Meet the Team
Victoria’s accomplished technical career includes a decade at Sun in principal technical roles such as Principal Architect of Sun Grid, the world’s first public cloud, and Senior Scientist at Sun Labs. She also spent five years as Sun’s Chief Architect for GM. Victoria started her career as an HPC engineer at Ford Labs and reliability engineer at Allan Bradley.
A youth chess champion in Lithuania and founder of Livschitz Chess Academy Victoria holds several patents in distributed computing and numerous engineering excellence awards, including Sun Systems Engineer of the Year and the Ford Chairman Award. She received bachelor’s degrees in computer science from Case Western Reserve University, and she attended graduate programs in electrical engineering at Purdue University and computer science at Stanford University.
Prior to Qubell, Stan was VP of Product Development at Grid Dynamics, where he ran the company’s cloud research and development activities and led the creation of pioneering cloud systems for technology leaders such as Cisco, eBay, and Seagate. He also managed the development of next-generation systems for emergent technology companies entering the cloud market across a wide range of industries, including security & compliance, enterprise storage, and high-performance computing.
Stan started his career as a software engineer building distributed online applications for Selectosa Systems, an outsourcing company. He holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from the Saratov State University, Russia. While working toward his degree, he performed network and IT administration, network engineering, and software development duties for the Saratov State University Internet Node.
Prior to founding Propell, Avery was the CEO of two venture-backed startups — Digisense and Linuxcare — focused respectively on cloud computing and virtualization. Avery was on the founding team of IBM’s x86 server business and ran product management as that business grew from inception to $1.4B.
Avery has a master’s degree in computer engineering and has sold cookware door-to-door. He is a mentor at Founder Institute and has lectured at Stanford, Silicon Valley Bank’s CEO Accelerator, Alliance of CEOs, and several other forums. He continues to work to foster entrepreneurship and is the Chairman of Silicon Valley’s Churchill Club.
Mike brings vast experience in sales and development for enterprise, mid-market, and consumer-oriented SaaS products. Most recently, he was the business development manager at InfraScale, a cloud-based software company specializing in multi-tiered encryption for disaster recovery and file sharing. Prior to that, he developed sales channels and handled operations for Liquid Planner, an agile SaaS project management tool, and Escapia, a web-based vacation rental software platform.
Mike started his career at mobile pioneer McCaw Communications. He was also co-founder and COO of Oil Oxidizer Inc., a petroleum-remediation services company that developed technology to clean the oil-laden beaches of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi following the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Eugene previously worked at Grid Dynamics, joining the company as its first Director of IT and building its IT infrastructure from the ground up. Later at the Grid Dynamics, he was a Director of Operations, responsible for the back office services across the Russian Engineering Centers of the company.
Before Grid Dynamics, Eugene was a Senior System Administrator at Farheap Solutions Inc., a technology-focused incubator company with operations in software development, manufacturing, printing, and graphic design. He earned a master’s degree in nonlinear processes from Saratov State University, Russia.
Dmitry joined Qubell from Grid Dynamics, where he was a Senior Software Engineer. Previously, he worked for EPAM Systems, the number-one software services and solutions provider in Central and Eastern Europe, most recently as Chief Software Engineer. Earlier in his career, he was an engineer for OJSC VNIPIGazdobycha and a technical support specialist for Billingovie Informsistemy Ltd.
He received a specialist certificate and a master’s degree in applied mathematics and informatics at Saratov State University in Russia, and he earned Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification from the Windows Communication Foundation.
Previously, Anton was a Team Lead and Senior Engineer for Grid Dynamics, responsible for managing the development of the company’s IaaS cloud and SaaS/PaaS platform. Earlier, as an engineer at Grid Dynamics, Anton developed a number of key technologies and applications for the company’s large ecommerce enterprise customers.
He began his career as a freelance developer of mobile applications. He earned a specialist certificate and a master’s degree in programming and applied mathematics from Saratov State University, Russia.