Gelus Ticala is the Vice President, R&D at Kinaxis. Gelu is responsible for overseeing the architecture, design, development, and testing of RapidResponse, a SaaS software product. He also works closely with the product management and solutions development teams to deliver high-quality product releases to customers.
Gelu joined Kinaxis in 2000 as an analytics software developer and has since held leadership roles on several development teams, including Analytics, Applications, Integration, and Quality Assurance. Prior to his current role, Gelu was director of solution performance, leading a team of developers and analysts uniquely responsible for working cross-functionally to maintain and continuously improve the overall performance of both the standard product and configured RapidResponse solutions. Given his experience, Gelu has established a broad and deep understanding of the various elements that contribute to the success of Kinaxis RapidResponse product.
Gelu holds a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, is a certified Scrum Master and has over 20 years of experience in the software industry.