Serial entrepreneur, writer and investor. Founder of Pluto.TV, Open Me, and Ciplex. Writer for Forbes & Inc. Obsessive problem solver. I help startups grow.
As a thought leader at outlets such as Forbes and Inc, I can help you position your personal or your company brand.
Having grown multiple companies from the ground up, I know what it takes to turn an idea into a fully-functioning business. I can provide insight into investments, PR, product, marketing and user acquisition, business development, scaling and more.
Paid acquisition, earned acquisition, PR, media buying, Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, Twitter Ads, Affiliate Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, partnership marketing, content marketing - you name it, I've done. Smart marketing is about finding the right channel that works for your business. Before wasting a ton of money on campaigns that won't work, talk to me.
People aren't driven by money, but by the love of what they are doing and the ability to grow as an individual. Company culture is critical to a successful business. I can help define your culture or turn it around. I can increase output for you or your team by increasing productivity, drive, and making you a better leader.
As the founder of Ciplex, I was behind the build of over 2,000 web and mobile applications. I managed millions of dollars in marketing budgets. I've seen many businesses succeed and fail. Since then, I founded 2 venture backed businesses and invested in multiple companies. I can help your startup.
Ilya has a remarkable mind. He's able to make intelligent decisions across many departments, including marketing, operations, product, and business development. He's strategic, logical and yet impressively creative. He's fun, a joy to be around but also serious. As a leader he'll push to you complete tasks within timelines that seem impossible, but you'll do it and he'll be right in the trenches with you helping you do it. He's a loving father, a trusted friend, and a non-stop worker. He's a nerd (sorry Ilya), a math wiz, and a chess expert, but still the most amazing networker I've ever met. His skill set spans boundaries that most people can't cross. In the end it's Ilya's ability to balance all these opposing traits that make him one of a kind.