About me

In a nutshell, I’m a vision-driven change agent with career-long record of international business development and marketing success

I have proven talent for aligning corporate strategy and objectives with established business development paradigms, on a global scale, to achieve maximum operational impacts with minimum resource expenditures. I am a dedicated professional with keen interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills for the diverse modern marketplace. I am often described as resourceful, dedicated, energetic, creative, and highly motivated.

My core competiencies include:
  • Business development
  • New market penetration
  • International business operations
  • Digital publishing
  • Event management and sponsorship sales
  • Global account management
  • Partner relations
  • Online advertising
  • Social media
  • Budget oversight
You didn't climb the mountaint to just sit on the top, you look for another mountaint to climb.


  • iabtl 2018 - now
  • iab 2012 - 2018
  • livingsocial 2011 - 2012
  • disney 2010
  • zinio 2008 - 2009
  • yahoo 2004 - 2007
  • aol 1997 - 2003


  • Global Business Development
  • International relations
  • Digital marketing
  • Product management
  • Event management and Sponsorship Sales
  • International licensing and contract negotiations
  • E-Commerce
  • Budget Oversight
  • Team leadership


english English Native fluency
french French Native fluency
russian Russian Used to be fluent, now good working knowledge
spanish Spanish Good understand, advanced beginner

Technical Proficiencies

  • Mac OS
  • Windows
  • MS Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Salesforce
  • Google Analytics
  • Proprietary Ad servers
  • Email Marketing Platforms
  • Social Media Tools


Formal Education

Ecole Supérieure de Commerce

Master of Business Administration

Plekhanov Institute

Russian Certificate

The George Washington University

Bachelor of Arts

Additional Certifications

Fitness Certifications
CPR & First Aid
Professional Culinary & Pastry Chef


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault

I absolutely love scuba diving, ever since my open water certification in 2001. My favorite dive spots include Bonaire, Palau, and around the coast of Catalina, California but I'll take any chance to go diving as good! Check out the map below to see where I've been diving.
I own all of my dive gear from the great Dive Rite TransPac BCD, HOG and Apex regulators and the Force Fins that I absolutely love, and a handful of wetsuits ranging fromm 3mm to 7mm. I am all about staying worm and highly recommend diving with a hood, even in warmer waters. I also have a Suunto Vyper Air and wireless transmitter but am thinking of upgrading that soon to a bright and big color display.
On my wish-list of places to go: Seychelles, Maldives, Thailand, Fiji, more of the caves in the Yucatan or Florida, and... ok, I admit, there are a number of places I'd love to discover. I am an member several dive clubs, active with Divers' Alert Network (DAN), as well as frequent poster on Scubaboard. Follow me on twitter@ScubaAlex.

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." — Maori Proverb
health and fitness

I'm also passionate about fitness and healthy living. I usually work out every day and enjoy a wide range of activities such as spin classes, weight lifting/body sculpting, bootcamp, TRX, boxing and kickboxing, yoga and more. I have been a certified personal trainer and nutritionist since 2006 and have been continuing my training every year with new specialties and learning new techniques. I also was an early adopter of fitness trackers and heart rate monitor for motivation, and peak performance training, starting with Fitbit and Polar, and now using Apple watch.
I have been a member and a huge fan of MINT Gym & Studios. I highly recommend their great facilities, amenities, and extraordinairy instructors. I also head the MINT Ambassador and Community Partner programs.
For tips on health and fitness, exercise routines, and great workout or running playlists, take a look at out my blog on tumblr.

  • icardio
  • AppleWatch
  • loseit
"Wage more. Bark Less" — unknown

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Where I've Been

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