Meet the KIRIK International Team

Countries: Singapore, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, United States, Bangladesh, Brazil, Japan, Sweden, Italy, China, Korea.
Team’s total experience in engineering/software development and business development – more than 350 years. In blockchain – 27 years. Since 1991.

VITALY GUMIROV

CEO

The founder of Kirik, Vitaly graduated from Novosibirsk State Uni where he specialised in Mathematical Logic and Computer Science. He has 25 year experience in IT industry and several successful businesses in his track record. His company Eyeline Communications became a leading vendor of SMS/USSD centers in Russia.

NORE ECKERBERG

CIO

Long-term angel with 10+ years of investing experience, in the crypto space since 2015. Running two private VC's, main advisor of private crypto VC fund TWG (which successfully helped ICO's raise over 30 million USD) as well as being personally involved in start-ups as an angel, he knows what makes a great project as well as investor.

ARON HUANG

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA

Aron has graduated from the Beijing University of Industry and Commerce with a specialization in marketing. Aron has 20 years of experience in Telecom and IT. In 2006 he became a founder of Cybersoft Beijing Information Technology Co., LTD, then made successful careers in such industry giants as Oracle and SAP. Aron has a strong IT background and years of experience in ERP, big data, AI, and blockchain. He has collected scores of valuable connections and successful sales in the government, telecom, finance, media and other industries.

BJORN LESTRUD

HEAD OF COMMUNITY

Bjorn has a ten year track record of breaking sales records using online and remote communication. In the past year he helped create manageable growth for a crypto community that went from a $40 million market cap to over $1 billion.

JOSEPH MAHOWALD

COMMUNITY LEAD/COMMUNITY MANAGER

Joe leverages over six years of digital marketing and sales experience to bring a unique perspective to the crypto user experience. His ability to simplify complex subjects has helped him foster community engagement and growth for several multi-million dollar crypto projects.

DMITRY SVIRIDENKO

CHIEF SCIENTIST

Dmitry Ivanovich Sviridenko, Kirik Advisor on Science and Innovation, Full Doctor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Professor. Dmitry Ivanovich together with Academicians Y. Yershov and S. Goncharov was awarded a prestigious prize of the Soviet Academy of Science for inventing the Theory of Semantic Modelling/Programming in 1987. Dmitry combines work at the Novosibirsk State University and the Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science. His area of expertise is the Theory of Semantic Programming applied to semantic smart bargains and contracts.

EDUARD DZHAMGARYAN

CMO

Entrepreneur, Former CBDO ICObox, ICO Analyst/ Advisor, CEO and Founder of GMPay,
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Fintech Enthusiast since 2015. More than 25 years of business experience in different industries. Serial entrepreneur. Have had the own companies with more than 200 employees and more than 40M USD annual revenue.

YURI PESHKICHEV

COO

Yuri is co-founder of Eyeline Communications and Vitaly’s business partner during last 20 years. All their business ideas are preliminarily examined by Yuri, and as a result, complete business mechanisms appear with legal design, optimal financial flows and accurate reporting.

PAVEL KARAVANOV

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Pavel has MBA degree from The State University of Management and MSc from Novosibirsk State Uni. (Mathematics). He held positions of CTO and Deputy Product Director in Eyeline focusing on the company's key Telecom clients. Pavel has almost 20 years of experience in IT project management.

PETER MATYUKOV

VP R&D

Graduated from Novosibirsk State University, Peter has been working in IT since 1992. In Eyeline he was responsible for USSD/SMS and chatbot services (Telegram, Skype, VK, Facebook). Peter is author of several patents related to telecommunications and information technologies.

SERGE LUGOVOY

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Sergey is a specialist in distributed transactions, databases, high-load systems, GSM stack technologies. He is our most experienced developer.

VIKTOR RYZHKOV

LEADING BLOCKCHAIN SPECIALIST

Victor is a guru in GSM stack technologies and wrote (with Serge Lugovoy) the core of superfast 10,000 TPS Eyeline SMS/USSD Center, serving Mobile TeleSystems network in Russia.

IGOR BOLDYREV

VP PARTNERSHIP

Igor Boldyrev has graduated the Novosibirsk State University with a specialization in Applied Mathematics, and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Faculty of Law. In 1992 he got a qualification certificate for work in the financial markets. Igor has more than 25 years of experience in business and management of manufacturing companies. He is an academician of Russian Academy of Engineering.

BORIS BONDAREV

CORE DEVELOPER

Boris has MCs degree in Mathematics and solid background in programming and project management. Key competencies: SMS, USSD, chatbots, server application development, databases, messaging and distributed transactions, blockchain.

ANDREY KOMAROV

ATTORNEY

Andrey has graduated from Tomsk Economics and Law Institute, with a bachelor degree in civil law. He has also graduated from Tomsk State Polytechnic University as master of management, international business. Andrey has 20 years of juridical experience in different business branches - finance, healthcare, trade, intellectual property, and others. He specialises in IT since 2005.

