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Our Team

Max Azarov
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Experienced IT entrepreneur with a passion for EdTech. Formerly at Google, co-founded Cloudike. Enjoys electric motorcycles and karaoke, and is a father of three.

Dmitry Malin
Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer

IT professional with a successful career. Co-founded Novakid with expertise in technologies. Enjoys languages, LEGO, traveling, and is a father of four.

Aksana Maiseyeva
Chief Financial Officer

Multinational finance expert with ACCA membership. Beyond finance, she writes non-fiction stories and volunteers for children's charity projects.

Elena Campanella
Teacher Operations Director

20 years of ESL industry experience. Former IELTS Senior Examiner. Enjoys cross-country endurance horse racing.

Michael Lisovski
Engineering Director

Tech industry leader with a history of building high-performance teams. Former CTO at TRU Risk.

Elvira Mambetova
Chief Education Content Officer

Seasoned education and language expert with 15+ years in the field. Polyglot enthusiastic who enjoys tennis and hiking outside of work.

Irina Kuznetsova
Product Director

Experienced edtech professional with 8+ years in product and people management. Passionate about research, growth, and building a product culture. Budding musician, art, photography, and tennis lover.

Artem Shaevich
Commercial Director

Experienced leader in Sales and Customer Success. Over ten years in telecom and B2C sectors. A music enthusiast who plays in a rock band.

Olena Strutynska
Support Excellence Director

Certified COPC Implementation Leader with a passion for travel, psychology lectures and Latin American dances.

Kate Busby
Acting Marketing Director

11 years in global marketing operations. Wife, mother, yoga practitioner, investor and art collector.

Olegs Ustinkovs
HR Director

Over 25 years leading Talent Acquisition. Enjoys reading, cooking, is married with a son and a dog.

Maria Greku
Culture & Internal Comms Lead

Vast corporate culture expertise in leading roles at international IT companies, and a fervent advocate of tools enhancing corporate processes. Enjoys surfing and motorcycles.

Adrienne Landry
Senior Content Manager

ESL teacher since 2017. Enjoys scuba diving, triathlons, and learning new things. Volunteered as an English teacher.