Graduated from Moscow State University of Electronic Technics (MIET) and PhD in Technical Sciences with a specialization in Technical Cybernetics.
From 1978 to 1992, he was employed by the Scientific and Research Institute of Micro-Devices of Scientific development and production center «ELAS» of the Ministry of Electronic Industry.
In 1993, in cooperation with Sun Microsystems, he performed commercial implementation of FW / VPN products to the world market.
From 1990 to 2003 he created five companies: Elvis +, TrustWorks Systems (sold to Hamsard), EzWIM (sold to TMT Ventures), ELVIS Telecom (sold to Telenor) and NPC ELVIS.
In 2004, he was employed as the President of the first Russian TechTour and Partner of the Russian Technologies venture fund.
In 2010, he became a member of the Border of Skolkovo fund, in addition to being a member of the Supervisory Board of SkolTech.
From 2008 to the present, he has created and headed the international venture fund Almaz Capital Partners and became its Managing Partner. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of seven portfolio companies of Almaz Capital Partners.