Nazaret Kazarian is Upstream's VP of Engineering. He first joined the company in 2011 as a Senior Software Engineer and has since assumed the roles of Software Development Manager, Chief Architect, and Head of Software Development prior to assuming his current position in 2018. He has more than 16 years of work experience in large scale enterprise software, in companies such as Oracle and Intracom. His technical expertise includes numerous programming languages and Open-source technologies, ranging from Front-end to Back-end, Integration and Big Data. Nazaret holds a Master's degree in Information Systems Management, from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he specialized mostly on Software Engineering and Computer Science and graduated with Highest Distinction. He also has a Bachelor's Degree from the Athens University of Economics & Business.