Paul Andor Farkas
a resource economist, environmental planner and entrepreneur, was born and grew up in the U.S. and has spent most of his adult life working on both sides of the Atlantic for public and private sector clients. In 2003, he leveraged technical skills in Geographic Information Systems and web-based information systems to create the consultancy that would become IronRooster. Today, his company is Central Europe’s leading provider of regulated software services for healthcare and medical technology firms.
Lajos Kardos has been with the company since 2004. He earned a degree in IT engineering from Széchenyi University of Győr and later completed an MBA program at the same university. He earned a certificate in Project Management at Villanova University and he completed the Entrepeneurship course at Harvard Business School. Lajos has spent much of his career leading software teams developing safety-critical, regulated healthcare applications and managing the company’s quality assurance processes. In his current role, he oversees our Human Resources and Business Development teams.
Krisztián Kuntner began working with the company in 2005. Krisztián has a M.Sc. degree in IT engineering from the University of Veszprém and also studied project management at Villanova University. He leveraged his decade-long project management experience in regulated medical device development to obtain PMP certification.
“The best thing that you can do with an idea is to share it with others!” This is the motto of our Director of Innovation and Co-Owner Pál Molnár who has been with the company since its earliest days. Pál has a degree in IT engineering from Széchenyi University of Győr and also completed an MBA program at the same university. His passion for innovation and new technologies motivated him into product development at the company.
Krisz has 15 years of experience in information technology and is motivated by the constant stream of new technologies and opportunities in this sector. He has managed the development of over 150 websites, 70 mobile apps, and five BI/ERP systems. Recently, Krisz began working with startups and scale-up enterprises and helped establish a Hungarian startup network that touches on a variety of business sectors. In this capacity, Krisz has played a key role in developing strategic relationships with several partners which have lasted over a decade.
Hella has 13 years of experience in graphic design including seven years related to mobile and web applications (UX/UI) and five years managing complex product development projects. She also plays an integral role in UX/UI design and as a product owner for internal software projects of the R&D division. Hella is responsible for understanding business needs, planning user journeys and functions, designing user interfaces and specifying user stories for the developer team. In 2016, she was tapped to head the product design team where her goal is “to design successful and useful products for our clients.”
Patrik shifted roles in the company to become the Marketing Manager in 2020 after spending over a year in a support role in marketing at IronRooster. His background is in communication, media and marketing studies, having studied English at Corvinus University Budapest. During his support role in marketing, Patrik also was responsible for creating official service contracts and agreements for hospitals in the UK for one of our strategic partners. Previous to that, he was a technical support specialist for that same partner. His motto is: “I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done”.
Tekla has been a Software Testing Lead at IronRooster since 2015. Her main responsibilities include developing processes and KPIs and overseeing the company’s quality control team. Tekla has over a decade of experience on international projects and eight years as a manager. Tekla is a highly qualified expert who, during her tenure at the company, has managed software testing for numerous releases of five different FDA regulated software products. Her main strengths are process development, KPIs and software test quality reporting.
Kinga started working at IronRooster as an intern in 2013. She worked her way up the ladder in the finance department and took over the leadership role when her predecessor retired. In this new role Kinga is responsible for accounting and payroll as well as managing the company’s financial and controlling systems.
Attila leads our growing group of quality assurance experts while maintaining the company’s internal processes and keeping us current in the realm of regulatory compliance. One of our major goals is to share our accumulated expertise in the field of quality assurance with younger players of the industry – a goal that suits Attila’s decade old journey within the company just as much as his international work experience and approachable demeanor.
Nate Sandys joined the IronRooster business development team in 2020 bringing with him 20+ years of operations leadership and data management experience. Throughout his career he has served as a visionary for the development of business applications, data management/quality control systems and client reporting software. Nate has a passion for solving business and customer problems and understands the complexities of translating business needs to a software solution.
As a company, we strive to make the world a better place one line of code at a time.
We also seek to pay our success forward in other ways by:
A unique team needs a unique name to go with it. To understand the origin of IronRooster, you must look back over 400 years when the Ottoman empire stretched into the lands of the Hungarians. After the Ottomans seized the city of Győr, their leader – Szinán pasha – taunted the Hungarians by claiming their city would remain under Ottoman control until the day the wrought iron rooster weather vane that crowns the city’s bastions crows and the polished bronze half-moon at its feet waxes full.
Four years later, in 1598, the Hungarians used Szinán’s hubris against him as they positioned their forces to retake the city. On the day of the assault, just before dawn a cobbler named Ferkó Bajusz stealthily scaled the city bastion to reach the weather vane. Ferkó quietly waited until the sun began to peak over the horizon in the east and then blew his horn to mimic the sound of a crowing rooster. As the sound echoed across the city, the rising sun engulfed the shiny half-moon at the iron rooster’s feet making it appear full. Suddenly, fearing their pasha’s prophecy had come true, a panic ensued among the Ottoman ranks that led to the explosion of their gun powder stores. The Ottoman occupier’s fate was sealed. With the Ottoman forces in disarray and their gunpowder gone, the city was easily retaken by the Hungarians.
Since that day, the Iron Rooster has come to symbolize bravery, ingenuity and triumph against all odds. The legend and the attributes it brings to mind carry on in our city and have been adopted by our company in our core values.