New York, USA
Michael Zaitsev joined DataArt in 2001 and has brought the consulting business to a new level, having arranged a number of important strategic partnerships in the U.S. and UK that resulted in significant and consistent revenue growth over the years. Michael was instrumental in bringing in and closing a private equity investment round in 2008 and was elected Chairman of the Board of DataArt Solutions, Inc. in 2009. Focused on maximizing shareholder value, Michael spearheads innovative and growth-focused strategies, facilitates strategic partnerships, and explores potential acquisitions. Prior to joining DataArt, Michael co-founded Mail.ru, Russia's first free email web-based portal, currently one of the top five largest email providers in Europe with 50+ million users.
Michael is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and of Moscow State Financial Academy.