NIKITA TEKUTIEV

PROJECT MANAGER

Nikita oversees all phases of the software development process from concept to delivery. Takes part in B2B sales in Telecom and Fintech. Skills: Project and Product Management, Chatbots, Messaging, User interface, Business Communication.

ARTEM VORONOV

DEVELOPER

Artem is graduated from Novosibirsk State University with a master's degree of IT. Artem is developing Kirik Visual Constructor for semantic smart contracts. He is Oracle certified professional and author of TopicsBot project (www.topicsbot.com). He teaches the “Object-oriented analysis and design” at NSU. Key competencies: SMS/USSD/chatbots, messaging and distributed transactions, blockchain. Hobby: Artem plays electric guitar.

Advisory Board

MIN YOO

ADVISOR

Min is a global citizen: Korean born, reared in the US, with more than 18-years working experience in Greater China, Korea and throughout APAC. Min speaks native English, fluent Korean, conversational and business Chinese, basic Spanish and French and currently learning Portuguese. His experience in diverse fields, ranging from the political-economic consulting at the Economist Intelligence Unit to agro-forestry to successful digital/tech start-ups, has allowed him to advise to Fortune 500s, government ministries and agencies on strategy, marketing, branding and communications both in Asia Pacific as well as with US and European HQs, including the likes of Coca Cola, Ford, Disney, P&G, Starbucks, BMW, Tiffany, Hermes, Nike, Google, Intel, Microsoft, IHG and Visa to name a few. Most recently Min has applied his years of personal interest in fintech and blockchain to his professional experience while advising on several successful ICOs, to blockchain enabled companies as well as institutional investors exploring opportunities in cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Min continues to advise blockchain companies, syndicates, advisories/consultants and funds in Korea, APAC and globally.

PETER ZHOU

ADVISOR

Founder and CEO of Zhichou.Com, author of The Lessons of Failure (a book introducing the six-step thinking framework to help startups). Used to be General Manager of YiSheng Innovation Co.,Ltd (Stock codes:430092), and a R&D Engineer at Huawei. The start-up consultant of Fatianshi, Jideos, Lefull, Wuxian Edu, helping them to design entrepreneurship plans and raise start-up funds. Early advisor of blockchain projects like tfchain, bitgene.

SERGUEI POPOV

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

Serguei Popov is one of the most respected and prominent mathematicians in crypto community and early stage crypto enthusiast. He is one of the founders of IOTA and WINGS projects. Serguei fully mathematically substantiated the algorithms of the tangle for IOTA (new approach in blockchain with low cost of transactions). Serguei is a research mathematician working in the field of Stochastic Processes and living in Brazil. He became interested in crypto in the end of 2013, and made a number of contributions to the theoretical aspects of the Nxt cryptocurrency and PoS in general.

BEN YU

ADVISOR

Ben has more than 25 years experience in IT, Technology, Marketing, Finance and Business Consultancy. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Business Administration. After his career in IBM he worked as external consultant in the field of Business Strategic Planning, Marketing and Service Innovation. Ben's recent activities involve consulting on Business Planning & Development of Strategic Methods in the deployment of Blockchain technology in various industries, including but not limited to payment systems, cryptocurrency & products' authentication.

JAN ROBERT SCHUTTE

ADVISOR

Jan Robert Schutte (CEO CryptoAcademy) has more than 25 years of trading experience in the derivatives and commodities markets. He was involved in creating the largest Dutch Brokerage, BinckBank. In 2011, he co-founded OptieAcademy that aims to increase the level of knowledge of investors. Jan Robert is a technical trader/coach who has already coached thousands of investors and especially in Options and Crypto Currency Trading. In 2015 Jan Robert won an investment competition among 1500 participants. In september 2016 Jan Robert was Cofounder of an online community which has now nearly 5000 members. In 2017 Jan Robert co-founded and is now a CEO of CryptoAcademy.nl which is the #1 Dutch Crypto Trading & Blockchain Community. Jan Robert is an experienced community builder and created several online Investing and Crypto Currency communities. Also has Jan Robert a broad network in the Crypto- and Blockchainworld, encouraged by his huge sales skills.

ANDREY MANTSIVODA

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

Andrey Valerievich Mantsivoda is a Professor of the Irkutsk State University (IrSU), Full Doctor of Mathematics and Physics, an acclaimed specialist in Applied Logic and Computer Science. He is the founder of Libretto Labs Inc. (2011), a resident of Skolkovo Foundation, Co-founder of Logus LLC. Andrey works with KU Leuven - Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university. In 2014 he was appointed as Vice-Rector for Strategic Development at IrSU. Andrey leads the team which develops a programming language Libretto (2010, together with A. Malykh) and works on applications of semantic modelling to business processes.

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