Chairman, DataArt Solutions, Inc.
New York, USA
Michael Zaitsev joined DataArt in 2001 as the CEO. Over the years he has brought the company's software consulting business to a new level, arranging important strategic partnerships in the U.S. and UK and magnifying the company's revenue and assuring its organic growth. Michael was also instrumental in bringing and closing a private equity investment round in 2008.
In 2009 he was elected Chairman of the Board, focusing on increasing the company’s shareholder values. In his new role, he’s responsible for developing innovative and profitable growth focused strategies, facilitating strategic partnership collaborations and negotiating with advisers and third parties including exploring potential acquisitions.
Prior to joining DataArt, Michael co-founded Mail.ru, Russia's first free e-mail Web based portal, currently the second largest in Eastern Europe, with 50+ million users. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and of Moscow State Financial Academy.