17+ years of entrepreneurship creating startups and businesses from new media to hi-tech restaurants
18+ years of managing and leading teams, beginning as a chief editor
20+ years in media as journalist, blogger, and an anchorman with my own program on TV and radio
Independent columnist in 50+ magazines
Ambassador of hi-tech brands and innovative technologies
Skills and Fields
Pioneer of the Tech World
First podcast studio in Russia
First glossy gadget website in Russia
Videoblogging: one of the first in Russia to capture gadget reviews on video and first with gadget crash test
Digital publishing: I wrote the world’s first, and still unique, interactive fiction novel for social media platforms
Launched world’s first gadget restaurant
Fields of interest
I’m not focusing on one area, but interested in projects across a wide spectrum of fields, mostly innovative, and at the forefront of current trends.
Services & Products 2.0
New Media & Publishing
AI & Maching Learning
As an entrepreneur, founder and investor, I have launched 20+ projects and companies; 14 of which were successful, and 9 that are still working.
While working full time, I was involved in 6 companies, mainly focusing on media.
Seven Days Publishing House
Technologies columnist at ITOGI, Chief Editor at NOMOBILE.RU, B2B/Video/New Media Account - 2007-2013 (6 years 8 months)
I began as a technology’s columnist for the top Russian business magazine. Later my own project (Nomobile.ru) was acquired by a publishing house and re-launched with video production. I founded the B2B media department and video production studio and was responsible for content, promo, video and sales.
Open Systems Publications
Chief Editor at Stuff, B2B and Special Projects Director - 2003-2005 (3 years)
I was the youngest chief editor of all Stuff editions, and responsible for all content and sales. However, my main job was to create a B2B department in publishing house for corporate media and it was incredibly successful. I also engaged new clients and created magazines, and continued working for the company after I left.
Sanoma Independent Media Publishing
Editor at Men's Health, Special/B2B Projects Account - 2002-2005 (3 years)
I won a competition to be the first Men's Health editor for technologies topics. After one year, I became special projects editor for the whole publishing house and founded the corporate media department.
Correspondent, Columnist, Author - 1999-2002 (3 years)
In the beginning, I was responsible for interviews with foreign celebrities, all while in English. Later, I was promoted to movie reviews and eventually ended up in website developing and promoting.
Seoul National University
Fellowship Program for Journalists
Chosen for a Fellowship Program for Talented Journalists. Studied at Seoul National University (Korea) for one month in international group
Mocow State University of Transport (MIIT)
Bachelor of Economics
1999 - 2003
Bachelor of Economics Department of Finance and Credit Graduated with Honors.