Today on Pass the Secret Sauce, we have Onega Ulanova. Born in Kazakhstan, Onega graduated with her Bachelor’s in Standardization, Metrology, and Certification and began her professional career as a Quality Manager for a major IT company. When she moved to the U.S., Onega found herself having to build anew as she spent this time learning English and advancing her business knowledge. She soon graduated with her Master in Engineering and Technology Management on an accelerated basis.
After graduation, Onega joined the American Petroleum Institute as a Lead Auditor.
She was the youngest female International Lead Auditor. In search of an entrepreneurial environment, she co-founded the LA New Product Development Team to combine her love for innovation, brand development, and people.
In this episode we discuss:
- How Onega started her business [7:24]
- Growing their side hustle into a full-time business [11:25]
- Their company’s specialties [14:46]
- What to expect when starting to work with Onega’s company in developing a product [17:35]
- The craziest products they had to design [21:52]
- Timeline for designing and manufacturing products [23:26]
- How they created the systems and processes in the company, tips on using Scrum for project management [26:23]
- Best ways to contact Onega [34:26]
Links to sources and tools:
- Connect with Onega on her social media accounts
- Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/okglobal
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/okglobal
- For more updates about their services, visit their
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- How to Change your Business and Your Life
- ForwardFast Branding, Customer CHEMistry
- Mergers and Acquisitions – What you Need to Know When Buying or Selling Your Business
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