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.
Attila started with the company as a software developer. He has a passion for designing and building things to make life better so a career in medical software is a good fit. After mastering skills as a software developer, Attila found that he was more drawn to organizing and managing work than manning the trenches with the other coders. When a team lead position arose at the company, he jumped at the opportunity and started managing a team of several people. Attila now manages a division at the company and serves as Portfolio Manager overseeing all active projects.
Over the past decade, Attila has performed a variety of roles at the company. He was brought to the company by a friend who had recently joined the team. Initially, he worked as a Software Engineer, but soon found himself managing a project. Attila is well-liked and trusted by the clients who are also impressed by his technical skills. His strong technical skills led to more leadership roles and today he serves as Project Portfolio Manager, and Technical Lead of the development division. In this role, Attila is responsible for approving the technical landscape of new projects and assignments.
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”.
Éva has managed the IronRooster’s human resource team since 2013. Her focus is on making the company a friendly and comfortable workplace for our employees and guests. She is responsible for recruiting, hiring and onboarding new colleagues, organizing training and team building events, and personnel administration. Through the introduction of a recreational and motivational incentive system Éva has managed to keep company attrition levels below 10 percent despite a highly competitive labor market. Éva aims “to create a workplace where people are highly appreciated, developed if needed, and can work together in harmony to reach their maximum potential.”
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.
Saby is a good-humored and dedicated leader who has spent his entire career working in international environments. As our Key Account Manager, Saby is responsible for meeting the needs of one of our most important strategic partners. He is continuously looking for new opportunities to improve our services and to improve client satisfaction. He strives to provide a world class service for all of our clients while living on the premise that “what does not kill you makes you stronger!”
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.
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.