When PetrolPlaza visited Pittsburgh, they made a pit stop at Petrosoft’s headquarters in Crafton, PA. During their visit, they interviewed Sergei Gorloff to learn more about his story. In the below video, he recounts how he turned from a Russian software engineer, at one time a rocket engineer, to a c-store owner and CEO, living “the American Dream.”
As a c-store owner, Sergei needed to manage his 20+ stores and organize his retail data. Petrosoft was founded to solve his back office challenges with cloud technology in 1998. If you think back to the internet before 2000, you might realize how ambitious this really was at the time.
Sergei’s focus on innovation and dynamicism is not only reflected in his own US-based c-stores but applies to c-stores worldwide. He loves the challenges of keeping up with the ever-changing needs of the industry’s
“In the petroleum downstream segment, where fuel is the commodity, time is essential to make informative decisions. The availability of accurate and timely data is the major factor for the success of a c-store operator,” explains Sergei.
Sergei’s focus on leveraging new technology shows that he and Petrosoft as a whole intend to make a large impact on the future of the c-store industry, including back-office software, inventory management, loss prevention, foodservice and point-of-sale technology.