, and the ability to solve non-standard tasks.

Anatoly’s books are published in the USA, Germany, France, Japan, China and many other countries.

Currently, Anatoly is creating an electronic learning environment with video courses, tests, references and methodological articles, electronic simulators. He is a shareholder and head of the Progress troubleshooting committee.

For more information, please see: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Гин,_Анатолий_Александрович