I grew up in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and graduated from the Siberian Aerospace Academy (programming major). I was lucky to win a DAAD-scholarship for a 2-year master's study in the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). After receiving an M.S. in Computer Science, I worked for a year in Germany, and then went to Moscow to work as a systems analyst in a big bank. Doing mostly offshore software development for the German-speaking countries during office hours, I was also interested in time management and personal productivity. This is when I ventured into writing the note-taking application CintaNotes to challenge the already existing solutions at that time. My spare time I mostly spend with my beautiful wife, friends, and my parents, who always support me. When I'm not programming, I enjoy reading sci-fi novels and personal productivity blogs, dancing salsa, and playing volleyball (in spite of being horrendously bad at it).
I grew up in Odenwald, a rural area south to Darmstadt and graduated from the Goethe-University in Frankfurt, with a master of Politics and Slavonic Studies. In 1996 I started teaching and doing researches at the University of Cologne. In 1998 I moved to Moscow and continued my pedagogical career as at the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute. Since 2000 I have been working as lecturer for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at different Russian universities. I always had a big interest in upcoming new IT technologies. As I had the unique opportunity of getting to know quite a few of young, talented and open-minded IT engineers I founded my own offshore software development business in 2003. Since then I live a mix of teaching at university and developing IT business opportunities. I am married and raise 4 children together with my wife in the heart of Siberia, in Krasnoyarsk.
Chief marketing & customer officer
I studied civil law in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. This is also where I got my law degree. I was writing, a research paper on foreign trade while having my probation period at the Krasnoyarsk Customs. I met Christoph in 2003 at the business English courses in Krasnoyarsk. I liked his idea of establishing an offshore IT-company right from the start. I joined his company, because I was looking for opportunities to use my knowledge of German, foreign trade and also forward my interest in information technologies. Currently I am running the company, which makes me responsible for dealing with financial questions and managing IT-projects. Together with my wife I live in Krasnoyarsk, where we raise two sons.
Commercial and financial director