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Andrei Baronov

Dr. Baronov is one of the world leading Windows systems management experts.
Starting as CTO with Midwestern Commerce, he moved to the same position in Aelita Software. His expertise and insight made it possible to create a family of products whose architecture and technologies were a cut above those of the competitors. In 2004, after Aelita was acquired by Quest Software, Dr. Baronov took the position of R&D Director of Microsoft Business Unit at Quest. In February 2005, together with Ratmir Timashev, he co-founded Veeam Software. Currently Dr. Baronov holds the position of CTO in Veeam. Veeam software produces tools for VMware ESX Infrastructure.

Baronov received his master's degree from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1990 and a PhD degree in Physics and Technology from the same college in 1995.
 

Ratmir Timashev

Ratmir Timashev brings a rare combination of business savvy and technical knowledge.
Mr. Timashev has more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience. In 1993, he founded Midwestern Commerce, the predecessor of Aelita Software, and in the capacity of CEO has led the company to an extraordinary growth. In 2004, after Aelita was acquired by Quest Software, Timashev took the position of General Manager of Microsoft Business Unit at Quest. Having worked in Quest Software for about a year, Ratmir founded new company - Veeam Software - and headed it as president.

Timashev received his master's degree from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1990 and master's degree in Chemical Physics from Ohio State University in 1995.
 

Nikolay Mitushin

Dr. Mitushin is Investment Director at ABRT Venture Fund.
Nicolai works in ABRT Venture Fund since 2007 and is responsible for new partnerships development, advisory, education programs and entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Under ABRT patronage Nicolai has built and managed Start in Garage and Win the Market - executive education programs for software and internet entrepreneurs. Prior to that in 2003-2007 Dr. Mitushin was Technology Entrepreneurship program manager at Intel Corporation helping Russian entrepreneurs to turn technological ideas into successful businesses.

Mitushin received his master's degree from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2001 and a PhD degree in Investment Strategy Optimization from the same college in 2004. In 2005 he successfully completed Entrepreneurship Colloquium at Harvard Business School.
 

Andrew Gershfeld

Mr. Andrew Gershfeld is an Executive Investment Manager at ABRT venture fund
Andrew focuses on the developing a network of serial entrepreneurs and first tier investors with exceptional understanding of software market, consumer Internet and mobile. He leads the investment team in deals execution, carrying out due diligence, managing post-investments and PR. Andrew has a strong strategic background out of 3 years in Strategy Partners Group and an extensive consumer internet experience out of his own successful startups. Andrew has completed the master degree in MIPT.

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