We match top IT talent & businesses to accelerate digital engineering and innovation
Who we are
GigsRemote connects companies with top tech freelancers from Eastern Europe. It brings them together to work on IT projects of varying complexity and duration. Our aim is to create an ongoing opportunity for gig talent allowing them to work from any location and set their own work-life balance focusing on projects they feel passionate about. We also help businesses build a flexible workforce, improve their people-sourcing strategy and stimulate innovation by tapping into an on-demand pool of proven talent with fresh ideas and technical skills.
We are inspired by the idea of a community in which driven individuals with strong passion and tech experience can exchange ideas, and refine their skills to build great products. We provide networking and mentorship initiatives to help our talent along their remote-career journey. As a socially responsible company, we are committed to donating part of our revenue, in order to make a positive impact in local communities and the environment around us.
We are also motivated to make the classical monthly IT salary model a thing of the past. We designed GigsRemote as a reliable and secure alternative to traditional sourcing channels for both businesses and freelancers. All freelancers in our community undergo a rigorous vetting procedure designed to evaluate their level of expertise and match them with the right projects. We support our talent with legal and financial assistance, as well as mentorship and career development advice.
Our aim is to create a community in which top IT freelancers and reputable companies work together successfully on mid- and long-term projects, and provide an optimised business model for all participants.
Meet the founders
Plamen Tsekov, Co-founder
Plamen has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has successfully built strong customer-focused IT companies and organizations. Plamen is Endeavour entrepreneur, co-founder, and former CEO of ScaleFocus - the largest Bulgarian-owned IT services company, leading its growth from 1 to 900 people.
He is a leader with a strong stand and passion for innovation in business and IT organizations. Some of his past roles:
- Board member of AIBEST - Association for Innovation, Business Excellence, Services and Technology
- AIBEST representative for the Global Technology & Business Services Council
- Managing Partner at Musala Soft.
Stefan Bumov, Co-founder
Stefan Bumov is a serial entrepreneur with over 20+ years of experience in the IT industry. He is a co-founder of the software consulting company HeleCloud and its chief operating officer until 2021. He is a founder and former executive head of the outsourcing company Sofica, responsible for its growth from 30 to 800+ IT specialists. Stefan has held management positions in "Hewlett-Packard Bulgaria", "Oracle Bulgaria", "S&T Bulgaria" and others.
Stefan is an active leader in various businesses and IT organizations, with solid impact as:
- Co-founder and first head of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BAA)
- Co-founder of the Association for innovation, business excellence, services and technology (AIBEST)
- Former member of the Board of the British Bulgarian Business Association (BBBA).
Aleksandar Stankov, Co-founder
Aleksandar has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has been leading large-scale infrastructure projects and high-performing teams to implement them. He has built strategies for consolidation, modernization, and security enhancement of corporate IT environments for settings with 10+ mergers and acquisitions.
Some of the positions he has held:
- VP Technical Operations DW and Shared Services at Paysafe
- CIO of CSC Bulgaria (part of DXC)
- IT Operations Manager in Bull SA